“Afraid”

On January 20, Pastor Katy preaches on Numbers 13:30-33. 30 But Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and occupy it, for we are well able to overcome it.” 31 Then the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against […]

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“Until That Time”

On December 23, Pastor Laura preaches on Micah 5:1-5. 1 Now you are walled around with a wall; siege is laid against us; with a rod they strike the ruler of Israel upon the cheek. 2 But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah, who are one of the little clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is […]

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“Drunk With Sorrow”

On November 18, Pastor Jim preaches on 1 Samuel 1:3-14. The story of Hannah, Peninnah, and Elkanah is a classic example of a dysfunctional family. It’s a story of abuse, sorrow, favoritism, and “mansplaining.” Over the years I’ve come to the conclusion that every family is somewhat dysfunctional and that even the most dysfunctional family functions, […]

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“When Things Turn Out Right”

On November 11, Pastor Jim preaches on Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17. 3:1 Naomi her mother-in-law said to Ruth, “My daughter, I need to seek some security for you, so that it may be well with you. 2 Now here is our kinsman Boaz, with whose young women you have been working. See, he is winnowing barley […]

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“Good Work”

On June 17, Pastor Katy preaches on Genesis 4:20-22. 20 Adah gave birth to Jabal; he was the father of those who live in tents and raise livestock. 21 His brother’s name was Jubal; he was the father of all who play stringed instruments and pipes. 22 Zillah also had a son, Tubal-Cain, who forged […]

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“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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“A Chariot of Fire”

On February 11, Transfiguration Sunday, Pastor Katy preaches on 2 Kings 2:1-12. There are mysteries in life that, even with scientific explanation, captivate our attention. Then there are the mysteries of God that we try to explain, try to understand and tame into something we can then easily dismiss, but are beyond taming. The story […]

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“The Secrets We Share: Grief”

On February 4, Pastor Jim preaches on 2 Samuel 18:32-19:4. “The only way to get through grief is to grieve.” We have had a number of deaths in our church family this past month. People sometimes say, “It must be difficult to be a pastor at times like these.” It is. As a young minister, […]

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“The Secrets We Share: Grief”

On February 4, Pastor Katy preaches on 2 Samuel 12:15b-23; 18-33. There are many causes for grief, but grief is a universal experience. Whether one is grieving a lost possession, or the death of a loved one, our world seems to tell us that we’re allowed to grieve for a period, but then we’re expected […]

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“The Secrets We Share: Depression”

On January 21, Pastor Jim preaches on 1 Kings 19:1-8. The Gallup Poll reports that 17% of Americans have been diagnosed with depression. If we added in the many other depressed people who have not been diagnosed, the percentage is significant. Fortunately for us Christians we never get depressed. We are born of the spirit. We […]

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