“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: 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: 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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“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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“The Secrets We Share: Depression”

On January 21, Pastor Katy preaches on 1 Kings 19:1-8. In 1 Kings 19, Elijah is done. He’s tired of being a prophet and the difficult life that it creates. He’s isolated and burned out, rejected and overwhelmed. He goes off into the wilderness and prays, “It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my […]

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“The Secrets We Share: Loneliness”

On January 14, Pastor Jim preaches on 1 Samuel 3:1-10. The story of Hannah, Eli, and Samuel is steeped in loneliness. Hannah knew the loneliness of being unable to bear children. In desperation she prayed to God at the temple of Shiloh for God to help her. A priest named Eli was watching her pray with her […]

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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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“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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