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The Rev. Cindy Stansbury
Matthew 1:18-25
11 mins 18 secs
Views: 546
This Sunday is the Third Sunday of Advent. John, in prison, sends to Jesus to ask, “Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?”. John, who baptized Jesus in the river Jordan and saw the heavens open, had to ask if Jesus was the one. This was because Jesus wasn't acting the way John expected the Messiah to act. When you expect one thing, you can miss what is right in front of you.
This week we will look at the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector. How can the one who is trying so hard, and is so confident be so very wrong? And how can we live lives marked by humility, but not be either ineffective wallflowers or end up ‘proud’ of our humility?
This week’s gospel starts with the disciples asking for more faith and ends with Jesus telling them to consider themselves slaves not expecting gratitude or praise. Luke has a different context than Matthew for faith the size of a mustard seed and we will reflect on why we need faith, how we receive it and how we use it in our life in the body of Christ.
The Rev. Cindy Stansbury
Luke 15:1-10
14 mins 46 secs
Views: 162
Jesus came into the world to save sinners and tells us that there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. How is our view of ourselves shaped by these verses? And more importantly, are we, as individuals and as the body of Christ, seeking the lost with the persistent love of God or are we driving them away with our own sinfulness?
The Rev. Cindy Stansbury
Luke 11:1-13
19 mins 30 secs
Views: 240
Improve your Prayer Life. Learn to pray as Jesus taught us. A day to change your life.
The Rev. Cindy Stansbury
Luke 9:51-62
16 mins 46 secs
Views: 177
In this Gospel, Jesus turns his face towards Jerusalem during his journey, he prepares the apostles.
The Rev. Cindy Stansbury
Luke 24:44-53
9 mins 22 secs
Views: 251
Jesus appeared to many people in Jerusalem in the weeks following his resurrection. Following these physical appearances Jesus ascended into heaven. Just as Jesus had taken on flesh to dwell among us, he returned to heaven and to His Heavenly Father. The ultimate homecoming. We rejoice with Angels the good news of Jesus' triumphal return to heaven even as we reflect on the very important question the Angels asked Jesus' disciples.
The Rev. Cindy Stansbury
John 13:31-35
13 mins 6 secs
Views: 290
Love one another, Jesus commands, in this sermon we are challenged to pray for one another, share our lives with one another and come together to worship.
The Rev. Cindy Stansbury
John 19:1-37
11 mins 31 secs
Views: 316
Jesus triumphs over death
The Rev. Cindy Stansbury
John 12:1-8
12 mins 57 secs
Views: 248
Mary anoints the feet of Jesus in an act of service and worship.