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Hello-Goodbye Sermon series - May 9, 2021

Isaiah 43What do you think of when you hear the word discipline? Is it a positive thing? Or a negative thing? Or a neutral thing? It likely depends on how you were raised. Was discipline a threat? “Just wait ‘til your father gets home.” A spanking or a belt? Added chores? Lost privileges? Time out? Being grounded? It’s likely that among us we represent all those things and more. And it’s likely our notions of discipline probably carry a negative connotation, which then influences how we hear this passage about God’s discipline. It’s also likely that whatever church we grew up in (if we grew up in one) influenced how we understand God (did they talk about God

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Hello-Goodbye sermon series - May 2, 2021

Deuteronomy 1

Now, let’s turn to our scripture for the day. Ahh, the Israelites. Man, I love these folks. The Israelites in the desert are real people. They fuss. They complain. They forget easily and they are awfully nearsighted. Those people are real people. None of this glorified sainthood stuff--just everyday people, loved by God, trying to be faithful, often distracted and moving of course...they’re like a breath of fresh air. They’re not shiny and perfect, they’re real, and sometimes a little whiny--which sure feels relatable to

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Hello-Goodbye sermon series - April 25, 2021

Genesis 12:1-10We often associate Abraham as the first one who was really faithful to God, but as I studied today’s passage and went further back in Genesis I saw (because I don’t remember making the connection before) that Abraham descended from Noah. (Somehow Noah was just in a black hole of genealogy in my mind). Anyway, Noah was the first who was really faithful to God and his story likely would have been told through the generations and could have been a touchstone for his great-great-grandson, Abram, when God called him.

According to our passage, God called Abram and Sarai and told them to go, leave their people, their land, and the home of their parents, and that God would show them a place. I don’t know about you, but for me, that seems like a lot to give up without much clarity about what’s to

Read more: Hello-Goodbye sermon series - April 25, 2021

Worship Script - April 18, 2021

Psalm 25

In a variety of ways, I’ve struggled with what to share in our service today. I didn’t want to preach on a text in a way that felt like appropriation and I didn’t want to feel like I was talking at you about Judaism.

So I’m going to do my best to share some of what I have learned about Judaism that has been helpful to me, recognizing that I’m a life-long Christian, trained at a Christian seminary, who works in a Christian Church. I am not offering a Jewish perspective, but hopefully, instead, a

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Worship Script - April 11, 2021

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