Sermons


08
Oct 2019
10 Commandments for the Sake of Our Neighbor - Pastor Bonnie Wilcox - Deut. 5 & 6

Deuteronomy 5 The Ten Commandments 5 Moses convened all Israel, and said to them: Hear, O Israel, the statutes and ordinances that I am addressing to you today; you shall learn them and observe them diligently. 2 The Lord our God made a covenant with us at Horeb. 3 Not with our ancestors did the Lord make this covenant, but with us, who are all of us here alive today. 4 The Lord spoke with you face to face at the mountain, out of the fire. 5 (At that time I was standing between the Lord and you to declare to you the words of the Lord; for you were afraid......

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01
Oct 2019
If God is Everything, My Excuses are Nothing - Pastor Jill Bergman - Exodus 2 - 3

Exodus 2:1-10  Birth and Youth of Moses 2 Now a man from the house of Levi went and married a Levite woman. 2 The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was a fine baby, she hid him three months. 3 When she could hide him no longer she got a papyrus basket for him, and plastered it with bitumen and pitch; she put the child in it and placed it among the reeds on the bank of the river. 4 His sister stood at a distance, to see what would happen to him.......

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24
Sep 2019
Jacob the Trickster - Pastor Bonnie Wilcox - Genesis 32

What happens when a trickster is tricked? Can God use a man of imperfection, a man of greed, to become the leader of one of the greatest families in the Bibile? Yes, indeed, God can and does with Jacob. Genesis 32:9-13  9 And Jacob said, “O God of my father Abraham and God of my father Isaac, O Lord who said to me, ‘Return to your country and to your kindred, and I will do you good,’ 10 I am not worthy of the least of all the steadfast love and all the faithfulness that you have......

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17
Sep 2019
Having Faith When Life Feels Ridiculous - Pastor Jill Bergman -  Genesis 18 & 21

Genesis 18:1-15 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) A Son Promised to Abraham and Sarah 18 The Lord appeared to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the entrance of his tent in the heat of the day. 2 He looked up and saw three men standing near him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent entrance to meet them, and bowed down to the ground. 3 He said, “My lord, if I find favor with you, do not pass by your servant. 4 Let a little water be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree. 5 Let......

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10
Sep 2019
It All Began in a Garden - Pastor Bonnie Wilcox - Genesis 2:4b-25

We all have an origin story — the events that have shaped who we are. The Bible is full of the origin stories of God’s people. Today, Pastor Bonnie Wilcox looks at the second creation story of Genesis, and God’s creative work with the man and the woman.  Genesis 2:4b-25 These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created. Another Account of the Creation In the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, when no plant of the field was yet in the earth and no......

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27
Aug 2019
Taking Time for Emotional & Financial Debt Forgiveness - Nathan Roberts - Luke

Jesus Preaches on the Sabbath 16 When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written: 18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,    because he has anointed me        to bring good news to the poor.He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives    and recovery of sight to the blind,        to let the oppressed......

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20
Aug 2019
Don't Be Hard Hearted...or Tight Fisted - Pastor Bonnie Wilcox - Deuteronomy 15

Our communities of faith have long histories of welcoming immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. This work has been shaped by the words of God found in the Bible, where there are dozens and dozens of verses that encourage us to welcome others as neighbors.  “Do not be hard-hearted or tight-fisted… but rather open your hand and lend what is needed to meet the need of others…” Pastor Bonnie Wilcox reminds us of God’s calls to open our hands to support, love and help others. Deuteronomy 15:1-2, 7-11 Laws concerning the Sabbatical Year......

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13
Aug 2019
How to Sabbath - Pastor Jill Bergman - Genesis 2

Genesis 2:1-3 Creation Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all their multitude. And on the seventh day God finished the work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the work that he had done in creation. John 15:9-15Love one another As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my......

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07
Aug 2019
God Gives Us a Sabbath Day of Rest - Pastor Bonnie Wilcox - Deuteronomy 5:12-15

Deuteronomy 5:12-15  Observe the sabbath day and keep it holy, as the Lord your God commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work. But the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work—you, or your son or your daughter, or your male or female slave, or your ox or your donkey, or any of your livestock, or the resident alien in your towns, so that your male and female slave may rest as well as you.  Remember that you were a slave in the land of......

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31
Jul 2019
Underground/Moved By Our Core

1 Samuel 24  Featured photo was taken by Pastor Jill Bergman on the original Temple steps in Jerusalem David Spares Saul’s Life When Saul returned from following the Philistines, he was told, “David is in the wilderness of En-gedi.” Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and went to look for David and his men in the direction of the Rocks of the Wild Goats. He came to the sheepfolds beside the road, where there was a cave; and Saul went in to relieve himself. Now David and his men were......

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