Month: July 2024

July 15, 2024

Modern – Everyone Deserves a Place at the Table | Rev. Mike Holly

Scripture Reference: Acts 17:16-32 (CEB) Peter said, “I really am learning that God doesn’t show partiality to one group of people over another. Rather, in every nation, whoever worships him and does what is right is acceptable to him. This is the message of peace he sent to the Israelites by proclaiming the good news through Jesus […]

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July 15, 2024

Traditional – You Win Some, You Lose Some | Rev. Robert Mercer

Scripture Reference – Acts 17:16-32 (NRSV): While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was deeply distressed to see that the city was full of idols. So he argued in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons and also in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there. Also some Epicurean and […]

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July 9, 2024

Modern – Enemies To Friends | Rev. Robert Mercer

Scripture Reference: Acts 9:10-19 (CEB) In Damascus there was a certain disciple named Ananias. The Lord spoke to him in a vision, “Ananias!” He answered, “Yes, Lord.” The Lord instructed him, “Go to Judas’ house on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul. He is praying. In a vision he has seen […]

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July 9, 2024

Traditional – When Do We Go Our Own Way? | Rev. Mike Holly

Scripture Reference – Acts 15:36-41 (NRSV): After some days Paul said to Barnabas, “Come, let us return and visit the brothers and sisters in every city where we proclaimed the word of the Lord and see how they are doing.” Barnabas wanted to take with them John called Mark. But Paul decided not to take with them […]

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July 2, 2024

Modern – Excluded are Included | Brett Toole

Scripture Reference: Acts 8:26-40 (CEB) Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Get up and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” (This is a wilderness road.) So he got up and went. Now there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of the Candace, the queen of […]

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July 2, 2024

Traditional – Surprise Party | Rev. Mike Holly

Scripture Reference – Acts 10:44-48, 11:15-18 (NRSV): While Peter was still speaking, the Holy Spirit fell upon all who heard the word. The circumcised believers who had come with Peter were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the gentiles, for they heard them speaking in tongues and extolling God. […]

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July 2, 2024

Modern – Modern – Going with the Flow of the Spirit | Margaret Grubic

Scripture Reference: Acts 6: and 8-15 (CEB) Stephen, who stood out among the believers for the way God’s grace was at work in his life and for his exceptional endowment with divine power, was doing great wonders and signs among the people. Opposition arose from some who belonged to the so-called Synagogue of Former Slaves. Members […]

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July 2, 2024

Traditional – What Could Prevent Me…? | Rev. Michael Bowman

Scripture Reference – Acts 8:26-40 (NRSV): Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Get up and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” (This is a wilderness road.) So he got up and went. Now there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of the Candace, the queen […]

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