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“Prince of Peace”

On December 18, Pastor Katy preaches on Luke 10:3-6. What does it really mean to call Jesus the “Prince of Peace”? He was born to a carpenter and a teenage mother from the armpit of Judaea, called Nazareth. Not exactly the noble birth of a prince. Born during a time of forced peace in the […]

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“Everlasting Father”

On December 11, Pastor Jim preaches on Isaiah 9:6. What does it mean to call God “Father?” Is God a guy? Are males made more in the image of God than are females? How can an earthly title such as “father” define the Holy One? Yet Jesus told us to pray, “Our Father.” Let’s think […]

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“Mighty God”

On December 4, Pastor Jim preaches on Isaiah 9:6. What kind of a king is Jesus? What does it mean to seek his kingdom? Would you consider Jesus to be your king? We are continuing to think about the oracle of Isaiah in chapter 9, verse 6. Looking though our Christian lenses we can’t help but see Jesus in these […]

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“Mighty God”

On December 4, Pastor Katy preaches on Mark 1:21-28. Once upon a time in a world far, far, away…as children it’s normal to make up these imaginary worlds where you might be the king or queen and you make all the rules, but as we grow into adults we settle into the way things are […]

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“Wonderful Counselor”

On November 27, Pastor Jim preaches on Isaiah 9:6. In Handel’s “Messiah” the composer included the majestic words of Isaiah 9:6, which describe the coming king. Some Old Testament scholars believe that Isaiah was referring to Hezekiah. Christians hear the message of the messiah in these words: For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority […]

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“Wonderful Counselor”

On November 27, Pastor Katy preaches on Luke 2:1-7. The prophet Isaiah speaks hope into an uncertain world. An edict from an oppressive government forces all to be registered and counted. Little did they know that as Mary and Joseph respond to the edict and travel to Bethlehem, they birth Isaiah’s hope into their own […]

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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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