“LIVE: FROM THE TREEHOUSE (a meditation on Psalm 52.8)”

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Psalm 52: 8

LIVE: FROM THE TREEHOUSE (a meditation on Psalm 52.8)

 

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The New Normal

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The idea of patience and doubting that things will go back to normal.  What does the new normal look like?  When we go back can we embrace what we once called Normal?  It will be interesting to explore the new reality when we get back and wonder if normal ever existed.

John 20: 19-31

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Lenten Take-Ons: The 10 Commandments Part 5: Protecting Life

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Easter Sunday

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Lenten Take-Ons: The 10 Commandments Part 5: Protecting Life

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Lenten TakeOn’s: The 10 Commandments Part 6: Desire

Part 6 in our Lenten Series. Commandments 7, 8 and 10 speak to our interpersonal relationships and boundaries. The 10th summarizes those preceding but focuses on the heart and not simply actions. It also relates back to the first commandment and the desire of our hearts. (We see something of the heart of God as we think about Jesus’ ride into Jerusalem).

Exodus 20: 14-15, 17

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Lenten Take-Ons: The 10 Commandments Part 5: Protecting Life

God’s concern that humans seek to preserve and protect life is seen in the 6th 9th commandments. Rather than simply being prohibitive of negative behavior, they also call us to use words and actions to build one another and to increase
life.

Exodus 20: 13

Exodus 20: 16

Lenten Take-Ons: The 10 Commandments Part 5: Protecting Life

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Honoring your Parents

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Part 3: The Sabbath Rest

The main commandment is not simply about rest.  Sabbath is linked to creation, freedom from oppression, and above all God’s authority.  In resting from our own work, we are reminded that we are not in control, but that GOD IS!  Isn’t that a relief?  What’s in your Sabbath?

Exodus 20: 8-11

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Part 2: A Jealous God

Part 2 in our Lenten series.  God doesn’t tolerate human created images or IDEAS that reduce God to less than God is.

Exodus 20:4-7

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Part 1: No Other Gods

This morning we are beginning a new sermon series I’ll call:  “Lenten Take-On’s:  The 10 Commandments.” Instead of thinking about what we might consider ‘giving up’ for Lent, how about we think about ‘taking on’ a study of this Biblical Top 10 List!  This morning we will think together about the context of the commandments, a potential significance of the order, and the VERY important significance of having no other gods.  This series will be dovetail with Sunday Seminar discussions on the 10 commandments as well, as per the request last Spring when we evaluated our programming…and will be an update to ‘upgrade’ our perceptions of those ancient tablets.

Lenten Take-Ons: The 10 Commandments
Part 1: No Other Gods

Exodus 20:1-7

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Displacement Activity

Introducing Pastor Karen Chamis

Have you ever had a very pressing matter to attend to or discuss with others but you instead find yourself engaged in a 45 minute conversation about what color to paint the bathroom door in the narthex?  This in essence is displacement activity.  How easy it is for us to get distracted from our central call – to love God with our whole being, and our neighbors as ourselves.

Matthew 17: 1-9

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