Jesus is calling

Posted on 22 Jan 2017
  nd Jesus saw two brothers, James and John, in the boat with their father, Zebedee, mending their nets. Jesus called them. Immediately they left the boat, they left their father, and they followed Jesus. And their father was pissed. James and John never heard the end of it. Whenever they
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What do you need?

Posted on 15 Jan 2017, Pastor: Adam
  t wasn’t long after I had moved to Connecticut and settled into my apartment down in Norwalk that I received the first up-selling phone call from my cable company. I remember that the woman was very nice. She welcomed me as a new customer. She asked if my new internet was working for me.
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Jesus’ Baptism

Posted on 08 Jan 2017, Pastor: Adam
  was maybe five or six when I was baptized. I was old enough to remember the experience. I remember standing at the front of my family’s Methodist church, with my two younger brothers; one was just a toddler, the other was still an infant. I remember my parents and grandparents standing
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Christmas is About God

Posted on 18 Dec 2016, Pastor: Adam
  here are times when we are presented with a story that is not at all what it appears to be on first read. Masquerading as one thing, these are stories with ulterior motives. For example, The Wonderful World of Oz, though it is presented as a children’s book, is regarded as a commentary
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God is With Us

Posted on 11 Dec 2016
  must confess that enjoy listening to Christmas music this time of year. Something just feels right when I hear Michael Buble cover classic Christmas hits while I’m working at my desk. And these long dark nights somehow seem less oppressive as I drive the lonely back roads of Connecticut
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Turning Toward the Kingdom of God

Posted on 04 Dec 2016, Pastor: Adam
  epent! It is a rather startling word to hear this time of year. It is not the message we hear from the Salvation Army bell ringers. It is not a word you will find written in Christmas cards from friends and family. Repent! I mean, really, who wants to feel guilty with Christmas only a
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Christian Anticipation

Posted on 27 Nov 2016, Pastor: Adam
  aiting is the worst. The only thing in all of creation that has the power to slow down time is anticipation. The longest month of the school year is the one right before summer break. And it doesn’t get better as an adult either. The two weeks before a much-needed vacation seem to
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Trusting in Christ

Posted on 13 Nov 2016, Pastor: Adam
  he tricky thing about reading apocalyptic texts is to remember that they are always written after the event they seem to predict has happened. They are not predictions of things to come in the far-off future of the reader. They are the remembered stories told by the author to an original
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Zacchaeus, the man diminished

Posted on 30 Oct 2016, Pastor: Adam
  ne of the first songs that I remember learning in Sunday school was “Zacchaeus was a Wee Little Man.” I’m sure that most of you are familiar with it. If you aren’t, then I’m sure that one of our Sunday school students could happily teach it to you. I think it may even have hand motions
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