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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Oct 14, 2018 - Daniel 6:10-13 - Prayer as Resistance

October 15, 2018

Sermon from Sunday morning.

Thoughts and prayers gets a bad rap...sometimes fairly...sometimes not. For some it's a way of eschewing responsibility...but for Daniel, prayer directly confronts the powers. What is the role of prayer for people of faith in the world today?

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Oct 7, 2018 - Jeremiah 20:10-16 - Faithfulness and Brokenness

October 7, 2018

Sermon from this morning

If you ever thought you had to be happy and all together to be a person of faith...you haven't met the Prophet Jeremiah (the Weeping Prophet). Jeremiah is called by God to speak a word in a difficult time and place and though he did trust God to be with him, he also goes through a lot of personal stuff. Jeremiah is not afraid or ashamed to speak to the heights of his delight and the depths of his despair. As we come to the Table we, too, bring both our faithfulness and our Brokenness. Be you and give it all to God who loves you and welcomes you.

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Sep 30, 2018 - Numbers 11 - Bonnie Osei-Frimpong

October 4, 2018

Sermon delivered at our joint World Communion service by the Director of NBA Xplor, Bonnie Osei-Frimpong. We were blessed to hear her encouraging and challenging message about moving forward even if we know not where we are going.

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Sep 23, 2018 - Isaiah 6:1-8 - My Call and a Kickball

September 24, 2018

My sermon from Sunday morning.

Last Sunday we celebrated my 10th anniversary at the Mantua Center Christian Church and I took that time to share a little bit about my personal call story and my call to Mantua Center. We have been abundantly blessed to serve this wonderful community for the last 10 years and I wanted to take time to give thanks.

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Sep 16, 2018 - Esther 4:10-17 - Find Courage in the Pause

September 16, 2018

Esther is a wonderful story of a young woman who makes an incredibly brave decision. There comes a point in time we need to go from fear to courage...but how do we do it?

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Sep 2, 2018 - 1 Kings 10:1-5 - Solomon and Makeda

September 2, 2018

Sermon from this morning

How much did the Queen of Sheba make an impact on Solomon? What is the connection between questions and wisdom? What is the role of questions in our Journey of faith? How many questions did Jesus ask in the gospel? What do Makeda and Solomon have to teach us?

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Aug 26, 2018 - Baptism Homily

August 26, 2018

Baptism Homily on a beautiful Sunday when seven children of God were baptized in water and Spirit.

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Aug 19, 2018 - 1 Samuel 17 - Sling and a Prayer

August 19, 2018

Sermon from this morning on David and Goliath.

David & Goliath, Ancient Slingers, Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch... How do we deal with the giants in our lives? Maybe take a Sling and a Prayer....

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Aug 12, 2018 - 1 Samuel 16:1-7 - What do you see first?

August 12, 2018

When you look at people, neighborhoods, the world around you...what do you see first?

When Samuel was looking for the one he was to anoint as King...what did he see first? What does God see first? Why does it matter?

Does what we see first say something about who we are?

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