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Join Pastors Jen and Jacob at Claremont United Church of Christ for sermons that are engaging, inspiring, and challenging. Claremont UCC is an open and affirming congregation that welcomes ALL people regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or ability.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
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Join Pastors Jen and Jacob at Claremont United Church of Christ for sermons that are engaging, inspiring, and challenging. Claremont UCC is an open and affirming congregation that welcomes ALL people regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or ability.

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    2022.07.03-Sermon-What If-Jesus Had Died of Old Age-Jacob

    2022.07.03-Sermon-What If-Jesus Had Died of Old Age-Jacob

    So much of Christianity is centered on the redemption provided to us through the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. But what if Jesus had died of old age instead? Would God have still found a way to redeem us?

    • 21 min
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    What If: Constantine Had Never Become a Christian

    What If: Constantine Had Never Become a Christian

    This week we have see the dangers of moving toward a theocracy. Join Pastor Jacob as he explores the history of the marriage of the church and Empire and asks, "What If...Constantine Had Never Become a Christian?"

    • 19 min
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    What If... Moses never received the ten commandments

    What If... Moses never received the ten commandments

    The 10 Commandments have always been seen as the moral compass of our society, but is obeying these 10 laws all there is to living a moral life? Join Pastor Jacob as he asks, "What If...Moses Had Never Received the 10 Commandments," and explores how God has engraved a moral compass on our hearts.

    • 19 min
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    What if.... Adam & Eve Never Ate the Fruit

    What if.... Adam & Eve Never Ate the Fruit

    Pastor Jacob kicks off his "What If..." sermon series exploring what would happen if major events in Christianity never took place by asking "What if Adam and Eve Never Ate the Fruit?" Pastor Jacob invites us to understand the story of Adam and Eve not as a tale about original sin, but rather as a coming-of-age story for humanity where we learned to accept our responsibility for dealing with the moral complexity of good and evil in this world.

    • 18 min
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    Imagine: Tales of Dreamers in the Bible "Lean Years & Good Years"

    Imagine: Tales of Dreamers in the Bible "Lean Years & Good Years"

    We conclude our series on the dreamers of the Bible by turning to our quintessential dreamer in Scripture, Joseph, complete with his amazing, technicolor dreamcoat. Joseph interprets one of Pharaoh's dreams that predicts 7 years of plenty followed by 7 years of famine are coming to Egypt. How do we learn from Joseph's story how to navigate the lean years and the good years of our own lives?

    • 26 min
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    Imagine: Tales of Dreamers in the Bible "The Fall of Empires"

    Imagine: Tales of Dreamers in the Bible "The Fall of Empires"

    If America is just as much of an Empire as the ones of history such as the Roman Empire and the Mongol Empire, what are the warning sides that this empire might fall? Join Pastor Jacob and he reflects on what created the American Empire we know today and how our ultimate allegiance belongs to the realms of God.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

rmzehm ,

Such a great change

Listening to these sermons during the week remind me what a progressive church body this is compared to other sermons I’ve listened to in the past. There’s such a relevant take to each sermon that doesn’t feel trite, and instead feels applicable to my everyday life.

sharpcommae ,

Perfect Reminder

Relevant sermons bring such a refreshing take on how the gospel is incorporated into our everyday lives. The inclusivity message from the church along with tying in real world events makes this the perfect reminder of how we incorporate God’s word into everything we do.

(765)w ,

Oh, I missed a Sunday!

I missed a Sunday at Claremont United Church of Christ because I really didn’t feel well and I wish I went anyway! I heard it was another fantastic service with everyone wearing red, confirmands that I knew sharing their faith statements, confetti cannons spreading the Holy Spirit upon all the children, AND another fabulous sermon! Thank goodness they use this podcast so I can catch up on at least one fabulous aspect of my missed day at church!

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