“Extravagant Generosity”

On October 15, Pastor Katy preaches on 2 Corinthians 9:10-15. Talking about money is one of the hardest topics a pastor will ever have to address with a congregation. For many of us, it’s a taboo topic that simply shouldn’t be addressed in church, and we find ourselves becoming angry when it is. It’s too […]

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“Risk-Taking Mission and Service”

On October 8, Pastor Katy preaches on Matthew 5:13. A conversation about “Risk-Taking” is not one that many of us are wanting to have following the events of this past week in Las Vegas. It seems that after such a tragedy, our desire is to hunker down and create a space around us that is as […]

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“Intentional Faith Development”

On October 1, Pastor Katy preaches on Hebrews 10:19-25. As we continue in our series of “Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations,” this week we come to the practice of Intentional Faith Development. I’d love for there to be some set recipe, some prescription for exactly how one develops their faith, but each person’s faith journey […]

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“Passionate Worship”

On September 24, Pastor Katy preaches on Luke 10:25-28. Passion comes in sporting events, romantic relationships, and hobbies of all kinds, but what about worship? What does it look like to truly participate in passionate worship? A lawyer once asked Jesus for a checklist of what was necessary to inherit eternal life, and Jesus’ response […]

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On September 1, Pastor Katy preaches on Exodus 3:1-11. Shoes. They’re both fashionable and functional; varying in style, but consistent with the basics. Shoes are literally a protective barrier between our feet and the ground we walk on. In Exodus 3, the famous story about the burning bush through which God speaks to Moses, God […]

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“Hope in Exile”

On August 20, Pastor Katy preaches on Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, 11-14. It doesn’t take a prophet to rightly claim that each and every one of us has, is, or will find ourselves in exile at some point. From one moment to the next we’ve gone from stable employment to the line at the local food […]

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“Never Too Far Gone”

On August 13, Pastor Katy preaches on Jeremiah 7:5-7; 18:1-6. It started as a small white lie, but has mushroomed into an all-consuming façade that must be maintained. You left church at 18, as soon as you moved out of your mother’s home, and since then have been just sliding further and further down the […]

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“Cracked Cisterns”

On July 30, Pastor Katy preaches on Jeremiah 2:4-7, 11-13. Have you ever thought about what all we actually worship? If we were to chart out our budgets and how we spend our time, would we be surprised? What do we worry about and what thoughts consume our minds? We don’t typically think about things […]

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“Fire in My Bones”

On July 23, Pastor Katy preaches on Jeremiah 1:4-9; 20:7-9. This is the first of a five-part series titled “Finding Faith in Hard Times: Lessons From Jeremiah.” Youthful idealism? Inexperienced naivety? As a teenager Jeremiah first felt a passion so consuming that he describes it as a fire in his bones. Do you know that […]

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On July 9, Pastor Katy preaches on Genesis 24:34-38; 42-47. It doesn’t seem to matter what era it is, people are drawn to old watering holes when looking for something in life, especially a life partner. Abraham’s unnamed servant is no different as he arrived at a spring in Abraham’s homeland and calls on God’s […]

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