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“Giving as Stewardship”

On November 13, Pastor Jim preaches on Matthew 25:14-19. This Scripture has something for everyone: faith and fear, reward and punishment, investment and hoarding. It’s the parable of the talents, a story that is familiar to many but proving to be much more complex and perhaps troubling than expected.

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“Giving as Stewardship”

On November 13, Pastor Katy preaches on Matthew 25:14-19. How do we view the things that we own, the gifts that we’re given, and the earth that we live on? When we talk, we often say things like “my car,” “my time,” or maybe “my trees.” What does it mean to own something, and how […]

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“Giving as Justice and Mercy”

On November 6 (All Saints Sunday), Pastor Jim preaches on Micah 6:6-8. “What does the Lord require of you? To do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.” Many are familiar with this oft-quoted Scripture. We’ll take a look at what these words mean in the context of giving.

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“Giving as Justice and Mercy”

On November 6 (All Saints Sunday), Pastor Katy preaches on Micah 6:6-8. Have you ever felt pulled in so many directions that you just stopped, threw up your hands and screamed out, “What do you want from me, God!?” The question goes back all the way to the people of Israel and their own struggles […]

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“Giving as Transformation”

On October 30, Pastor Jim preaches on Mark 12:41-44. This scripture is a favorite arrow in most preacher’s quivers during stewardship time. The party line is that Jesus honors those who give everything they have. But…is this the point? Read the text. Does Jesus praise the poor widow for what she does, or is he […]

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