Sermon from our April 2, 2017 (Fifth Sunday in Lent) worship service. After reading the story of Jesus raising Lazarus (John 11:1-44) during Children's Time, Pastor Micah explored with us the consequences Jesus faced afterward (John 11:45-53). In John's Gospel, the raising of Lazarus is the "final countdown" for Jesus because of the religious leaders' fear of him.

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Sermon from our March 26, 2017 (Fourth Sunday in Lent) worship service. Pastor Micah preaches on the story of Jesus giving sight to a man born blind (John 9:1-41), which causes an argument among the Pharisees because they don't understand who Jesus really is. We sometimes struggle with this too...but God's gift of the New Testament scriptures helps us have a better starting point for faith than was available as all of Jesus' wonderful signs were unfolding.

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Sermon from our March 19, 2017 (Third Sunday in Lent) worship service. Pastor Micah preaches on the story of Jesus' encounter with a Samaritan woman at Jacob's well (John 4:5-42), remembering a fun phrase from the old Batman TV show.

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Sermon from our March 12, 2017 (Second Sunday in Lent) worship service. Pastor Micah preaches on the beloved story of Jesus and Nicodemus (John 3:1-17), tracking Nicodemus' progression from believing in Jesus to believing about Jesus to eventually believing Jesus. Nicodemus' misadventures on Jesus' "discipleship train" reminded Pastor of a mistake-filled train trip from his past.

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Sermon from our March 5, 2017 (First Sunday in Lent) worship service. Pastor Micah begins his quest to record sermons that clarify some of the most common jargon Christians tend to use without further explanation. Today's topic is sin, viewed through the lenses of the Fall story from Genesis chapers 2 & 3 and the Temptation of Jesus as recorded in Matthew 4:1-11. 

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Sermon from our Ash Wednesday service (March 1, 2017). Pastor Micah preaches on 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 (read by Tricia Davis), exploring the essential but odd and difficult Christian practice of reconciliation.

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Sermon from our February 26, 2017 (Transfiguration of Our Lord) worship service. Pastor Micah preaches on Matthew 17:1-9, unearthing a powerful little phrase from beneath a story that's full of grand-scale events.

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Sermon from our February 12, 2017 (Sixth Sunday after Epiphany) worship service. This is our last recording in Pastor Micah's Kingdom of Heaven Expansion Packs" series, even though the series had one more week (we had a recording error that day). In this third installment, Pastor explores the high levels Jesus sets for his followers' behavior in Matthew 5:21-37, comparing those levels with the ridiculously high number of levels in the popular Candy Crush Saga game.

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Sermon from our February 5, 2017 (Fifth Sunday after Epiphany) worship service. Pastor Micah continues his "Kingdom of Heaven Expansion Packs" series by discussing some challenging "new rules" added in Matthew 5:13-20. It turns out, though that these rules aren't so new after all - they are Jesus' interpretation of rules already given to God's people.

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Sermon from our January 29, 2017 (Fourth Sunday after Epiphany) worship service. Pastor Micah begins a "Kingdom of Heaven Expansion Packs" series by discussing the "new characters" added in the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12).

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