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Moving, learning, meeting

In Acts 18:22-28, ministers of the gospel, like Paul, Priscilla, Aquila, and Apollos, are moving, humbly learning, and meeting all kinds of strangers. Many experienced something similar this week with Mennonite World Conference, a gathering of Jesus-followers from around the world. Sermon by Jonathan Bowman  

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Looking forward to Kansas City

June 30 through July 5, Mennonites from all over the country will be converging on Kansas City, Missouri. This will be a time and place for worship, getting to know new people, learning together, and discerning God’s will. A variety of people in our congregation plan to attend, such as the Sr. High youth. Also […]

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Symmetry

In 2 Corinthians 8:7-15, Paul gently seeks to convince the Corinthian church to share their wealth and resources with other believers who are in need. In essence, Paul invites us to consider the symmetry of wealth and power. Is there a fair balance, or is there assymetry? Let’s celebrate and continue the ways we are […]

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Having nothing, possessing everything

Continuing the theme of vulnerability in Paul’s 2nd letter to the believers in Corinth, today we observe again Paul’s lack of defensiveness in 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 (even when he is providing a defense!) and his contrast with the “super-apostles” from a few chapters later. In what ways are each of us tempted to be super-someones? […]

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Well known to God

This week, we begin a short series hearing a few sections of the apostle Paul’s second letter to the church at Corinth. This letter clearly reveals that Paul and the Corinthian church have some issues of distrust and mutual pain. Yet, instead of being defensive, in 2 Corinthians 5:6-17, Paul chooses the path of vulnerability, […]

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