Winter Is Here 2018-02-25T21:02:42+00:00

Winter is Here

12/31/17 – 2/25/18

This is the season when life begins to slow down a bit and we begin to wonder about some of the aspects of our lives.  This Winter we are following the Revised Common Lectionary as it guides us through this Winter season.

Come, the Banquet is Ready

December 31, 2017

In this sermon following Christmas Day, Pastor Evan talks about the holidays and the abundance of leftovers that we are often trying to push off onto people as they leave. He then muses, wondering if we try to give to God the leftovers of ourselves – of our time, our talents, and our treasure?

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Remembering Our Baptism

January 7, 2018

On “Baptism of the Lord” Sunday, Pastor Evan talks about the serious commitment that Jesus says is necessary if one is to follow him. We are then challenged to remember our own baptisms as week to follow Jesus in all that we say and do.

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The Body of the Message

January 14, 2018

How much does the body impact the spirit? Can the two be separated? Looking at Paul’s first message to the church at Corinth, Pastor Evan delves into the idea of our bodies being a temple of the Holy Spirit, and therefore our need to be physically healthy in order to be healthy in other areas of our life.

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The Dangerous, Intimate, Inconvenient, and Rude Life Giving Gospel…According to Mark

January 21, 2018

The Reverend Clayton Rascoe of Massanetta Springs fills in, while Pastor Evan was away.

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The Burden of the Strong

January 28, 2018

What do we owe our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ, particularly when it comes to helping them avoid temptation? In this message about that very thing, Pastor Evan explores how it is the call of those who are stronger in certain areas to be considerate to those who are struggling; this is especially relevant since we all have some weakness that others may not.

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Authentic Adaptability

February 11, 2018

We all have our preferences for the way we like things to be. Yet Paul claims, in our reading this morning, that he became all things to all people in order that some might know Jesus and be saved. Given that, how are we called to sacrifice our preferences in order to authentically adapt to others that they too might know Jesus?

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The Race of a Lifetime

February 18, 2018

As the series, “Winter is Here,” winds down, Pastor Evan talks about the race of life that all of us are on. In particular he challenges us to run the race well by getting back to the basics of prayer, Bible study, and mission.

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Zeal for Your House

February 25, 2018

In the story of Jesus clearing the temple, we often think of Jesus expressing righteous anger over the abuses of the temple system. But is this accurate, or is something more at play in this story? Pastor Evan explores this idea and shares what might be some difficult truths.

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