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The Lord Is My Shepard
Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs, 5/6/2020 The crown fit the first time he put it on.  Even though David grew up a pauper in the wastelands of Palestine, once he was anointed and ascended to the throne of Israel, he didn’t take long to robe himself in the abuse of power, to confuse his role...
“For They Were Afraid” — Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs, 4/15/20
“…for they were afraid.” What? Wasn’t there enough room on the corner of papyrus to at least finish the verse? Did the reed run out of ink? Did Mark’s writing desk collapse underneath him? You can’t end the most authentic of all the Easter stories- source material for Matthew, Luke, and John- with shielded bodies,...
“Among You” — Sermon by Pastor Mark Siler, 2/9/2020
Matthew 5:13-16 13“You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot. 14“You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. 15No one after lighting...
The Peace of Christ
Sermon by Pastor Mark Siler, 1/19/2020 Ephesians 2: 14, 19, 21-22 For Christ is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is, the hostility between us. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints...
God Come Down
Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs, 12/22/2019 Escapism includes distraction by otherworldly means. A break from the banality of domestic life; a reprieve from the unpleasant realities of the daily scrum; a time out from the persistent feelings that overwhelm. If I could just be relieved of the routine, get out of here for a while,...
Amos 7: 7-17  “I Am Setting A Plumb Line”
Amos 7: 7-17  “I Am Setting A Plumb Line” Sermon by Pastor Mark Siler, 7/17/19 Roughly 750 years before Jesus comes on to the scene, an unknown and simple herdsman and harvester of sycamore figs from the South hears God telling him to go tell the northern king, Jeroboam II, that he is betraying God....
Holy Disrupter
Holy Disrupter Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs, 6/9/19 The Christmas season is impossible to miss.  The deep discounts start one second after Thanksgiving.  The holiday music plays on every other speaker. The parade of floats meanders through downtown with Santa Claus bringing up the rear.  The plastic nativity scenes adorn front lawns.  And on December...
Felling Our Fears
Felling Our Fears Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs, 5/19/19 Both armies were in a stalemate, hunkered down in the trenches of inaction for weeks.  The Philistines were in the low lands, the Israelites were in the high country, and neither side was willing to escalate the conflict in the open plains in between.  Until the...
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