Archive for October, 2006

The Danger of Religion

Sunday, October 29th, 2006

This sermon continues our series on “the kingdom of God”.

Jesus tells a parable that compares God’s realm to a great dinner party. And the story has a shocking twist — you’ll be amazed at who attends the party, and who’s left out.

 
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Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall

Sunday, October 22nd, 2006

What image do you see when you imagine God?

Images are powerful things. We may say that we understand God to be a God of love and grace, but do we hold on to images of a judgmental, distant, critical God? Are our images more “bully” than “loving creator”?

This sermon looks at some (perhaps surprising) images that are given to us in scripture.

 
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Radical Makeover

Sunday, October 15th, 2006

We’re continuing our series on “The Kingdom of God”, a term which refers to “any place, any space, where God rules.”

In today’s scripture, Jesus invites us to look at the world from a radically different perspective — one of inclusion and grace, which is certainly not the way the world usually works.

Want to be part of God’s great movement to transform this world? Listen as we explore how that’s done.

 
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Joy at Midnight

Sunday, October 8th, 2006

We’re continuing to study “The Kingdom of God”, a term which refers to “any place, any space, where God rules.”

Is there any place in your life today where you feel defeated, a victim of circumstances, awaiting the inevitable?

If so, this week’s service is for you.

We look at two gospel passages — a parable, and a healing story — that can give us profound insight for allowing God’s power in to the places where we feel most defeated.

 
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The Secret of Success

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

This sermon continues our series on “The Kingdom of God”, a term which refers to “any place, any space, where God rules.” it was Jesus’ mission — and should be ours — to usher in the Kingdom of God. “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as in Heaven.”

So if that’s our goal, we’d better get really clear on what a space looks like when God becomes ruler. In two parables examined in this sermon, Jesus sketches a picture for us so that we will know what kind of changes should be going for in ourselves, our families, our workplaces, our churches, our world.

 
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