Monthly Archives: January 2015

January 22, 2015

Mark 4:21-34 We speak often of planting seeds for faith in others who do not yet know Jesus, or who need to renew their relationship with him. We remind ourselves that our call is to be faithful, not successful. It … Continue reading

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January 21, 2015

Mark 4:1-20, Ephesians 5:1-14 Paul calls Christians to be imitators of God. Eph 5:1 He then addresses certain behaviors that God’s people are to avoid; sexual immorality, impurity, greed, and coarse language or obscene behavior. Such expressions are inconsistent with … Continue reading

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January 20, 2015

Mark 3:20-35, Ephesians 4:17-32, Isaiah 44:9-20 How foolish we are; how misguided are our thoughts. Too often, superstitions and charms get in the way of faith. Who remembers carrying a lucky rabbit’s foot as a child? Who recalls possessing a … Continue reading

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January 19, 2015

Ephesians 4:1-16 The Body of Christ, the Church, is made up of people who believe in Jesus. We have the responsibility to live, work, serve, and worship together for Christ’s sake. Paul urges us to walk in a manner worthy … Continue reading

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Epiphany 2B Sermon Audio

January 18, 2015 – Second Sunday after Epiphany Click the links below for sermon audio. “200 Years in Mission,” Pr. Carl Haynes at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Troutman, NC “A Gift to Share,” Pr. Stéphane Kalonji, Reformation Lutheran Church, New Bern, NC “Speak, Lord,” … Continue reading

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January 18, 2015

John 4:27-42 How often do we eagerly drink the living water provided to us? Do we listen for God to speak to us? Do we tell our communities about the truth, bringing them closer to it? Wearied, Jesus stopped at … Continue reading

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January 17, 2015

Mark 2:23-3:6 While walking in grain fields with Jesus on the Sabbath, the disciples plucked heads of grain to eat them. To them, it seemed the right thing to do since they were hungry. However, to the Pharisees, whose legal … Continue reading

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January 16, 2015

Mark 2:13-22, Ephesians 3:1-13, Isaiah 42:1-17 The season of Epiphany is about us experiencing the light of Christ revealed to the world. So often we hear that this world is more in darkness today than ever before. Why is that? … Continue reading

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January 15, 2015

Mark 2:1-12 People place faith in many things and question many things. For example, often people question their faith in God while at the same time having unabashed faith in politicians and the political parties they represent. However, here in … Continue reading

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January 14, 2015

Ephesians 2:1-10 Once while fishing in Alaska, I was captivated by the annual salmon run. I watched intently as salmon, one after another, struggled to swim against the currents. Navigating violent rapids and falls, the salmon pushed ahead. They finally … Continue reading

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