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Teaching Discipleship: Matthew – Upper Room

The next installment of our ‘Teaching Discipleship’ series focuses on the apostle Matthew.  Matthew was a despicable, vile, undisciplined scoundrel with a deep, deep hunger and desire to know God.  He was the worst sort of person – a tax collector with the ability and authority to create taxes wherever and whenever he wanted to. […]

Teaching Discipleship: James & John — Upper Room

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This week as we look at ‘Teaching Discipleship’ through the lives of the disciples, we focused on James and John, known as the Sons of Thunder.  For the audio of the sermon, listen to the audio link (above).  These were two brothers, both fishermen, who were called to follow Jesus based on pure, authentic, perfect […]

Teaching Discipleship: Peter — Upper Room

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The second installment of our summer sermon series, Teaching Discipleship, focused on the impetuous disciple, Simon/Peter. Peter, named the Rock by Jesus for his foundational role in the spreading of the Word after Pentecost.  Pastor Linda explained how Peter, above all of the other disciples, could be a great inspiration for those of us who see ourselves as perhaps disciples […]

Teaching Discipleship: Andrew — Upper Room

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We’re starting a new summer sermon series entitled ‘Teaching Discipleship,’ that will focus on the disciples who followed Jesus.  We begin with the first disciple who responded to Jesus – Andrew.  Andrew was the type of person who consistently brought others to Jesus, beginning with his brother, Peter.  He was the one who always seemed […]

Upper Room: The Day the Church Was Born

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Pentecost and Communion Have you ever felt like a fish out of water?  That’s pretty much what the disciples felt like after the Ascension.  They were approaching Pentecost, was originally one of the major Jewish holidays, and were working on replacing Judas so they had their full group of 12 in place.  Now they were […]

Followers of Christ: Saints – Upper Room

As we end our sermon series on the ‘Followers of Christ,’ we take one final look at those who put Christ at the center of their lives – the Saints.  Rev. Campbell looks with us at what it means to be a Saint of God.  Today’s world is a scary one – bombings, murders, violence […]

Followers of Christ: Witnesses — Upper Room

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The theme today as we look at Followers of Christ is Witnesses.  The featured video gives us a hard look at how we are called to witness to others.  As Christians, we are called to be in the world, but not necessarily of the world.  Today, there is a lot of anger and violence, fraud […]

The Followers of Christ: Pilgrims and Strangers – Upper Room

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Continuing the discussion about those who are followers of Christ, today we looked at Pilgrims and Strangers.  Pastor Linda focused more on the idea of strangers.  She pointed out that people following God have always had a good idea of what it was to be a stranger – Abraham, Moses, Isaiah, and the disciples all […]