“The Year King Uzziah Died”

On May 27, Pastor Jim preaches on Isaiah 6:1-8. 1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. 2 Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and […]

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“Groaning and Waiting”

On May 20, Pastor Jim preaches on Romans 8:22-27. As a child I was never sure what to make of the Holy Spirit. Perhaps it was because back in the day preachers used the term “Holy Ghost.” The only ghosts I knew much about were “Casper, the friendly ghost,” and his scary friend “Spooky.” I wondered, is […]

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“Tongues of Fire”

On May 20, Pastor Katy preaches on Acts 2:1-6. Pentecost Sunday is the day every year when we wear red and celebrate the Holy Spirit in our midst. It’s been referred to as the birthday of the church and re-enacted with red and orange streamers, but there’s a mystery to this day that is far greater than […]

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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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“The Road: The Great Pretenders”

On March 25, Pastor Jim preaches on John 19:38-42. The late, great, preaching professor Fred Craddock once said, “The greatest temptation of the church is the temptation to be ineffective.” How tempting it is to play it safe, to stay put, to keep quiet. This week we will think together about two very wealthy and […]

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On March 25, Pastor Katy preaches on John 19:38-42. The week begins with a celebration, a party complete with waving palm branches and shouts of Hosanna! Two faces hung back in the crowd, wanting to catch a glimpse of Jesus riding in to town, but not ready for others to catch them looking. Nicodemus and […]

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“The Road: When Worlds Collide”

On March 18, Pastor Jim preaches on Matthew 27:54. Now when the centurion and those with him, who were keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were terrified and said, “Truly this man was God’s Son!” Most people did not understand who Jesus was. The religious leaders didn’t. His disciples […]

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“The Road: The Bystander”

On March 11, Pastor Katy preaches on Mark 15:19-21. It’s easy to be a bystander, one who simply stands back and observes the experiences of others. Many of us stand by as neighbors and friends journey through life’s ups and downs. The birth of a friend’s first grandchild, the death of someone’s parent, a neighbor […]

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“The Road: The Great Exchange”

On March 4, Pastor Jim preaches on Matthew 27:15-26. From our perspective it’s hard to imagine why anyone would choose Barabbas over Jesus. I’ve always been intrigued by Matthew’s account of the scene before Pilate which reveals that both men shared the same first name. Furthermore, the name “Barabbas” means “Son of the Father.” “Bar” […]

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