“The Road: The Misbehaving Woman”

On February 18, Pastor Jim preaches on Mark 14:1-11. What a scene. Jesus is minding his own business enjoying dinner as a guest in someone else’s home, and a woman enters the room and pours perfume over his head. Naturally people were offended, especially those opposed to waste and in favor of missions to the […]

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“The Secrets We Share: Addiction”

On January 28, Pastor Katy preaches on Mark 5:1-9. I’ve often thought that heaven would look a bit like the Garden of Eden, an abundance of food and time to just relax in nature and in God’s presence. But even in Eden, Adam and Eve find themselves hiding from God. The story of the Gerasene […]

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On January 7, Pastor Katy preaches on Matthew 2:13-15. Many of us have had that feeling where you wake up one morning and take a hard look your life, your job, your health, your marriage, or any number of other things, and you ask yourself, “how on earth did I get here?!” It’s rarely a […]

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“Just What I Wanted”

On December 31, Pastor Laura preaches on Matthew 2:1-12. Our nativity scene is complete today, as the Magi arrive in Bethlehem under star-lit skies, bearing gifts for the newborn Son of God. By now, the gifts under our trees are unwrapped – put away or traded in for something we really wanted. In this season […]

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“The Hope of Christmas Future”

On Dec. 24, Pastor Katy preaches on Luke 24:1-5. Ebenezer Scrooge wakens from the strangest dream he’s ever had, and a determination to change his own future. The Ghost of Christmas Future reveals the gloom of what is to come if Scrooge does not change his ways, and it horrifies him. Each of us carries […]

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“The Life of Christmas Present”

On December 17, Pastor Jim preaches on Luke 2:1-7. 1 In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 All went to their own towns to be registered. 4 Joseph also […]

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“The Remembrance of Christmas Past”

On December 10, Pastor Katy preaches on John 4:7-10, 16-19. We all have a past. Some of us look back fondly on days that are etched in our memories as “the good ol’ days,” while looking back causes others pain and grief. For Ebenezer Scrooge, as for most of us, it’s probably a combination of […]

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“Bah! Humbug!”

On December 3, Pastor Jim preaches on Luke 16:19-31. This Advent season we are thinking together about Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation from, as Dickens described him, “a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner” into the joyful, dancing soul who opened his heart and his pocketbook to the poor, to his neighbor, and […]

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“Bah! Humbug!”

On December 3, Pastor Katy preaches on Hebrews 12:1-2. Perhaps the greatest message from our “Redemption of Scrooge” Advent series is the idea that if Christ is able to redeem Ebenezer Scrooge’s joyless life, then Christ can surely redeem you and me. This first Sunday of Advent, we look around and remember that Advent is […]

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