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The Brow of the Hill 01-17-2021

“The Brow of the Hill,” the 1/17/2021 sermon by Pastor Matt Sturtevant, based on Luke 4:14-30, 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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Turning 01-10-2021

“Turning,” the 1/10/2021 sermon by Pastor Matt Sturtevant, based on Luke 3:1-22, 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.

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

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The Brow of the Hill

Luke 4.14–30 No one went out of their way to visit Nazareth. It was lightyears away, both physically and culturally, from the biggest cities of the day: Alexandria or Rome. In fact, it was pretty far from the biggest city in Palestine: Jerusalem. Nazareth was in Galilee, a section of the region of Palestine spotted […]

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Turning

Luke 3.1–22 This is a pitchfork. [Holds up object for congregation to see] Well, kind of. Technically, it is a spading fork. A true pitchfork would have a little smaller tines and have a little different purpose. The purpose of this guy is to get deep into that hard-packed Lawrence clay and turn up the […]

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Parenting the Savior 1-3-2021

“Parenting the Savior,” the 1/3/2021 sermon by Pastor Matt Sturtevant. 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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Parenting a Savior

Luke 2.41–52 The movie Home Alone came out 30 years ago this Christmas season, and when it first came out I absolutely hated it. I was in high school, and I thought it was the dumbest movie ever… “Really? No one notices that the kid is missing until they get on the plane? And there […]

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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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Prophets in Plainclothes

Luke 1:26-45 I recently got a new phone. Finally, my phone of some five years bit the dust. So I got a new one…actually a year or so old, but new enough. And you will not be surprised that the best of this new phone for me is the camera. My new phone has a […]

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