Living Grace Fully

  The theme for this week is living grace fully which encourages us to move through the world with more thoughtfulness and kindness.  The message below is again taken from the Revised Common Lectionary.  Ex. 14:19-31 and Ps. 114 tell the story of the parting of the Red Sea, and we can see how recognizing God’s grace...

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Putting On the Lord

      (Adapted from the Revised Common Lectionary for 9/6/20) Fulfilling the Law Through Love Rom 13:8 Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. 9 For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall...

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  Knowing God, Knowing Self – Part III

                                                     Knowing God, Knowing Self – Part III         In what other ways do we learn to experience God?  Benner suggests that we practice finding God in everyday life.  None of us is truly self-made.  If all of our life is the gift of God, then so is our identity. ...

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  Nosce te Ipsum (Know Thyself)

                                                             Nosce te Ipsum (Know Thyself)         “Who Am I?” This self-imposed question erupts from deep within every human soul.  While not every person may express the same degree of angst at every phase of his/her life, the way that we go about life casting ourselves in a certain role and presenting...

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The Beauty of the Lord

Steve Schantz – July 11th, 2020      If you could ask the Lord for just one thing, what would it be?  Solomon famously asked the Lord for wisdom.  But his father, King David, a man after God’s own heart, asked the Lord for one thing in Psalm 27:4.  It wasn’t for good...

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