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“Christ Around Us, Within Us”: A video message from Pastor Michael

How can we rest in the reassurance of God’s love for us in Christ? Michael points us to the prayer in Ephesians 3:14-21, inviting us to imagine God’s love all around us and within us, God’s love in the all-pervasive … Continue reading

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“God is love”: A video message from Pastor Michael

Where is God in the midst of a global pandemic? Michael points us to 1 John 4 and our confession that “God is love.”

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Show Us Your Faithful, Loving Presence

A meditation by Michael Pahl on the Second Sunday of Lent, March 8, 2020, called “Show Us Your Faithful, Loving Presence.” It’s a reflection on the story of Abram’s call in Genesis 12:1-4 and Jesus’ encounter with Nicodemus in John … Continue reading

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You Shall Have No Other Gods before Me

A meditation by Michael Pahl on February 16, 2020, called “You Shall Have No Other Gods before Me.” It’s a reflection on 1 Corinthians 8:1-6, which is echoing Exodus 20:1-6 and Deuteronomy 6:4-9. Here is a written excerpt from the … Continue reading

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God’s Peaceable Kingdom

A meditation by Michael Pahl on Eternity Sunday, November 24, 2019, called “God’s Peaceable Kingdom.” It is a reflection on Psalm 46. Here is a written excerpt: At some point in our lives, all of us come to this place: … Continue reading

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The Fellowship of God

A sermon by Michael Pahl on June 16, 2019, Trinity Sunday, called “The Fellowship of the Holy Spirit.” It is a reflection on the threefold benediction of 2 Corinthians 13:13 as a way of exploring the Christian doctrine of the … 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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