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Disconnecting and Reengaging: The Subversive Power of Sabbath Rest

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“Disconnecting and Reengaging: The Subversive Power of Sabbath Rest”

Delivered by Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon June 18, 2017 Mark 2:23-27

Last Sunday we were introduced to Jubilee and Sabbath. According to Leviticus 25, Jubilee is a call for liberty that happens […]

Jubilee

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“Jubilee”

Delivered by Associate Pastor, Rev. Trent Williams June 11, 2017 Luke 4:14-21

I’ve always loved history—I even got in trouble at my last church for using “too much history” in my sermons—as it was put in a church wide survey by a couple […]

If You See a Good Fight, Get In It

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“If You See a Good Fight, Get In It”

Delivered by Pastor, Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon May 28, 2017 Acts 1:6-14

You’re Not Alone

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“You’re Not Alone”

Delivered by Pastor, Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon May 21, 2017 John 14:15-21

 

I read this text again this morning about Jesus saying, “Don’t worry. I may be leaving, but God will send you a companion. You won’t be alone. […]

Take My Life

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“Take My Life”

Delivered by Pastor, Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon May 14, 2017 Acts 7:55-60

In this morning’s Scripture, it’s a dark time for early Christianity. Although death itself has been destroyed in the resurrection of Jesus, the powers of Empire and religious […]

Awestruck By History: Why Cinco de Mayo and the Earliest Christian Fellowship Matter

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“Awestruck By History: Why Cinco de Mayo and the Earliest Christian Fellowship Matter”

Delivered by Pastor, Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon May 7, 2017 Acts 2:42-47

Cinco de Mayo. Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for Cinco de Mayo. (I have to spell this out […]

The Dull Mind Interrupted

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“The Dull Mind Interrupted”

Delivered by Pastor, Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon April 30, 2017 John 24:28-35

 

Jesus has been arrested, put on trial, crucified, and laid in a tomb. The resurrection has taken place, but the disciples are still confused, still […]

Uprising

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“Uprising”

Delivered by associate pastor, Rev. Trent Williams April 23, 2017 John 20:19-31

Well, the crowds have mostly gone home, and the Associate Pastor is in the pulpit, so it must be the Sunday after Easter! We had a great day last […]

Do We Get It?

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“Do We Get It?”

Delivered by Pastor, Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon Easter Sunday April 16, 2017 John 20:1-18

I want to tell you, “Happy Easter,” but I don’t feel like I can do that until we get it. We need to understand […]

Tell the Truth

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“Tell the Truth”

Delivered by Pastor, Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon April 9, 2017 Matthew 27:57-66

Is there any feeling more disarming than being caught in a lie?

When I was a little boy there was this game called buns up. All you […]