Sunday, September 28, 2014

What do we need to hold on to AND pass over to follow God?

Exodus 12:1-13 The first Passover instituted
Exodus 13:1-8 The festival of unleavened bread

Today we are reminded by the scriptures that it is important to keep the rituals that we have been given for they serve to remind us of where we have come from, and they connect us with those who have come before us. In this ever changing world it is important to take time to consider what the important rituals are that ground us, to name our common purpose,and to help us to feel we belong. We are the chosen people of God. Are we prepared to move with God when we are commanded? Are we free to follow God or are we being held back by the things we possess?
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Trust and Promise

  • Genesis 15:1-6 God's covenant with Abram
  • Psalm 136 God's work in creation and history

Sermon:

Trust and Promise
The essence of faith is trust in God. The proof lies in the awe of Creation. The reward lies in the freely given Grace of God. It is in our trust of the promise that we are able to discern the call of God to each one of us. And it is in God's call that we experience the purpose, meaning, and direction for the living of our lives.
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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Innocence and Experience

  • Genesis 2:4a-7, 15-17; 3:1-8 . Garden of Eden
  • Psalm 136 . Your love is never ending

Sermon:

Innocence and Experience
Each new life begins with the innocence of a new-born baby. And we all encounter the life experiences that shatter that innocence. How do we live with the knowledge of good and evil without letting it destroy us? How do we forge a spirituality that protects us?
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