Epiphany Season Sermons (2007)

Date: February 18, 2007Liturgical Day: The Transfiguration of Our Lord Sermon Title: 4 Keys to Faithful and Effective Leadership

Summary:  In this sermon, Pastor Dave reflects on the story of our Lord's Transfiguration, and comments on four central components of that story: prayer, transformation, listening to the word of Jesus, and serving the world. These four attributes are essential components of every church leader's life -- and of every believer's life.

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Date: February 11, 2007 Liturgical Day: The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany Sermon Title: Blessed Are You... Woe to You

Summary:  In this sermon, Pastor Dave encourages us to be aware of those ways in which we need God, who desires to bless us in our time of need. The Season of Lent, which begins in two weeks, is a particularly good time to consider our need for God, and God's love of forgiving and renewing us; God's love of blessing us.

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Date: February 4, 2007 Liturgical Day: The Fifh Sunday after the Epiphany Sermon Title: The Heart of a Christian's Life

Summary:  In this sermon, Pastor Dave reflects on the experience Simon Peter had with Jesus on the "Day of the Miraculous Catch" -- and reflects, as well, on the central mission of a Christian: to invite others into a living and growing faith in Jesus Christ.

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Date: January 28, 2007 LIturgical Day: The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany Sermon Title: The Invitation from Christ

Summary:  In this sermon, Pastor Dave describes the reason for the Epiphany season: that God, and God's will, be revealed to us. This morning we learn, once again, that at the heart of God's desire for us is that we make a difference in the world.

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Date: January 21, 2007 Liturgical Day: The Third Sunday after the Epiphany Sermon Title: Today This Scripture Has Been Fulfilled

Summary:  In this sermon, Pastor Dave lifts up the concern for the poor, the captives, the blind and the oppressed that we see in the preaching of Isaiah and Jesus -- and he reminds us that we, now, are the presence of Christ in the world. As we are transformed by his love and grace, we reach out to these needs around us.

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Service: Date: January 14, 2007 Liturgical Day: The Second Sunday after the Epiphany Sermon Title: And His Disciples Believed

Summary:  In this sermon, Pastor Dave reflects on the desire Jesus had to spread faith, and to transform the lives of the people he met -- and reminds us that Jesus wants to give us the gifts of faith and transformation as well. We are all invited to experience "life in his name."

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