Sermon: Martha, Martha, Martha

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“Martha, Martha, Martha”

(July 21, 2019) This perpetually challenging text features two sisters– one who is doing all the work, and one who is just sitting there! You’ll never guess which one Jesus praises. But why exactly does he critique Martha, when she is doing the work and service to which she has been called? (Isaiah 58:1-9Luke 10:38-42)

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Sermon: As Yourself

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“As Yourself”

(July 14, 2019) Jesus tells us, “Love your neighbor as yourself”—but what if you don’t love yourself? How do we begin with compassion for ourselves, and love ourselves as we love our neighbors? (As we read Luke 10:25-37, I invited people to imagine themselves in the role of the person in need of compassion)

Sermon: Free to Be

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“Free to Be”

(July 7, 2019) What does it mean that “Jesus sets us free?” From what are we set free? What if we don’t feel that we are free from the sorrow or pain or despair? (Galatians 5:1, 13-25)

Sermon: Look Up

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“Look Up”

(June 30, 2019) What happens when God asks the impossible? In this ever-challenging text, God asks Abraham to be prepared to sacrifice his son, Isaac. Our reaction to this is so visceral, so horrified, that this alone should tell us something about God and about ourselves. (Genesis 22:1-14)