Sermons by Rev. Sam Duren

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Nov. 25, 2018: “Not From This World”

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When Jesus encounters Pontius Pilate it’s the first time he collides with a truly distinct culture from that of Judaism. But it is this meeting that revealed the universal nature of Jesus’ ministry, kingdom, and truth. Come explore the ways that God’s kingdom is not from this world and why that’s a good thing!

Nov. 18, 2018: “Lifted From the Ash Heap”

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Jesus’ words in Mark paint a scary picture of apocalyptic fashion, but they are actually words of hope. Sometimes it is only after the tough days that something new and beautiful can be born. Hannah’s song is a wonderful testimony of her experiencing this very truth. Her song interprets the callous world through her own […]

Nov. 4, 2018: “An Act of True Love”

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Ruth had every reason to abandon Naomi. She could have gone back to her family, to her home town. She could have started over. Ruth chose to stay and exhibit an act of true love. Together we’ll explore the calling of divine love and how it breaks down boundaries.

Oct. 28, 2018: “Jesus Stood Still”

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What could be so compelling, so important that it would cause Jesus to stop in his tracks on the way to Jerusalem? Apparently a blind beggar. It’s time that we all look around and start seeing the orld around us. Chances are there is something worth standing still for!

Oct. 21, 2018: “The Upside-Down Kingdom”

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Have you ever spent an afternoon shopping at a used bookstore? If so, then you probably got a crick in your neck. The only way to read all those titles is to turn your head sideways. Jesus has this affect as well, turning the world upside down so that you have to flip over to […]

Oct. 14, 2018: “One Last Thing”

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The story of the rich young ruler speaks to us all, regardless of our age, social status, or wealth. This man was holding some-thing back, he was holding something higher than the kingdom. Let’s explore what our “one last thing” might be, and how we can let it go.

October 7, 2018: “An Exact Imprint”

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On October seventh we will explore what it means when the writer of Hebrews calls Jesus the exact imprint of God. What are the ramifications of Jesus’ ministry for our lives and for the world? Join us on the first Sunday of October and we’ll figure it out together.