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9:00am, Sunday, June 16, 2013
Passage: Luke 7:36-8
Duration: 20 mins 2 secs
Jesus treated the sinner woman very differently. The upright folks wanted nothing to do with her. But Jesus brought comfort. He recognized her gift for what it was, and he forgave her sins. That same comfort is available now. [ Organ/Choir - Pentecost 4 ]
11:00am, Sunday, June 9, 2013
Passage: Luke 7:11-17
Duration: 18 mins 52 secs
Jesus was walking into a small village called Nain when he stopped for a passing funeral. The way that he reacted to the grief of the boy's widowed mother gives us a good picture of how God regards our losses. And it also models a compassion that we are called to exercise for one another. [ Organ/Choir - Pentecost 3 ]
6:00pm, Sunday, June 2, 2013
[ Thomas Place - Pentecost 2 - Reconciling the Old and New Testaments ]
9:00am, Sunday, June 2, 2013
Passage: Luke 7:9
Duration: 14 mins 2 secs
The Roman centurion displayed amazing faith when he said that Jesus did not even need to visit his house to heal his faithful servant. What are the characteristics of a faith that Jesus found amazing? [ Organ/Choir - Pentecost 2 ]
11:00am, Sunday, May 26, 2013
Passage: Romans 5:1-5
Duration: 21 mins 37 secs
Trinity Sunday focuses on God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, working together in community on our behalf -- calling us back into relationship, restoring us by taking away the sins of the world, and living within us to bring us peace and share his love with us. [ Organ/Choir - Trinity Sunday ]
9:00am, Sunday, May 19, 2013
Passage: Acts 2:5-12
Duration: 14 mins 24 secs
We often ask the question "Why?" But at the Day of Pentecost, the bewildered crowd could only ask "What? What does this mean?" And when they figured out what was happening, they started to ask "What can we do now?" [ Organ/Choir - Pentecost Sunday ]
11:00am, Sunday, May 12, 2013
Passage: Acts 1:1-11
Duration: 10 mins 55 secs
The Ascension is a vital part of Jesus' life. It confirms what the resurrection has already made clear: that Jesus has gained a resounding victory over all the anti-God forces in the universe. Not only is he ruling over all creation, but he is constantly praying for us, bringing our concerns before his Father. He has sent us the Holy Spirit, his ongoing presence in his disciples. [ Organ/Choir - Easter 7/Ascension - Bach Cantata BWV 128 On Christ's Ascension ]
9:00am, Sunday, May 5, 2013
Passage: John 14:23
Duration: 12 mins 11 secs
God is love, which means that the Father is love, and the Son is love and the Holy Spirit is love. And this loving Father, creator of the universe, wants to live in us. Above all else, Jesus demonstrates that God loves us so much that we are worth a costly rescue mission. [ Organ/Choir - Easter 6 ]
11:00am, Sunday, April 28, 2013
Passage: Acts 11:1-18
Duration: 20 mins 22 secs
We are very good at setting up boundaries that exclude others. Some are important, but not all are God-pleasing. Even when we feel quite sure that the boundary comes from God, we need to consider very carefully. Peter himself, the rock on which the church is built, had to be educated by God that his law-based boundaries were not appropriate under the new covenant, which is offered equally to all people. [ Organ/Choir - Easter 5 ]
9:00am, Sunday, April 21, 2013
Duration: 16 mins 10 secs
Jesus is the good shepherd for each of us, knowing us all by name. The good shepherd saves his sheep, and he is the best friend the sheep can have. He is also our protector, and our provider. Thirdly, he is our guide (and we have to let go and let him lead). And all we have to do is multiply! [ Organ/Choir - Easter 4 ]