Author: Michael Morris

June 12, 2024

Modern – Listening To God and Each Other | Rev. Robert Mercer

Scripture Reference: Acts 5:17-18, 27-29, 33-36, 38-39 (CEB) The high priest, together with his allies, the Sadducees, was overcome with jealousy. They seized the apostles and made a public show of putting them in prison. The apostles were brought before the council where the high priest confronted them: “In no uncertain terms, we demanded that you not […]

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June 12, 2024

Traditional – Early Pitfalls and Hardships | Rev. Mike Holly

Scripture Reference – Acts 5:27-42 (NRSV): When they had brought them, they had them stand before the council. The high priest questioned them, saying, “We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name, yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and you are determined to bring this man’s blood on us.” But Peter and […]

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June 3, 2024

Modern – Generosity | Rev. Robert Mercer

Scripture Reference: Acts 5:1-16 (CEB) However, a man named Ananias, along with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property. With his wife’s knowledge, he withheld some of the proceeds from the sale. He brought the rest and placed it in the care and under the authority of the apostles. Peter asked, “Ananias, how is it that […]

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June 3, 2024

Traditional – The Right Spirit | Rev. Mike Holly

Scripture Reference – Acts 2:1-12 (NRSV): When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested […]

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May 28, 2024

Modern – The Tale of Two Temples | Rev. Robert Mercer

Scripture Reference: Acts 4:32-35 (CEB) Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon […]

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May 28, 2024

Traditional – The Right Spirit | Rev. Mike Holly

Scripture Reference – Romans 8:12-17 (NRSV): So then, brothers and sisters, we are obligated, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh— for if you live according to the flesh, you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led […]

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May 21, 2024

Modern – Pentecost Sunday | Rev. Robert Mercer

Scripture Reference: Acts 2:42-47 (CEB) The believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the community, to their shared meals, and to their prayers. A sense of awe came over everyone. God performed many wonders and signs through the apostles. All the believers were united and shared everything. They would sell pieces of property and possessions and distribute […]

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May 21, 2024

Traditional – Pentecost & Confirmation Sunday | Rev. Michael Bowman

Scripture Reference – Ephesians 2:8-10 (CEB): You are saved by God’s grace because of your faith. This salvation is God’s gift. It’s not something you possessed. It’s not something you did that you can be proud of. Instead, we are God’s accomplishment, created in Christ Jesus to do good things. God planned for these good things to be […]

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May 14, 2024

Traditional – Pay it Forward | Rev. Maggie Dunaway

Scripture Reference – Acts 16:6-15 (NRSV): They went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia. When they had come opposite Mysia, they attempted to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them; so, passing by Mysia, they went down to […]

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