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Prophecy to the Bones

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

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In his Easter Sunday message Rev. Ben Daniel talks about the church, the Resurrection,  and the challenge to the Easter People  to allow the spirit of resurrection to speak in us.

Old Testament Reading- Ezekiel 37: 1-14
New Testament Reading- Matthew 28: 1-10
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Palm Sunday as Street Theater

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

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Rev. Ben Daniel contrasts Jesus’ entry in to Jerusalem with that of a Roman ruler and the implications for our lives today.

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Incarnational Empathy

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

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Reflecting upon Jesus’ tears at the death of Lazarus, Rev. Ben Daniel asserts that we should lead “not with our words, but with our tears” and take action rooted in empathy.

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What Do You See?

Monday, March 31st, 2014

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Rev. Ben Daniel discusses the lessons of John’s story of the blind man who was given sight: value people and truth over doctrine, and live joyfully with open minds and hearts.

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Surprise Me

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

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In Rev. Ben Daniel’s first sermon as the new pastor of MPC, he explores the idea of surprise: the importance of being open to it, and how the good things we do can cause the kingdom of God to sprout up in new and unexpected ways.

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Wind, Birth, and Endless Possibility

Monday, March 17th, 2014

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Guest preacher Rev. Kathy Ray discusses John 3:16 and the rest of the story of Nicodemus, drawing out how it challenges us to be “reborn from above”: let go of what you know, and instead be love, truth, and light.

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On Sheep and Shepherds

Monday, March 10th, 2014

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Rev. Melinda McLain’s final sermon as Interim Pastor is an exploration of sheep and shepherds: what it is really like to tend sheep, what does it mean to be a shepherd for others, and who are the shepherds in your life now?

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Worry Wisdom

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

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Rev. Melinda McClain talks about worry: how it’s important not to get caught up in the race for material and social success, and how it’s better to get our priorities straight and focus on love.

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Irresistible Wisdom

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

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Continuing her series from the Sermon on the Mount with Matt 5: 38-48 Frev. Melinda speaks about what it takes to “win” in the tug-of -war of life.

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False Wisdom

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

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Rev. Melinda looks at 1 Corinthian 3:1-9 for lessons about lessons about factions within a church and the enduring power of love.

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