Arise, My Love, and Come Away

Song of Songs 2:8-13 This week I watched a movie called The Spectacular Now, a story about a troubled High School student named Sutter: Sutter’s father left when he was young, he has no plans for the future and he doubts if anyone will ever truly love.  He suspects that once people truly get to know him, they will take […]

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Friendship Park

John 6:51-58 Now, to begin with, I just want to recognize that we have been talking about bread a lot these past couple weeks in church.  In these conversations, we have remembered that we gather here, every Sunday, because we are hungry. Hungry for connection, for hope, for the knowledge that we are not alone, that we matter and that […]

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Speaking the Truth

Ephesians 4:25-5:2 The author of Ephesians writes, “So then, putting away falsehood, let all of us speak the truth to our neighbors, for we are members of one another.  Be angry but do not sin.  Do not let the sun go down on your anger.” I can only imagine that the author is writing these words because the Ephesians have […]

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Life Giving Bread

John 6:1-21 The text today begins with a group of people searching for Jesus. When we think of search parties, we might imagine people comb through the wilderness shouting, “Jesus, Jesus, where are you?” And perhaps these people literally did that. But on a deeper lever, they were searching to know Jesus on the deeper level, they wanted to know, […]

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