Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Church as the Extension of Jesus’ Story (1 Peter 2:4-12)

Last week we were looking at the question of how do we each as individuals put into practice the teachings of Jesus. Today we’re changing gears only slightly. We’re going to come at the same question from a different angle. … Continue reading

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Announcing our Upcoming Preaching Series

Starting Sunday, September 8th we will be taking a walk through Paul’s Letter to the Philippians. This letter covers a vast array of themes and contains some of the most well known “memory verses” of Paul’s letters. But do those … Continue reading

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Imitating Christ in the Here and Now (Eph. 4:31-5:2)

This past Sunday we dipped back into the suggestion jar. Two very similar requests came in, which likely means I really had to do this one. But basically the request was how do we actually take the teachings of Jesus … Continue reading

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A (sort of) Book Review: “Jesus Have I Loved, But Paul?”

I just recently picked up J.R. Daniel Kirk’s Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul?” A Narrative Approach to the Problem of Pauline Christianity. (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2011). Given my usual reading habits, I usually require a long time to get … Continue reading

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How We Do It: A Sermon on Acts 6 and Church Leadership

I read this funny one liner this week: “Many people want to serve God, but usually only in an advisory capacity.” Most of us would say we want to serve God, but when we look around the church, sometimes it … Continue reading

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