Sermons

March 8, 2020 Encounters with Jesus: Nicodemus

NRSV GENESIS 12:1-4 12 Now the LORD said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. 2 I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. 3 I...

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March 1, 2020 Encounters with Jesus: Temptations

Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7 15 The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it. 16 And the LORD God commanded the man, “You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not...

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February 23, 2020 Jesus Remains

NRSV MATTHEW 17:1-9 17 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. 2 And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white. 3 Suddenly...

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February 16, 2020 God Cares About Relationships

NRSV MATTHEW 5:21-37 21“You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, ‘You shall not murder’; and ‘whoever murders shall be liable to judgment.’ 22 But I say to you that if you are angry with a brother or sister, you will be liable to judgment; and if you...

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February 9, 2020 Salt and Light

NRSV ISAIAH 58:1-9a 58 Shout out, do not hold back! Lift up your voice like a trumpet! Announce to my people their rebellion, to the house of Jacob their sins. 2 Yet day after day they seek me and delight to know my ways, as if they were a nation that practiced...

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February 2, 2020 Listening to A God Who Cares

NRSV MICAH 6:1-8 6 Hear what the LORD says: Rise, plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice. 2 Hear, you mountains, the controversy of the LORD, and you enduring foundations of the earth; for the LORD has a controversy with his people,...

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January 26, 2020 Repent, Follow, Proclaim, Repeat

NRSV ISAIAH 9:1-4 9 But there will be no gloom for those who were in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he will make glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee...

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