June 24, 2018
Moses first says, "Here I am" then once he finds out its God speaking to him through the Burning Bush he says, "Who am I?" But...for what reason?
Perhaps it's feelings of worthiness...but perhaps he wonders if it's his fight to fight. If it doesn't directly affect us, do we feel like we have to get involved? This is an important question in our day and time as the church wonders about getting involved or not meddling in other people's affairs. So church...what's it going to be?
June 3, 2018
This morning sermon about Baby Moses and the extraordinary women of God who helped in the redemption of God's people.
2 different stories about babies floating down river?
What does it mean for the church to go upstream?
What is the difference between charity and justice?
May 27, 2018
In this sermon, Mary Taylor reminds us that this Sunday is a transition Sunday in the liturgical calendar, we also have many transitions in our lives. She reminds us that God is with us through all of it
May 20, 2018
Have you ever had something amazing...but didn't know what you had? For many of us the Holy Spirit is a nebulous "other", but the Spirit is still at work today in you and in me and in the church. What gifts has the Holy Spirit given you for ministry today?
May 14, 2018
Melissa is one of our Xplor Residents this year and brought her home church worship style to Mantua Center Christian Church. She is from San Benito, TX and goes to FCC Raymondville where her mom Rosie is the pastor. Here worship songs, prayers, and poetry as we celebrate moms and experience a new way to worship.
May 6, 2018
The story of Joseph made me think of Darth Vader, our complicated lives, and forgiveness. Forgiveness isn't always as easy as 1,2,3. Repentance can be just as hard. The story of Joseph and his brothers challenges our simple notions of forgiveness and how God is intertwined with it all.
April 29, 2018
Some petty squabbles between siblings led to one of the most horrible acts in Scripture. Joseph was thrown into a pit by his own brothers and sold into slavery. Unfortunately, we see today that this kind of act is not as uncommon as we would think. A conversation with Week of Compassion director Vy Nguyen gave me pause to think about how individuals and churches can make a dent in big issues around the world.
April 15, 2018
Ian Pollard offers his first sermon this morning--a powerful proclamation of God's Love for all. He uses the story of the Samaritan Woman at the Well to help us remember that EVERYONE is known and loved by Christ.
April 8, 2018
As we explore this passage we have much to learn from the rabbinical reflection and the Talmud. This passage explores the question: who should get more attention--God or a person in need? God or a stranger?
A beautiful passage to help us learn something about what it means--in church and beyond--to have Hospitality 'til it Hurts!