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“The Road: The Great Pretenders”

On March 25, Pastor Jim preaches on John 19:38-42. The late, great, preaching professor Fred Craddock once said, “The greatest temptation of the church is the temptation to be ineffective.” How tempting it is to play it safe, to stay put, to keep quiet. This week we will think together about two very wealthy and […]

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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: When Worlds Collide”

On March 18, Pastor Jim preaches on Matthew 27:54. Now when the centurion and those with him, who were keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were terrified and said, “Truly this man was God’s Son!” Most people did not understand who Jesus was. The religious leaders didn’t. His disciples […]

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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 Jim preaches on Matthew 27:15-26. From our perspective it’s hard to imagine why anyone would choose Barabbas over Jesus. I’ve always been intrigued by Matthew’s account of the scene before Pilate which reveals that both men shared the same first name. Furthermore, the name “Barabbas” means “Son of the Father.” “Bar” […]

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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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“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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“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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“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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