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Sunday Worship Service begins at 10:30 AM
Third & Adams Street, PO Box 9774, Moscow, Idaho USA | (208) 882-3715

A Complete 180 - October 23, 2016

Genesis 22
Genesis 33

Intro to the service:
For the last couple of weeks, we've been talking about forgiveness—-letting go of the hurt, anger, bitterness and shame. We've heard not all relationships are ready for reconciliation. This week, our focus is on reconciliation, because even though not all relationships are ready for reconciliation, SOME are. This morning's scripture won't be read, but instead watched through a two part drama that tells the story of Jacob and Esau, the sons of Isaac...grandsons of Abraham.

Read more: A Complete 180 - October 23, 2016

For Shame - October 16th, 2016

Luke 15:11-32

No File Avaliable.

A Tall Order - October 2, 2016

Mathew 18:21-35

Action #1
Forgiveness is a powerful part of our faith journey. We experience forgiveness for ourselves through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. And we are also invited to forgive others as we have been forgiven. Unfortunately there has been a lot of mixed up teaching about forgiveness. We have been taught to "forgive and forget". In essence, to put the past behind us, and move on as if nothing had happened. Now, in some cases that's easy. Little things that happen in our daily lives can certainly be forgiven and left behind us. But the big things, the ones that mark us and scar us are not easily forgiven, let alone forgotten. Some hurts take years to forgive, and yet, by the grace of God it is possible to let go of the anger,

Read more: A Tall Order - October 2, 2016

Making Amends - September 25, 2016

Luke 19:1-10

Zaccheus is a tax collector. We've heard about them before...it was 4 weeks ago when we heard about another tax collector, Levi,...they're sinners. They're liars and thieves...they take from their own, skimming off the top before they pay Rome....or rather, inflating the amount due, before they hand anything over to Rome. These guys are bad. Do you remember Levi? The one who was supposed to be a priest? The family failure who not only didn't become a priest, but became a crook? Well, it's another one of him. And we all know about them.

We really don't need much more explanation at this point...Zaccheus was a tax collector... that means, he was a sinner of the worst kind. (sigh) another one of those people that Jesus decides to go hang around with. And not surprisingly when it happens, everyone around them, balks saying,

Read more: Making Amends - September 25, 2016

The Spirit of the law - September 18, 2016

Revelation 21:1-6

• teaching on the sabbath in the synagogue
• woman who has been ailing 18 years (much like the bleeding woman who suffered for 12 years)
• She didn't do anything more than "appear" and Jesus told her should would be healed
• too often we get hung up thinking we have to do so much in order to earn Jesus' healing, but instead he simply offers it....it is a gift of grace. It's free. It's unmerited. Unearned. And his gift comes before any action on her part.
• He heals her, touches her, and she is able to stand up and the only thing that came to mind for

Read more: The Spirit of the law - September 18, 2016

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