Sermons from 2017

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Advent 4 & Christmas Eve-Gifts from the East

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SCRIPTURE: Matthew 2:1-12 In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, ‘Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.’ When King […]

Advent 3: Transformative Joy

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PROCESSIONAL DRAMA based on Luke 1:26-38 What I’m about to say is true. In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent an angel named Gabriel to the village of Nazareth in Galilee. Gabriel appeared to a virgin named Mary who was engaged to be married to Joseph, who was descended from King David. Upon […]

Advent 2: Prepare the Way of the Lord

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Processional Drama from Isaiah 40: 1-11 In the wilderness prepare the way of the Holy One, Make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, And every mountain and hill made low; The uneven ground shall become level, And the rough places a plain. The prophet walks to […]

Keep Awake!!

We can live in God’s new age right now— if our spiritual and physical senses are open to God’s coming in every moment and event.

Go Walk–

Isaiah 9:1-7 NRSV But there will be no gloom for those who were in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he will make glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations. […]

Not Being Silent…

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Amos 1:1-2; 5:14-15,21-24 (CEB) These are the words of Amos, one of the shepherds of Tekoa. He perceived these things concerning Israel two years before the earthquake, in the days of Judah’s King Uzziah and in the days of Israel’s King Jeroboam, Joash’s son. He said: The Lord roars from Zion. He shouts from Jerusalem; […]

Hey Children, What’s that Sound?

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1 Kings 19:1-18 Jezebel: I am Jezebel, Queen Jezebel, and I am after Elijah’s blood. He has dared to challenge and kill my prophets and I want revenge! How dare he make fun of the God, Baal? How dare he? I have sent him a message: “May the gods strike me dead if I do […]

Seeing Things ….. Really SEEING

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Dramatic reading of 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 “Today’s reading is the story of a boy named David who has seven, count them – seven, older brothers.” Then Samuel went to Ramah; and Saul went up to his house in Gibeah of Saul. Samuel did not see Saul again until the day of his death, but Samuel […]

Go Sacrifice

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Genesis 21:1-3; 22:1-14 The Lord dealt with Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did for Sarah as he had promised. Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age, at the time of which God had spoken to him. Abraham gave the name Isaac to his son whom Sarah bore him. […]