Monthly Archives: August 2013

Healing of the Bent Woman

August 25, 2013, Charissa Bradstreet preaching

She is deeply stooped over, bent nearly in half, and she has walked through life this way for 18 years. Imagine her experience of the world. What has her posture made her unable to see and experience as others do? What facial expressions has she missed? What views of the world have escaped her? Read more

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We Are Heirs of the Kingdom of God

August 18, 2013, The Rev Doyt Conn preaching

The sermon today is about the lavish, outrageous, abundant, overflowing love God has for us. It is a sermon about what it means to be a child of God, and why that matters. It is a sermon to remind us of our divine family resemblance, and the duty that puts upon us, and joy that this bring us when we act as heirs of God’s kingdom.

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Faith – “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen”.

August 11, 2013, Ben Linder preaching

Faith is an interesting word. According to the reading in Hebrews today, it is “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen”. I immediately thought of Indiana Jones taking a deep breath and stepping out into nothingness in his search for the Holy Grail. And for a lot of folks, faith can be just that scary. When I was a child I had faith that my parents would provide me food, shelter, clothing, and love. Later in life, I had faith in my friends to be loyal and honest with me, and for the most part, I was not let down. Read more

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How to be rich towards God

August 4, 2013, The Rev Kate Wesch preaching

It feels awkward to talk about money and yet, Jesus talked about it all the time both directly and indirectly. I didn’t count myself, but found this fact in an article that one out of every ten verses in the gospels is about “stuff” – the human quest for treasure. I don’t doubt it and know that our culture depends on this perpetual quest. In times of broad economic insecurity, we are encouraged to spend more money, to stimulate the economy. The next best thing is always out there and we want it. Read more

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