Kingdom of God

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Philadelphia Project Testimonies

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This past week, our youth spent time in the city of Philadelphia serving with The Philadelphia Project.  We went expecting to help others (and we did) but God had some really amazing things in store for us as well.  This week we have the opportunity to hear testimonies of what God has done and is […]

Restoring

This week we had an unfortunate tech mishap which caused our service recording to be lost.  So, instead of an audio recording this week, I’ve written out a condensed version of my talk which hits some of the best bits and larger picture items.  Some illustrations and details are definitely missing, but I think that […]

Loving

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What does it mean to be a community who cares for everyone?    Regardless of status, ability, gender, or race, we are called to actively engage everyone in order to share the grace and love that is found in Jesus.  We are not called to sit on the sidelines, but to enter into the chaos of […]

Who are you Inviting to the Banquet?

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Living in the Kingdom of God often presses in on our comfort zone.  This week Pastor Mark explains how Jesus’ actions and words pushed the buttons of the social elite.  The dinner party that Jesus describes in Luke 14 is one where the “in-crowed” is knocked off its pedestal and the “out-crowed” is elevated and […]

The Kingdom comes to marriages

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In worship this Sunday, we examined one of the hardest topics many people face – divorce, and how the church responds. All too often we don’t come to the issue of marriage and divorce with a kingdom mind.  We are quick to make assumptions and even quicker to judge.  We welcome your responses – how […]

Remember

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As we celebrated world communion Sunday this week, Pastor Mark spent some time talking about what the sacrament of communion is all about. He discussed  the power that is present to change us when we spend time remembering the cost of our salvation and that we are forgiven people.

A Kingdom Mind

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This week, continuing on our series “The Kingdom of God” Pastor Mark talked about what it means to have a mindset that is focused on the Kingdom.  In the first century, the Zealots believed that the Kingdom of God was achieved through violence, the Essenes through purity, and the Sadducees through compromise.  On specific occasions […]

Kingdom People

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This week, we  ask – what is security?  We have learned throughout our lives that security is found is having wealth, strength and power.  Jesus challenges  that approach! We examine security using ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ – not the book Dickens wrote, but by looking at two places with which Jesus would have been […]

The Kingdom of God

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This week Pastor Mark began our new series on the Kingdom of God by talking about the Gospel Jesus preached.  Jesus didn’t come to earth so that we could escape all of the trouble, hurt and pain that comes with being human, he came in order to begin to change the way the world works. […]