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August 15, 2021 God’s Presence Among Us

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The Connection Church Sermons
August 15, 2021 God’s Presence Among Us
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It is an amazing thing when God palpable presence shows up among a people. Today we’ll explore what it is to cultivate such presence. That is, not to coerce or to… manipulate, but to grow in awareness of God’s always among presence. This is the mission of the church, not to live “in futility” (Eph 4:17), or meaninglessness but to live with purpose and mission, to cultivate God’s presence among us. Think with us this morning what it means to participate in God at work in the world.

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August 08, 2021 This Is How We Should Live

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The Connection Church Sermons
August 08, 2021 This Is How We Should Live
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We continue to explore and weave together a little book by David Fitch; What Is The Church and Why Does It Matter? with the lectionary readings out of Ephesians – they have paired well, and here are couple of thoughts from the New Beacon Bible Commentary on Ephesians… “a colony of heaven… a community of…

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July 18, 2021 Why Church? Presence

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The Connection Church Sermons
July 18, 2021 Why Church? Presence
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Last week I talked about how culture “does things for the money,” and I made an effort to shift that thinking to “doing” for goodness sake — that there is a shift in motivation when we do something for the sake of contributing good to the community vice simply doing for the cash. So this…

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June 13, 2021 Invitation to Oasis

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The Connection Church Sermons
June 13, 2021 Invitation to Oasis
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This morning we are looking at 2 Corinthians 5 and how Paul is interacting with the church in Corinth, inspiring maturity of their own responses to the tensions they face. Today as we dig in, I want to spring off the Psalm (84) and the picture of Oasis that it paints. So explore with us…

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May 30, 2021 A Practicing Community

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The Connection Church Sermons
May 30, 2021 A Practicing Community
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Today is Trinity Sunday, or the first Sunday of ordinary time where we’ll explore the extent of what this story that we’ve been in from Advent means to us. The church calendar starts before Christmas in Advent and brings us through Easter and Pentecost, and today we ask, now what? Now what do we do…

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May 23, 2021 Faith and Spirituality

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The Connection Church Sermons
May 23, 2021 Faith and Spirituality
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Today is Pentecost Sunday, the “birthday” of the church, that is the 50th day after resurrection mimicking the 50 days after Passover when Moses received the Law and Mount Sinai. Today I invite you to think with me about the implication of God’s Spirit descending on a people on such a timeline. And to think…

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May 16, 2021 Giving Faith Hospitality

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The Connection Church Sermons
May 16, 2021 Giving Faith Hospitality
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A couple of weeks ago we talked about faith being seen in our physicality — that is how our faith shaped our physical world, the things we touch, or our outer world. Last week we talked about giving faith our mentality—our internal self, or how our faith shapes us from the inside. This week we…

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May 9, 2021 Giving Faith Mentality

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The Connection Church Sermons
May 9, 2021 Giving Faith Mentality
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Last week we explored what it would be like to give our faith physicality—that is what does our faith look like in the flesh, embodied? This week, we continue in 1John and pick up in chapter 5 verse 1. Along with the essence of giving faith physicality, we will think about what it is to…

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May 2, 2021 Giving Faith Physicality

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The Connection Church Sermons
May 2, 2021 Giving Faith Physicality
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Today is our annual church meeting… but hang tight with us, as we look at where we’ve been and how we are intending to move by way of John 15, and 1 John 4:7-13. It is important for us to understand the message – “abide” in Christ, and there will be an abundant overflow of…

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April 25, 2021 Fourth Sunday of Easter

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The Connection Church Sermons
April 25, 2021 Fourth Sunday of Easter
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Join us as we get into the first book of John, in this Fourth Sunday in Easter season as we are heading deeper into the foundation of the first Church and sharing the message of what is to come!

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