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Lifting Up Love
9:00am, Sunday, March 15, 2015
Passage: John 3:14-21
Duration: 20 mins 14 secs
When a Jewish leader asked for explanations, Jesus pointed him to Moses and his brass serpent, lifted up for the people of Israel to be healed. In the same way, Jesus was lifted up for all people to be healed, and our relationship with our Creator God restored. [Organ/Choir - Lent 4]
Cantatas BWV 112, 93
1:07pm, Monday, March 9, 2015
A CD of two cantatas from our worship services: BWV 112, from our 11am service on May 11, 2014; and BWV 93, from our 11am service on February 22, 2015.
Turning Tables
11:00am, Sunday, March 8, 2015
Passage: John 2:13-22
Duration: 20 mins 49 secs
Turning over the tables that keep us and others from worshipping God in spirit and in truth [Organ/Choir - Lent 3].
God's Word, or Human Imaginings?
6:00pm, Sunday, March 1, 2015
Our Thomas Place services always tackle big topics, and this one was the Bible itself. How was the Bible put together? Can we trust that it's God Word and not a human document with mistakes? [Thomas Place - Lent 2]
Different Agendas
9:00am, Sunday, March 1, 2015
Passage: Mark 8:31-38
Duration: 17 mins 9 secs
As we walk towards Easter, what does the talk about "taking up our Cross" and "dying to self" mean from day to day? It means realizing that human agendas and God's agendas by nature are not aligned. We need to put ours aside as a regular discipline, seek and listen for God's will, and then work to further his agenda in place of our own. [Organ/Choir - Lent 2]
Spirit Driven
11:00am, Sunday, February 22, 2015
Passage: Mark 1:9-15
Duration: 12 mins 50 secs
Today's cantata (BWV 93 "Wer nur den lieben Gott" (Who only lets dear God rule)) teaches us about placing our trust in God’s strong hand, through the life and work of his Son Jesus. In Mark’s high speed journey through the life of Jesus, his baptism, his testing in the wilderness, and his work announcing the Kingdom of God all give us reasons to place our trust in Jesus. Today we start with his baptism. [Organ/Choir and cantata - Lent 1]
Highs and Lows
9:00am, Sunday, February 15, 2015
Passage: Mark 9:2-9
Duration: 20 mins 24 secs
Life has its ups and downs. As we progress along the Christian journey, we find that the ups and downs are still there, but along an upward path. [Organ/choir - Transfiguration]
All Things to All People
11:00am, Sunday, February 8, 2015
Duration: 21 mins 52 secs
To spread the Gospel, Paul did not attack, berate, judge, belittle or preach at the people he spoke to. Instead, he adapted to their environment, drilled down into their present situation, and allowed the light of the Gospel into that world view. Can we learn from this? [Organ/Choir - Epiphany 5]
The Created Environment
6:00pm, Sunday, February 1, 2015
We are living into a time where ecological issues will dominate our lives, not just personally but globally. We live on one planet which has finite resources, and human beings are going have to work out what it means to live a sustainable life. And individual Christians, and the church, are part of this, in part because a misreading of our tradition has contributed to this problem, but mostly because a core component of Christian teaching is that “God has created me and all that exists.” [Instrumental - Thomas Place]
A New Teaching
9:00am, Sunday, February 1, 2015
Passage: Mark 1:27
Duration: 18 mins 6 secs
When Jesus was teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum, the people were amazed at the authority of his teaching. [Organ/Choir - Epiphany 4]