God Moves…to the Cross

Palm Sunday

Luke 23:1-49

(portions:  I will read do put all this Scripture in the PPT)     God Moves…to the Cross       All the movement of Jesus’ earthly life have pointed to and led in one direction:  to the cross.  How may our lives point to this reality as we attempt to grasp the agony of what Christ went through for love!     God on the Move:  A Lenten Sermon Series Part 6:  God Moves…to the Cross

 

 

April 14, 2019

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God Moves Us…to Empty Ourselves

Lenten Series Part 5: God Moves Us…to Empty Ourselves

John 12.1-8

As Jesus was anointed by Mary, the scent of sacrifice lingered.  The hope is that is would linger still as we pour out ourselves for Jesus.       God on the Move:  A Lenten Sermon Series Part 5:  God Moves Us…to Empty Ourselves

 

 

April 7, 2019

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God Moves… down the road

Lenten Series Part 4: God Moves…down the road

Luke 15.1-3, 11b-32  

God is always running to meet us, even when we have turned from his grace and good care and promised presence.         God on the Move:  A Lenten Sermon Series Part 4:  God Moves…down the Road

 

March 31, 2019

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God Moves… over the Fence

Lenten Series Part 3: God Moves…over the Fence

Luke 13.1-9

Instead of gazing at the grass on the other side of the fence, Jesus brings us back to focus on the realities that will bring change and growth in our own backyard.  The grass is not greener on the other side of the fence.  The grass is greener where it’s watered.    God on the Move:  A Lenten Sermon Series Part 3:  God Moves…over the fence

 

 

March 24, 2019

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God Moves… past all Obstacles

Lenten Series Part 2: God Moves… past all Obstacles

Luke 13:31-35

Peter and Robin Knapp will share some of their experience with this theme with their work with Wycliff Ministries. This sermon series “God Moves…past all obstacles.”  is based on Luke 13.31-35.

Sam Dance will speak briefly and introduce Peter & Robin as they speak about how Jesus won’t let Herod’s threats or the people’s opposition keep him from fulfilling his loving purposes. This will also tie in to Peter & Robin’s piece in the service about how obstacles or oppositions didn’t keep them from fulfilling  their Mission and how they sensed God’s leading them.

God on the Move:  A Lenten Sermon Series Part 2:  God Moves…passed all Obstacles

 

 

March 17, 2019

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God on the Move

Lenten Series Part 1: God Moves…Into the Wilderness

Luke 4.1-13

This morning we will begin a 7-week sermon series that will explore the reality of how Jesus’s earthly ministry was one of moving from place to place, and in the process, how he also moved through every part of human experience. We will think together about how as Jesus moved, so too are we called to move…to grow and change, because as Jesus-Followers, we cannot stay the same.

Part 1:
Will Willimon claims that “temptation is a function of hunger” and I think he’s right because when Satan enters the story and tries to woo Jesus to the ‘dark side’ this seems to be his main theme. “If you are really God,” says Satan, “make bread, minister to their hunger, because that’s really the object of their worship…the real reason they fall in their knees, finger their rosaries, put their dollars in the plate, wear big wooden or beautiful gold crosses around their necks…. bread! They think you are the source of their prosperity!”
Like it or not Satan is right…and in the wilderness, the dry parts of lives, those wild barren places, are often where our “hunger” on many levels intensifies…they are opportune times for the wiles of Satan to tap those hungers that are not Godly. The God news is Jesus is able to resist temptation in the wilderness and he will just go ahead and be God…no matter what. God on the Move: A Lenten Sermon Series Part 1: God Moves…into the Wilderness

 

 

 

 

 

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It’s Good for Us to Be Here

Luke 9:28-43 

There’s something in that story of heaven touching earth 2000 years ago that offers something no other story can.  And maybe I’ve been too hard on Peter.  Maybe he sensed that…or that beyond the ‘magic’ as it were there was something real that enchanted him…that made him want to linger…maybe there’s nothing wrong with lingering awhile with God…or better the one who is named BELOVED…the one who gives us new name too.  (See Rev. 2)

 

 

 

 

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On Seeing What’s in Front of Us… (and what isn’t!)

Genesis 45:3-11,15   

Call it divine coincidence…some call it serendipity, or divine synchronicity.  The reality is:  a lot can be found (or better discovered) when we are searching for something.  There’s a lot more to the story of Joseph than his coat of many colors.

February 24, 2019

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“In the name of Jesus Christ, Go to Hell!”

Two authors offer this as a different approach for the passing of the peace…all in keeping with the call of this passage of Scripture and ‘the hell’ that Jesus immersed himself into time and time again.  Where might be the hell we are being called to immerse ourselves in, in the name of Jesus.

Luke 6:17-26   

 

 

 

 

February 17, 2019

 

 

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And The Greatest Of These Is Love

We welcome Floyd Duger
Many of you already know the Love Chapter. You most likely included it in your wedding. Remember Love is Patient and Kind…etc. Yes, this is the Love Chapter. This is a sermon we need to bookmark and return to frequently. Let’s not wait too long to bring someone flowers. Too long to say I love you. Too long to “get together” sometime. It may be the last time this moment will be possible.  Enjoy this sermon.
Thank you Floyd. Your sermon was the epitome of Doug miller’s life.

Mark 12:23-34 1 Corinthians 13

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