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July Sermons: Lessons from Home

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During this pandemic we have been spending much more time at home. 

The lessons we are learning are often about what makes a good home. 

During this pandemic we have been spending much more time at home. The lessons we are learning are often about what makes a good home. With so much time spent in their houses, this pandemic has caused many people re-think what kind of home life they want. What matters in a home? What makes a house homey? We will look at all these questions and more in a sermon series about Home.


July 5  - Our Home Sweet Home

We call America our home. On this July 4th weekend we will look at this land and consider its founders' bold new vision of a land conceived in liberty, and what that means for us today. As the dream outstripped the dreamers and kept evolving to include more people we continue to question how to make America the home sweet home we all want and need.

July 12  Home: A Place of Work and Wonder - Luke 10: 38-42  

When Jesus visited the home of Martha and Mary he saw two very different personalities. They were in conflict with one another -- one a worker and one a dreamer. As we shelter in place our homes have become places for plenty of both hard work and play, places for exercise and entertainment. How do we build lives that are complete and include not either/or but both?


July 19 Open House

Jesus was at home in Mark 2 when all his neighbors arrived and people came long distances to hear his words and seek his healing. One group of people even tore the tiles from his roof, but Jesus was calm and kind through it all. How do we build homes of hospitality?

July 26  Lessons Learned at Home

In Mark 14 Jesus is dining with Simon the Leper when a woman comes in and dumps expensive

perfume on his head. Jesus accepts her gesture as a gift, not an intrusion. Why was Christ o open to all people? How does he show us how to be at home in the world?

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