Youth and Meaninglessness

November 13, 2017

In Ecclessiastes 12, the Teacher concludes that even our bodies are going to fail us.  How do we stay rooted in a world that feels like it's always fading, always falling apart? 

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The work we do and meaningless-ness

November 6, 2017

the Teacher in Ecclessiastes is as frustrated with his job as the rest of us are.  How do we make our work more meaningful? 

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Finding Meaning in the Situations of our Lives

October 30, 2017

The "Why do bad things happen to good people" question isn't new to us - it's found it's way into all of the ancient Wisdom literature, and is an important part of how we frame our world.  While the teacher astutely asks the question, we might find that the answer is something completely unexpected.  

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Ecclesiastes and Life’s Pleasures

October 24, 2017

What does the author of Ecclesiastes have to say about life's pleasures?  How are those things good or bad for us, and where do they get out of hand? Or what can they tell us about God? 

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Meaningless and Absurd

October 16, 2017

The author of Ecclessiastes opens his meditation on life with the idea that everything is meaningless - how can that be?  Why would we feel outrage or joy or sadness or euphoria when nothing means anything?  

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Happy Birthday Legend!

October 9, 2017

9 years in, and we're still going!  This morning, we invited folks to share their experiences with the church, to remind us how God has been working through this local congregation to impact the lives and community around us!

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Audit Report

October 2, 2017

In the spring, we began a partnership with Elemental Churches, a church consulting group who works with churches to see where they can get better at being the kind of church they're called to be.  As our leadership team begins working through the recommendations, we thought it was important to share with our whole congregation and get feedback from them!

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Posture

September 25, 2017

In our final look at how disciples should posture themselves, Monte talks about worship, about how our body can connect with the music and our brains and our hearts and how being in the right position and frame of mind can put us in the right place to really put our attention and focus on God.  

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2/3 of Grace

September 19, 2017

Our microphone was being wonky, so this is 2/3 of Justin's sermon on Grace.  It's always something here.  

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Resources, Tithing and Everything Belongs to God

September 12, 2017

Every pastor you know hates the tithing sermon.  And if they don't, you probably are tired of that pastor.  Money has come to represent a part of our lives we rarely talk about, we absolutely don't talk about it with each other, and as a result, we probably don't talk about it with Jesus either.  

But what if it wasn't?  What if we saw money -and all that it represents - as belonging to God, as part of what God is unfolding in history?  Would that change?  How would our discipleship change if we were more comfortable giving even our finances to God? 

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