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Sermons

Finding Living Water in the Desert

God’s will is not for you to suffer forever. God’s will is to pour out water upon you in great rushing streams – the water of life that will wash you and refresh you. God will slake your thirst with the joy only he can satisfy.

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Born Again, from Above

Nothing good ever happens after midnight, or so the saying goes. Today’s Gospel reading tells the story of the late-night conversation between Nicodemus and Jesus; the religious expert coming to the itinerant Galilean preacher with some questions, and getting so much more than he was bargaining for.

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The Voices of Temptation

Scripture and the promises given us in baptism help us fend off the voices that would split us from God. You are God’s child, his beloved, one in whom he delights.

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Beloved Dust

Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. This is the Word that is set before us, that is actually marked on our foreheads, every Ash Wednesday. It’s a Word we need to hear, as we are reminded that our birthright as humans is death. But, that is only the first part of the story…

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The Interrupting God

God the Father only speaks directly to the world twice in the Gospel of Matthew, and both times He reveals to the world who Jesus is. But at the Transfiguration, God interrupts Peter’s own babbling interruption, and adds, “Listen to him.”

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Planting and Watering in God’s Kingdom

God is calling us to be fellow-workers with him in his Kingdom, but how? As we discern together as a congregation, we take time to receive God’s revelation, to prayerfully seek interpretation of the nudges we receive from God, and with the corporate wisdom of the community, to determine the application.

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This Little Light of Mine

In the darkness, a lit candle can be seen for ten miles. Jesus teaches that a very small amount of light is enough to dispel the darkness. Jesus says, “You are the light of the world. Let your light shine.” Let your light, your closeness to Him, dispel the darkness. 

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Catching Glimpses of God’s Kingdom

God has always chosen people at particular times and in particular places to be like mid-wives for the Kingdom of God.  God’s intention is that all people — all of creation — will be made new, made whole. And God’s intention is that this will happen, not as he waves his arm from a distance and fixes what is broken, but as he comes close to us.  Christ was born as a human, and we share his good news of new life with one another. 

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Jesus Called, and They Followed

Jesus beckons us to come follow him, to come discover new life in him.  He beckons us to follow, because he invites us to join him in bringing new life to the people around us. 

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