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August 2, 2020 Worship

SERMON TOPIC – Vineyard Landowner – (Matthew 20:1-16) Bob Schwartz was the owner of a mid size trucking firm in Chicago. Each year at Christmas time, Bob had given his employees and drivers a bonus which was based on the company’s profit and the employees’ time on the job. One Christmas time, he decided to give everyone […]

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July 26, 2020 Worship

SERMON TOPIC – Faith in Storms of Life – (Matthew 14:22-33) In today’s Gospel lesson, we see Jesus who dismissed the crowds after feeding 5,000 people. Then, he told the disciples, “Get in the boat and cross the sea into the other side. I’ll join you later.” So, the disciples set sail, and Jesus retreated to […]

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July 12, 2020 Worship

SERMON TOPIC – The Kingdom of Heaven – (Matthew 13:31-33, 44-46) In today’s gospel lesson, we see a series of Jesus’ parables—which are all about the kingdom of Heaven. When we examine these parables, we find there is something uncommon in each of the parables. Some questions naturally arise from each of them. Let’s think about […]

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July 5, 2020 Worship

SERMON TOPIC – The Parable of the Sower – (Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23) Today’s story from Matthew is a familiar story. We all know this story well. Perhaps we’ve heard it hundreds of times throughout our lives. As we hear this short story, the parable of Jesus, you may think, immediately, ‘What kind of soil am I?’ […]

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June 28, 2020 Worship

SERMON TOPIC – Tearing the Family Apart – (Luke 12:49-56) Today’s gospel lesson is one of those difficult passages in the Bible—somewhat odd to understand. It doesn’t seem to make much sense of. Jesus says, Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. From now on there will […]

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June 21, 2020 Worship

SERMON TOPIC – Show Me Your Glory! – (Exodus 33:12-23) When it comes to the Christian faith, we would all like certainties, wouldn’t we? Yes, it’s especially true when we are going through difficult times in life—just like where we are now with what we’ve been through—Covid 19 pandemic, struggling economy, ongoing racial injustice and conflict […]

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June 14, 2020 Worship

SERMON TOPIC – Talitha Cum! – (Mark 5:21-43) A business executive became depressed. Things were not going well at work, and he was bringing his problems home with him every night. Every evening, he would eat his dinner in silence, shutting out his wife and five-year-old daughter. Then, he would go into the den and read […]

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June 7, 2020 Worship

SERMON TOPIC – Solidarity With the Oppressed – (Luke 4:14-21) Following his baptism and temptation in the wilderness, Jesus, who is filled with the power of the Spirit, returns to the region of Galilee. Then, he goes to Sabbath worship in his hometown of Nazareth, to the synagogue where he grew up and worshipped. And as […]

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May 31, 2020 Worship

SERMON TOPIC – Hope in God – (Romans 8:18-27) Today is Pentecost Sunday. Each year on this special Sunday we hear the amazing story of Pentecost described in the book of Acts 2. It’s the story of the Holy Spirit which was depicted as a stormy wind and tongues of fire, filling each and every person […]

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