Sermons

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“The Shape of Resurrection Life”

Apr 5, 2015 ”The Shape of Resurrection Life” Each person’s life is a story. And truth be told, few if any of us have lived the story we’d have written for ourselves. And yet, the Resurrection of Jesus changes what is most true about everything in the world, including the story of our lives. What does a resurrection-shaped life look like? We get a glimpse of this as we consider the first person who encountered Jesus after His resurrection.

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“The One Thing Necessary”

Mar 15, 2015 “The One Thing Necessary” is part 9 in the series on Busyness.
There are a lot of things clamoring for our deepest heart and life attention. They end up dragging us away from what we most want to be about in life. What are the evidences that we’re among those being pulled away from what matters most? What does Jesus do to bring us back?

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“Giving vs. Losing Your Life”

Mar 8, 2015 “Giving vs. Losing Your Life” is part 8 in the series on Busyness.
When a high school graduate was asked what advice he’d give to an incoming freshman, he said, “Just knuckle down and get through it.” Isn’t it a pity that high school years have become so busy and stressful for students that the best they can hope for is to just “get through it”? Isn’t it a pity that so many of us live the entirety of our lives just trying to “get through it”?

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“Crazy Stressed Parent Meets Jesus”

Mar 1, 2015 “Crazy Stressed Parent Meets Jesus” is part 7 in the series on Busyness.
No one can become a parent without becoming busy. Parenting arrests our time, money and deepest hopes and fears. But why do parents seem increasingly harried, flustered, bone-weary? What do we and our children most deeply need and desire?

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“Satisfied in God’s Calling”

Feb 22, 2015 “Satisfied in God’s Calling” is part 6 in the series on Busyness.
During the Civil Rights era, when African Americans boycotted the buses to protest segregated seating, a 72 year-old African American woman was asked how tired she was having to walk everywhere. She replied…

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“Never Enough, More than Enough”

Feb 15, 2015 “Never Enough, More than Enough” is part 5 in the series on Busyness.
A significant reason so many of us live crazy busy lives is it makes us feel important, it makes our lives feel meaningful. No matter how successful we are, it’s never enough.

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“Life on a Human Scale”

Feb 8, 2015 “Life on a Human Scale” is part 4 in the series on Busyness.
There’s enormous pressure on us to live “more, more, faster, faster”. We’re constantly called to be more, do more…be extraordinary. Our high tech society gives us tools and devices that encourage the delusion that we really can live beyond even normal human constraints.

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