Resurrection Women

Celebrating the United Methodist Women, Rev. Allison Mark-Schwiebert preaches on the courageous women that first looked into the empty tomb. Raised at Kilohana United Methodist Church, Rev. Allison reminds the many aunties she has at the church of their powerful shared story. Together we all hope to embody the courage, strength and love of resurrection […]

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Live the Story

Live the Story – Easter On the first Easter morning, the faithful women who gathered at the tomb were not ready to see the risen lord. They went to the tomb with their grief and their pain and they wondered “who will roll the stone away?” That stone represented their fear, pain and loss and […]

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Foolish Love – Palm Sunday

Many people like to view Jesus as an innocent victim of power and corruption, but what if we viewed his triumphal entry Jerusalem as an intentional choice to under go great suffering. Many scholars agree that Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem, was just that, an intentional act. What does it mean for the love of God […]

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Promise

In the journey towards healing and renewal, sometimes we find ourselves taking two steps forward, only to end up three steps behind. Life is full of challenges and obstacles. In the midst of life’s unexpected turns, and pains, hope can be found. Jeremiah offers words of hope to a people that were being exiled by […]

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Recovery

In the journey towards healing and renewal, we should always be weary of the temptation that we can accomplish life change on our own. While many people read John 3:16 to say that we must choose to believe in Christ on our own, choosing to believe is never as simple as a cognitive decision that […]

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Program

In any journey towards renewal, we have to, in fact, journey. We have to put one step in front of the other towards life change. God and others can intervene in our life, providing the opportunity for change, but we have a responsibility. Wesley theologian, Randy Maddox, speaks of this as God’s grace that is […]

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Intervention

In our journey towards renewal, out of the wilderness and brokenness of our lives and towards the new life God has in store for us, there comes the moments when someone, or something, intervenes and changes our trajectory for the better. Often times we fail to see how misguided we are, how lost in the […]

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Wilderness

Any journey towards renewal begins in the wilderness, in our brokenness and our inability to find a way. Whether it is our health choices that bring about a medical problem or a sudden loss in our lives, as painful as it is, our journey towards healing and renewal begins in the wilderness. The hope we […]

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