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Advent 2021 – Week Two – Waiting

12/05/2021 – Advent 2021 – Week Two – Waiting

Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 1:68-79; Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6. Advent is not a time of celebration. It is a time of waiting. Our lectionary texts today point to John the baptist. What can John teach us about how to live in a time of waiting?

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Advent 2021 – Week One – The Days are Surely Coming

11/28/2021 – Advent 2021 – Week One – The Days are Surely Coming

Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalm 25:1-10; 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13; Luke 21:25-36. When Jeremiah spoke words of hope and promise to the Jewish people, he was speaking from (and into) great despair and darkness. They had left God’s storyline and found themselves in exile in Babylon. Could there be similarities between their story and the American Church? Have we too left God’s storyline? Have we too moved against the grain of love? Do we find ourselves in exile as well?

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Feasts – Part Three – Consumption vs Community

11/21/2021 – Feasts – Part Three – Consumption vs Community

Luke 14:1-24. In Jesus’ day, it wasn’t uncommon for gatherings (e.g., feasts) to be used as opportunities to climb the social ladder — to take the seat of honor. Not surprisingly, Jesus turns this thinking on its head and offers something much better.

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Feasts – Part Two – Food Fight

11/14/2021 – Feasts – Part Two – Food Fight

2 Kings 6:8-23. Every now and then in the earliest stories of scripture when Israel was still in early-stage faith, someone gets “ahead” of their time and demonstrates the deep wisdom-faith of Jesus. Elisha the Prophet does this in the story of Israel’s battle with Aram. A battle which turns out to be the most successful food fight in history.

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Feasts – Part One – Feasts Throughout Scripture

11/07/2021 – Feasts – Part One – Feasts Throughout Scripture

Genesis 18:1-15; Revelation 19:6-9. Feasts are a surprisingly central part of Scripture and the story of God’s Kingdom. How can feasting lead us deeper into the life of faith and speak prophetically to a broken culture?

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Sin: The Series – Part Four – Forgiveness … the great ellipsis

10/24/2021 – Sin: The Series – Part Four – Forgiveness … the Great Ellipsis

Luke 15:11-32. Too often we grant sin and brokenness the power to be an ending. The power to declare that all hope of reconciliation and restoration is gone. Forgiveness changes all of this. It refuses to let sin be an ending, and instead, it keeps the story going.

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Sin: The Series – Part Three – Noah and the Flood

10/17/2021 – Sin: The Series – Part Three – Noah and the Flood

Genesis 6-8. The climax of The story of sin in Genesis is the story of Noah and the flood. What can seeing the story of the flood in the context of other ancient flood stories teach us about sin and the world we live in?

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Sin: The Series – Part Two – The Story of Sin

10/10/2021 – Sin: The Series – Part Two – The Story of Sin

Genesis 4:8-24. As the story of sin moves from Adam and Eve to Cain and Abel and to Cain’s descendant Lamech, how is sin growing and changing? And what does that tell us about our world today?

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Sin: The Series – Part One – Sin is bigger than “sins”

10/03/2021 – Sin: The Series – Part One – Sin is Bigger than “sins”

Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7, 22-24; 4:1-16. In the modern American Church it often seems like we’ve been given two bad options with sin. We either talk about a reductionist vision of sin that’s exclusively about guilt or innocence — heaven or hell. Or we avoid the topic of sin altogether. Is there a better way and a better understanding of sin? What is it, when do we first meet it, and how does this shape us in the here and now?

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The Second Greatest Commandment: Part Four – Be Good to the Baby

09/26/2021 – The Second Greatest Commandment: Part Four – Be Good to the Baby

John 4:6-29. “Love your neighbor as yourself.” It’s the final two words of this command – ‘as yourself’ – that might be the most difficult. For many of us, the hardest person for us to see the image of God in, is ourselves.

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