Sermon for Sunday July 17, 2014 – How Plants and Faith Grow

Sometimes God puts us on hold. His silence is deafening. Believe it or not, there’s only one example of Jesus brushing someone off in the Gospels, and in the end, He is astounded by her great faith. This Sunday, we dig into the amazing faith of a Canaanite woman who just won’t let Jesus go no matter how silent He seems to be, and discover what to do when God puts us on hold…(Matthew 15:21-28.)

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Sermon for Sunday June 29, 2014 – Living Completely

I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for St. Peter. The impulsive one. The one who’s always and forever jumping out of boats. Who talks a big game, but when the chips are down becomes brutally aware of his painfully incomplete love. This Sunday, we look at how the complete and total love of Jesus not only Covers us, but also Calls us with the promise that we don’t need to be complete ourselves. We live in the Completeness of Christ Jesus. (John 21:15-20)

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Sermon for Sunday June 8, 2014 – Surviving Doubt

Click the Player button to hear the sermon from June 8, 2014 I would love to have been on the receiving end of Jesus’ question to the two Emmaus disciples. “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your heart?” (Luke 24:38). Where would you like to start, beloved Savior? The truth is, doubts are normal – a common by-product of a faith full of paradoxes. In fact, God often uses our seasons of doubt to train us for a faith beyond our belief in our idealized Jesus who, incidentally is quite different from the Jesus of Scripture. This Sunday, we talk about how God shapes us through doubt, and discover the difference between belief and faith (Acts 2:21).

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