When Peace Divides

In Luke’s gospel, Jesus says that he has come to bring division not peace. What if the peace of God that Jesus initiates is a peace that divides? Pastor Matt askes if the gospel brings division, how do we respond?

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Red Sins, White Forgiveness

The prophet Isaiah tells the people of Judah that God doesn’t want their worship because they have blood on their hands. Is it possible that God might be tells us the same thing today? Pastor Matt explores the possibility that today’s prophets are telling us to repent because we fail to care for others as […]

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Water, Bread and Wine

Continuing the series on what it means to be part of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Pastor matt shares how we understand the sacraments of Baptism and Communion

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A Movement of Unity

Pastor Matt shares what it means to be a member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in a three part series. This message shares the foundations of the movement called the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and our founding belief in Christian Unity.

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Neighbor Love

In the parable of the Good Samaritan, could Jesus be teaching about our commonality as humans – that we should see each other first as humans then as Jew or Samaritan, or black or white in today’s world. Using this parable and the idea of being a citizen of the cosmos put forth by Dr. […]

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A Slave, Foreigners and A Prophet of God

There are times when the voices that we need to hear and listen to are not the voices we expect. Using the story of Naaman from 2 Kings 5: 1-14, Pastor Matt shares how sometimes the ones who see God working aren’t the ones we’d expect, instead they are the outcasts, the slaves and the […]

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Gifts of the Spirit

Paul shares his thoughts on the gifts of the Spirit with the church in Galatia in Galatians 5: 13- 25. We often think of them as personal gifts from a personal Savior. Paul was talking about them as communal gifts, as how a community of faith might live together. Pastor Matt asks how our community […]

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Justified in the Faith of Christ

When does one little word make a difference? In Galatians 2, Paul tells the church that they are justified by having faith in Christ. But what if instead of faith in Christ, Paul really said that we are justified by the faith of Christ? Pastor Matt shares what it might mean to know we are […]

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Widows, Sons and the Power of Life

What does the resurrection of two sons of two widows by two men of God teach us about new life, about justice and about our place in God’s redeeming work. Using 1 Kings 17: 17-24 and Luke 7: 11-17, Pastor Matt shares how these two stories remind us of our responsibility to act on behalf […]

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