Sermons by Rev. Linda Cochran

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Falling Into the Psalms: Psalm 8 — Upper Room

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Continuing on with our “Falling Into the Psalms” series, we are looking at Psalm 8, written by King David to praise God for the majesty and glory of God and His works.  King David is responding to the trials he is facing, and to God’s blessing in his life.  David recognized that God sometimes uses the […]

Teaching Discipleship: All the Rest — Upper Room

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As we start to wrap up our discussion on Teaching Discipleship with the last of the 12 Disciples – James the Less, Simon the Zealot and Thaddeus or Jude – we took a few minutes to look at the overall role of these 12 men.  They were chosen by Jesus to be his disciples, or […]

Created by God, Built for a Purpose – Sanctuary

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This week, during VBS, we learned that we are created by God, and we are built for a purpose.  We learned that God created each of us for special reasons.  We’ve each been given special gifts – gifts to guide us toward our life purpose, gifts that are blessed and ordained by God.  If we […]

Created by God… Built for a Purpose — Upper Room

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This week, during VBS, we learned that we are created by God, and we are built for a purpose.  We learned that God created each of us for special reasons.  We’ve each been given special gifts – gifts to guide us toward our life purpose, gifts that are blessed and ordained by God.  If we […]

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: Peter — Sanctuary

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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.  Rev. Cochran explained how Peter, above all of the other disciples, could be a great inspiration for those of us who see ourselves as perhaps disciples […]

Sanctuary: I Have Soup

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Baccalaureate Sunday, Pentecost and Communion Pentecost was originally one of the major Jewish holidays.  It was a celebration of God’s bounty – a feast celebrating the harvest’s first fruits.  In reality, it was a celebration of God’s faithfulness, even when the Jews had lost their own faith and turned away from Him.  The Holy Spirit […]

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 […]

The Followers of Christ: Ambassadors of Christ (Sanctuary)

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Today, we looked at the followers of Christ known as Ambassadors, beginning with a children’s message about how we can be ambassadors of Christ’s love as children, as shared by Stephen Murphy and Janie Roberts, two of the Colina de Luz mission trip participants, followed by a Minute for Mission shared by Dana Stonerook, another […]