Apr 3, 2016
Just Live Out Your Faith
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April 3, 2016. In John 20:24-31, Jesus says to "doubting Thomas" blessed are they who do not see, and yet believe. For us, it doesn't always feel very blessed not to be able to see Jesus, and yet to believe, even as more and more skeptics pull away from the church or don't believe in God at all. In her sermon today, Pastor Penny talks about how important trust is in believing -- even more important than seeing. Maybe God puts people in our lives we can trust, people who believe that their faith is vital and live-giving, so that even when we don't have Jesus to look at, we don't have to be distracted by beliefs that serve only our own purposes and which may not be life-giving, but we can have the life that God wants for us and for the world. And by the power of the Holy Spirit we can become the people others trust, we can be witnesses, and by just living out our faith someday others may see that Christ brings life to the world. *** [Keywords: 2016 California Christ Disney God in the flesh God wants life for us and for the world God we can't see Googled worst places to live Gospel Greek Holy Spirit Jesus loves me this I know Jesus tells disciples Jesus walking around Jesus' actions were from God Jewish leaders John 20:24-31 Johnel Langerston Judy Hopps Keith Lazarus brought back to life Mexico Oakland Pastor Penny Holste Roman troops St. Louis came up Ten Commandments in Spanish Thomas don't doubt me Thomas don't not trust me Zootopia a little shy actions as Godly adamant after school program allow themselves to believe ambitious ideas and yet to believe animals animated movie be part of law enforcement being able to trust believe their faith is vital and life-giving believing different things better choices better for Jesus to die blessed are those who haven't seen me blessing bodily form bothered me bought old UCC church but Mommy told me so card trick catechisms chalked it up cleaning out apartment coin out from behind ear community of faith to be life-giving confess cut to the heart didn't believe doesn't feel very blessed don't argue with people don't believe in God at all doubting Thomas dream drugs easier to embrace life evil nature few years ago few years to live first learned faith for the Bible tells me so fox fighting weapons give up some beliefs that get in the way given people got involved in business grandpa taught me great great grandparents hear again promise of resurrection high standing hymnals immune disorder in their toungue just live out your faith laborers language we don't speak learned as a child life giving for us and for the world listening ear live-giving source lives have life lose a loved one loyal and good friend made a change in life made me angry magician main character most feared fox moved family to College Hill new atheists new challenge newspaper not all on us not an easy time to be a Christian not really true not serving God's outlived the estimate own political savvy own way of living owned own marketing business people in our lives people pulled away from church police officer power prayers predatory animals prejudices bubbled up again prone to having beliefs that serve our own purposes rabbit recognized words refurbished gym relatives or friends relented religious leaders remaining few years of his life resurrection we haven't experienced riot sacraments we can't explain safe little town rabbits lived in saw him heal blind man seeing is believing sermon skeptics about church so divisive something more important for our faith something more important than seeing still believe story street savvy demeanor strength studies suddenly gone violent support symbols of faith that's where we are their source and rock through our lives time limit to this country tough neighborhood translation trust me Thomas trust not in God but in themselves trying to understand two do go together visions count for a lot vocal atheists we are not distracted we become those people we can trust we don't have Jesus to look at we don't really believe we push God away we won't believe witnesses word to delve into work workshop wouldn't let themselves trust youth]
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  • Apr 3, 2016Just Live Out Your Faith
    Apr 3, 2016
    Just Live Out Your Faith
    Series: (All)
    April 3, 2016. In John 20:24-31, Jesus says to "doubting Thomas" blessed are they who do not see, and yet believe. For us, it doesn't always feel very blessed not to be able to see Jesus, and yet to believe, even as more and more skeptics pull away from the church or don't believe in God at all. In her sermon today, Pastor Penny talks about how important trust is in believing -- even more important than seeing. Maybe God puts people in our lives we can trust, people who believe that their faith is vital and live-giving, so that even when we don't have Jesus to look at, we don't have to be distracted by beliefs that serve only our own purposes and which may not be life-giving, but we can have the life that God wants for us and for the world. And by the power of the Holy Spirit we can become the people others trust, we can be witnesses, and by just living out our faith someday others may see that Christ brings life to the world. *** [Keywords: 2016 California Christ Disney God in the flesh God wants life for us and for the world God we can't see Googled worst places to live Gospel Greek Holy Spirit Jesus loves me this I know Jesus tells disciples Jesus walking around Jesus' actions were from God Jewish leaders John 20:24-31 Johnel Langerston Judy Hopps Keith Lazarus brought back to life Mexico Oakland Pastor Penny Holste Roman troops St. Louis came up Ten Commandments in Spanish Thomas don't doubt me Thomas don't not trust me Zootopia a little shy actions as Godly adamant after school program allow themselves to believe ambitious ideas and yet to believe animals animated movie be part of law enforcement being able to trust believe their faith is vital and life-giving believing different things better choices better for Jesus to die blessed are those who haven't seen me blessing bodily form bothered me bought old UCC church but Mommy told me so card trick catechisms chalked it up cleaning out apartment coin out from behind ear community of faith to be life-giving confess cut to the heart didn't believe doesn't feel very blessed don't argue with people don't believe in God at all doubting Thomas dream drugs easier to embrace life evil nature few years ago few years to live first learned faith for the Bible tells me so fox fighting weapons give up some beliefs that get in the way given people got involved in business grandpa taught me great great grandparents hear again promise of resurrection high standing hymnals immune disorder in their toungue just live out your faith laborers language we don't speak learned as a child life giving for us and for the world listening ear live-giving source lives have life lose a loved one loyal and good friend made a change in life made me angry magician main character most feared fox moved family to College Hill new atheists new challenge newspaper not all on us not an easy time to be a Christian not really true not serving God's outlived the estimate own political savvy own way of living owned own marketing business people in our lives people pulled away from church police officer power prayers predatory animals prejudices bubbled up again prone to having beliefs that serve our own purposes rabbit recognized words refurbished gym relatives or friends relented religious leaders remaining few years of his life resurrection we haven't experienced riot sacraments we can't explain safe little town rabbits lived in saw him heal blind man seeing is believing sermon skeptics about church so divisive something more important for our faith something more important than seeing still believe story street savvy demeanor strength studies suddenly gone violent support symbols of faith that's where we are their source and rock through our lives time limit to this country tough neighborhood translation trust me Thomas trust not in God but in themselves trying to understand two do go together visions count for a lot vocal atheists we are not distracted we become those people we can trust we don't have Jesus to look at we don't really believe we push God away we won't believe witnesses word to delve into work workshop wouldn't let themselves trust youth]
  • Mar 27, 2016We Belong
    Mar 27, 2016
    We Belong
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    March 27, 2016. Pastor Penny talks about Jesus appearing after his resurrection to Mary Magdalene, calling her by name and letting her know that she still belonged, and relates it to the Easter message that reminds us of God's promise and how it can be carried out through us to redeem the world in love.
  • 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 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 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 10, 2016Baptism By Fire
    Jan 10, 2016
    Baptism By Fire
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    Pastor Penny, January 10, 2016
  • Dec 24, 2015Breaking In
    Dec 24, 2015
    Breaking In
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    Pastor Penny, December 24, 2015
  • Nov 29, 2015Joy Amidst Distress
    Nov 29, 2015
    Joy Amidst Distress
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    Pastor Penny, November 29, 2015