Church and Mission

Sunday, September 30, 2018 Psalm 147, 1 Cor 1:1-7, Eph 5:22-30, Matthew 16:1-20 Once, Billy Graham told the amusing story of a fire which broke out in a small-town church. When the fire brigade, sirens wailing, arrived on the spot, the minister recognized one of the men. “Hello, there, Jim. I haven’t seen you in […]

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Testing Not Temptation

Sunday, September 23, 2018 Genesis 22:1-14, Psalm 1, James 1:1-13, Matthew 4:1-11 The first census was held in the Bible. It appears in the Bible’s Old Testament Book of Numbers. In Numbers 1:2, Jehovah said to Moses, “Take a census of the whole Israel community by their clans and families, listing every man by name, […]

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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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