Sermons on Community

Sermons on Community

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Putting Second First: The Church of Our Dreams

Today is Stewardship Dedication Sunday. As so often happens, there is more than one thing going on at a time for us to acknowledge. It is the Sunday after an election day, and a big one at that. It is the Sunday after Veterans Day. Today is also a day for us to rededicate ourselves to the work God sets before us as a congregation. I will primarily focus my words on this last concern, and the scripture helps informs…
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Putting Second First: The Heart of the Matter

This is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Jeremiah 31:31-34 Here is a question you don’t hear every day… Where does your Peace come from? What is it that brings you comfort, assurance, that allows you to sleep at night, secure in…