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May 2019

“Growing in Faith”/Hebrews 5: 11-6:1Acts 16: 1-5/Rev. Rodger Allen/5-26-19

By |May 30th, 2019|Sermons|

Bible passages from the book of Acts are recommended for our consideration each year at this time. After Jesus’ resurrection on Easter and his ascension into heaven forty days later, his disciples started telling his story and sharing his teachings, to people in and beyond Jerusalem, eventually resulting in the formation of Christian churches. So on the Sundays following Easter, we often review the stories of their doing that – and those stories are found in the book of Acts. One thing the book of Acts emphasizes is that the early church grew, as the story of Jesus was told. It grew in numbers, and it grew in faith. “Growing in numbers” is a concept we pretty easily understand, though it’s not quite as easy a thing to actually do as we would like. “Growing in faith” is a little more ambiguous phrase: what all does it mean, to “grow in faith”? […]

June 2015

Strong Words for a Weak Faith

By |June 19th, 2015|Sermons|

By Reverend Rodger Allen Mark 4: 35-41;  Exodus 16:2-4a; 136:15; 17:1-7; Numbers 11:4-6, 31a; 14-1-4 When I was a little kid, a hundred years ago, I did something that little kids of several generations have done now: I watched Saturday morning cartoons. They weren’t the same cartoons that are on Saturday mornings now, but the [...]