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Insignificant Ministries
Insignificant Ministries Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs, 6/13/18 Of the Synoptics, Mark is the oldest gospel.  Matthew and Luke must have used the original manuscript as source material when they penned their narratives about Jesus.  And while they borrowed story and sentence unedited from Mark, today’s text was different.  There was something about the parable...
Abide In My Love
    “Abide In My Love” / John 15:9-17 Sermon by Pastor Mark Siler, 5/2/18 Our country is founded on the notion that we all are created with the unalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  While Jefferson and his cohorts may have been wise in recognizing this as a basis for...
Philip’s Faithfulness
Philip’s Faithfulness Sermon by: Rev. Brian Combs, 4/25/2018 Philip was not one of the original disciples, nor even an apostle.  Outside of the inner circle, he needed to put something down on his business card, so they gave him the title of evangelist and sent him out to the sticks of Samaria with little to no...
Showing Your Scars
Showing Your Scars Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs, 4/4/2018 In the early 17th century, the phrase “Doubting Thomas” entered our common vocabulary.  Since then, it has been an insult reserved for only the most habitually agnostic, the skeptic unwilling to accept even the most obvious truth.  When the derogatory label is assigned to Christians, doubting...
A Foolhardy Faith
A Foolhardy Faith; John 2:13-22 Sermon by Pastor Mark Siler, 2/28/18 A pastor friend of mine summarizes the Gospel this way, “Follow me and I will make you odd.”  Our text today reminds us that Jesus was odd, or to use Paul’s word, foolish.  He did not conduct himself in acceptable ways.  Unlike me, I’m...
Spiritual Inheritance
Spiritual Inheritance Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs, 2/21/2018 Since genetic testing became commercially available, consumers have begun chasing down their ancestry all over the globe.  After spitting into a cup, scrapping a culture of cheek tissue or collecting the gargle after a mouthwash, the strands of DNA are sent off to a lab.  When the...
Marked for Death
Marked for Death Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs, 02/14/18 The all-you-can-eat buffets of Fat Tuesday have finally closed their kitchens and the last strands of glittery beads on Mardi Gras have been tossed off the balcony.  The silky neon dresses have been exchanged for scratchy burlap sacks and the festive street carnival has been replaced...
I Desire Mercy, Not Sacrifice
I Desire Mercy, Not Sacrifice (Luke 2: 22-38) Sermon by Pastor Mark Siler Thankfully, we no longer carry out animal sacrifice in the temple. However, some people of faith would argue that we must understand the sacrificial systems of our day if we are to be followers of Jesus. Liberation theologians argue that we need...
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