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Below you will find summaries for our recent sermon series and links to help you catch up on any weeks you may have missed.

SUMMER SERIES - "GENESIS"

August 9—Leah and Rachel. When Jacob falls in love with his uncle’s daughter, Rachel, he is willing to do anything to get her. Love drives us to do many things. This is why we can be thankful that God’s love for us drove Him to do the ultimate thing – to sacrifice His Son for our salvation. Text: Genesis 29:10-12, 15-18. 


August 2 - Jacob & Esau.  From the womb, two brothers, Jacob and Esau, feud with each other. When we feud with others, how are we to handle these feuds? Our desire to love others must always be stronger than our desire to triumph over others.  

Text: Genesis 25:21-26a.

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July 26 - Isaac.  God makes an unthinkable request of Abraham –
to sacrifice his only son, Isaac. But a human sacrifice can never atone for human sins. God Himself must provide the perfect sacrifice for the sins of the world.  Text: Genesis 22:1-8a

July 19-  Sodom & Gomorrah.  Sodom and Gomorrah were the epitome of wickedness in the ancient world. Yet, in spite of their wickedness, Abraham argues for God’s grace. When we see wickedness, how do we argue? Do we argue for judgment or grace?  Text: Genesis 18:23-26

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July 12 - Abraham.   God continues to seek new beginnings in a world filled with old sin. He makes a promise to Abraham to, from him, bring forth a new nation that will be a beacon of righteousness in a world darkened by sin. He also shows us how righteousness ultimately comes about—by faith.  Text: Genesis 15:1-6. 

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July 5 - Babel. Noah brings a new beginning, but humanity quickly falls back into its old ways as it seeks to usurp God’s position by building a tall tower. This tower demonstrates both the folly and the danger of human ambition. Human ambition is filled with folly because, of course, no one can build a tower to the heavens. But human ambition is also filled with danger because it cannot compete with God’s perfect commands. Text: Genesis 11:1-9

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June 28 - Noah. As man’s wickedness increases, God’s justice against sin is finally rendered in the form of a flood.  But out of disaster emerges a man chosen by God to bring forth a new beginning – Noah.  As “new creations” (2 Corinthians 5:17), we too are called to bring forth new beginnings in a world that is filled with sin.
Text: Genesis 7:11-16
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June 21 - Cain and Abel. The effects of Adam and Eve’s fall into sin quickly become apparent in the story of Cain and Abel.  Hatred and death quickly have their way.  But in the face of evil, God both exacts justice and gives grace.  He forces Cain to wander the earth, but he also protects Cain’s life even though he has taken his brother’s life. Text: Genesis 4:3-12
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June 14 - Fall. Genesis 3 ushers in the worst of times and sets up a tension for the rest of the book, for the rest of the Bible, and for all of history. We live in this tension, however, with hope, for God has promised to swallow up the worst of times in His Son. Text: Genesis 3:1-6

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June 7 - Creation. Ever since sin entered the world, the best and worst have locked horns. The book of Genesis looks at this tension and offers hope that the best is yet to come. The great promise of Genesis 1, however, lies not in how everything got here, but in what everything that God created is: it is good. Text: Genesis 1:1-5

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POST-EASTER SERIES—"LIFE RESURRECTED"

May 31 - “A Day Full of Surprises based on the story of Pentecost in Acts 2.”
Rev. Dr. Paul Linnemann leading worship.
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May 24 - "Resurrected Community "
Text: Matthew 28:16-20
The final installment in our post-Easter series—Life Resurrected. Jesus has put us back into relationship with the Father and each other in His Kingdom. He gives us the basics of what it looks like to continue to do that for others.
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May 17- "Resurrected Purpose"
Text:  John 21:1-19
Jesus reminds/restores the disciples' roles as fishers of men instead of fish, and Peter's role as shepherd/leader instead of traitor. What role has he given you/called you to?
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May 10- "Resurrected Faith"
Text:  John 20:24-31
Jesus turns Thomas's doubt into faith - which he then took 'to the ends of the earth'.
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May 3 - "Resurrected Peace"
Text:  John 20:19-23
Jesus shows up to the disciples hiding for fear and shame, forgives them, puts them at peace with Himself/God again, then reminds them their job is to do the same.
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April 26 - "Resurrected Joy"
Text: Luke 24:13-35
Jesus restores joy to the downtrodden disciples heading back to Emmaus by reminding them of the messianic hope of the scriptures, and revealing Himself to be that hope fulfilled.
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April 19- "Resurrected Identity"
Text:  John 20:11-18
Mary Magdalene, women, outsiders (and all us sinners) whose worth/identity/significance in God's eyes is because of Jesus.
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