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Waiting with the Shepherds

12.14.14 Waiting with the Shepherds from John Paul Bierly on Vimeo. 2 Sam 5:1-5 Luke 2:8-14 5:1 All the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron and said, “We are your own flesh and blood. 2 In the past, while Saul was king over us, you were the one who led Israel on their […]

Waiting with John the Baptist

12.07.14 Waiting with John the Baptist from John Paul Bierly on Vimeo. Scripture: John 1:29-37 I have a friend who told me he’d never been to an art museum, but he’d like to go to one. We were looking at a copy of a painting of Simeon in the Temple, and Simeon is holding the […]

Waiting With Simeon

Scripture: Luke 2:22-28 22 When the time of their purification according to the Law of Moses had been completed, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the Lord”), 24 and […]

The Gift of Grace

Luke 17:11-19 Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!” When he saw them, he said, […]

About Those Gifts

  November 16, 2014 Scripture Romans 12:9-16; 1 Corinthians 12:4-8; 14:12 This is Celebration Sunday, and since you have probably sat through a stewardship sermon once or twice before, you might guess what’s coming. After all, there are only so many approaches we can take when it comes to getting ready for the coming fiscal […]

Grief and Hope

   Scripture: 1 Thess 4:13-18; Psalm 70 13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who […]

Included

October 28, 2014 Scripture: Ephesians 2:11-22; Matthew 22:34-46 11Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (which is done in the body by human hands)— 12 remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners […]

Christian Practices: Community

Scripture: Matthew 20:10-16; 1 John 3:21-24 21 Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God; 22 and we receive from him whatever we ask, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. 23 And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and […]