Sunday, July 23, 2017

Jesus Questions


Jesus Questions

  • Ephesians: 4: 17-32, 5:1-2
Seeking to follow Jesus, we live a life renewed by the Spirit. Today we will rejoice in the questions of faith as well as some of the answers our traditions teach. For example: How then do we live if we are to be Christian? Be kind to one another, forgiving one another, be renewed in the spirit of your minds, be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love.
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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Jesus Rebels


  • Hebrews 13:1-16, 18 — "Service well pleasing to God"

The Jesus movement was about turning over the tables and calling people out on their sense of integrity. The Contemplative Justice Movement models a non-violent way to seek justice in the world, grounded and rooted in spiritual practices and a strong relationship with God. Jesus lived in this way and calls us to do so as well. Answering this call means that we will "not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God."
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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Jesus Worships


Ephesians 1:2-10, 15-23 — "Spiritual Blessings in Christ"

 We worship and engage in communion as a means of connection. Coming together to celebrate and thank God while remembering Jesus in the sacrament of communion, reminds us and refocuses us on the message of the gospel. Through communion we experience forgiveness and grace and we receive redemption. Paul prays that the Ephesians will also receive the spirit of wisdom and revelation? What will we do when we receive all of this?

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Jesus Prays

Scripture: Ephesians 3: 14-20, 6: 18-20 Jesus Prays Jesus is one who prays, alone and in company, for his followers and about his own journey with God. Paul, an early follower of Jesus wrote a lot about his prayers and what he hoped we would do with our prayers. What are some of the traditions of Christian prayer? How do our thoughts and words in prayer impact the world? listen view

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Jesus Teaches


  • 1 Thessalonians 5: 12-28 — "Exhortations, Greetings, and Benedictions"
We all have questions, and like the disciples who have followed Jesus those questions always lead to more questions. Paul reminds us, through his letter to the Thessalonians, that Jesus taught us to be patient, resist evil, rejoice always, pray without ceasing and test everything. Keep asking questions and keep asking yourself what is worth following?
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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Jesus Heals



Scripture: Ephesians 2: 1-10

 Sermon: Jesus Heals
        Jesus was known by his amazing deeds of healing. He healed by word and touch and at time seems to say he did not heal anyone but that the healed brought it about by their faith. How do we deepen the gift of faith so as to heal our relationships and our world? How is the eternal Christ healing today? listen view

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Jesus Gathers


  • Ephesians 4: 1-16 — "Unity in Christ"
This is the Sunday when we celebrate our faith, when we take time to acknowledge where we are on our faith journey. Paul begs the people in Ephesians to not only answer God's call but to live a life worthy of that calling. To do this we must live with humility, patience, gentleness, and love. We have been given gifts, now let's share them with love.

This was a whole family worship service so there was no formal sermon. It was an interactive exploration of the scripture.