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Lent Week Five – With Perfume and Her Hair

04/03/2022 – Lent Week Five – With Perfume and Her Hair

Isaiah 43:16-21; Psalm 126; Philippians 3:4b-14; John 12:1-8. In John chapter 12 Mary wipes jesus’s feet with perfume and her hair. This is a peculiar story, but it can teach us a great deal about intimacy and relationship with jesus. Especially in a world where relationships and intimacy are harder and harder to come by.

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Lent Week Four – The Two Sins of Two Sons

03/27/2022 – Lent Week Four – The Two Sins of Two Sons

Joshua 5:9-12; Psalm 32; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32. With a little help from two 1956 sermon outlines from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we take a fresh look at the Prodigal Son story, and the two very different paths of sin taken by the two sons.

Our services are streamed every Sunday on our YouTube channel (https://ekklesiaraleigh.org/youtube). Join us Sundays online at 10:45am. To watch the archived live-streamed version of this message, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKn8seAM6xY&t=1719s

Lent Week Three – Temples, Towers and Fig Trees

03/20/2022 – Lent Week Three – Temples, Towers and Fig Trees

Isaiah 55:1-9; Psalm 63:1-8; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; Luke 13:1-9. What does Pontius Pilate attacking Galileans in the temple and the collapsing of a tower have to do with a fig tree? And with faith in the modern world?

Our services are streamed every Sunday on our YouTube channel (https://ekklesiaraleigh.org/youtube). Join us Sundays online at 10:45am. To watch the archived live-streamed version of this message, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUuXDcweYpQ&t=1440s

Lent Week Two – Living Within and Against Barrenness

03/13/2022 – Lent Week Two – Living Within and Against Barrenness

Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18; Psalm 27; Philippians 3:17-4:1; Luke 13:31-35. God promised Abram (Abraham) he would become a great nation, but in his old age, he and Sarai (Sarah) were still without an heir. What can this story teach us about hope and trust when all available evidence is to the contrary?

Our services are streamed every Sunday on our YouTube channel (https://ekklesiaraleigh.org/youtube). Join us Sundays online at 10:45am. To watch the archived live-streamed version of this message, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmkKkkUB96E&t=1830s

Lent Week One – Trust

03/06/2022 – Lent Week One – Trust

Today is the first Sunday of lent, and all of our lectionary texts are about trust in god. What can the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness teach us about how to trust God in an increasingly fearful and prideful world?

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Epiphany Week Eight – Pets, Diapers and Bathroom Mirrors

02/27/2022 – Epiphany Week Eight – Pets, Diapers and Bathroom Mirrors

Exodus 34:29-35; Psalm 99; 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2; Luke 9:28-37. Today is Transfiguration Sunday. It was easy for Peter, James and John to encounter Jesus on the mountain-top when His appearance changed. But how do we recognize Him down from the mountain in the plains and valleys of everyday life?

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Epiphany Week Seven – The Way

02/20/2022 – Epiphany Week Seven – The Way

Genesis 45:3-11, 15; Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40; 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50; Luke 6:27-38. We live in a world where turning the other cheek is increasingly viewed as inefficient and ineffective. But what kind of way does Jesus call us to? Our lectionary texts for the day give us a few answers.

Our services are streamed every Sunday on our YouTube channel (https://ekklesiaraleigh.org/youtube). Join us Sundays online at 10:45am. To watch the archived pre-recorded version of this message, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ttk8s_GXXw&t=1725s

Epiphany Week Six – Trust

02/13/2022 – Epiphany – Week Six – Trust

Jeremiah 17:5-10; Psalm 1; 1 Corinthians 15:12-20; Luke 6:17-26. Throughout scripture we find many warnings against placing our trust in mere human strength and wisdom. Instead, we are called to trust in the Lord. The historic Black Church provides us with a powerful model on resisting human wisdom — a model we could learn from today.

Our services are streamed every Sunday on our YouTube channel (https://ekklesiaraleigh.org/youtube). Join us Sundays online at 10:45am. To watch the archived pre-recorded version of this message, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQ56id4txyU&t=1589s

Epiphany Week Five – The Call

02/06/2022 – Epiphany – Week Five – The Call

Isaiah 6:1-13; Psalm 138; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Luke 5:1-11. This week’s lectionary texts include two stories of callings. What do these stories and others teach us about the life of faith, and the expectations we bring to it?

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Epiphany Week Four – The Jeremiah Pattern

01/30/2022 – Epiphany – Week Four – The Jeremiah Pattern

Jeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 71:1-6; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; Luke 4:21-30. When God called Jeremiah the prophet, he said, “I have put my words in your mouth. See, today I appoint you … to uproot and tear down … to build and to plant.” Could it be this pattern of uprooting and tearing down moving into building and planting is also something we should expect in our lives?

Our services are streamed every Sunday on our YouTube channel (https://ekklesiaraleigh.org/youtube). Join us Sundays online at 10:45am. To watch the archived pre-recorded version of this message, go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qBysQji7Pc&t=1609s

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