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What Will Endure

What Will Endure

November 21, 2022

The disciples marvel at the beauty of the temple only to have Jesus tell them it will be destroyed.  We often forget that even that which appears to be enduring is not.  The only thing that will truly endure is God which is why God alone is worthy of our trust.  Key texts include Luke 21:5-19

A World Made New

A World Made New

November 21, 2022

This message consider the wider hope of the Christian Faith which includes not just a place we go when we die, but the restoration of all things.  Key texts include Luke 20:27-38.

Responding To God

Responding To God

November 21, 2022

A message for Stewardship Sunday in the life of our Congregation.  We thank you for your support of our ministries.

Knowing our Worth, Knowing our Need

Knowing our Worth, Knowing our Need

October 25, 2022

A reflection on Luke 18:9-14.  

Wrestling with God (Genesis 32:22-30)
A Question of Identity

A Question of Identity

December 28, 2021

In examining some passages which seem to be in tension, we are are reminded that only in Christ can we hope to understand who we are truly are.  

Sabbath Rest

Sabbath Rest

February 17, 2021

Why would God command us to observe a day of rest?  Is it for God's benefit, or for ours?  If not for God's benefit, perhaps all God's commands are meant to lead us toward a place of blessing?  Yes indeed.

Fishers of Men

Fishers of Men

February 17, 2021

Jesus calls us all away for the routine of our lives.  He call us to proclaim the gospel and to share the love of God in word and in deed.   Faithfulness to this calling is more important than ever.

Hope, Human Assumptions, and the Working of God

Hope, Human Assumptions, and the Working of God

January 21, 2021

In today's reading Jesus offers his first public sermon, as recorded in the Gospel of Luke.  At first the people seemed pleased, but Jesus pushes further.  He suggest that while the people may indeed share a hope, they lack the faith to see how God is working toward its fulfillment, let alone the faith necessary to participate in that working.  This exchange reminds us that we cannot bind God to human assumptions.  God always works in ways that catch us off guard.  If we aren't open to this possibility and aren't willing to trust, the hope we herald could pass us by.

Let’s Meet at the Water

Let’s Meet at the Water

January 21, 2021

This weeks message is a reflection on the Baptism of Jesus.  In subjecting himself to John's baptism, meant for sinful humanity, Jesus aligns himself with us.  In so doing he transforms the water of baptism into a meeting place for the new covenant people of God of whom Christ is the head.  Baptism reveals the mystery of our having been joined with Christ.

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