spiritual formation

Sunday afternoon baptism

At our pot luck on Sunday afternoon, many in the congregation gathered to celebrate Taylor and Jacob’s upcoming nuptials with gifts, and to rejoice with Doug Christie on his baptism.  Here’s a video of the baptism:

 

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Biblical Messages

Denied!

Preachers often take a passage like John 18.15-18, 25-27 and tell us, “Don’t do that!” They’re right, of course, but how can we put a positive spin on this?  What lesson can we learn from Peter’s denial that will encourage us in our faith?  Listen, or watch, and find out.

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Biblical Messages

Two Christmas Gifts

Jesus is the gift, as we say at Christmas, but he brought with him two gifts that are also xmas as a childfor us.  We learn about them in John 1.6-14.  Have a listen, or watch the Facebook Live feed below (no account needed).  And yes, that’s me at a young age pictured.

 

 

 

 

 

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Biblical Messages

SONGS OF L(AM)ENT: Cleft For Me

What does it mean to be hiding in the cleft of the Rock?  In this message, I draw the parallels between the hymn “Rock of Ages” and the story of Elijah on Mount Sinai in 1 Kings 19.1-18.  Give a listen, or watch it on the church’s Facebook page (for which you don’t need a Facebook account).

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Biblical Messages

SONGS OF L(AM)ENT: My chains fell off

Today’s message focused on Romans 8.1-17 and the Charles Wesley classic hymn, “And can it be”.  Have a listen below, or check out the video on our church Facebook page.

 

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BEING THE CHURCH: No Turning Back

The last part of Paul’s final letter, 2 Timothy, might be of the sort where you might say, with Brother Maynard in this Monty Python clip, “Skip a little, brother.”  But as we find out in this message, it’s worth paying attention to for the life of the church!

Have a listen to this message based on 2 Timothy 4.9-22.

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Biblical Messages

BEING THE CHURCH: Today, Two Thousand Years Ago

There are some prophetic words in the Bible, and there are words that seem prophetic but simply reflect the reality of the time they were written.  What we see in 2 Timothy 3.1-9 reflects a little of both.  The apostle Paul was writing about his own time, in the first century, but his words sure seem like the reflect our own day!

You can listen to this message based on Revelation 3.14-22 and 2 Timothy 3.1-9 here:

 

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