Feb 7, 2016
Transfiguration
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February 7, 2016. Pastor Penny talks about Luke 9:28-43a, in which Jesus takes Peter, John, and James up into a mountain to pray and is transfigured, and suggests that rather than remaining mired in a tyranny of selfishness, we can disregard our temptations and allow ourselves to get swept up into caring for others.
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  • Feb 7, 2016Transfiguration
    Feb 7, 2016
    Transfiguration
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    February 7, 2016. Pastor Penny talks about Luke 9:28-43a, in which Jesus takes Peter, John, and James up into a mountain to pray and is transfigured, and suggests that rather than remaining mired in a tyranny of selfishness, we can disregard our temptations and allow ourselves to get swept up into caring for others.
  • Jan 31, 2016God Sightings
    Jan 31, 2016
    God Sightings
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    January 31, 2016. Pastor Keith discusses the text of Luke 4:22-30, in which Jesus is rejected by his own hometown, and relates it to unpleasant truths we face if we don't remember that Jesus is there for us and we instead focus only our ourselves.
  • Jan 24, 2016Proclaiming the Era of God’s Welcome
    Jan 24, 2016
    Proclaiming the Era of God’s Welcome
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    January 24, 2016. Pastor Penny preaches on Luke 4:18-21, in which Jesus proclaims the year of the Lord's favor, and tells us about how the spirit can open our eyes to the needs of others and proclaim the era of God's welcome.
  • Jan 17, 2016Sharing the Abundance
    Jan 17, 2016
    Sharing the Abundance
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    January 17, 2016. Guest pastor Tom Schoenherr preaches on the story of the wedding at Cana from the Gospel of John, in which Jesus turns water into wine when the wine gives out, to how we too can share God's abundance with others when health, faith, or trust in God give out.
  • Jan 10, 2016Baptism By Fire
    Jan 10, 2016
    Baptism By Fire
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    Pastor Penny, January 10, 2016
  • Jan 3, 2016New Beginnings
    Jan 3, 2016
    New Beginnings
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    January 3, 2016. A new year is a time for new beginnings. We make resolutions -- to have better behavior, to lead a healthier lifestyle. It's a time to start over. Pastor Keith preaches on how Jesus coming into the world was a new beginning too, and how this is relevant to our world today. We may not be optimistic in the new year, given the terrorist attacks, refugee crisis, racial violence, floods, and other struggles we've faced in the past year. But we're reminded again of God's love for us, and how his word is stronger. *** [Keywords: Cana Garden of Eden Genesis God created the heavens and the earth God is still speaking... God's thorough love for us Gospel Happy New Year In the beginning was the word Jesus John Lazarus Leah Elise New Beginnings Pastor Keith Holste Red Sea Tower of Babel UCC baptism font became flesh better behavior brunt communication creation cross daunting died for us dwelt among us eighth sign empty tomb faith floods goodness grace healing healthier lifestyle history human sinful tendency humanity incarnate inheritance living promise mystical hope new ministry new promise optimistic racial violence radio signals refugee crisis relevance resolutions restoring life resurrection seven signs sign of life start over starting over stronger terrorist attacks water water into wine]
  • Dec 27, 2015Being About the Father’s Business
    Dec 27, 2015
    Being About the Father’s Business
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    Pastor Keith, December 27, 2015
  • Dec 24, 2015Breaking In
    Dec 24, 2015
    Breaking In
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    Pastor Penny, December 24, 2015
  • Dec 23, 2015The Promise of Micah
    Dec 23, 2015
    The Promise of Micah
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    December 23, 2015. On this last Wednesday of Advent before Christmas, Pastor Keith preaches on the promise of Micah. Micah lived in a time similar to ours in some ways, with love of money, corruption, scandals, and fear running rampant. But then he prophesied that a new ruler would arise from Bethlehem and be a person of peace, unlike the military leader the people expected. God delights in doing what's not expected. We should be prepared to be surprised. *** [Keywords: Abraham Advent Mid-Week Service Assyrians Bethlehem Christmas David God's covenant Herod Isaac Isaiah Israel Jesus Joseph Judah Mary Micah 5 Nazareth New Testament Old Testament Pastor Keith Holste Samaritans Samuel Sarah Syria barter cash for goods clan of Ephrathah corruption countryside eternal everlasting expected fear fragility gentile government leaders he who laughs hill town intermarried king lowly occupations military leader money nations new economy new ruler not always predictable occupied oracle people will dwell secure perpetual fear person of peace playing a joke princess promise of Micah prophecy prophesied scandals sex abuse shepherd small town surprised surprising terror village girl what's not expected yearn for security]
  • Dec 9, 2015The Messenger
    Dec 9, 2015
    The Messenger
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    Pastor Keith, December 9, 2015