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Easter is our highest holy day. It is our great celebration of new life in Christ and thus the foundation of our hope.  But the resurrection is not just something that happened to Jesus 2000 years ago and not just something that we wait for.  The resurrection has implications for the life we are living right now.  As St. Paul admonishes us at the end of his thoughtful celebration of the resurrection in 1 Corinthians 15, we must be “steadfast, immoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord because we know that in the Lord our labor is not in vain.”  In essence, he calls us to practice resurrection; to move toward the things that characterize new life in Jesus Christ.  To that end we will spend the next seventeen weeks looking at the ways Jesus teaches about this new life both in his parables and in the Sermon on the Mount.   

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April, 8, 2018  |  Planted
John 1:1-5 and Genesis 2:4-9
Lori Mercer, preaching

April 15, 2018  |  Moving Toward Humility
Matthew 5:1-12, Luke 14:15-24

April 22, 2018  |   Moving Toward Light
Matthew 5:13-16, Luke 13:18-21

April 29, 2018  |   Moving Toward Righteousness
Matthew 5:17-20, Luke 16:19-31

May 6, 2018  |   Moving Toward Respect
Matthew5:21-26, Luke 15:11-32

May 13, 2018  |   Moving Toward Faithfulness
Matthew 27-32, Luke 15:11-32

May 20, 2018  |   Moving Toward Honesty
Matthew 5:33-37, Matthew 21:28-32

May 27, 2018  |   Moving Toward Reconciliation
Matthew 5:38-48, Luke 10:25-37

June 3, 2018  |   Moving Toward Generosity
Matthew 6:1-4, Mark 12:41-44

June 10, 2018  |   Moving Toward Integrity
Matthew 6:5-15, Luke 18:9-14

June 17, 2018  |   Moving Toward Satisfaction
Matthew 6:16-17, Matthew 20:1-16

June 24, 2018  |   Moving Toward Loyalty
Matthew 6:19-24, Luke 15:1-9

July 1, 2018  |   Moving Toward Peace
Matthew 6:25-34, Luke 12:13-21

July 8, 2018  |   Moving Toward Empathy
Matthew 7:1-6, Matthew 18:23-35

July 15, 2018  |   Moving Toward Trust
Matthew 7:7-11, Luke 18:1-8

July 22, 2018  |   Moving Toward Love
Matthew 7:12-14, Matthew 25:31-40

July 29, 2018  |   Moving Toward Discernment
Matthew 7:15-23, Luke 12:35-40

August 5, 2018  |   Practicing Resurrection
Matthew 7:24-29, Matthew 13:44-46

August 12, 2018  |   Shall We Dance
Genesis 2:7-9, 15-25
Crista Gregory preaching