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Randall Tremba
April 5, 2015
The Resurrection of Jesus is not another version of the rites of spring, of life arising out of death, snow melting, flowers blooming, birds singing. That’s the story of the natural word and it is marvelous and awesome. The Resurrection of Jesus tells a different story.

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Randall Tremba
March 29, 2015
Did Jesus die for our sins? Well, as you know, that’s been said over and over again in sermons, Sunday school classes and at least ten thousand gospel songs and hymns. But what does that mean?

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Ethel Hornbeck
March 22, 2015
"The voice in John calls out “glory”, exactly like the voice in Mark calls out Beloved. And that same voice is calling us—inviting us to receive the gift of life, so fully and freely and fiercely, that we begin to let go of fear, darkness, death, wounds, old stories, anything that is keeping us from love.”

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Randall Tremba
March 15, 2015
The historic Jesus is a seed that falls upon our hearts. What happens next depends on the beholder, the one who holds the seed.

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Randall Tremba
March 8, 2015
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has a vision. It’s a vision for which many are willing to die, as was Jesus for his.

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Randall Tremba
February 15, 2015
I actually had another sermon in mind for this morning. It would have been titled: “The Prayer of Jesus.” It would have been very short. Just one sentence. "Prayer is making contact with love that burns in our hearts." (David James Duncan)

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Randall Tremba
February 8, 2015
We can’t fix everything or everybody. Actually, we can’t fix anybody. But we can stay in touch. And that, as it turns out, is often enough to bring healing.

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Randall Tremba
February 1, 2015
I once shook the hand of a man who devoted his entire adult life to a quest of discovering the historic Jesus of Nazareth behind the written gospels.

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Randall Tremba
January 25, 2015
We can easily say, I am Charlie Hebdo; but we can’t so easily say, I am ISIS. I am a terrorist.

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Steve Garnaas-Holmes
January 18, 2015

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Randall Tremba
January 11, 2015
Words are powerful. It’s not just the "voice of God" that creates and destroys. The human voice does too.

Yes

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Randall Tremba
December 21, 2014
In a dark and gloomy time, Mary and Joseph said “Yes” when everything in them wanted to say and could have said “No” to a child that everyone in Nazareth would call illegitimate or worse. The inconceivable became conceivable.

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Randall Tremba
December 14, 2014
It was a dark and gloomy time and Mary had every reason to despair but instead she kept hope alive. And thus we call her and all such people, blessed.

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Randall Tremba
December 7, 2014
What ever else Advent may be, it is a season of longing, a burning and aching for peace. But the path of peace is not smooth or short or easy.

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Randall Tremba
November 30, 2014
This is Advent. It’s a time to wake up. It’s a time to understand how hard and harsh the world can be. And therefore it is a time to be kind.

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Randall Tremba
November 23, 2014
The rule of Jesus is pretty simple. Be kind.

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Randall Tremba
November 16, 2014
Belonging to a church may mean many things but it’s more or less just this: a promise, a promise to be with and for a certain community of people through thick or thin.

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Randall Tremba
November 9, 2014
There really are two different ways of living. One is the religion of being right. The other is the religion of being kind.

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Randall Tremba
November 2, 2014
Our days will all pass away sooner or later and we will fly away. But in the meantime, we lean on each other because in the end love is all that matters.

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