Sermons

Describing Ourselves as Dust

We can describe ourselves in all types of ways. As we begin our Lenten journey on Ash Wednesday we describe ourselves as dust. Why?

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From Intimidation to Adoration

Earthly authorities frequently compel their subject to loyalty and respect by fear and coercion. Today we unpack how God embraces us in His pure benevolence and discover Jesus’ transfiguration.

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Love for Enemies

Jesus reminds us that it is effortless to love those who love us. Instead, he challenges us to love those who hate us and asks us to be as merciful as God.

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Blessings and Woes

The poor can help us see the need for a power greater than ourselves to heal us and give us happiness and meaning. They help us come to the day when we will clearly see the source of this power: Jesus, the Christ, our Savior.

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What Type of Peter Are You?

Getting near to God is a scary thing. Looking at two episodes from Peter’s life we see a change in how he responds to the greatness of Jesus.

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The Gift of Love

Because of God’s faithfulness and love, we have the strength to develop into communities that carry out the loving, liberating works for which our world searches.

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The Rejection of Jesus at Nazareth

“God doesn’t save people like you.” When these words are spoken in Nazareth the people turn on Jesus.

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Spiritual Gifts

We are reminded that in the end the gifts, the ministry, and the empowering of the community for service all belong to God.

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The Baptism of Jesus

“You are my beloved child and with you I am well pleased.” How would it change your life if you heard God say these words to you?

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The Visit of the Wise Men

We celebrate Epiphany because it’s a time to remind ourselves that in him a light has dawned that will never go out; a light of faith, and hope, and joy that shines in all the kinds of darkness that can afflict this world. (Matthew 2:1-12)

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