Sermons by Rev. Anne Schaefer

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Alpha: Why and How Should I Read the Bible? – Upper Room

According to theologian N.T. Wright, when asked how one should read the Bible, he replied, “frequently and thoroughly.” What is it about the Bible that makes it so influential?  Paul says that ALL scripture is inspired… breathed… by God.  It is a book of eternal and ancient, yet surprisingly current, faith.  It never claims to […]

Alpha: How Can I Have Faith? – Upper Room

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As we begin our  fourth week of the Alpha sermon series, we are examining the question: ‘How can I have faith?’ Faith is a simple concept, and at the same time, it can be a huge challenge to discuss. But when all is said and done, we realize that, at it’s simplest, faith is a journey.  On this journey, sometimes […]

Alpha: How Can I Have Faith? – Sanctuary

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As we begin our  fourth week of the Alpha sermon series, we are examining the question: ‘How can I have faith?’ Faith is a simple concept, and at the same time, it can be a huge challenge to discuss. But when all is said and done, we realize that, at it’s simplest, faith is a journey.  On this journey, sometimes […]

Alpha: Is There More To Life Than This? — Upper Room

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We are beginning our fall sermon series, based on the Alpha program ongoing through several of our Bible studies through early December.  The first and introductory study looks at the question: Is there more to life than this?  Rev. Schaefer pointed out that many people are looking for more, yet experience a sense of emptiness no matter […]

Alpha: Is There More To Life Than This? — Sanctuary

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We are beginning our fall sermon series, based on the Alpha program ongoing through several of our Bible studies through early December.  The first and introductory study looks at the question: Is there more to life than this?  Rev. Schaefer pointed out that many people are looking for more, yet experience a sense of emptiness no matter […]

Catching Your Breath — Upper Room

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As we approach the busy-ness of fall — the return of school and sporting events, meetings and committees — Rev. Schaefer posed the question: How did we get so far away from the idea of Sabbath?  In this complicated world, we are inundated with the impression that we must keep working, keep moving, we can’t take time off to […]

Catching Your Breath — Sanctuary

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As we approach the busy-ness of fall — the return of school and sporting events, meetings and committees — Rev. Schaefer posed the question: How did we get so far away from the idea of Sabbath?  In this complicated world, we are inundated with the impression that we must keep working, keep moving, we can’t take time […]

Heroes of the Bible: Job — Upper Room

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Today we look at Job during our sermon series, ‘Heroes of the Bible.’  Everyone has, at some time in their lives or other, identified with Job and the many unrelenting and terrible events that happened to him.  Perhaps we are going through a time when we have lost our job, or someone falls seriously ill, […]

Heroes of the Bible: Job — Sanctuary

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Today we look at Job during our sermon series, ‘Heroes of the Bible.’  Everyone has, at some time in their lives or other, identified with Job and the many unrelenting and terrible events that happened to him.  Perhaps we are going through a time when we have lost our job, or someone falls seriously ill, […]

Heroes of the Bible: Nathan — Upper Room

As we start to wrap up our summer sermon series, “Heroes of the Bible,” we welcome Rev. Rick Peters to speak on his favorite hero, the prophet Nathan.  Since Nathan isn’t one of the more well-known individuals in the Bible, he can be described as the person who held King David accountable for his actions as they pertained to Bathsheba […]