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I AM The Resurrection and Life - October 8, 2017

John 11:1-44

I don't know about you, but this week has felt awfully heavy. It seems there has been one set of bad news after another. Monday started off unreal as I read about the events in Vegas. Then I started to hear about people we know personally who were there...people who ran, people who were protected, people who were shot. A high school friend, a former parishioner, my hairdresser from Valencia.

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I AM The Living Water - October 1, 2017

John 4:3-18

I love this story. I love who Jesus is and how he relates to this woman. and I love how outspoken this woman is. First, let's do a little orientation. The Jews and the Samaritans had similar ancestry— but long ago the Samaritans broke off and veered in another direction with their religious beliefs. And, with time, they became so different that they became enemies. They had no tolerance for each other. The story of the good Samaritan may be more familiar to us and it stands out because of all the people who would help, a

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I AM The Way, The Truth and The Life - September 24, 2017

John 14:1-11

In addressing this passage, it's important for us to look at what it says, as well as what it doesn't say. For a lot of years, by a lot of people, it's been taken as a claim of exclusivity in Christ that trumps all others. Meaning that if you don't profess Christ with your lips...if you don't claim him as your Lord and Savior, there is no heaven in your future.
A good number of us have heard, or had this passage interpreted in this way:

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I AM The Good Shepherd - September 17, 2017

John 10:1-10

Like a lot of scriptures, to properly understand today's story, we need a little backstory. Let's start with the fact that in Jesus' day there were a lot of people who raised sheep. So to speak of being a sheep farmer resonated with everyone. No one really had to do research to find out about sheep, or how they followed a shepherd, or how a shepherd would take care of them. It was simply part of life.
More importantly, before Jesus starts talking about being the gate and the shepherd, he healed a man. More specifically he healed a man who had been blind from birth and the Pharisees went nuts. They were frustrated and angry and hurled all kinds of accusations. They couldn't make sense of

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I AM The True Vine - September 10, 2017

John 15:1-8

I think a lot of us hear this passage and think....If I'm a branch, I don't want to be cut! Cutting hurts!!!! It does. That's true. The irony of a grapevine is that both that which is fruitless and that which is fruitful have to be cut in order for there to be new growth in the coming year. Which is to say that those of us who feel cut, don't have to worry about the scorn of those who

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Sunday morning parking at the church is available in the high school parking lot on Third Street across from the church and in the city lots west of the church. These lots are available only on Sunday mornings. A small lot for handicapped parking is available just off of Adams Street on the north side of the church, with an accessible entrance directly into the sanctuary. A lift operates between the Fellowship Hall (3rd Street level) and the Sanctuary . William Sound System Receivers and Headsets are available to assist with hearing problems.

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The First United Methodist Church of Moscow, Idaho takes as our mission to be the body of Jesus Christ, ministering to a community which draws strength from its diversity. Our mission centers on the worship of God, expressed through varied forms of prayer, preaching, music, and ritual.  See more...

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