Sermon: I Believe You

Scripture: Luke 1:26-38 “O God of earth and altar, bow down and hear our cry. Our earthly rulers falter; our people drift and die. The walls of gold entomb us; the swords of scorn divide. Take not your thunder from us, but take away our pride.”[note]lyrics by G.K....

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Sermon: Giving Back the Song

Luke 1:39-56 and Psalm 126 This Psalm of the week that we just shared ends with a prayer. So the people plead to God: “Restore our fortunes like the watercourses in the Negeb. May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of joy. [O LORD,] those who go out weeping,...

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Sermon: All Night. All Day.

Mark 13:24-37  Psalm 25:1-10 A few years ago on the Sunday after Easter Sunday, we celebrated how the resurrection turns the world upside down by having an Upside Down worship service. You might have been here for that. (I was not. I helped with planning; then I made...

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Sermon: Sense of Direction

Proverbs 1:8-9 and Proverbs 6:20-23, and 1 John 4:7-21 This is the commandment Moses announced to the people. From the sixth chapter of Deuteronomy: “Hear O Israel: The LORD is our God, the LORD alone. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all...

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Sermon: From Everlasting to Everlasting

This sermon was preached on November 12, 2017. The scripture for this sermon is II Kings 4:8-37. When I was in my early twenties, there was a season when I found myself In Between. I was living in a different city for a year, grieving a relationship that had ended,...

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Sermon: What We Ask of Each Other

This sermon was preached on Sunday, October 22, 2017. The scripture for this sermon is Esther 2:5-11. The story of Esther’s rise to power begins when Queen Vahsti says No. Once upon a time in a far away kingdom, a great banquet had taken over the palace —all you can...

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