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Master Sermon

Weekly powerhouse sermons based on the traditional lectionary.

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Evermore

Evermore

Evermore Lectionary 22 September 2019 15th Sunday After Pentecost Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 Psalm 113 1 Timothy 2:1-7 Luke 16:1-13 Text to Life Okay, this is just wrong. Wrong and weird. There are now “Botox” ads online specifically geared towards women, and men, in their twenties—urging them to get rid of frown…
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Story Sermon

Interactive metaphor-rich sermons based on the new Story Lectionary along with Image Exegesis.

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Against the Grain

Against the Grain

Against the GrainStory LectionaryThe Call of Moses (Exodus 4)Psalm 1: The Chaff of SinPsalm 35: Chaff Before the WindPsalm 91: God’s ProtectionPsalm 140: God’s ProtectionPsalm 121: God’s ProtectionThe Call of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 1)Isaiah’s Dream (6)Isaiah’s Warning to the False Prophets in Jerusalem (28)Zephaniah’s Warning (2)Jesus Chooses His Apostles (Matthew 9:35-11:1…
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My Prayer For You

Pastor’s Prayer for 22 September 2019

May God give you…
For every storm, a rainbow,
For every tear, a smile,
For every care, a promise,
And a blessing in each trial.
For every problem life sends,
A faithful friend to share,
For every sigh, a sweet song,
And an answer for each prayer.

–Irish Blessing

The Open Table

Ikigai

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life by Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles (2017) ISBN: 9780143130727 Reviewed by Douglas Balzer Only staying active will make you want to live a hundred years. – Japanese Proverb The timeless questions – What is the...

 

Sound Theology with Dan Payne

 

One Body

This last week, I spent time with a group that I have been a part of for 16 years.  This group is made up of many Christian tribes.  We worship in different ways.  We pray differently.  Some raise their hands, some speak in tongues.  There are Baptist, Catholic,...

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Giving Blood

If the church wishes to converse effectively with a culture, it must learn the culture’s language. Today, shifts in technology mean that language is increasingly one of symbols and metaphors, stories and images―not words.

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