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As the followers of Jesus began to expand their message beyond Israel’s borders, Gentiles heard the message and wanted to follow Jesus, too! Since the followers of Jesus to that point were all Jews, and they weren’t even sure themselves what it really meant to follow Jesus’ final command to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations,” many conflicts about Gentile participation and interaction ensued. These questions and conflicts over responding to Gentile followers of Jesus is another broad piece of context that underlies much of what we find in the book of Acts and the letters of the New Testament.

— Pastor Anne

 

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Man of Letters

Man of Letters

This sermon takes us back into Bible study mode. Having focused on the first century during Advent and Christmas, we're going to stay there for one more week to take a look at letter-writing in that time. Specifically, we’ll look at Paul and his...

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Here is My Servant

Here is My Servant

On the liturgical calendar, this is the Sunday we remember Jesus’ baptism. That always comes very close to Epiphany, since Jesus’ baptism is one of the three events that Epiphany celebrates. This Sunday we’ll put all that together with the words of...

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Son of God

Son of God

Jesus called himself “Son of Man.” Those who believed he was the Messiah often called him “Son of David.” When the angel Gabriel comes to Mary to tell her she will have a child, the angel says he will be called the “Son of God.” Indeed, a Roman...

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Son of David

Son of David

Continuing our look at the broad context of Jesus’ life and ministry, this sermon focuses on Jesus as a Jew, and the bigger picture of Judaism in Israel during Jesus’ lifetime. Who were the Scribes, Pharisees, Sadducees, Levites, and all the rest?...

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Son of Man

Son of Man

This sermon takes a look at Jesus as a human being, living in the first century in the Roman colony of Palestine. Where do scholars agree and disagree about his life? What was Nazareth like at the time? Who were his friends? Family? [button...

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The Authority of the Bible

The Authority of the Bible

One of the reasons our debates about the Bible get so heated is a difference of opinion over how much authority the Bible should have in daily life. People then end up on different sides of that question because of the related question of what role...

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Archive of Past Sermons

January 15, 2023, Man of Letters1 Corinthians 1:1-17 — Watch or Read

January 8, 2023, Here is My Servant, Isaiah 42:1-9 — Watch or Read

December 18, 2022, Son of God, 1 John 4:7-12 — Watch or Read

December 11, 2022, Son of David, Acts 23:1-10 — Watch or Read

December 4, 2022, Son of Man, John 1:43-51 — Watch or Read

November 13, 2022, The Authority of the Bible, Revelation 22:18-21 — Watch or Read

November 6, 2022, Canon, Deuteronomy 6:1-12 — Watch or Read

October 30, 2022, Testament,  Hebrews 12:1-2 — Watch or Read

October 9, 2022, What Is the Bible? 2 Timothy 3:16017 — Watch or Read

September 25, 2022, The Lilies of the Field  Matthew 6:25-34 — Watch or Read

September 18, 2022  The Dishonest Manager  Luke 16:1-13 — Watch or Read

September 4, 2022  American Idols, Part 5: Idols in Idaho Matthew 20:20-28 — Watch or Read

August 28, 2022  American Idols, Part 4: Talking About Religion and Politics John 4:1-32Watch or Read

August 21, 2022  American Idols, Part 3: Church and State Romans 13:1-10Watch or Read

August 14, 2022  American Idols, Part 2: How to Spot an Idol 2 Kings 18:1-6 and Acts 19:23-41Watch or Read

August 7, 2022  American Idols, Part 1 Exodus 20:1-7Watch or Read

June 26, 2022  Born From Above  Text: John 3:1-10 — Watch or Read

June 19, 2022  The King Repents  Text: 2 Samuel 11:26-12:15 — Watch or Read

June 12, 2022  Slaying Giants  Text: 1 Samuel 17:31-50Watch or Read

June 5, 2022  Together In One Place  Text: Acts 2:1-4, 38-47 — Watch or Read

May 29, 2022  Ascension  Text: Acts 1:6-11 — Watch or Read

May 22, 2022  Dare We Dream?  Text: Isaiah 11:1-9 and Rev. 21:1-7 — Watch or Read

May 15, 2022  Multiply the Effort  Text: Luke 10:1-9 — Watch or Read

May 7, 2022  The Mind of Christ Text: Philippians 2:1-11 — Watch or Read

May 1, 2022  From Death to Life Text: Matthew Matthew 16:24-26 — Watch or Read

April 25, 2022  What Now? Text: Matthew 28:16-20 — Watch or Read

April 18, 2022  The Living Christ Text: Mark 16:1-8 — Watch or Read

April 11, 2022 City In Turmoil Text: Matthew 21:1-10 — Watch or Read

April 4, 2022 Snake On A Pole Text: Numbers 21:4-9 — Watch or Read

March 28, 2022 Priorities Text: Exodus 3:1-15 — Watch or Read

March 21, 2022 Who is God? Text: Exodus 3:1-15 — Watch or Read

March 14, 2022 The Pharaoh and the Midwives Text: Exodus 1:8-22 — Watch or Read

March 6, 2022 Led by the Spirit Text: Proverbs 4:1-11 — Watch or Read

January 9, 2022 The Beginning of Wisdom Text: Proverbs 9:7-12 — Watch or Read

December 19, 2021 Does Christmas Mean Something? Text: John 1:1-5, 14 —  Watch or Read

