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Holy Spirit
September 17, 2017

Jesus Tending Community and God’s Mission

Last week we considered the spiritual formation work that Jesus needed to engage…in order to prepare him for the mission he was sent on. Jesus submitted himself to be identified with the fresh spiritual awakening that was occurring. John the Baptist offered a baptism of repentance and Jesus chose to participate even though repentance didn’t […]

February 14, 2016

Surviving the Desert

If you search the Internet for “desert survival stories,” you’ll find lots of heart-warming stories about people who get rescued from danger in the desert. For example, the story of a woman named Victoria Grover appears on many websites. In 2012 Victoria, then 59 years old, was hiking in the high desert of Utah. Her […]

September 27, 2015

Reconciliation is the Center of Our Work

Today is the final installment in our series on the three foundational beliefs of Anabaptist-Mennonites. They are: 1. Christ is the center of our faith. 2. Community is the center of our life. 3. Reconciliation is the center of our work. What does it mean to say that reconciliation is the center of our work? […]

August 16, 2015

The Uncontrollable Spirit

For a long time Jenny and I have had this anxious little game we play when we come back home from being away on vacation. As we turn into our neighborhood we ask each other: “Will our house still be there? What if it burned down while we were gone, or a windstorm blew a […]

July 26, 2015

Bent Over the World

Today I begin a series of sermons on the Holy Spirit. For many of us in this congregation, the Holy Spirit is probably the person of the Trinity we think about, talk about, and pray to the least often. For four years I was a member of a Mennonite church in another state where the […]

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