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October 21 – The Inherent Goodness of Being

October 21 - The Inherent Goodness of Being

Watch Sermon Video Listen to Sermon Audio The great Hymn of Creation in Genesis 1 ends each stanza with a chorus reminding us all of our Created-Goodness. God surveys the Divine order of Sun, Moon and Stars; of Sea, Sky and Humanity and calls it all very good. This messages brings us beyond the concept of Original Sin and explore the fullness of our Created-Goodness in the Image of God. For those seasons of self-doubt and the Autumn of negative self-imagination, we’ll discover the beautify of our Re-Created-Goodness in the likeness of the Resurrected Christ. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day. ~ Genesis 1:31

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October 14 – Song of Creation

October 14 - Song of Creation

Watch Sermon Video Listen to Sermon Audio There is uncertainty and unsettlement in our world and in our own lives. In the midst of that, there is the Permanence and Purpose of God, reflected in Isaiah 55:8-12. All of this together makes up the ongoing and glorious Song of Creation… “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for

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October 7 – Wellness of Mind & Body

October 7 - Wellness of Mind & Body

Listen to Sermon Audio Watch Sermon Video Currently Unavailable for This Message The cycle of sickness and healing paints a beautiful and sometimes painful portrait of the life and way of Jesus. This message explores the promise of God for our bodies, fragile as they may be, as we pray for a wellness of mind and body. Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town. Some men brought to him a paralyzed man, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man, “Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.” At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, “This fellow is blaspheming!” Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said,

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September 30 – Contentment // Comparative Happiness

September 30 - Contentment // Comparative Happiness

Listen to Sermon Audio Watch Sermon Video Currently Unavailable for This Message Every commercial you see on television, every ad you see on a billboard or in a magazine, every “for sale” sign in the world is intended to sell you the same thing. Discontentment. The more discontent we are, the more we buy; which is helpful to a struggling economy, but deadly to a spirit of mindful peace. This Sunday, we’ll explore the mindful contentedness that transcends comparative happiness. I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge— God thus confirming our testimony about

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July 22 – The Sustainability of Clay

July 22 - The Sustainability of Clay

Listen to Sermon Audio Watch Sermon Video It’s a dangerous prayer we pray: “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” Inviting the re-creative work of God isn’t for the faint-hearted. He molds us like clay, with work-worn, blood-stained, pierced hands. He the potter and we the clay. This message puts us next to the prophet Jeremiah in the workroom at the Potter’s house… This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD: “Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.” So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. But the pot he was shaping from the

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July 15 – Over Whispers of Insufficiency

July 15 - Over Whispers of Insufficiency

Listen to Sermon Audio Watch Sermon Video It’s written in the trees and the wheat fields. Seeds that grow into plants that give birth to seeds; nothing is too small or too insufficient for the Spirit of God to grow into something unique and meaningful. Yet the whispers that we’re not enough… This message explores what Jesus says back… “During those days another large crowd gathered. Since they had nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. If I send them home hungry, they will collapse on the way, because some of them have come a long distance.”

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July 8 – The Gift of a Quiet Mind

July 8 - The Gift of a Quiet Mind

Listen to Sermon Audio Watch Sermon Video Stillness is relative. Our bodies may appear motionless, beneath the surface we’re nowhere close to at rest. The thousand processes that give us breath and blood-flow. The onslaught of thoughts that assault without warning and drag us in every direction. This message sits with the promise of Sabbath; what it means to rest in a frenetic eco-system of constant availability and endless production. “Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the LORD your God has commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your

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June 17 – Taking the Long Way

June 17 - Taking the Long Way

Listen to Sermon Audio Watch Sermon Video It’s all part of our common pilgrim journey. The years spent in the far country, either absent from the household of God in the body or wandering in the doubt that saturates the mind. Wandering seems the only pathway to death, and death the only pathway to resurrection. This Sunday, we’ll explore the pilgrimage we all take to the feet of Jesus, and find in the end the inextricable, unconditional, and absurd love of God that runs to us even as we find our way back. “Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he

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May 13 – The Definition of Presence

May 13 - The Definition of Presence

Listen to Sermon Audio Watch Sermon Video Up through endless ranks of Angels. After the Ascension of Jesus, we’re left to wonder what it is to live and experience the world without Him. After all, He’s not here anymore. He was, but now He’s returned to the God. That is, if we bind ourselves to a perceived definition of Presence; a limited definition of Now. This message explores the transitional milestones of the human experience, and finds where Jesus in in the Here and Now. I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.” When he had led them out to the vicinity

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May 6 – And Let it Begin in Me

May 6 - And Let it Begin in Me

Listen to Sermon Audio Watch Sermon Video He says it Himself. I will give you whatever you ask in my Name. If you’ve ever found yourself praying the same prayer over and again, it can feel like you’re on the receiving end of a dropped phone call. Yet He says it Himself. This Sunday, we’ll dive into what it means for God to answer prayer; and enter the transformation of spirit that leads us pray together: “Let there be change in the world. And let it begin in me.” Choir ~ Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi [Jesus said,] “In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever

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