December 12, 2021 Preparing the Way Text: Luke 3:1-14 —  Watch or Read

November 28, 2021 The Day the Sun Exploded Text: Luke 21:25-38 — Watch or Read

November 21, 2021 Become Thanksgiving Text: Psalm 65 — Watch or Read

November 14, 2021 Are You Satisfied? Text: Isaiah 55:1-13; Luke 15:11-32  — Watch or Read

November 7, 2021 Born In Fire Text: Luke 3:15-17 — Watch or Read

October 31, 2021 The Owl Text: 1 Corinthians 15:53 — Watch or Read

October 17, 2021 Stewards of the Bones Text: Exodus 13:17-22 — Watch or Read

October 10, 2021 Equipped for the Job Text: Ephesians 4:11-16 — Watch or Read

September 19, 2021 God Calling Text: I Samuel 3:1-10 — Watch or Read

September 12, 2021 Remembering Text: Deuteronomy 6:1-12 — Watch or Read

August 29, 2021 Sheep or Goat? Text: Matthew 25:31-46 — Watch or Read

August 22, 2021 The Covenant of Baptism Text: Genesis 9: 8-17; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13 — Watch or Read

August 15, 2021 Images of God Text: John 4:1-42 — Watch or Read

​August 8, 2021 Sabbath Text: Exodus 20:8-11; Deuteronomy 5:12-15– Watch or Read

August 1, 2021 Communion, Truth and Justice Text: 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 — Watch or Read

June 27, 2021 The Offering Text: John 4:7-12; Numbers 18:21-29 — Watch or Read

June 20, 2021 What Can I Say? Text: Romans 12:15, John 11:35 — Watch or Read

June 13, 2021 The Real Question of Job Text: Job 1:1; 2:1-10 — Watch or Read

June 6, 2021 Where Are the Prophets Text: 1 Corinthians 14:1-5 — Watch or Read

May 30, 2021 How to Understand the Trinity Text: John 1:1-5, 10-18 — Watch or Read

May 23, 2021 Can These Bones Live? Text: Ezekiel 37: 1-14 — Watch or Read

May 16, 2021 Finding Hope Text: Lamentations 3:1-3, 19-24– Watch or Read

May 9, 2021 Honoring Parents Who Don’t Deserve It Text: Exodus 20:12, Mark 7:1-12 — Watch or Read

May 2, 2021 What Are We Doing in Communion? Text: Luke 24:13-35 — Watch or Read

April 18, 2021 Why Did God Allow the Pandemic? Text: Luke 13:1-9 — Watch or Read

April 11, 2021 Skeptical Text: 1 Corinthians 13:8-12 — Watch or Read

April 4, 2021 While It Was Still Dark Text: John 20:1-18 — Watch or Read

March 28, 2021 Rock Concert Text: Luke 19:29-40 — Watch or Read

March 21, 2021 What’s It All About? Text: 1 Corinthians 13; Luke 10:25-37 – Watch or Read

March 14, 2021 Joy or Happiness Text: Philippians 4:4-7– Watch or Read

March 7, 2021 There’s a Rabbit in My Engine Text: Hebrews 11:8-16– Watch or Read

February 28, 2021 Forgive Us Our Debts Text: Matthew 6:9-15– Watch or Read

February 21, 2021 Swearing to Be Faithful Text: Matthew 5:33-37– Watch or Read

February14, 2021 A Generous Helping of Fruit Text: Matthew 5:38-42 — Watch or Read

February 7, 2021 Out of the Mouth Text: Proverbs 10:17-21; Matthew 15:10-20– Watch or Read

January 24, 2021 The Long Week Text: Galatians 5:22-23 — Watch or Read

December 27, 2020 By Another Road Text: Matthew 2:1-12 — Watch or Read

December 20, 2020  Transformation in Whoville 2020 Text: Luke 2:1-20 — Watch or Read

December 13, 2020  The Shepherd Channel Text: Luke 2:8-16 — Watch or Read

November 29, 2020  Bending Low Text: Luke 13:10 -17; Isaiah 40:1-5– Watch or Read

November 22, 2020  Street Clothes and a Hat Text: Philippians 2:5-11– Watch or Read

November 15, 2020  Love the Spider Text: 1 John 4:18– Watch or Read

November 8, 2020  What She Did for Love Ruth 1:11-19a; John 15:9-17– Watch or Read

October 25, 2020  New Skins for New Wine Text: Mathew. 9:14-17; John 3:1-10 — Watch or Read

October 11, 2020  Knocked off Our High Horse Text: Acts 1-19– Watch or Read

September 27, 2020  Grow Text: Psalm 1– Watch or Read

September 20, 2020  Water into Wine Text: John 2:1-11– Watch or Read

September 13, 2020  The Greatest of These Text: Luke 10:25-37, 1 Corinthians 13– Watch or Read

August 30, 2020  Why Are We Here Text: Genesis 2:1-9, 15-23; Exodus 20:8-11 — Watch or Read

August 23, 2020  Dominion Text: Genesis 1:28Watch or Read

August 16, 2020  Genesis Text: Genesis 1:1 — Watch or Read

August 9, 2020   The Gift Text: Genesis 33:1-17 and Luke 15:11-32 — Watch or Read

August 2, 2020   The Emptying River Text: Genesis 32:22-31– Watch or Read