"Life Wins" - Biblical Text: Luke 24:1-12

“God App” - Biblical Text: Romans 10:5-11

“The Prodigal Sons” - Biblical Text: Luke 15:1-3,11-32

"Questions" - Biblical Text: Luke 13:1-9

“Walking Among the Stars” - Biblical Text: Genesis 15:1-6

"Vision" - Biblical Text: Luke 9:28-36

"Love" -  Biblical Text: 1 Corinthians 13

"Today" - Biblical Text: Luke 4:14-21

Biblical Text: John 2:1-11

“Beginnings and Beyond” - Biblical Text: Luke 3:15-16, 21-22

"A Healthy New Year" - Biblical Texts: Psalm 148; Ephesians 1:15-19; John 1:1–5, 14

"Brand New Old Story" - Christmas Eve 2015.

"Open Before Christmas" - Biblical Text: Luke 3:1-14

"Good Timing" - Biblical Texts: Jeremiah 33:14-16, Galatians 4:4-7, Luke 21:29-33

"Great Expectations" - Our human tendency is to take one another and God's gifts in our lives for granted. This even happened to Jesus when he returned to his hometown. How do we continue to experience surprise and wonder in relation to our families, our country, our church, and our faith? Biblical text: Mark 6:1-4
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"Out on the Sea" -  'Peace. Be still!' Words that Christ speaks to quiet a storm on the sea of Galilee. Looking at this famous story we learn amazing facts about Galilee, the difference between good and bad fear, and how to face storms of all kinds.
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"Earth-focused Spirituality" - During the last night of his earthly life Jesus prays that we might find wholeness in ourselves and healing for our broken relationships and communities. We look at the implications of his prayer, and the resources he has given us to live dynamic lives in the face of an often troubled world. Biblical texts: John 17: 6-19; Acts 1:6-11
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"Friends of God" - "I call you my friends," Jesus said. Understanding what friendship really is can help us grow not only in our day-to-day relationships, but also in our faith. Biblical texts: John 15:12-17; 1 John 4:16-21
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"Virtual Vine" - Jesus compares genuine caring community to branches connected to one another and to him in a vine. Today we often connect through an online vine, through virtual communities on the internet. What are the advantages and weaknesses of our modern concepts of community, especially in the context of Jesus' challenging description? Biblical text: John 15:1-8
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"The Lord Is My Shepherd" - The Bible is filled with stories and language about sheep. This prominent Biblical idea can teach us a lot about caring for our earth and about God's care for us. Biblical texts: Psalm 23; John 10:11-18
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"Surprised by Life" - The surprise of Easter is unlike any other surprise, solving our biggest problem and bringing new life in completely unexpected ways. Biblical text: Mark 16:1-8
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"The Law of Gravity and Other Rules" - Many people say they don't like rules, because they seem confining and harsh. Today we consider how God's law, as an expression of divine parental love, can be a path to liberation and wholeness. Biblical texts: Exodus 20:1-17; John 2:13-22
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"Crossroads" - We come to many crossroads in life. How does Jesus' call to take up our cross and follow him inform the decisions we make at our crossroads?
Biblical text: Mark 8:31-37
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"Brokenness" - People experience brokenness in many ways – with possessions, relationships, and even within themselves. On this Ash Wednesday we ask how brokenness itself can be a path to healing.
Biblical texts: Psalm 51;  2 Corinthians 4:7-10,16-18;  Mark 15:22-29
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"The Two Hills" - Jesus climbed the hill of victory at his transfiguration and the hill of Golgotha at his death. Through these events we consider how to find strength for the hills we must climb in our lives.
Biblical text: Mark 9:2–9
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"Let's Go" - To be disciples of Jesus Christ in his Church is to be continually called on to new ideas and new ventures. What does this truth mean for us today?
Biblical text: Mark 1:35-39
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"The Foremost Authority" - The world is filled with self-proclaimed "foremost authorities." When Jesus arrived on the scene, people reacted unanimously by seeing him as a true authority. How did he produce this reaction, and what does it mean for our lives?
Biblical text: Mark 1:21-28
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"Gone Fishing" - What can you learn about growing a church through fishing?
Biblical texts: Psalm 107:23-32;  Jonah 3:1-5,10;  Mark 1:14-20
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"Home Address" - As we think about the many places our data and our identity reside in the modern world, we consider what it means to say that in Jesus Christ God has taken up residence among us.
Biblical text: John 1:1-5,14
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"O Christmas Tree" - A historical survey of the origin of the Christmas tree helps us to think about our humanity and how Jesus Christ meets us uniquely at Christmas.
Biblical text: Isaiah 61:10–11
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"Like a Shepherd" - Shepherds and the feed troughs they used to nourish their sheep point to new surprises in the Christmas story.
Biblical text: Luke 2:8-20
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"Surprised by Life" - The surprise of Easter is unlike any other surprise, solving our biggest problem and bringing new life in completely unexpected ways. Mark 16:1-8
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"Preparation" - John the Baptist's appearance and attitude seem harsh and unusual; but his message points people toward new life by calling them to give up on the idea of "fixing their past," and embracing instead a future filled with possibilities.
Biblical text: Mark 1:1–8
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"Anticipation" - Too many people engage in the sport of "Jesus watching," as they try endlessly to predict the date of his second coming. Instead, how can we prepare for the coming of Jesus' message and presence in our hearts in a positive way during this Advent season?
Biblical texts: Isaiah 64:1-8; Mark 13:24-37
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"Talent Search" - In Jesus' story, 'The Parable of the Talents,' we learn that God has given us our gifts, abilities, and wealth so that we can make a difference in this world. What is the best way to make these gifts become truly effective? Biblical text: Matthew 25:14–29
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Skit: “Stewardship Theater”   Sermon: “Earth Sitting”
The idea of a sitter (babysitter, house-sitter, etc.) involves caring for something truly valuable that belongs to another. This is also a good description of human life in general, as we are entrusted with the care of the earth and the many gifts we possess in our own lives. Through a skit and a message we explore what it means to be "Earthsitters."
Biblical text: Romans 12:4–8
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“Looking Forward, Looking Back” - The concept of a saint causes us to look back and celebrate the lives of those whose faith and faithfulness have shaped us and our world positively. But in the scripture the word "saint" refers also to believers living among us today. How do we identify and honor saints in our own lives?
Biblical texts: Revelation 7:9-11, 15-17; Matthew 5:1-12
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"Moving Forward" - As human beings we cannot be happy unless we are building something. What does that mean for each of us, no matter what our age or abilities? The Apostle Paul helps us understand principles for growth and building a meaningful life.
Biblical text: Philippians 3:7-14
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