“Divine Discontent”

On May 13, Pastor Katy preaches on Matthew 15:21-28. A mother’s love for her daughter can be a powerful force. When the Canaanite woman in Matthew 15 sees Jesus, she sees a man who can heal her daughter’s affliction, and suddenly none of the social barriers seem to matter. The drive within her to bring […]

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On April 8, Pastor Katy preaches on Luke 10:25-29. You’ve probably heard Jesus’ Great Commandment to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself. It sounds easy enough, but one of our greatest challenges comes in defining our neighbor. I find myself describing my […]

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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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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: 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 Katy preaches on Mark 15:6-15. A zealot, a rebel, a bandit, a murderer. Barabbas was a man who had caused great trouble for the leaders of his time. He had not followed the rules and believed, as a zealot, that God’s kingdom could not come on earth while they were under […]

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“The Road: The Walking Wounded”

On February 25, Pastor Katy preaches on Luke 22:47-51. The story of Peter and the High Priest’s servant Malchus is a story we all live out every day (minus the sword and with a little less bodily harm). At the core, it’s about two people who stand on opposing sides of something with very different […]

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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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