Sermon for 08/29/2021 – “To Whom Can We Go?”

John 6:56-69 In the series, “Everlasting life: Now and Forever By Rev. Becky Schofield Motter When I was in seminary at Duke, there was one day that the building was all a buzz about an article published in the school newspaper. The headline read something to the effect that Christians are Cannibals and the article

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Sermon for 06/27/2021 – “The Touch of Jesus”

THE TOUCH OF JESUS                                         6/27/21 MARK 5: 21-43 By Pastor Cathy Davis, Associate Pastor for Pastoral Care           How many of you over this past year during the pandemic has missed being able to shake

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Sermon for 03/07/2021 – “Again and Again, We are Shown the Way”

1 Corinthians 1:18-25; John 2:13-22 In the series “Again & Again” Prayer: Creator God, We don’t just want to listen. We want to hear you. We want to read scripture aloud and know that you are as close as you have always been. We want to read scripture aloud and feel your word resonating inside our bones. We

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Sermon for 02/21/2021 – “Again & Again, God Meets Us”

Genesis 9:8-17; Mark 1:9-15 In the series “Again & Again” I was a child in Sunday school when I first heard the story of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness. My teacher, Mabel Hall, was a grandmotherly woman with gray hair neatly done, glasses, a nice dress (she never wore pants), and a strong, floral-scented perfume.

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Sermon for 02/14/2021 – “But Only Jesus”

Mark 9:2-9 Concluding the series “Follow Me!” It was not a strange thing for the men to take a hike. Climbing mountains was something they did together from time to time. Sometimes their Rabbi-Teacher took the whole group; sometimes only a few would go. They didn’t expect to be gone long; maybe an afternoon, or

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Sermon for 05/03/2020 – “Jesus Heals Legion: The Unraveling of the Mind”

Mark 5:1-20 In the series “Unraveled: Seeking God when our Plans Fall Apart” Click here for sermon reflection questions As the coronavirus pandemic has unfolded in our country, life as we knew it has hit pause. We’ve experienced travel restrictions, stay-at-home orders, school closings, work closings, church closings, and social distancing, which have worked together

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Sermon for 03/15/2020 – “Well, Actually …”

In the series: “Heart-to-Heart Talks” John 4:4-42 By Rev. Becky Schofield Motter We have come to week three of Lent and our series Heart-to-Heart Talks. The last two weeks we have seen Jesus in two very different situations: an encounter with Satan and a heart to heart conversation with Nicodemus. We have contemplated temptation and

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Sermon for 03/08/2020 – “Hush-Hush”

John 3:1-17 In the series “Heart-to-Heart Talks” Back in the last century, the Chevy Nova was a relatively successful American car for many years. Encouraged by sales in the U.S., Chevy began to market the Nova throughout the world. Unfortunately, the Nova did not sell well in Mexico and other Latin American countries. The company

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Sermon for 02/09/2020 – “Love the Ones You Hate”

“Love the Ones You Hate” Matthew 5:38-48 In the series “Upside Down: A Different Way of Living” Jesus said, “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy’” (Matt 5:43).  You may have heard this saying of Jesus in the news this week, specifically lifted up at the National Prayer Breakfast

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Sermon for 01/26/2020 – “You Can Change Your World”

Matthew 5:13-20 In the series “Upside Down: A Different Way of Living” A Chinese Christian told a missionary once, “I have learned to quote the entire Sermon on the Mount by memory.” And then he did it perfectly. The missionary said, “That’s wonderful. How did you do it?”  The Christian told him, “I spent the

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