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Open Our Perspectives, Hearts, & Actions

Confession of Sin Responsive Though you model seasons of hard work and seasons of rest,  we too often favor one over the other. Though you honor all labor that builds your kin_dom,we too often favor the labor of some over

Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Days of the Secular World, Genesis, Genesis 1, Genesis 1-2, Genesis 1-2:1, Labor Day, Mark, Mark 12, Mark 12:28-34, Mark 12:30-31, Matthew, Matthew 22, New Testament

Grant Us a Reset

Confession of Sin Holy One, You empower of us with gifts so that we may live fully into our callings as your people. Forgive us for the times we’ve misused those gifts. Grant us your grace for the times we’ve

Posted in 1 Corinthians 12, 1 Corinthians 12:12-21, Confession of Sin & Assurance, New Testament

We Know We Can Do Better

Reconciling with God & Neighbor Confession of Sin Holy One, We confess we are not the people we can be. We pretend we are doing our best when we know we can do better. Too often we know what we

Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance

We Confess Our Part in the World’s Fragmentation

Confession of Sin Holy One, you know our hearts, our acts, and our hurts. We confess we’ve failed to love our neighbor as ourselves.  Not only have we done less than we know we can, we have too often convinced

Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Luke 4, Luke 4:14-19, Mark, Mark 1, Mark 16, Mark 16:12-15, Mark 1:8-11a, Mark 1:9-11, Micah, Micah 6, Micah 6:8, New Testament, Old Testament

Confession of the Sin of Blaming Pilate, Temple Leaders, & Everyone Else

*Confession of Sins & Assurance of Grace We fear new ways. We fear giving up the status quo. And Pilate has Jesus whipped.  Open our eyes, Lord. Open our eyes, Lord. We think we know best. We reinterpret what your

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Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, John, John 19, John 19:1-16a, Uncategorized

Who are you?

“Who are you?”, they asked Jesus. “I Am,” he replied. They followed Jesus. Peter and the others journeyed with him from place to place. You will deny me before the cock crows. “Never,” replied Simon Peter. They came for Jesus.

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Posted in Call to Worship, Confession of Sin & Assurance, John, John 18, John 18:12-27, New Testament, Uncategorized

God’s Word

We’ve been in exile. We’ve allowed ourselves to be tempted by the idols of things and power. We’ve found it isn’t what we thought.  Shopping therapy and yearning for a soda pop does nothing to build up our world. They

Posted in Advent, Call to Worship, Confession of Sin & Assurance, Isaiah, Isaiah 55, Isaiah 55:1-11, Old Testament, Seasons of the Church
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