Deb Baumgartner – 10/19/14 – “Spiritual Bouyancy” (TGS 3)

There’s nothing as fun as having a sermon illustrated with floating bowling balls. Take a swim with Deb into part 3 of our Toward God series.

Curt Mortimer – 10/12/14 – “Growth: Stronger or Weaker?” (TGS 2)

Curt Mortimer takes on part 2 of the JPUSA “Toward God” series with an exploration of prayer and its significance in Christian growth.

Neil Taylor – 10/5/14 – “Toward God” (TGS 1)

Neil Taylor begins the Jesus People USA series “Toward God” (based on the book by that name by Michael Casey).

Brian Weile – 9/28/14 – “Of Burning Bushes and Feet of Deer”

Visiting pastor Brian Weile takes us on an Old Testament journey with everyone from Moses to the Minor Prophets, searching for both burning bushes and the silence and lack of signs which perhaps is a sign of its own.

Rich Troche – 9/21/14 – “What Wages Am I Expecting?”

Re-examining Jesus’ parable of the laborers hired… why different times yet all the same wages?

Andrea Spicer – 9/14/14 – “Living Out Our Stories”

Beginning in the narrative of Joseph and his brothers, Andrea probes the interconnectedness of his story, his brothers’ story, and our story.

JPUSA 9/7/14 – Joel Williams – “Blind Man”

In the lengthy (for good reason) story of the blind man in John 9:1-41, we encounter a layered discussion of what both seeing and not seeing entail.

JPUSA 8/31/14 – Hannah Siemens – “Grace’s Invitation”

A story from Mark 10 where two of Jesus’ disciples argue over who will be first in the kingdom of God is transformed by Jesus, transformed in the most wonderful way…

JPUSA 8/17/14 – Tammy Perlmutter – “Getting Lost and Being Found”

Borrowing from the Old Testament narratives, Tammy Perlmutter wonders aloud about how we lose ourselves… and how we might be found again.

JPUSA 8/10/14 – Beth Nicholls – Babel vs Nineveh

Beth Nicholls dives into two very different Old Testament tales, and comes out with interesting connections.

JPUSA 8/3/14 – Heather Stahnke – “Our Fear, God’s Miracles, Our Job”

Jezebel didn’t like Elijah much, notes Heather Stahnke. And her threats drive the prophet to run in fear. What can that ancient tale tell us today?

JPUSA 7/27/14 – Max Cepero – “Into the Wilderness”

What Moses’ journey, leading Israel into the wilderness at God’s command, has to say to us now. Max Cepero, of the Evangelical Covenant Church in Anchorage, Alaska, hunts for clues.

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