“Forgiving Others”

On May 19, Pastor Jim preaches on Genesis 50:15-21. 15 Realizing that their father was dead, Joseph’s brothers said, “What if Joseph still bears a grudge against us and pays us back in full for all the wrong that we did to him?” 16 So they approached Joseph, saying, “Your father gave this instruction before […]

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“Forgiving Yourself”

On May 12, Pastor Katy preaches on Luke 18:9-14. 9 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee, standing by himself, […]

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“The Way”

On April 28, Pastor Jim preaches on Acts 9:1-6. 1 Meanwhile Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest 2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any who belonged to the Way, men or women, he might […]

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“The Easter Earthquake”

On April 21, Pastor Jim preaches on Matthew 28:1-10. 1 After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2 And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone […]

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“To See and Believe”

On April 21, Pastor Katy preaches on John 20:1, 11-18. 1 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 11 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to […]

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“The Road: Daydream Believer”

On April 1, Pastor Jim preaches on Mark 16:1-8. When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. […]

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On April 1, Pastor Katy preaches on Mark 16:1-11. Dreams have a way of taking root within us. Perhaps they grow slowly for a while, but at some point we make a choice to either chase the dream or let it die. For Mary Magdalene, dreaming of a life free from the torment of her […]

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“Taming the Lion”

On May 28, Pastor Jim preaches on 1 Peter 5:6-11. Our Scripture on Sunday comes from a letter sent to persecuted Christians. I’ve struggled with the passage because persecution is not something most of us live with today, at least not because of our faith. It does contain some wonderful promises and words of comfort. For example: “Cast […]

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“The Jesus Baton”

On May 28, Pastor Katy preaches on Luke 24:44-53. This Sunday is Ascension Sunday when the risen Jesus ascends into the clouds following his resurrection days on earth. When thinking about this scene, William Barclay once said, “No one has ever succeeded in painting a picture of the Ascension which was anything other than grotesque and ridiculous.” It’s […]

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“Adoption”

On May 21, Pastor Jim preaches on John 14:15-21. When Jesus told the disciples he would be leaving them “in a little while,” the disciples reacted like frightened children. They were afraid they would be orphaned. Jesus promised them that they would not be so. He promised the coming of another “Advocate” who would stick close to […]

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