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David’s Son or David’s Lord?

A sermon by Pastor Michael Pahl on February 17, 2019, called “David’s Son or David’s Lord?” It is the sixth in a series called “Reading the Bible with Jesus.” The sermon is a reflection on the importance of Psalm 110:1 … 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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On Giving to Your Local Church

This is cross-posted from Pastor Michael’s blog. The Christmas season is often called “the season of giving.” Those of us who follow this tradition, whether Christian or not, give and receive gifts this time of year. For some Christians, this … Continue reading

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A Nurturing Community

A sermon by Pastor Michael Pahl on October 28, 2018, called “A Nurturing Community.” The sermon is the seventh in a series exploring our church vision and mission statements. Here is a written excerpt from the introduction: We have a … Continue reading

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Lord, Teach Us!

Jesus’ teaching is not just an add-on, something extra for extra-spiritual Christians. Rather, Jesus’ teaching is central to Jesus’ entire life. It fits hand-in-glove with Jesus’ healings and miracles, his death and resurrection. If you’re going to claim to follow … Continue reading

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We are Called to Devotion

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers” (Acts 2:42). Pastor’s Notes: According to the book of Acts, the first followers of Jesus didn’t call themselves “Christians,” but “the Way”: people … Continue reading

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