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Show Us Your Hiding Place

A meditation by Michael Pahl on the First Sunday of Lent, March 1, 2020, called “Show Us Your Hiding Place.” It’s a reflection on the story of Jesus’ temptation in Matthew 4:1-11, part of our Lenten series called, “show us…” … Continue reading

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You Are the Light of the World

A meditation by Michael Pahl on February 9, 2020, called “You Are the Light of the World.” It’s a reflection on Jesus as “the light of the world” in John 8:12, who also calls his followers “the light of the … Continue reading

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Beatitudes for the Ordinary Everyday

A reading by Gerald Pauls and Justin Majeau on February 2, 2020, called “Beatitudes for the Ordinary Everyday.” It is an excerpt of a sermon by Michael Pahl previously preached on November 27, 2017; that full sermon is available here. … Continue reading

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The Heavens Were Opened

A meditation by Michael Pahl on January 12, 2020, called “The Heavens Were Opened.” It’s a reflection on the baptism story of Jesus in Matthew 3:13-17 and its connection to the Servant Song of Isaiah 42:1-9. Here is a written … Continue reading

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What Is the Church?

A sermon by Michael Pahl on September 8, 2019, called “What Is the Church?” reflecting on Matthew 16:13-19. This is the first in a five-part series called “Together we are a Church.” Here is a written excerpt: The word “church” … Continue reading

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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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