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October 24, 2020 17 min

We celebrate Reformation differently today than we did last year due to the pandemic. We have had to reform our thinking and our behavior during the pandemic to continue sharing God’s love in worship. Today we remember the Reformation of the church in the 16th century, particularly by Martin Luther, but remembering he was one of many reformers of the church. Reformation is a movement. It begins when a spiritual transformation happe...

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October 18, 2020 27 min

Listen to the full worship service broadcast for the parking lot worship gathering on Oct. 18.

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October 17, 2020 12 min

Jesus is presented with a false dilemma when confronted with the religious authority in Jerusalem, to choose between the lesser of two evils. He shows us a different approach.

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October 10, 2020 17 min

Isaiah 25 contains one of the most beautiful, powerful images of the future God prepares for us. It is a feast with all the nations present and at peace. At the feast death is swallowed up and tears are wiped away forever. The question is, “Will this ever happen?” The world is filled with much sorrow and suffering. Will God really overcome all that? Is this a real hope or wishful thinking? If we have eyes to see, there are glimmers...

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October 4, 2020 29 min

Listen to the full worship service broadcast for the parking lot worship gathering on Oct. 4.

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October 3, 2020 13 min

You are invited to listen to the prophet Isaiah as he sings about the unrequited love that his beloved friend is experiencing. He speaks to the people of the divided kingdoms of Israel and Judah. His message is from his beloved friend, God, who is steadfast in love. The people learn there are consequences from failing to produce the fruits of love - justice and righteousness. This allegory and words of judgement speak to our realit...

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September 26, 2020 18 min

While some may think the Biblical story, especially the Old Testament, is about an angry and vengeful God, the truth is quite the opposite. Scripture tells a story of God’s love for God’s people. It is a story of unrequited love, as time and again, God’s love is not returned or accepted. How can God’s steadfast love for us become steadfast love for God?

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September 19, 2020 15 min

Jesus tells us the “last” shall be “first, and the “first” shall be “last.” What does this mean? Are we among the “last,” or are we among the “first”? If we think about that enough, we might find it both comforting and unsettling. The meaning of this phrase and the love of God go deeper than that.

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September 12, 2020 11 min

From the time of the Early Church until today the church community has known disputes. Many are over major theological issues but others are small and petty issues. Judgements are made from one side against the other, and a divide occurs. Paul tells us there is a better way than judging others. Judgment, after all is in the realm of God, not humanity. In a world that is filled with division, intolerance, and blame, Paul tells us of...

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September 5, 2020 17 min

The apostle Paul is very clear throughout 11 chapters of his letter to the Romans: God loves you. You are the beloved of God. Nothing can separate us from God’s love. Living in love, however, is not about romance and warm feelings. In Romans 12-13 Paul explains about the obligation to love.

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August 29, 2020 16 min

Paul commands us to love the community of faith, but he goes further and describes how to love others in the world; even our enemies. In a world where some love some people some of the time, and others not at all. What would the world look like if the followers of Jesus love all the world all of the time? It's a hard task, but Paul thinks we are up to it. It means swimming against the current. It also means living by grace free...

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August 22, 2020 18 min

Paul proclaims, for eleven chapter in the Letter to the Romans, that nothing, nada, zip can keep humanity from God’s love. It is Good news of the most abundant type. Unconditional love revealed in Christ. So what? If the new is so good, why does the world seems so bad? Read on, friends. Paul has some thoughts on the “so what” of the good news and what grace really looks like in our lives.

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August 15, 2020 15 min

Promise; we make them, we work hard to keep them, we break them, we change them, and we forget them. Today we hear about promises as we continue our Series: “Good News: It’s What Grace Looks Like." Paul addresses the issue of will God keep God’s promises.

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August 8, 2020 13 min

In times of chaos and trial we may wonder why God does not seem to be around. It was true for Elijah. It was true for Peter. Paul assures that God’s grace brings God much closer than we can imagine. Paul declares that salvation is as close as our lips and hearts… How is this possible?

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August 1, 2020 12 min

Paul proclaims in language that soars, “Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ.” (Romans 8) Really? What if we reject God? What about sinners? What about the people of Israel? Grace and the good news are hard for us because we forget who makes us God’s people. Paul knows. Clue? It isn’t you.

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The pandemic has caused us to physically separate from those we love. It hits the hardest when we cannot see loved ones who are in care facilities and hospitals, but the separation is for a very good reason of keeping our loved ones safe. Separation is hard; yet so much of our everyday life is surrounded with ways that we separate: language barriers, ethnic divides, educational differences, separation into red and blue states, and ...

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July 18, 2020 15 min

How do you know if you are “in Christ” or really have the faith that gives hope ? Are there rules to follow? Behaviors and habits to engage? Paul says that you are in Christ when Christ is in you, and it turns out that is pretty easy to know.

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July 11, 2020 15 min

To be in Christ Jesus means that Christ’s death and resurrection is our death and resurrection. To be in Christ Jesus is not about having some right or privilege that makes us better than our neighbors, but rather about being empowered to live life to a higher standard. To follow Jesus Christ is to live as a different kind of human, to live in holiness, joy, and sacrificial love. The higher standard to which we are called is not un...

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July 6, 2020 18 min

We often make much out of God’s law. Mostly we believe that the Law is that which tells us what we can and cannot do. Paul would say, not so fast. Law and Gospel are deeply connected, one serving the other in offering us grace and new life.

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June 29, 2020 20 min

Devotion is a necessary and unnoted part of life. We all need something to drive or guide us to live and love. St. Paul wants us to think about the object of our devotion. Does it lead to life or death? Paul sees sin as not a bunch of mistakes, but as a life devoted to the things of death. That will cause us to do mean and rotten things. Devotion to Christ is a whole different thing. The difference is very good news.

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