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 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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July 7, 2019 A New Creation

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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June 30, 2019 Setting His Face

NRSV LUKE 9:51-62 51 When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. 52 And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way they entered a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him; 53 but they did not receive him, because his...

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