Sermons by Pastor Teer Hardy

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The Way Message | January 28, 2018

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We are continuing our sermon series Between this morning. We are, in this last week of January, situated in the space between Christmastide and the season of Lent. We find ourselves situated between the inauguration of God’s kingdom (Christmas), when God took on human flesh in the form an infant, and the fulfillment of God’s kingdom when God will overcome the […]

Sermon | January 21, 2018

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“Repent and believe!”  Again, I say repent and believe!” That sounds more like something a televangelist or cooky-street preacher would shout. Ask a friend sometime what they think of when they hear “repent and believe.” I bet (which for any Bishop or DS with us this morning I would never do) you will hear televangelist […]

Sermon | January 7, 2018

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Our scripture reading has brought us back to Bethlehem this morning. Last week, Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, after stopping by the Temple in Jerusalem for some ritual purification and circumcision, were heading home. That was over in Luke’s Gospel. Luke’s account of the Nativity, cleverly referred to by Pastor Jeff as the “Linus version” is […]

The Way Message | December 31, 2017

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We are 8 days removed from the birth of the Messiah (well really 6 calendar days, but Luke has jumped ahead) and the holy family is on the move again. 8 days after the first Christmas, instead of heading home to baby-proof their home, to take down the tree, and to begin their new life as […]

The Way Message | November 12, 2017

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It has been a lot of fun getting to see what you all are thankful for on the chalkboards throughout the church. Last Sunday they began to fill up and with Wednesday night dinner and the preschoolers this week there is not much space left on those boards. Things like shelter, food, us your pastors, […]

The Way Message | November 5, 2017

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You can usually cut the tension with a knife. If I have learned anything in my short time in ministry it is that when we gather around a hospital or hospice bed to say goodbye to a family member or dear friend tensions can run high. While this is not always the case, it has […]

The Way Message | October 22, 2017

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We are in week 2 of our stewardship campaign and this morning we have Jesus being questioned about taxes. Since taxes are levied by the government, in Jesus’ case the Roman Empire, Jesus is being pushed into a corner, being asked to make a political statement. So for us this morning we have 2 of the 3 […]

The Way Message | October 1, 2017

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Paul is addressing a troubled church in Philippi. Paul has a real conundrum on his hand. There was controversy among new Christians as to exactly how a Gentile would convert to Christianity. Did they, make converts, need to be circumcised? Division within the church is nothing new. The absolute worst meeting I have ever attended, […]