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The Potter and The Clay (Sermon)

**INTRODUCTION ADDED ON JULY 29, 2017** This sermon has somehow drifted to the top of Google’s results for “POTTER + CLAY + SERMON” and other various combinations. If you’ve arrived that way… hello. I originally wrote this sermon as a paper seminary and subsequently adapted and delivered it to a Read more…

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A Jesus Community (Sermon)

A PECULIAR COMMUNITY This is all a bit peculiar, isn’t it? Don’t get me wrong. This is really exciting. Church Beautiful has begun to gather. I cannot tell you how excited about about us beginning to worship together. But it’s all a little strange, right? A bit odd? A bit Read more…

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Breathing the Kingdom (Sermon)

PRAYING WITH GOD This evening we’re going to be in Matthew 6, so go ahead and turn there. Last night we began exploring what it means for us to begin to lead more whole and integrated lives that are connected with that mysterious Presence that enchants and illuminates the world. Read more…

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The Praying God (Sermon)

RECONNECTING Back at the end of February—when I was asked to come and share with you guys here—I started wrestling with what we should talk about. I was hearing that Grace Camp is this unique (and really cool!) experience where the Grace Church in all its diversity and all its Read more…

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The Vowels of Life (Sermon)

Speak, Lord, for your servants are listening. Amen. OPEN TO INTERPRETATION Well this is my fourth time getting to share with you all, and that means we’re in the fourth psalm. Last time we talked, we moved from the two-part introduction to the psalms—Psalm 1 and Psalm 2—into the the Read more…

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Praying Our Pain (Sermon)

Heavenly Father, Guide as we open these ancient words tonight. Teach us to hear you. Teach us to speak to you. Teach us to trust you. Amen. THE FIRST PRAYER We’ve been working our way through through the book of Psalms—through this collection of songs and poetry and prayers and Read more…