Sermons from January 2018

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Open Ended

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Reading: Daniel 7:1-14 Dear Friends, The story of God is big and open ended.  His story always has been and always will be.  It is bigger than any story ever.  But – it’s interesting – we often tell closed stories.  Stories that had a beginning … and an end.  And we tell those like they […]

Open Story

Reading: Joshua 2:1-16 Dear Friends, There once was a time in my life…. Rahab had a story.  The spies had a story.  The story is really about God.  Today is simple. We get to consider God’s story in our life and one easy way to share it.  We’ll also  consider how to go deeper with […]

Open Arms

Reading: Jonah 1:1-4; 3:1-5 Dear Friends, You know?  Sometimes negative examples are helpful.  That’s the case today.  Today we look at a prophet that is totally closed off.  He’s closed off to the word of the Lord.  He’s closed off to people.  He’s closed off to the work of God.  What happens?  Well – he […]

Open Lives

Reading: Hosea 1:1-3 Dear Friends, What is more powerful?  A faith filled life or a faith filled sermon? We could debate that all day but Hosea?  He gets to do both.  His life is messy and uncomfortable.  His message is sharp but necessary. Through his life and his message he invites the people (and us!) […]

Who’s Gonna Believe?

Reading: Isaiah 52:7-12 Dear Friends, Nobody’s ever gonna believe this.  The  Christmas story is full of unbelievable moments.  Isaiah 52-53 is filled with unbelievable promises and work of God.  What would 2018 look like if we stood up and said “I’m gonna believe in an unbelievable God.” Peace, Pastor Dave