Tag Archives: kingdom of god

From Death to New Life

A sermon by Pastor Michael Pahl on October 21, 2018, called “From Death to New Life.” The sermon is the sixth in a series exploring our church vision and mission statements. Here is a written excerpt: Our Scripture passages this … Continue reading

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Open to Witness

A sermon by Pastor Michael Pahl on September 30, 2018, called “Open to Witness.” The sermon is the fourth in a series exploring our church vision and mission statements. Here is a written excerpt: There’s a recurring phrase throughout these … Continue reading

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“From Sea to Sea”

A sermon by Pastor Michael Pahl on July 1, 2018—Canada Day—called “From Sea to Sea.” It is a reflection on Zechariah 9:9-12 and Psalm 72:1-8, from which Canada’s motto derives. It is a revision of a sermon Michael first preached in … Continue reading

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Beatitudes for the Ordinary Everyday

Here’s the full audio of Pastor Michael’s sermon from November 26, 2017, paraphrasing Jesus’ Beatitudes in the Sermon on the Mount: And here’s a written excerpt, the Beatitudes for the Ordinary Everyday: Blessed are you who are last in the race … Continue reading

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Blessed are those Persecuted for Righteousness

Here’s the full audio of Pastor Michael’s sermon from November 19, 2017, reflecting on the eighth Beatitude in the Sermon on the Mount: And here’s a written excerpt, summarizing some thoughts on the Beatitudes and suggesting what Jesus meant by … Continue reading

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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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Christ Our Crucified King

Christ the “King.” The “kingdom” of God. I wonder if we’re too used to these words, “king” and “kingdom.” They don’t unnerve us quite the way they should. They should be deeply unsettling. After all, “kings” are absolute rulers. Each one … Continue reading

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