“Finding Your Breath: Listening to Our Bodies” sermon on March 17th

ROMANS 8: 26-27 The scripture that Kim asks us to reflect on.

In the same way, the Spirit comes alongside and helps us in our weakness. 

We don’t know what to pray for as we ought to; but the same Spirit pleads on our behalf, with groanings too deep for words. 

And the Searcher of Hearts knows what the Spirit is thinking, because the Spirit pleads for God’s people according to God’s will. 

Lenten Message from Pastor Kim

Christians use this time to seek to grow in love and hope as Christ’s disciples.  What makes that happen for you?  It could be making a commitment to Sunday worship, daily Bible reading and prayer, weekly study group, or service to others. 

Take up something that draws you closer to Christ.  See our Website Next Steps section for devotional suggestions.  Or borrow an NT Wright commentary in Fellowship Hall to read through a book of the New Testament with a few short pages of commentary. 

Or give up something that is drawing you away from Christ.  Give up worry, fear, hating or judging others, spending too much, nursing rather than dealing with anger, inability to forgive self or others, any addiction – we all have addictions – that keeps you from being your best.

“End of Epiphany Questions” Sermon on Mar 3rd

On the Sunday before the start of Lent, Pastor Kim talks about the transfiguration and lists some questions to reflect upon during Lent. You can find the scripture for the transfiguration in Luke 9:28-36

The questions were as follows:

  1. What would the Christian you most respect say to you about whatever is hardest in your life right now?
  2. What do you most need to be freed from?
  3. There are times when instead of living our faith today we pine for a past that is gone. What is Jesus challenging you to take up or not give up on right now?
  4. What would Jesus say to you if you were listening?
  5. What do you most need to take up or to give up to grow closer to Jesus this Lent?

“Why God Loves Circles” sermon on Jan 13th

Illustration in the sermon

So David left Gath and escaped to the cave of Adullam. Soon his brothers and all his other relatives joined him there. Then others began coming—men who were in trouble or in debt or who were just discontented—until David was the captain of about 400 men.1 Samuel 22:1-2 (NLT)

To grow ____________, you have to be connected ______________. Andy Stanley

Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (NLT)

What are the obstacles that keep me from living in community?

  1. Fear
  • Lack of trust
  • Impatience
  • Unrealistic expectations
  • Ignorance
  • Low self-esteem

Soon afterwards he went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. The twelve were with him, as well as some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, and Joanna, the wife of Herod’s steward Chuza, and Susanna, and many others, who provided for them[a] out of their resources.    Luke 8:1-3 NRSV