1
Sep
2014

“Stubborn Hope” - - Rev. Dr. Ayvazian - - August 31, 2014

How and why do we remain hopeful in the face of overwhelming tragedy and strife - - or, how do we choose hope despite the facts?! Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian examines this question through the lens of the prophet Jeremiah (15:15-21), encouraging us to nurture stubborn hope. 

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25
Aug
2014

“Who do YOU Say That I Am?” - - Rev. Mereschuk - - August 24, 2014

When Jesus asks his Disciples, "Who do you say that I am?" he is not simply asking about their impression of his identity - - he wants to know why they have chosen to follow him. Jesus asks us the same question daily. (Matthew 16:13-20)

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17
Aug
2014

“Coming Out To God” - - Rev. Dr. Ayvazian - - August 17, 2014

We might think we are hiding our faults, flaws, and shadows, but God knows already. Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian uses the story of Joseph revealing himself to his brothers to urge us to confront our own need to "come out to God." (Genesis 45:1-15)

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5
Aug
2014

“And all ate and were filled” - - Rev. Dr. Ayvazian - - August 3, 2014

What would God's economy look like? Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian explores this question through the lens of the Feeding of the Multitudes in her sermon, "And all ate and were filled" (Matthew 14:13-21).

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28
Jul
2014

“The kingdom of heaven is like…” - - Rev. Dr. Ayvazian - - July 27, 2014

Returning from our 3 week summer break, Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian explores Jesus's use of metaphorical language in his teaching about the kingdom of heaven. What is the kingdom of heaven like for you? (Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52)

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30
Jun
2014

“Living the Welcome” - - Rev. Dr. Ayvazian - - June 29, 2014

When we widen our hearts to welcome in people, we risk the hurt caused when those people depart our lives. Pastor Andrea counsels us to welcome all, despite the risk of hurt. (Matthew 10:40-42)

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23
Jun
2014

“Basic Training for Disciples” - - Rev. Dr. Ayvazian - - June 22, 2014

What does it mean when Jesus, the "Prince of Peace," tells his disciples that he has "not come to bring peace, but the sword" (Matthew 10:32-39)? What is the nature of this "sword," and how are we to make sense of it? Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian shares her interpretation as she preaches, "Basic Training for Disciples." 

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16
Jun
2014

“Our Father” - - Chip Roughton, MDiv. - - June 15, 2014

In his sermon, "Our Father," Member-in-Discernment and recent seminary graduate Chip Roughton unpacks the opening words of The Lord's Prayer (Matthew 6:5-13), with reflections on biblical and modern fatherhood. 

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2
Jun
2014

“I’ve Been Looking For You” - - Rev. Dr. Ayvazian - - June 1, 2014

God is constantly seeking us out, looking for us. Drawing from the well-known story of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-24), Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian recounts her recent journey to her college reunion - - an unexpected journey of renewal. 

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May
2014

“A Thorn in My Flesh” - - Rev. Chris Mereschuk - - May 25, 2014

Paul "boasts" of his weakness - - a "thorn in the flesh" - - claiming that it is his weakness and not his strength that demonstrates God's grace. Associate Pastor Rev. Chris Mereschuk asks, how are we called to transform our "thorns" into opportunities to proclaim God's grace? (II Corinthians 12:1-10)

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