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Have the Same Mind

January 22nd, 2023 homily on 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 by Pastor Galen Ravens Fan Club I  used to do a fair…

Not Lacking

1.15.23 homily on 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 by Pastor Galen MacGyver One of the best TV shows of all time (in…

The Water’s Fine

I’m sure you know the feeling. You dip your toes in the water – maybe it’s a pool, or a…

The Savior is Born

December 24th, 2022, homily for Christmas Eve, by Pastor Galen The power has been out at our house for the…

The Peaceable Kingdom

Isaiah paints a picture of a peaceable kingdom – wild animals living alongside domesticated animals, and a little child leading…

Hope

November 27, 2022 homily on Isaiah 2:1-5 for the First Sunday of Advent, by Pastor Galen The Old Jalopy The story…

Christ the King

The popular Netflix drama The Crown portrays the life of Queen Elizabeth II all the way from her wedding in…

An Attitude of Gratitude

November 13th, 2022 homily on Luke 17:11-19 by Pastor Galen Yesterday I had an opportunity to visit one of our…

At the Feet of Jesus

Homily on Luke 10:38-42 for All Saints/All Souls Sunday by Pastor Galen Mary was one of those people who just never…

Finishing the Race

Paul didn’t have a million followers or Twitter, he didn’t have a national platform. He wasn’t even always well-known and…

God-Breathed

Many of us treat the Bible like a reference book – googling what the Bible has to say about certain…

Rekindle the Gift

Whether we were born into a family of believers or not, we have inherited a legacy of faith that has…

The Gulf is Crossed

In recent years there have been a spate of TV shows that imagine or reimagine life after death. One such…

Monopoly

Growing up, my brother and I frequently played the game Monopoly. My mother said she could always tell when we…

Seek the Shalom of the City

The 1960’s American sitcom “Gilligan’s Island” followed the comedic adventures of seven castaways who were shipwrecked on a deserted island…

Would You Rather?

One of my kids’ favorite games to play is “Would You Rather?” To play the game, you ask a “Would…

I Knew You

Any of us who have ever counted ourselves out because we thought we were too young or too old can…

Wild Grapes

Isaiah 5 is entitled “The Song of the Vineyard,” and Isaiah describes it as a love song. It’s not a…

Learn to Do Good

In high school, I was a starting player on my school’s Varsity soccer team. Not only that, but I was…

Cords of Kindness

Watching a child learn how to walk is one of life’s simple joys. Whether it be our own child or…

The Time is Coming

There’s nothing quite so delicious and refreshing as a wonderful fresh bowl of fruit on a warm summer day. Luscious…

What Do You See?

We in the U.S. like to think that we are a Christian nation. Our money says “In God We Trust,”…

Wash and Be Cleaned

Naaman wasn’t healed because of his vast sums of money or because of his power or prestige, or because of…

Great Power

There are many people in our world who are drawn to power, but who don’t always understand the weight of…

From Madness to Stillness

Even as we celebrate the freedom that was granted to formerly enslaved people in our country, we are reminded that…

Does Not Wisdom Call?

June 12th, 2022 (Children’s Sunday) homily on Proverbs 8:1-4, John 16:12-15 by Pastor Galen Wisdom vs. Knowledge How many of…

Thoughts and Prayers?

The story of Paul and Silas trapped in a prison cell reminds us that even when there seems to be…

We Are Witnesses

5.22.22 Homily on 1 Peter 3:15-16 by Rev. Trenton Prieshoff We are Witnesses – this phrase says so much about…

Get Up!

While we may not be able to raise the dead as Jesus and Peter did, the witness and testimony of…

Who Are You Lord?

Donna had always dreamed of being a doctor. But her experiences working in a children’s hospital caused her to question…

We are Witnesses

Often we think of witnesses as people who have rock-solid faith, who never doubt or question God. But in actuality…

All Things New

Christ’s resurrection points to the fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy that God is creating a new heaven and a new earth.

The Lord Needs It

4.10.22 Palm Sunday homily on Luke 19:28-40 by Pastor Galen How many of you believe that the Lord needs us?…

Filled with the Fragrance

When I hear the story of Mary pouring out her expensive perfume on Jesus’s feet, my initial inclination is to…

Lost and Found

The religious people of Jesus’s day were grumbling and complaining because he spent so much time with people who were…

Under the Wings

Those of us with no experience raising barnyard animals often think of chickens as timid and cowardly. When someone is…

Glow in the Dark

As followers of Christ, we are to “glow in the dark.” As we spend time in the presence of Jesus,…

Raised in Glory

What seeds and flowers can tell us about resurrection and life after death.

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