Sermons from September 2018

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Pillars of the Church: Justice

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The summer before my senior year in college, I had the opportunity to travel to Jamaica for a six—week mission trip providing a structure for VBS and camp. In those days, my theology was still forming, and hopefully still is, but I am a bit embarrassed to admit how excited I was to save hearts […]

Pillars of the Church: Prevenient Grace

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When I asked for feedback about the pillars of the church, someone responded:  Mine would be ACCEPTANCE. Our congregation has open arms, minds, welcoming essence for anyone who walks through the door.  We’ve had less-than-elegant transwomen, queer couples, POC, and others come through our doors–all are welcomed. Dennis the Menace cartoon: There is one I […]

Hospitality

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1 John 4:19: “We love because God first loved us.”  3 John 1.8  “We ought to show hospitality to people so that we may work together for the truth”.  Romans 12:13: “Contribute to the needs of the saints, practice hospitality.” 1 Peter 4:8–9 says, “Practice hospitality ungrudgingly to one another.” Offer hospitality to one another […]

Pillars of the Faith – How do we build our Spiritual Lives?

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I grew up 25 miles from the beach – most of my childhood memories are of dark, cold, wet, rainy mornings clam digging.  My primary job was to run around – stomping on the beach looking for round holes in the sand that started squirting. I always needed help digging my limit, so I would […]