Author Archives: Michael Pahl

A Sower Went Out to Sow

During our July 16 worship service Pastor Michael preached on the Parable of the Sower from Matthew’s Gospel, helping us to develop the “ears to hear” Jesus’ teaching by setting this story in its context. Here’s the audio of his … Continue reading

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When Words Fail

During our July 9 morning worship service, Pastor Lawrence spoke on “When Words Fail,” a reflection on Paul’s description in Romans 8 of the Holy Spirit’s “groaning” with us during our sufferings “with sighs too deep for words.” Here’s the … Continue reading

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Not Under Law but Under Grace

This past Sunday Pastor Michael preached on Romans 6:12-23, a sermon entitled, “Not Under Law but Under Grace.” Here’s the full audio of the sermon: Here’s a written excerpt: In our Scripture text this morning Paul affirms three things: we … Continue reading

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Dying with Christ, Being Raised with Christ

This past Sunday Pastor Michael preached on Romans 6:1-11, a sermon entitled, “In Newness of Life.” Here’s the full audio of the sermon: Here’s a written excerpt: To say that “we’re saved by grace therefore we can sin if we … Continue reading

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I Bore You on Eagles’ Wings

Adapted from Pastor Michael’s meditation on June 18, 2017, based on Exodus 19:1-8. This is a morning for reflecting on journeys. We’ve got the personal journeys of faith represented in our new members that we’ve received. This in turn reminds … Continue reading

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Power Lines

Lora Braun spoke this last Sunday, reflecting on lines of connection and lines of separation evident in the first creation story of Genesis (1:1-2:4a) and also in our lives today. It was a wonderful sermon prompting us to think about our … Continue reading

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Pentecostal Redemption

Excerpted from Pastor Michael’s Pentecost sermon, June 4, 2017. Sometimes salvation looks like restoration: God removes the bad and restores the good. But sometimes salvation looks like redemption: God transforms the bad into something good. Sometimes salvation looks like restoration … Continue reading

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