Sermons

Mara Norden
April 17, 2022

Luke 24:1-12 The Cynics Missed the Resurrection

What might the central rule of improv comedy (Yes, And…) have to do with how we respond to the resurrection?    

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Mara Norden
April 10, 2022

Luke 19:28-40 Donkey or War Horse?

Have you ever noticed that the animal Jesus rode into Jerusalem was an adolescent donkey that had never been ridden? Yet the crowd acted like he rode a war horse. Pastor Mara ponders how our unexamined notions of salvation lead us to mistake what Jesus is actually about. Click the gray video icon in the…

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Mara Norden
March 13, 2022

Luke 13:31-35 As A Hen Gathers Her Brood

Jesus longs to protect and nurture his people like a hen gathers her chicks under her wing, but the people are not willing. How does it change your life knowing that Jesus loves you like a mother? What might God want to do for you, or for the world, if only you/we were willing? We’ll…

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Mara Norden
March 6, 2022

Deuteronomy 26:1-11: Celebration Stories

What does it mean to give first fruits and what difference does it make? Click “read more” to watch the video of the sermon.

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Mara Norden
February 27, 2022

Exodus 34:29-35: Covering Up

Moses wore a veil, and so do we. God invites us to take them off, to see and be seen face to face. Click “read more” to watch the video.

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Mara Norden
February 13, 2022

Jeremiah 17:5-10 Parched Vs Lush

How does the meaning-making the Hebrew people did around their tragedies inform our own meaning-making work? Click “read more” to watch the video.

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Mara Norden
February 6, 2022

Luke 5:1-11 Breaking the Fishing Nets

Pastor Mara explores what the huge catch of fish after a fish-less night and the call to “catch people” have to teach us about The Great Resignation.

Mara Norden
January 16, 2022

John 2:1-22 Jesus – Life of the Party

When Jesus changes water into wine, he quietly brings the spark that enlivens the party. How can you carry that same spark into your gatherings? Click on the gray video icon in the upper corner of this box to view the video.

Mara Norden
January 9, 2022

John 6:24-35, Bread of Life

From planting the wheat and growing the grapes to the yeast, ovens, and tables, bread involves participation. So what does it mean that Jesus is the bread of life? Click on the gray video icon in the upper right corner of this box to view the video of the sermon.

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Billy Norden
December 26, 2021

Colossians 3:12-17 Lessons in Humility

Pastor Billy shares memories and lessons as he wraps up 10 years of ministry at The Community. Click on the gray video icon in the upper right corner of this box to view the sermon.

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