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The Practice of Merciful Forgiveness

A sermon by Pastor Michael Pahl on April 29, 2018, called “The Practice of Merciful Forgiveness.” The sermon is a reflection on Jesus’ teaching about forgiveness in the Sermon on the Mount. Here is a written excerpt: Earlier, I said … Continue reading

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Nothing Between Us

A sermon by Pastor Michael Pahl on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, called “Nothing Between Us.” The sermon is a reflection on the story of Mary Magdalene coming to the tomb of Jesus while it was still dark, and wondering … Continue reading

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Love, not Lust

Here’s the full audio of Pastor Michael’s sermon from January 21, 2018, on Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 5:27-32. This is part of our second series this year on the Sermon on the Mount, this one focused on “Love as the … Continue reading

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Blessed are the Pure in Heart

Here’s the full audio of Pastor Michael’s sermon from October 29, 2017, reflecting on the sixth Beatitude in the Sermon on the Mount: And here’s a written excerpt, looking at what Jesus meant by “purity in heart”: Into this world … Continue reading

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Not Under Law but Under Grace

This past Sunday Pastor Michael preached on Romans 6:12-23, a sermon entitled, “Not Under Law but Under Grace.” Here’s the full audio of the sermon: Here’s a written excerpt: In our Scripture text this morning Paul affirms three things: we … Continue reading

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Our Thoughts and Words Matter

Nobody said U.S. politics were dull. Like most of the world, I watched the recent U.S. presidential race alternating between fascination, amusement, and horror. Sometimes all three at the same time. It’s the kind of election that will be analyzed … Continue reading

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The Horrors of the Apocalypse

Revelation 6, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: domination, war, economic injustice, and death. Revelation 8-9, the Seven Trumpets and Three Woes: volcanoes, earthquakes, plagues of insects and disease, and war, always more war. Revelation 12-13, the Dragon and his … Continue reading

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