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Resolve to Love

Sermon Title: Resolve to Love
Scripture Reading: Matthew 5:38-47

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Jesus commands us to love our neighbors and our enemies. It is one of the most challenging things we do as followers of Jesus, but it can also be the most distinctive way to be the church in our society today. If we’re going to live into that calling we need to set aside the false binary choices that separate what we like from what we don’t like and avoid the trap of loving only those we first like. In Resolve to Love, Pastor Dan Bisbee says we should start with forgiveness and be the “angled mirrors” of God’s divine love to everyone.

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December 30 bulletin

God is Coming (4 of 4)

Sermon Series: God is Coming | Advent 2018
Sermon Title: Signs of Love
Scripture Reading: Micah 5:2-5a; Luke 1:26-55; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

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In the first century, the Roman empire ruled the world. And the virgin Mary believed that the annunciation by the angel Gabriel meant that everything was about to change, for the God of love was fulfilling his covenant promises through Jesus. In Signs of Love (4 of 4), Pastor David invites us to follow the example of Mary so that we might be conduits of God's love and grace to a world longing for liberation.

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December 23 bulletin

Denouncing (Your Inner) Judge Dredd

Sermon Title: Denouncing (Your Inner) Judge Dredd
Scripture Reading: Genesis 3:1-4; Matthew 7:1-5; James 4:11-12;

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Judge Dredd is a fictional comic book character who enforces the law as judge, jury, and executioner in a dystopian future. Dredd says, "I AM THE LAW!" Unfortunately, if we're honest, we sometimes act this way toward our neighbors. But Jesus taught us not to judge people. Listen as Pastor David shares how judging others reveals our own emptiness, and how we are called to embrace an identity that engenders a deep love for our neighbor.

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