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Small

In Luke 5:1-11, 27-32 and Luke 6:12-16, we have early stories of the formation of Jesus’ small band of disciples. Could this be a model for small group ministry in our congregation? Jesus’ activity with his small group indicates his intent for their togetherness: to be life-sharing, God-bearing, and relationship daring. Sermon by Jonathan Bowman

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Installation Service of Gina Burkhart

In Acts 6:1-7, at story begins of several “table waiters” who are tasked with coordinating food distribution so that the 12 apostles can be about “the ministry of God’s word.” Meanwhile, these waiters turn out to be enormously instrumental in the ministry of God’s word! Could it be that leadership is not so much about […]

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A theology of the heart

There are many challenges in the world but we are convinced that our world belongs to God. ¬†Romans 8 reminds us that nothing in all creation can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus. As MCC walks with courageous partners around the world in working for relief, development, and peace in the […]

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The risk of friendship

In Mark 9:30-37 Jesus and his friends are headed from Philippi to Capernaum. During this 27 mile walk Jesus takes the risk of friendship when he decides to share who he is with his companions. As we watch God take the risk of friendship we are able to see how God relates with creation and […]

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Focus

In Mark 8:27-38, Jesus invites us to focus on him. Peter draws particular focus to Jesus as the Messiah. Then Jesus carefully tries to define what Messiah means: one who will suffer and die and rise again. This story draws our attention to Jesus, who matters, and asks that our attention linger there, so we […]

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