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The Surprising Imporance of Social Skills - September 25, 2022 - Pastor Jim - Sermon
Using Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, Dr. Keck will talk about how essential social skills are to the functioning of our society. And yet, there seems to be a widespread erosion of basic interpersonal skills and sensitivities. Paul urged us to be “eager to build up mutual affection” and yet we seem to be satisfied with half-hearted nods while not even looking up from our cellphone.
Embodying Forgiveness - September 25, 2022 - Rev. Juan Carlos Heurtas - Sermon
In Tutu's "fourfold path" the act of forgiveness is the third step towards healing. In order to get there we must allow for the story to be told and for the harm to be named, only then can forgiveness find its footing and yet even that moment is not the end, instead it is the next faithful step in the healing process. Join us as we discuss this element of the path and its implication for our lives and the lives of others. Join Pastor Juan Carlos Huertas this weekend for worship!
Forgetting to Forgive | Embodying Forgiveness - September 18, 2022 - Pastor Jim Keck | Rev. Juan Carlos - Sermons
This week Dr. Keck joins Pastor Juan Carlos in his sermon series on Forgiveness. Many discussion of forgiveness focus on dramatic examples of harm and how parties can be reconciled. But there is a form of everyday, constant forgiveness that could make our lives so much better. Join us for worship and a big dose of mercy!
Embodying Forgiveness - September 18, 2022 - Rev. Juan Carlos Heurtas - Sermon
The journey of forgiveness begins with our willingness to tell our story and to hear the story of the other that we have hurt or harmed but it does not end there. In order for healing to take place we must be willing to live into the uncomfortableness of hearing how our actions or inactions have harmed the other, at times in heartbreaking detail. It is only when the harm has been spoken, sometimes over and over again, that healing can continue in the other, in ourselves, and in the world.
Your Christianity - September 11, 2022 - Pastor Jim Keck - Sermon
In some basic way the faith must become our own, That is, each person will have their own way of understanding and experiencing the core truths of Christianity. Any doctrine, once it is filtered through the individuality of your own mind, becomes a unique part of your own creative understanding. Even the most rigorously defined doctrine succumbs to the changes your own consciousness brings to it. And this is a good thing!
Embodying Forgiveness - September 11, 2022 - Rev. Juan Carlos Heurtas - Sermon
Forgiveness is not a point in time but a process that takes intentionality, patience, and community. Using the story of Jacob and Esau and the teachings of Desmond and Mpho Tutu we will learn a pathway to forgive others and to forgive ourselves. That pathway begins with Telling the Story.