Mar 20, 2016
The Passion According to Luke
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March 20, 2016. Pastor Keith discusses the Passion according to Luke versus the story as presented in the other gospels. In Luke, Jesus is all-forgiving and uses his power to heal and save all people, including those who persecuted and betrayed him. In Luke, Jesus offers forgiveness to Judas. The question to us, as to Judas, is will we receive it?
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  • Mar 20, 2016The Passion According to Luke
    Mar 20, 2016
    The Passion According to Luke
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    March 20, 2016. Pastor Keith discusses the Passion according to Luke versus the story as presented in the other gospels. In Luke, Jesus is all-forgiving and uses his power to heal and save all people, including those who persecuted and betrayed him. In Luke, Jesus offers forgiveness to Judas. The question to us, as to Judas, is will we receive it?
  • Mar 13, 2016Extravagant Devotion
    Mar 13, 2016
    Extravagant Devotion
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    March 13, 2016. In John 12:1-8, Mary anoints the feet of Jesus with expensive perfumed oil. Pastor Keith preaches on how this extravagant devotion goes beyond a simple action, how the sweet smell of oil filling the room is like the love Jesus has for us, and we in turn have for one another, going out into the world.
  • Mar 6, 2016The Prodigal Son
    Mar 6, 2016
    The Prodigal Son
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    March 6, 2016. Are we tempted to push our relationship with God aside and trust only in ourselves? In talking about Jesus' Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32) Pastor Penny shows us that we can make the world a place of justice and mercy, passing on a legacy for sons who have been lost, by knowing that God forgives and loves us and by trusting in Him.
  • Feb 28, 2016Little Losses
    Feb 28, 2016
    Little Losses
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    February 28, 2016. Pastor Penny preaches on Luke 13:1-9, which includes the parable of the fig tree. She says God does not want us to suffer little losses. The cross is not a symbol of punishment, but of God's abundant love, forgiveness, and mercy.
  • Feb 21, 2016Under the Wings of Jesus
    Feb 21, 2016
    Under the Wings of Jesus
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    February 21, 2016. In Luke 13:31-35 Jesus compares himself to a hen gathering chicks under its wings. Pastor Keith preaches that the reality of Jesus' resurrection keeps hope alive for us when divisions or circumstances seem too hard to solve, and to sustain that hope we come together, like chicks gathered under the wings of Jesus.
  • Feb 14, 2016Temptation
    Feb 14, 2016
    Temptation
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    February 14, 2016. Pastor Penny's message is about temptation, from Jesus being tempted in the wilderness by the Devil in Luke 4:1-13, to how we are sometimes tempted to forget our identity as Christians.
  • 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.