Sermons

August 18, 2019 A Demanding Peace

NRSV LUKE 12:49-56 49“I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! 50 I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed! 51 Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell...

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August 11, 2019 By Faith

NRSV HEBREWS 11:1-3, 8-16, 29-12:3 11 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 2 Indeed, by faith our ancestors received approval. 3 By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen...

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August 4, 2019 What’s In Your Barn?

NRSV HOSEA 11:1-11 11 When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son. 2 The more I called them, the more they went from me; they kept sacrificing to the Baals, and offering incense to idols. 3 Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk, I took...

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July 28, 2019 Lord, Teach Us to Pray

NRSV LUKE 11:1-13 11 He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” 2 He said to them, “When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. 3...

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July 21, 2019 Embracing the Tough Word

NRSV AMOS 8:1-12 8 This is what the Lord GOD showed me - a basket of summer fruit. 2 He said, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A basket of summer fruit.” Then the LORD said to me, “The end has come upon my people Israel; I will never again pass them by. 3 The...

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July 14, 2019 Who Is Our Neighbor?

NRSV AMOS 8:1-12 8 This is what the Lord GOD showed me - a basket of summer fruit. 2 He said, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A basket of summer fruit.” Then the LORD said to me, “The end has come upon my people Israel; I will never again pass them by. 3 The...

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July 7, 2019 A New Creation

NRSV AMOS 7:7-17 7 This is what he showed me: the Lord was standing beside a wall built with a plumb line, with a plumb line in his hand. 8 And the LORD said to me, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A plumb line.” Then the Lord said, “See, I am setting a plumb...

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June 30, 2019 Setting His Face

NRSV GALATIANS 6:1-16 6 My friends, if anyone is detected in a transgression, you who have received the Spirit should restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness. Take care that you yourselves are not tempted. 2 Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will...

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