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Series:  Advent

Title: Peace

During the second week of Advent we look at: PEACE. The angel trumpeted "Peace on Earth" that first Christmas. Yet, we live in a world of conflict:  inner turmoil and outer tumult. What is the peace that God promises? From social media posts to conversations over family dinner, how can we become peacemakers? 

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Series:  Advent

Title: Hope

This Sunday we ponder what it means to hope and to wait. The prophet Isaiah will lead us, proclaiming a vision of ultimate hope:  the new heavens and the new earth. What does it really mean to believe that ALL things will be made new? 

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Series:  Skepticism, Doubt, Uncertainty, Divine Hiddenness - FAITH on the EDGE

Title: Hide and Seek Pt 2?

This will be our last sermon in our series-- Faith on the EdgeLast week, we saw how God’s hiddenness is actually an expression of His love. He hides, so we have space to cultivate a seeking heart. He doesn’t overwhelm, and He desires to grow us beyond just being interested in Him for His gifts. Are there other reasons He seems hard to find? The Bible is full of examples of God’s presence going unnoticed and unrecognized where people were completely unaware. It seems like it is possible for people who should be most able to identify the presence and work of God to be unable to discern His visitation in their midst. When it comes to divine hiddenness, we often contribute to our own blindness. Plan to be with us for this conclusion in a sermon called: Hide and Seek (Part 2). 

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Series:  Skepticism, Doubt, Uncertainty, Divine Hiddenness - FAITH on the EDGE

Title: Hide and Seek?

We have been looking at Faith on the Edge and last week started exploring the hiddenness of God. The overarching storyline of the Bible is about a divine pursuit - humanity hides, God seeks. But other passages of Scriptures talk about God’s absence, His silence and even hiding. So why would God hide? The quick, easy answer is - sin (which rings true in many situations). But are there other reasons for divine hiddenness? Might love and hiddenness have more in common than we originally imagined? Plan to be with us as we examine some of the reasons behind God’s hiding. Our study is called: Hide and Seek.

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Series:  Skepticism, Doubt, Uncertainty, Divine Hiddenness - FAITH on the EDGE

Title: Hound or Hidden?

Picking back up with our series (Faith on the Edge), we move from ex- ploring the gifts of uncertainty and the nature of faith to the hiddenness of God. Some artists and thinkers have talked about God as hidden, secret, cryptic, or absent. Others have found Him everywhere and in everything. So which is it? Is God playing hard to get, or is He always readily available? Plan to be with us for this introduction to the next part of our series called— Hound or Hidden?

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Series:  Skepticism, Doubt, Uncertainty, Divine Hiddenness - FAITH on the EDGE

Title: The Nature of Faith (and why we don't like it) Part 3

We are in our series called Faith on the Edge, and last week we explored how God both reveals and conceals. Faith and mystery go hand in hand. This week we want to go further with understanding faith and ask some hard questions. Is it possible to follow God and not have our lives all tied up with a pretty red bow? How many people are disappointed with God because He hasn’t come through for them in the way they think He should? Will you and I follow God even when it hurts? Unfortunately, American Christianity is no longer a summons to the unpredictable life of faith but more of an invitation into the security and predictability of religion. Plan to be with us this Saturday as we examine the faith of surrender and the surrender of faith in Part Three of —The Nature of Faith (and why we don’t like it).

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Series:  Skepticism, Doubt, Uncertainty, Divine Hiddenness - FAITH on the EDGE

Title: The Nature of Faith (and why we don't like it) Part 2

Our series is called Faith on the Edge, and we are exploring skepticism, doubt, uncertainty, and divine hiddenness. Last week, we ended by asking, “What if God is about deepening the mystery, not removing it?” Moses once asked for God’s name, and God answered the question, but in a way that conveyed mystery, wonder, and awe. God both reveals and conceals. Meister Eckhart famously prayed, “God rid me of God.” What did he mean by this? Plan to be with us as we try to leave aside the need for clarity and instead just experience being known by God. Our study this week is: The Nature of Faith (and why we don’t like it)—Part 2

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Series:  Skepticism, Doubt, Uncertainty, Divine Hiddenness - FAITH on the EDGE

Title: The Nature of Faith (and why we don't like it)

We are in a series called Faith on the Edge, and we are moving from exploring certainty/uncertainty to the concept of faith. Is there a description of the spiritual journey—our response to our faith in God with the resulting changes that happen? Can we “map” the Christian life? Are there di erent phases to life with God? How might we understand and navigate spiritual growth? Are there areas of the Christian journey we can highlight? Plan to be with us for the next section of ur series—The Nature of Faith (and why we don’t like it).

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Series:  Skepticism, Doubt, Uncertainty, Divine Hiddenness - FAITH on the EDGE

Title: Finding Faith After Certainty

We will plod along in our series Faith on the Edge. We move from discussing certainty/uncertainty to faith. We have learned that none of us has absolute, unquestionable certainty, so we all live by faith at some level. What is faith? What is bad faith? What is good faith? Does it matter what you believe as long as you are sincere? We will take some time and wrestle with these questions. Our study for this week is called: Finding Faith After Certainty.

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Series:  Skepticism, Doubt, Uncertainty, Divine Hiddenness - FAITH on the EDGE

Title: Knowing about our Knowing

We are in a series called Faith on the Edge where we are examining skepticism, doubt, uncertainty and divine hiddenness. We have looked at the goodness and gifts that uncertainty can grant us. Now there are some new questions. How much can we really be certain of? What is the relationship between faith and knowledge? Is some degree of faith inescapable, or is it possible to live without any faith at all? As Christians does the Bible give us certainty? Does faith really run through all we claim to know? We will explore these questions in a study called: Knowing about our Knowing.

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