Jul 23, 2017
Take Care When Weeding the Kingdom Garden – Matthew 13:24-30
Our broken nature has a strong hold on all of creation. But it is not beyond the redeeming and restoring reach of God. It is important to deal with the injustice in others with the rich had of God. If not careful, we could uproot a tender plant that has much potential for good. "Take Care When Weeding the Kingdom Garden" is by Pastor Frank Reeder.
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  • Jul 23, 2017Take Care When Weeding the Kingdom Garden – Matthew 13:24-30
    Jul 23, 2017
    Take Care When Weeding the Kingdom Garden – Matthew 13:24-30
    Our broken nature has a strong hold on all of creation. But it is not beyond the redeeming and restoring reach of God. It is important to deal with the injustice in others with the rich had of God. If not careful, we could uproot a tender plant that has much potential for good. "Take Care When Weeding the Kingdom Garden" is by Pastor Frank Reeder.
  • Jul 16, 2017Rooted in Us – Matthew 13:1-9
    Jul 16, 2017
    Rooted in Us – Matthew 13:1-9
    The mini series "Roots" awakened an exploration to the places our ancestors called home. Jesus, in explaining the growth of the kingdom takes a different vantage point. He sees people as soil and the Word of God as the seed that needs to be "Rooted in Us." Pastor Frank Reeder is teaching.
  • Jul 9, 2017Following, With Childlike Faith – Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
    Jul 9, 2017
    Following, With Childlike Faith – Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
    "Following, With Childlike Faith" by Pastor Dan Dutton.
  • Jul 2, 2017Can God Be Trusted? – Genesis 22:1-14
    Jul 2, 2017
    Can God Be Trusted? – Genesis 22:1-14
    Pastor Dan Dutton preaches on this Communion Sunday while Pastor Frank Reeder is gathered in Portland Oregon with other American Baptists from across the US and Puerto Rico in the Biennial Mission Summit. Pastor Dan wrestles with the question as to why God would chose such a severe test for his beloved friend Abraham. To sacrifice a son seems so out of character for God ... or is it?
  • Jun 25, 2017Unwanted, Unloved and Forgotten – Genesis 21:8-21 / Matthew 10:24-39
    Jun 25, 2017
    Unwanted, Unloved and Forgotten – Genesis 21:8-21 / Matthew 10:24-39
    A mother and son are cast out of their home by the father who loves him. Because of bittness, strange decisions are forced. Now what? "Unwanted, Unloved and Forgotten" connects to the Gospel passage as Jesus also feels like an outcast among those who claim to love his Father. God sends angelic beings into the midst of the loneliness. Pastor Frank Reeder preaching.
  • Jun 18, 2017We Bless Them – Matthew 9:35 – 10:10
    Jun 18, 2017
    We Bless Them – Matthew 9:35 – 10:10
    So many people are distressed and dispirited. Jesus prepared a team of people to go into the community to bring relief.   "We bless Them" is preached by Pastor Frank Reeder.
  • Jun 11, 2017The Source of Life – Genesis 1:1-5, 26-2:4a
    Jun 11, 2017
    The Source of Life – Genesis 1:1-5, 26-2:4a
    On Trinity Sunday, we see the community of the Godhead brooding , breathing, speaking and creating. "The Source of Life" by Pastor Frank Reeder considers the creation and who brought it about rather than trying to explain the details. He proposes that we will need to trust the full story to the only one who is all knowing. Our best response is to breathe it in.
  • Jun 4, 2017Visions and Dreams – Acts 2:14-21
    Jun 4, 2017
    Visions and Dreams – Acts 2:14-21
    Pentecost Sunday. It's a look back at what happened that day. But more importantly it's a look forward to the "Visions and Dreams" that were set in motion that day that are still coming to life. Pastor Frank Reeder preaching.
  • May 28, 2017Witnesses: Warriors and Waterers – Acts 1:6-14, John 17:1-11
    May 28, 2017
    Witnesses: Warriors and Waterers – Acts 1:6-14, John 17:1-11
    Jesus promised power for his followers as he was leaving them to return to his Father's side. What was the purpose of that power to be his witnesses? Did Jesus have an aggressive, warlike life akin to the crusades in mind? Or was it the sharing of power to nurture and grow a new way of living?  "Witnesses: Warriors and Waterers" is this Ascension Sunday message by Pastor Frank Reeder.
  • May 21, 2017Not Far Away – Acts 17:22-31
    May 21, 2017
    Not Far Away – Acts 17:22-31
    Pastor Frank Reeder speaking on the classic address by the Apostle Paul on Mars Hill. He considers the nearness of the Creator as Paul speaks to people who love new ideas. Five major threads are discovered in the speech.