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Building a Fire 02-07-2021

“Building a Fire,” the 2/7/2021 sermon by Pastor Matt Sturtevant, based on Luke 7:1–17 and part of the “A Narrative Journey” series that follows the Narrative Lectionary from September through the end of May 2021. Podcast includes entire worship service.

Music licensing: The following music is used by permission under CCLI streaming license #20126570:

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Building a Fire

I.  Our story begins long ago, with a prophet of Yahweh. This prophet, by the name of Elijah, found himself attacked and hunted by the King and Queen for challenging their authority. On the run from them, hungry and desperate, he wandered far from home until he left the borders of his own people, and […]

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Waiting No More 12-27-2020

“Waiting No More,” Pastor Matt Sturtevant’s 12/27 /2020 sermon, is based on Luke 2:21-38, and is part of the “A Narrative Journey” series that follows the Narrative Lectionary from September through the end of May 2021. Podcast includes entire worship service.

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Waiting No More

Simeon waited. Some days, he felt like it was the only thing he was still good at. As his eyes opened in his home in the early morning hours, he saw his surroundings becoming brighter. At one point in his life, he would have jumped out of bed at first light, and scurried around his […]

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Prophets in Plainclothes 12-20-2020

“Prophets in Plainclothes,” the 12/20/2020 sermon by Pastor Matt Sturtevant, based on Luke 1:26-45. It’s part of the “A Narrative Journey” series that follows the Narrative Lectionary from September through the end of May 2021, and its Advent sub-series. Podcast includes entire worship service.

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Unraveled 12-06-2020

“Unraveled,” the 12/6/2020 sermon by Pastor Matt Sturtevant, based on Joel 1:1–6, 2:12–13, 21–29, and is part of the “A Narrative Journey” series that follows the Narrative Lectionary from September through the end of May 2021, and its Advent sub-series. Podcast includes entire worship service.

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I Wonder Who Wrote the Book of Love 11-22-2020

“I Wonder Who Wrote the Book of Love,” the 11/22/2020 sermon by Pastor Matt Sturtevant. It’s based on Jeremiah 36 and 31, and is part of the A Narrative Journey series that follows the Narrative Lectionary from September through the end of May 2021, and its November sub-series, Catalyst: The Prophets and First Baptist. Podcast includes entire worship service.

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I Wonder Who Wrote the Book of Love

Jeremiah 31 and 36 In the days of slavery in the United States and the Caribbean, one of the ways that slaveowners would seek to pacify their Black slaves was to show them the Bible. But not all of it. Perhaps you have heard of what is commonly called the Slave Bible. The official name […]

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A Life of Awe 11-15-2020

“A Life of Awe,” the 11/15/2020 sermon by Pastor Matt Sturtevant, based on Isaiah 6.1-8. It’s part of the “A Narrative Journey” series that follows the Narrative Lectionary from September through the end of May 2021, and its November sub-series, “Catalyst: The Prophets and First Baptist.” Podcast includes entire worship service.

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Unanxious Heroes for Uncertain Times: Huldah

Unanxious Heroes for Uncertain Times: Huldah 2 Kings 22.10-20 The shadows were growing longer in the classroom of the prophet Huldah. The prophet had just dismissed the classroom of women who had come to her to listen to her teachings about what it meant to be a follower of Yahweh. As she blew out the […]

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