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This is My Father's World - SERMON

If we're only borrowing something, we should give it back to its owner in good shape. This applies to, say, clothing, toasters, cows, and . . . planets. Read the sermon here.

Added by Becky on October 6, 2019 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Put a Bow on It - SERMON

The love of money is the root of ALL kinds of evil! That love of money starts with our anxiety about not having enough for ourselves and hoarding. The best way to turn away from the love of money is to intentionally start giving gifts - every day. Read the sermon here.

Added by Becky on September 29, 2019 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Holy Cheetos! - SERMON

Sometimes God uses even things like snack-sized bags of Cheetos to make a point; in this case, those Cheetos (and the young man who had them) left me gobsmacked at a red light.  Read the sermon here.

Added by Becky on September 22, 2019 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Do I Really Have to Hate You? - SERMON

Being a Christian sure is hard! In one verse, Jesus says I must hate my brothers and sisters to follow him. Then, in an epistle it says if I hate my brothers and sisters, it's the same as murder.  Well, maybe instead of focusing on what hate means, we should focus on what it means to love. There's always a way forward when we focus on loving like God loves! Read the sermon…

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Added by Becky on September 8, 2019 at 8:12pm — No Comments

Not Again! What Do I Say THIS Time? - SERMON

Since 2010, I've had 18 "opportunities" to preach after an episode of mass gun violence. I'd ask which is more important to Americans, our individual "rights" or God's will, but I'm pretty darn sure I already know the answer. I doubt we'll be happy with the consequences in the long run. Read the sermon here.

Added by Becky on September 1, 2019 at 3:08pm — No Comments

Building a Temple for God's Chosen People - SERMON

Who are the chosen people of God? What if every group of people has been chosen by God for some unique purpose, but all have the same goal of healing Creation? If that's true, maybe we could stop trying to vanquish each other and work together as one Body. Read the sermon here.

Added by Becky on August 25, 2019 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Can We Kill Our Way to Heaven? - SERMON

In these violent days, one stream of thought advocates that more good people need to be ready to kill off the bad people in order to bring order and safety. The other stream of thought advocates that we love our enemies in particular and our neighbors in general. Which will bring the peace we all SAY we want? Read the sermon here.

Added by Becky on August 18, 2019 at 5:24pm — No Comments

Choosing the Better Part - SERMON

Only ONE thing is necessary. What is it? What does it look like when you're using it? Read the sermon here.

Added by Becky on July 21, 2019 at 10:00pm — No Comments

The Devil is on the Prowl - SERMON

Sophisticated, rational people don't usually admit to the devil being "real," but look at what's happening in so many of our society's systems today! Systems that isolate, neglect and abandon the poor and vulnerable children are surely possessed by evil. The members of the Body of Christ must cast those demons out, and God has given us the power and authority to do it. Read the sermon…

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Added by Becky on July 7, 2019 at 4:12pm — No Comments

Blast or Bless - SERMON

Disciples of Jesus: in obedience to our Savior, are we here to blast the opposition or bless the suffering? Read the sermon here.

Added by Becky on June 30, 2019 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Frolicking - SERMON

If Divine Wisdom is all about having fun, smiling, frolicking and delighting in the human race, how did religion get to be such serious business? It seems to me that to avoid heresy on Trinity Sunday, we should all go to church and get some actual frolicking done. Read the sermon here

Added by Becky on June 16, 2019 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Ubuntu - SERMON

It's our American birthright to be rugged individualists, self-made people entitled to our rights. How does that fit in with what Jesus prays for his followers to be: "perfectly one" in God? Read the sermon here.

Added by Becky on June 2, 2019 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Jesus Loves Me, This I know - SERMON

If everyone actually was convinced of that, it would change the world. How can we convince them? by being the kinds of disciples who love others as Jesus loves us. What does that entail? The first act of love is  . . . .  to listen. Read the sermon here.

Added by Becky on May 19, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Jesus Loves Me, This I know - SERMON

If everyone actually was convinced of that, it would change the world. How can we convince them? by being the kinds of disciples who love others as Jesus loves us. What does that entail? The first act of love is  . . . .  to listen. Read the sermon here.

Added by Becky on May 19, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Knock On the Door - SERMON

God has come time and again to humanity to invite us into partnership in the project of healing the world. He knocks on each of our doors to invite us to follow the way of eternal life. How shall we respond to that knock on the door? Read the sermon here.

Added by Becky on May 12, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Do You Love Me? - SERMON

In the midst of a world that wields death, we are called to join with millions of others, thousands upon thousands of people of every tongue and nation and learn together how to arise and wage God’s peace. Read the sermon here.

Added by Becky on May 5, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Alleluia From Head to Toe - SERMON

Don't spend another moment searching for the Reign of God. It's right here - in you, where God put it. GO and live it like you trust and believe that - if you actually do, you'll be An Alleluia from head to toe. Read the sermon here.

Added by Becky on April 21, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Hosanna! - SERMON

"God, save us!" That's what "hosanna" means. So, who's included in that "US"? Read the sermon here.

Added by Becky on April 7, 2019 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Renewal Works! - SERMON

If we choose to live primarily to indulge our selfish desires, what will the consequences be personally, communally, or globally? We don't have to change a thing to find out. What's the alternative? Renewal in the Spirit. Read the sermon here

Added by Becky on March 31, 2019 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Renewal Works! - SERMON

If we choose to live primarily to indulge our selfish desires, what will the consequences be personally, communally, or globally? We don't have to change a thing to find out. What's the alternative? Renewal in the Spirit. Read the sermon here

Added by Becky on March 31, 2019 at 4:54pm — No Comments

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