Sermons by Rev. Linda Cochran

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Falling Into the Psalms: Psalm 86 – Upper Room

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Today we continued with our theme of ‘Falling Into the Psalms’ with a look at Psalm 86.  This psalm, as with many of the Psalms, was written by David.  David wrote Psalm 86 as a prayerful dialog with God, in which he named his own failing, and talked about how dependent he is on God and His […]

Falling Into the Psalms: Psalm 100 & 150 – Upper Room

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Our Psalms this week are Psalm 100 and 150 – Psalms of praise.  Rev. Chochran, as she discussed these, asked us – How do we prepare ourselves for worship with God?  There are, in fact, many ways we can prepare ourselves to talk to God.  These psalms of praise challenge us to praise God wherever […]

Falling into the Psalms: Psalm 23 — Sanctuary

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Continuing into our third week of our “Falling Into the Psalms” series, we are looking at Psalm 23, a song of comfort and encouragement.  Usually heard at funerals, it is also a powerful message to many people in their ‘green pasture’ times, as well as those ‘dark valley’ times.  It is the one psalm that […]

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 […]