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The Rules of the Game Sermon Artwork
February 25, 2024
Lent 2024

The Rules of the Game

by Pastor Peter
Jesus is the Messiah that the Jews have been waiting for. But he's not anything like they expected. What is the reason for this cavernous disconnect? Could it be that the Jews don't understand the Rules of the Game they're playing?
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Repentance & Grace
February 18, 2024
Lent 2024

Repentance & Grace

by Pastor Peter
As we enter the lent season we focus on repentance, but what does that even mean, and what is its relationship to grace? In this sermon we'll look at how forgiveness and salvation work so that we can better understand what sincere repentance is.
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seeing jesus with heaven's eyes
February 11, 2024
Epiphany 2024

Seeing Jesus with Heaven’s Eyes

by Pastor Peter
The mountain of transfiguration gives us the ability to see Jesus with Heaven's eyes so that we better understand how his suffering death, his relationship to the Old Testament and our vocation as followers of Jesus.
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God on the Move
February 4, 2024
Epiphany 2024

God on the Move

by Pastor Peter
When Jesus' ministry creates a firestorm of publicity, he doesn't exploit it by staying put and leading a revival, instead, he takes the message on the road, going to where the people who need to hear it are. What can the church learn from Jesus' example? Should we stay put and wait for people to…
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New Paths with Jesus sermon artwork
January 28, 2024
Epiphany 2024

New Paths with Jesus

by Pastor Peter
Changing Views on the Law Many of the laws we read in the Old Testament seem odd to us. We don’t encourage people to put tassels on the corners of their garments. We don’t prohibit the consumption of pork. We don’t require younger brothers to marry their sisters-in-law if their older brother dies without producing…
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January 21, 2024
Epiphany 2024

The Call of the Kingdom

by Pastor Peter
The Kingdom of God takes shape in a community of people who are called by God to embody a new kind of life. In the call of Peter, Andrew James, and John--Jesus' first apostles--we see some themes that apply to our call as well. They are called, but unremarkable. God takes what they have and…
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Living as Jesus' body sermon art
January 14, 2024
Epiphany 2024

Living as Jesus’ Body

by Pastor Peter
Our culture is obsessed with human bodies (like the photos we see at the checkout at the grocery store). As the church, however, we can overcorrect and focus exclusively on the spiritual aspects of life. But while faith is something internal, it always works itself out in our actions. So we need to focus on…
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Baptism: A New Creation
January 7, 2024
Epiphany 2024

Baptism: A New Creation

by Pastor Peter
Why does Jesus get baptized, if he's sinless? He's taking a ritual that signifies repentance and transforming it, by showing that Christian repentance is a gateway to becoming a part of the new creation that God is bringing into existence. In this week's sermon, we look at the origins of baptism, and how it is…
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Love through Incarnation
December 24, 2023
Advent 2023

Love Through Incarnation

by Pastor Peter
How does God show us his love for us? He pitches his tent with us. In the incarnation, Jesus shows us how God's glory isn't about riches, wealth or power, but instead he is glorified by showing how much he loves his children. God pitches his tent with the lowest and the least. If we…
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Finding Joy in Exile
December 17, 2023
Advent 2023

Finding Joy in Exile

by Pastor Peter
While our culture tells us to pursue happiness, Christians can pursue joy instead. Joy can be a sense of well-being grounded in what God has done for us, rather than in our current circumstances. Peter tells the believers that because their salvation is assured, that they can be glad even if their current circumstances are…
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Peace with God sermon art
December 10, 2023
Advent 2023

God of Peace

by Pastor Peter
Conflict is Messy We like our stories to have clear good guys and bad guys. In real life, though, there is often moral ambiguity when conflicts are involved. So for example, we like to think that the Allies were the good guys in World War II. While Hitler was undoubtedly evil, there were things our…
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A Humble Hope Sermon Artwork
December 3, 2023
Advent 2023

A Humble Hope

by Pastor Peter
Jesus didn't appear on anybody's radar because while he was saving the world, he didn't look as grand doing it as we might expect. God does great things through the humble obedience of his people. Just as he transformed the world through Jesus' humble acts of obedience, so he continues to change the world by…
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