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Missing Richard Simmons: Longing for the Return of Empathy

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Sermon for Friends Congregational Church

“Missing Richard Simmons: Longing for the Return of Empathy”

Delivered by Pastor, Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon March 26, 2017 John 9:1-41

God is love. If you forget everything I’m about to say this morning, please remember that. God is love. But if […]

She Persisted

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Sermon for Friends Congregational Church

“She Persisted”

Delivered by associate pastor, Rev. Trent Williams March 19, 2017 John 4:5-42

I heard a lot of country music growing up, from both my parents and grandparents who enjoyed listening to the greats of the day and watching the variety […]

Getting Back to Love

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Sermon for Friends Congregational Church

“Getting Back to Love”

Delivered by Pastor, Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon March 12, 2017 John 3:1-17

“Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?” That was what the voice on the other end of the phone was asking me. It […]

Get Behind Me, Kevin Bacon

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Sermon for Friends Congregational Church

“Get Behind Me, Kevin Bacon”

Delivered by Pastor, Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon March 5, 2017 Matthew 4:1-11

I want to tell you about a friend of mine that I’ve known since my younger adult years serving at Southwest Baptist Youth Camp: […]

Queer Perspectives Bible Study: Week 6

Queer Perspectives Bible Study

Week 6, February 28, 2017

Led by Associate Pastor, Rev. Trent Williams

For many people, the Bible is experienced as the liberating story of God’s love and justice coming into the world; but for others, the Bible has been used as a weapon to silence, oppress, and condemn them because […]

From Inspiration to Invitation

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Sermon for Friends Congregational Church

“From Inspiration to Invitation”

Delivered by Pastor, Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon February 26, 2017 Matthew 17:1-9

 

Ash Wednesday is this week, which means the Season of Lent starts in three days. Lent! The six weeks leading up to Easter. It’s […]

Queer Perspectives Bible Study Week 5

Queer Perspectives Bible Study

Week 5, February 21, 2017

Led by Associate Pastor, Rev. Trent Williams

For many people, the Bible is experienced as the liberating story of God’s love and justice coming into the world; but for others, the Bible has been used as a weapon to silence, oppress, and condemn them because […]

Resistance is (Not) Futile

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Sermon for Friends Congregational Church

“Resistance is (Not) Futile”

Delivered by associate pastor, Rev. Trent Williams February 19, 2017 Matthew 5:38-48

It’s safe to say that it’s no secret our Senior Pastor is a big Star Wars fan; no doubt you have heard him reference the epic […]

Queer Perspectives Bible Study Week 4

Queer Perspectives Bible Study

Week 4, February 14, 2017

Led by Associate Pastor, Rev. Trent Williams

For many people, the Bible is experienced as the liberating story of God’s love and justice coming into the world; but for others, the Bible has been used as a weapon to silence, oppress, and condemn them because […]

The Heart of the Matter: Restoring Right Relationships

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“The Heart of the Matter: Restoring Right Relationships”

Delivered by Pastor, Rev. Dr. Dan De Leon February 12, 2017 Matthew 5:21-37

Wow. Murder, adultery, divorce, swearing mixed with self-mutilation and a little hellfire. Things just got a little uncomfortable here on the […]