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Knowing your Past and Hoping for the Future, Creates the Present – A Sermon on Ephesians 1:11-23

As we start into Ephesians it’s going to be important to try and keep the things we talk about week to week at the back of our heads. We do not want to risk treating the scriptures as individual pieces all thrown together that can be taken out of context and put on display as …

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Sermon: Christmas As An Inside Joke

Being the season of Advent, a season of purposeful waiting, it tends to get a bit serious. Everything is more solemn right now, the songs we sing with Dan leading are more depressing about longing and waiting and for the most part we just want to dive into the Christmas spirit and quit being so …

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God’s Future Has Burst into the Present – A Sermon on Resurrection and Hope

We have been in a series right now entitled Results May Vary. The idea being that even as we move along in our lives and understand what our role is that the results will always end up differently. There is no right way that someone can dictate to you to be a good steward or …

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When You See Jesus, It Changes Everything: A Sermon on Saul’s Conversion (Road to Damascus), Acts 9:1-31

So after our two week break for Easter, we are coming back into the book of Acts. We’ve spent a lot of time more in liturgical settings with doing readings out loud, prayers out loud and spending time in traditions that have been with the church for two thousand years. We only start to scratch …

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Good News in The Last Place You’d Expect to Find It: A Sermon on Acts 8:4-8:25

As we start to unfold this story of the first Christians we are picking up on some important themes, and not only that, we are starting to see that everything is connected. Everything from Genesis 1 to the law and the prophets and into the gospel stories and message is tied into this story. Without …

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God Speaks Through Difference: A Sermon on Acts 6:8-8:3 (The Sermon and Stoning of Stephen)

As we work our way through Acts we are starting to get a hold on what was going on with the very first Christians. This is a well articulated story of how this news of Jesus dying and rising again has spread to the entire world. It started with Jesus telling his closest friends, to …

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Entering Into God’s Story and Out of the Story of Money: A Sermon on Acts 4:23-37

Allright so Joe spoke last week about how John and Peter were taken in and questioned by the high priest and Sadducees. Basically what happened is you have John and Peter and they are running around healing people and telling people that the messiah that they were waiting for is finally found in Jesus Christ …

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On Movements and Moving Speeches (A Sermon on Peter’s Speech in Acts 2)

Movements have happened all over the world. They all have different characteristics and accomplish different tasks. Movements never mean that everything changes from that moment on definitely. However, a movement, or the day a movement begins are momentous occasions that symbolize the beginning of systematic change. Think about the civil rights movement and how important …

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