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Oct
2014

“What is mine? What is ours? What is God’s?” - - Rev. Dr. Ayvazian - - October 19, 2014

The Pharisees tried to trip up Jesus when they asked him if it was lawful to pay taxes. Jesus observed that, since Caesar's likeness was stamped on the coin, it ought to be rendered to Caesar. What is stamped on your heart? (Matthew 22: 15-22)

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Oct
2014

“Born Hungry” - - Rev. Dr. Ayvazian - - October 12, 2014

The Israelites got restless and felt abandoned when Moses was with God on Mount Sinai, so they built a golden calf to take God's place (Exodus 32:1-14). They were hungry for God, and needed to satiate their appetites. We, too, hunger for God. 

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6
Oct
2014

“Rubbish!” - - Rev. Mereschuk - - October 5, 2014

Paul tells the Philippians that all of his prior credentials and ancestral honor are rubbish. Do our credentials increase our self-righteousness and impede us from knowing Christ? (Philippians 3:4b-14)

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Sep
2014

“God’s Enemies?” — Rev. Mereschuk- - September 21, 2014

When Jonah finally gets to the city of Ninevah, he is indignant about God sparing the people from destruction. Does God have enemies? Does God love our enemies? Associate Pastor Chris Mereschuk explores these questions from Jonah 3:10-4:11. 

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Sep
2014

“Why We March” - - Rev. Dr. Ayvazian - - September 14, 2014

As we prepare to send 50+ members and friends of Haydenville Congregational Church to the NYC climate march next Sunday, Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian share the scriptural and historical mandates for people of faith to march for justice. (Genesis 2:4-9, 15)

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7
Sep
2014

“…it is to such as these…” - - Rev. Dr. Ayvazian - - September 7, 2014

On this Rally Day Sunday, Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian reminds us of the promises we make to children and families at the time of baptism, bringing to mind Jesus's words that, "...it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs" (Mark 10:13-16). 

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7
Sep
2014

“…it is to such as these…” - - Rev. Dr. Ayvazian - - September 7, 2014

On this Rally Day Sunday, Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian reminds us of the promises we make to children and families at the time of baptism, bringing to mind Jesus's words that, "...it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs" (Mark 10:13-16). 

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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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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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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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