Finding Comfort in the Uncomfortable

Text: Isaiah 40:1-11 For the past several weeks I have said that often the most inspiring words we have in the Bible come out of the darkest moments in their history. Isaiah 40 certainly fits the bill. The last 26 chapters of Isaiah, from Chapter 40 to 66 were written several decades after the fall […]

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Hope Beyond Hope

Isaiah 64:1-9 So are you sick of Christmas yet? Okay, that’s not exactly a good way to start out a sermon at this time of year is it? But for many people out there in society, we are already in the midst of the Christmas Season. Songs like “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” […]

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Who Are We?

Matthew 25:31-46 A few weeks ago, I preached that stories matter. They matter because in sharing them, we connect to one another and build relationships with one another. They matter as part of our faith, because it helps us to connect to the stories of faith, and unite us with something greater than ourselves. As […]

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Risky Business

Text: Matthew 25:14-30 It’s called the Parable of the Talents… Jesus tells this story of a man who was going on a trip, and turned over his assets to three of his servants. The trouble is, most of us don’t really know what a Talent is… at least in this sense. We think of a […]

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Telling the Story

Psalm 78 There is an untold power in story that I both know and experience, and yet at the same time, neglect. One of the delights of having young children, and even pre-teens, is that exploration of story. Megan has become a far more voracious reader than I ever remember being, and not a day […]

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