Dec 16, 2018 - Luke 1:46-56 - The God-bearer

December 16, 2018

Mary is the only one who stayed with Jesus his whole life, yet she is invisible to many people...are there other invisible ones in history and even with us now? Are there those who wonder if they are welcome to come see Jesus? Mary's Magnificat helps us reflect on such questions...

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Dec 9, 2018 - Romans 12:13-21 - Risking Peace

December 9, 2018

Sermon from this morning

Paul said, "If at all possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all"...what does he mean?

We all long for the peaceable kin-dom where the lion lays down with the lamb...but sometimes the lamb isn't so sure how this might go.

Peace is a challenge. Peace is hard. Peace is risky.

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Dec 2, 2018 - 1 Peter 1:13-16 - Someone is Coming

December 2, 2018

Someone is coming to you this Advent season...in and through them will be revealed the One we are waiting for. Will you recognize him? Will you see her? Will you make room?

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Nov 25, 2018 - Personal Testimony - Valeria Bejar

November 26, 2018

This morning we hear a personal testimony and story of gratitude from our Xplor Resident Valeria Bejar.

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Nov 25, 2018 - FULL SERVICE

November 25, 2018

Full Thanksgiving Service with our Xplor Residents--Isaac, Katherine, and Valeria serving. So blessed to hear Val's personal testimony.

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Nov 18, 2018 - Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 - Just the Way It Is

November 18, 2018

Sermon from this morning

The book of Ecclesiastes is all about realism. It's not Rosy tinted and it's not defeatist...but it is what it is. There are seasons of chaos and turmoil, joy and celebration, and everywhere in between...but too often we just chase after the wind when coping with the ups and downs of life. Instead of chasing after the wind, we need to invest our lives in the things that endure...

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Nov 11, 2018 - Micah 6 & 7 - What is the Limit?

November 11, 2018

Sermon from this morning

Josh forgot his lunch and it put me in a parenting and existential crisis...consequences or forgiveness? Accountability or grace?

The prophets help us wrestle with the nature of God's relationship with us...conditional or unconditional? Both?

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Nov 4, 2018 - Acts 2 - Christian in Name Only?

November 8, 2018

All Saints Sermon

What does it mean to be "Christian" in name only? How do we continue the legacy of saints in the past, building a Christ-like community?

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Oct 28, 2018 - Amos 2 & 5 - Pulling Closer

October 29, 2018

Sermon from Sunday

The Prophet Amos challenges the people of God to prioritize the caring of the immigrant, the poor, the widow OVER the pious acts of worship. We are called to pull closer to the hurting, rather than "push the afflicted away." This was a challenge in Amos' time and our time.

What are some example of people being pushed out today? What is so hard about drawing closer? What does the life & ministry of Jesus teach us about pulling closer? Do I have to do it alone?

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Oct 21, 2018 - Jonah 2:7-10 - Gift of Dry Land

October 21, 2018

Sermon from this morning

Jonah receives God's grace and forgiveness with the gift of Dry Land...now what? Does this experience transform his heart and mind to extend God's love in the world? Or does it...well....do nothing much?

What do WE do with the gift of dry land?

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