Deep and Wide

***[For audio only, select the headphones icon above the video on the right side]*** Immediately following the episode in Egypt in the narrative of Genesis, we find Abram and Sarai journeying back to Canaan. After arriving, Abram revisits a familiar site and then is plunged into another form of family tension, this time with his […]

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Things Head South

***[For audio only, select the headphones icon above the video on the right side]*** In the midst of a famine, Abram takes his wife Sarai to Egypt. For his protection, he poses as her brother rather than her husband. Because of Sarai’s great beauty, Pharoah takes interest and intends to take her as his wife. […]

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Altars Calling

***[For audio only, select the headphones icon above the video on the right side]*** Abram begins his journey from Harran to Canaan, and he does so at age 75. At this age, who is ready to take on a new adventure full of questions and risks?!? Trusting in God, Abram journeys into the land God […]

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Blessing Upon Blessing

***[For audio only, select the headphones icon above the video on the right side]*** When God speaks to Abram in Genesis 12, it is the first time God has spoken to mankind in the Genesis narrative since he spoke with Noah! Within these important words, God issues Abram a challenging command and then gives him […]

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Where Do You Come From, Where Do You Go?

Where do you come from? It’s a question all of us must deal with. What does your ancestry look like? What about your grandparents, parents and siblings? Your hometown? All of these things influence and shape who we become. It only makes sense that is also true for Abraham, the Old Testament patriarch of the […]

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Losing Jesus

Pastor Pete discusses the role that our feelings have in our faith. He then compares the experience of Joseph and Mary “losing” Jesus in the second chapter of Luke to what we may experience in our own faith walk or in those close to us.

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Happy Birthday Jesus

On Christmas Day 2016, we discuss what Jesus’ birth-date might have looked like, based on the fact that he was a surprise pregnancy for a young, unmarried girl. And, we also wonder what some of his early birthdays might have looked like for him and his family. Using Scripture as our guide, we remember that […]

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Fullness of Joy

One of the most popular Christmas songs is “Joy to the World.” In 1 John 1, we read that sharing about the truth of Jesus, and our experience with him, is a way to make our joy “complete.” This sermon focuses on the joy that can be seen when we look deeply into the themes […]

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Love Really Matters

We live in a world that seems, especially during the holiday season, highly interested in the concept of love. However, our world is also increasingly resistant to the idea of God. This sermon explores the connection between the love of God and the baby in the manger. If Jesus really is “from the beginning” and […]

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Fellowship with God is Possible

One of the purposes for 1 John, stated in the opening verses, is fellowship. The words of this book, and especially the ones describing Jesus, are intended to bring Christians into fellowship with one another as well as into fellowship with God. We often see God as a deity who wants to be believed in […]

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