“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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“God, Where Are You?”

On August 6, Pastor Laura preaches on Jeremiah 8:18-9:1. Jeremiah, the weeping prophet, stands at the edge of the Babylonian exile, weeping in deep distress over the complete destruction to come. God’s people—and Jeremiah himself—wonder where God’s saving presence is. Perhaps you wonder, too.

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“Leaky Cisterns”

On July 30, Pastor Jim preaches on Jeremiah 2:4-7, 11-13. In Aesop’s fable “The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs,” a farmer is blessed with a goose that lays golden eggs. Go figure! After intensive research (Google), I learned that a golden egg would be worth $114,500 today. Assuming an egg arrived each day, that’s […]

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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 16, Pastor Jim preaches on Genesis 25:21-34. Siblings are often less than kind to one another. I’m ashamed to say that in my lifetime I’ve broken three collarbones, none of which belonged to me, and two of which belonged to my brother, Bill. As far as the other collarbone is concerned, I’d rather not comment. […]

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“For Your Camels Also”

On July 9, Pastor Jim preaches on Genesis 24:10-14. I’ve always liked this story. It’s about the arranged marriage of Isaac, son of Abraham and Sarah, to Rebekah, daughter of Bethuel. We are not told the name of Rebekah’s mother, though we are told of her friend and “nurse” Deborah. Now that I have grown children, arranged marriage […]

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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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“How Long, O Lord?

On July 2, Pastor Jim preaches on Psalm 13. The psalmist is not a happy camper. If he had a theme song it would not be “Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam.” No, he is weary, and frightened, and frankly, chapped off. Consider verses 1 and 2. He is complaining and fed up with a God who doesn’t […]

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On July 2, Pastor Katy preaches on Genesis 22:1-12. It’s the story of a father who has already given up one son, and is now told by God that he must take his only remaining son up into the mountains and kill him with his own hands. Over the centuries it’s been interpreted and re-interpreted, […]

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