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Jan
14

Sermon for Sunday January 14, 2018

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Pastor Karl Runser's Sermon 1:14:18  . Gospel reference:   John 1:43-51 (NRSV) P 43The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” 44Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found ... Continue

Jan
7

Sermon for January 7. 2018. The Baptism of Our Lord

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ALWL Ed Coup's Sermon 1:7:18 .  Gospel reference:  Mark 1:4-11 (NRSV) P 4John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in ... Continue

Dec
31

Sermon for Sunday December 31, 2017

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ALWL Ed Coup's Sermon 12:31 .  Gospel reference: Luke 2:22-40 (NRSV) P 22When the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23(as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every firstborn male shall be designated ... Continue

Dec
10

Sermon for the Second Sunday of Advent, December 10, 2017

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Pastor Karl Runser's sermon for Sunday December 10, 2017. The Second Sunday of Advent. Gospel reference: Mark 1:1-8 (NRSV) P 1The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 2As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; 3the voice of ... Continue

Nov
26

Sermon for Christ the King Sunday, November 26, 2017.

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Pastor Karl Runser's Sermon 11:26 . Gospel reference: Matthew 25:31-46 (NRSV) P 31“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. 32All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another ... Continue

Nov
12

Sermon for November 12, 2017

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Pastor Karl Runser's Sermon 11:12 . Gospel reference: Matthew 25:1-13 (NRSV) P 1“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. 2Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3When the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them; ... Continue

Nov
5

Sermon for Sunday November 5, 2017

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AWLW Ed Coup's  Sermon 11:5. Gospel reference:  Matthew 5:1-12 (NRSV) P 1When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: 3“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4“Blessed ... Continue

Nov
1

Sermon for October 29, 2017

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Oct
25

Sermon for Sunday October 22, 2017

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Pastor Karl Runser"s Sermon 10:22. Gospel reference:  Matthew 22:15-22 (NRSV) P 15Then the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap him in what he said. 16So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with ... Continue

Oct
8

Sermon October 8, 2017

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ALWL Sandy Grier's Sermon 10-8 . Gospel reference:  Matthew 21:33-46 (NRSV) P 33“Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenants and went to another country. 34When the ... Continue