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Mercy, Not Sacrifice

A sermon by Pastor Michael Pahl on February 10, 2019, called “Mercy, Not Sacrifice.” It is the fifth in a series called “Reading the Bible with Jesus.” The sermon is a reflection on Jesus’ reference to Hosea 6:6 in Matthew 9:9-13 and 12:1-14. … Continue reading

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A Secret Message

A sermon by Pastor Michael Pahl on February 3, 2019, called “A Secret Message.” It is the fourth in a series called “Reading the Bible with Jesus.” The sermon is a reflection on Jesus’ reference to Isaiah 6:9-10 to describe his use … Continue reading

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Jubilee!

A sermon by Pastor Michael Pahl on January 27, 2019, called “Jubilee!” It is the third in a series called “Reading the Bible with Jesus.” The sermon is a reflection on Jesus’ fulfillment of Isaiah’s promise of Moses’ law of Jubilee … Continue reading

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The Shema, Extended Edition

A sermon by Pastor Michael Pahl on January 20, 2019, called “The Shema, Extended Edition.” It is the second in a series called “Reading the Bible with Jesus.” The sermon is a reflection on the command in Leviticus 19:18 to “love … Continue reading

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The Shema

A sermon by Pastor Michael Pahl on January 13, 2019, called “The Shema.” It is the first in a series called “Reading the Bible with Jesus.” The sermon is a reflection on the opening of the Shema, the daily Jewish prayer, … Continue reading

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Reading the Bible with Jesus

How did Jesus read his Bible? It’s actually an odd question, since Jesus didn’t have a “Bible” like we do today. In Jesus’ day there was no such thing as a bound collection of written Scriptures in book form, let … 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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