2/9/14 – “Let Your Light Shine” by Rev. Pamela ShepherdSermons

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Rev. Pamela Shepherd Matthew 5:13-16 Today when we say someone is the salt of the earth, we mean a good person, an unpretentious decent person. But originally, when Jesus said it, he was not describing people; he was naming our function. We are that which flavors or seasons the world, we are what preserves life …

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2/2/14 – “Beautiful Dreamer” by Rev. Pamela ShepherdSermons

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Rev. Pamela Shepherd Matthew 5:1-12 & Micah 6:6-8 This week’s readings combine two of my favorite biblical texts. The prophet Micah’s beautiful dream of the way we’re called to live: do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with God. And Jesus’ beautiful teaching about how God’s world really is: Blessed are the poor …

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11/17/13 – “Imagining Shalom” by Rev. Pamela ShepherdSermons

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Rev. Pamela Shepherd Isaiah 65:17-25 Our readings this morning—the first from ancient Israel, about 2,400 years ago, the second from our own day—are both prophetic voices who seek to bring a new future into being by proclaiming and imagining that better day is coming. In fact it is so certain we can live as if …

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10/27/13 – “Getting Right-Sized” by Rev. Pamela ShepherdSermons

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Rev. Pamela Shepherd Luke 18:9-14 I really struggled with the sermon this week. This reading from the Gospel of Luke kept turning and turning and turning in my hands. I would see part of it: Jesus’ clear teaching about how wrong it is and how destructive to have contempt for anyone; how our contempt for …

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