Sunday, August 31, 2014

"Love + Life" "Sweet and Salty"
by Pastor Lynnae Sorensen
How do you understand the Cross?
We explore the sweet and the salt of the cross.

Last week Simon Peter and the disciples finally seemed to understand who Jesus really was, but this week their ideas are dashed as Jesus firmly corrects Peter's ideas of the way to salvation. They would not be saved by a military intervention, political coup or divine mediation. Instead, Jesus love, suffering and compassion would mark the transformation of the world. Sometimes, we will be corrected and sometimes we will be disappointed in the ways of God. Today we will take a look at how much trust has to do with suffering and with our eventual salvation.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

"I Believe"
a sermon by Pastor Lynnae Sorensen


We believe in the one High God, who out of love created the beautiful world and everything good in it. He created Man and wanted Man to be happy in the world. God loves the world and every nation and tribe on the Earth. We have known this High God in darkness, and now we know Him in the light. God promised in the book of His word, the Bible, that He would save the world and all the nations and tribes.
We believe that God made good His promise by sending His Son, Jesus Christ, a man in the flesh, a Jew by tribe, born poor in a little village, who left His home and was always on safari doing good, curing people by the power of God, teaching about God and man, showing the meaning of religion is love.
He was rejected by his people, tortured and nailed hands and feet to a cross, and died. He lay buried in the grave, but the hyenas did not touch him, and on the third day, He rose from the grave. He ascended to the skies. He is the Lord.
We believe that all our sins are forgiven through Him. All who have faith in Him must be sorry for their sins, be baptized in the Holy Spirit of God, live the rules of love and share the bread together in love, to announce the Good News to others until Jesus comes again. We are waiting for Him. He is alive. He lives. This we believe. Amen.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Lord Help Me! He said what?
When Jesus is confronted by a Canaanite woman begging for his help – someone from outside “the tribe” – he responds to her with one of the ugliest racial epithets of his time.   He says the gifts of God are not to be thrown to “the dogs.”   How could Jesus – of all people – say such a thing!  But what’s even more amazing is that this woman doesn’t back up a step!  “Even dogs deserve crumbs from the master’s table.”  We begin to realize that something profound is happening here, something new and expansive about God and humanity is being revealed.  We are invited to delve into the nuance and subtleties beneath the obvious repugnance of Jesus’ statement.  And how, in the face of the woman’s rock solid faith, something new is awakened, and God’s miracle power begins to flow.
Pastor Brad preaches
"Lord help me! - He said WHAT?"
GOSPEL: Matthew 15:21–28

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Stilling the Storm …

In the beginning, God’s Spirit hovers over the primal waters of creation.  Those who would follow Jesus experience the trials and challenges of discipleship as though adrift on a stormy sea.  Throughout history, dark and deep, raging waters have been an archetypal symbol of chaos; one we find reflected in the turbulence of our time.  But by God’s grace, the One God sends to proclaim new life proclaims God’s power over turmoil and chaos.  As God’s prophet, Elijah experiences the gale and the torrent, earthquake and fire.  But it is in the stillness that follows that God speaks a truth for the ages.
Pastor Brad Highum preaches

Monday, August 4, 2014

"The feeding of the thousands"
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Senior Pastor Lynnae Sorensen preaches
Please only use the right channel until I can fix the audio, it seems the children's sermon and Sermon have different audio in the left channel.