Author Archives: Phil Schmidt

Celebrating our Journey

I’ve missed a few posts in the past weeks. If you’d like to look back on sermons from the last few Sundays, feel free to click on the following links: Trusting God, Countercultural Leadership, Courageous Strength. This coming Sunday is our first “Celebration … Continue reading

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“Holy Living”

This past Sunday we focused on the call throughout Leviticus to be Holy as God is Holy. If you’d like to read through the sermon, feel free to click the following link: Holy Living. Family Discussion Questions are: What does it … Continue reading

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Exodus/Sinai

This past Sunday, we focused on the Formative Event for God’s people, from Exodus to Mount Sinai. At Mount Sinai, God entered into covenant relationship with the people and truly taught them to be human again. If you’d like to … Continue reading

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Exodus

This coming Sunday during community worship we will be focusing on the Exodus, that formative event when God freed God’s people from slavery in Egypt. The story of the Exodus is found in Exodus chapters 1-15. As you read this … Continue reading

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Patriarchs-Matriarchs

This coming Sunday during community worship we are focusing on the stories of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs, all the way from Abraham to Joseph (Genesis 12-50)! As you prepare for community worship, consider the following questions: Which of the characters … Continue reading

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Fall Stories

This coming Sunday during community worship, we are focusing on four stories depicting the fall of God’s good, orderly creation: Adam and Eve eating the fruit (Gen. 3), Cain killing his brother Abel (Gen. 4), the corruption of humanity before … Continue reading

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“Co-Creators”

This morning during community worship, we focused on the two creation accounts in Genesis 1-2 and on how God calls each of us to join God in the continuing work of creation all around us. If you’d like to read … Continue reading

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Creation

This coming Sunday during community worship we will focus our attention on the two creation stories in Genesis 1-2. As you prepare for gathered worship, please read through these chapters and also consider the following reflective questions: What is the … Continue reading

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“Are we listening?”

This morning during community worship, we focused on how God speaks throughout Scripture and beyond. God spoke powerfully through the Exodus (Deuteronomy 25:5-10a), through the Prophets (Micah 6:6-8), and through Jesus (Hebrews 1:1-3a). And God continues to speak to us … Continue reading

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“God Speaks”

This coming Sunday, we will consider some of the ways that God speaks throughout Scripture, through the story of exodus, through the prophets, and finally through Jesus. As you prepare for community worship, be sure to read Deuteronomy 26:5-10a; Micah … Continue reading

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