Monthly Archives: March 2019


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Mar 2019
In Contempt or In Grace? - Pastor Jill Bergman - Luke 18:9-14

Luke 18:9-14 The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people: thieves, rogues, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of all my income.’ But the tax collector, standing far......

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19
Mar 2019
There Once Was a Man, A Merchant - Pastor Bonnie Wilcox - Matthew 13:45-46

Matthew 13:45-46 Two verses! A sermon on only two verses? This is one of the very short stories of Jesus, and one which he never interpreted for his followers. Pastor Bonnie Wilcox asks, Is this man wise, or foolish? He sells everything he has, likely to include his home, his furnishings, and all the clothing, in order to buy the most precious pearl he’s ever seen. But what does it mean? “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; on finding one pearl of great value, he went......

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14
Mar 2019
Daring to be a Neighbor - Pastor Jill Bergman - Luke 10:25-37

Luke 10:25-37 The Parable of the Good Samaritan Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.” But wanting to......

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05
Mar 2019
Life at the End of the Suffering Road - Pastor Jill Bergman - Matthew 16:24--17:8

Matthew 16:24-17:8 The Cross and Self-Denial Then Jesus told his disciples, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life? Or what will they give in return for their life? “For the Son of Man is to come with his angels in the glory of......

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