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Tabitha, Disciple of our Lord

A sermon by Michael Pahl on May 12, 2019, called “Tabitha, Disciple of Our Lord.” It is a reflection on the story of Tabitha, also called Dorcas, in Acts 9:36-42. Here is a written excerpt: We read the Bible to … Continue reading

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On Being—and Doing—Church

Cross-posted from Pastor Michael’s blog. There are many good New Testament passages one can explore to envision what the church should be and do: Romans 12-15, 1 Corinthians 12-14, and Ephesians 4-5 are all good options, among others. Still, when … Continue reading

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A Nurturing Community

A sermon by Pastor Michael Pahl on October 28, 2018, called “A Nurturing Community.” The sermon is the seventh in a series exploring our church vision and mission statements. Here is a written excerpt from the introduction: We have a … Continue reading

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We are Called to Expansive Vision

“God is not far from each one of us. For ‘In him we live and move and have our being’; as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we too are his offspring.’” (Acts 17:27-28). Pastor’s Notes: In … Continue reading

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We are Called to Adaptability

“We should not trouble those Gentiles who are turning to God…[this] has seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us” (15:19, 28). Pastor’s Notes: In the book of Acts the first followers of Jesus called themselves “the Way”: people … Continue reading

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We are Called to Risk-Taking

“The Holy Spirit said, ‘Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them…’ Barnabas and Paul have risked their lives for the sake of our Lord Jesus Christ” (13:2; 15:26). Pastor’s Notes: In … Continue reading

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We are Called to Inclusiveness

“Peter began to speak to them: ‘I truly understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him’” (Acts 10:34-35). Pastor’s Notes: In the book of Acts … Continue reading

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