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Sermon: What If?

Matthew 28:1–10 | Easter Sunday | April 5, 2015 | First Christian Church |Mahtomedi, MN | Dennis Sanders, preaching



“As we carry our own Good Friday crosses here to church this morning, we
can have hope that these crosses, death, loss, sadness, none of these
things have the last word. God will show up in the most unexpected time
and give us hope of a better day.”

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Sermon: Breaking Borders

Matthew 26:17-30 | Maundy Thursday | April 2, 2015 | First Christian Church | Mahtomedi, MN | Dennis Sanders, preaching

Sermon: All Shook Up

Matthew 21:1–17 | Palm Sunday | March 29, 2015| Dennis Sanders, preaching


“As we enter into Holy Week, we should ask ourselves; how has Jesus
shaken up our lives? As followers of Jesus, our lives should be shaken
up, called to live a different way than others and inviting others to
meet the one who brings salvation.”

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Sermon: Getting God’s Goat

Matthew 25:31–46 | Fifth Sunday of Lent | March 22, 2015 | First Christian Church | Mahtomedi, MN | Dennis Sanders, preaching

 


“Not all the sheep are good all of the time. Not all of the goats are bad
all of the time. We are sometimes sheep, giving of ourselves to help
our neighbor and we are sometimes goats, shutting ourselves from the
cares of the world. We never really know who is a sheep or who is a goat
even if we think we do.”

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Sermon: The Waiting Room

Matthew 25:1–13 | Fourth Sunday in Lent | March 15, 2015 | First Christian Church | Dennis Sanders, preaching


 

“God wants us to be faithful to God, to make disciples, to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, heal the sick and visit those in prison.  Part of being prepared for Christ’s coming is to be about doing God’s work while we wait.  God is coming and being prepared means learning to follow Christ in all that we do.”

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Sermon: Dressed for the Occasion

Matthew 22:1–14 | Third Sunday in Lent | March 8, 2015 | First Christian Church | Mahtomedi, MN | Dennis Sanders, preaching

 


“Salvation is offered to all. Some hear and accept and others don’t. But
just because someone is invited and goes to the wedding, that doesn’t
mean they can do what they want.”

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Sermon: Not I.

Matthew 20:1–16 | Second Sunday in Lent | March 1, 2015 | First Christian Church | Mahtomedi, MN



“Grace, God’s generosity is beyond human imagining.  We want God to show love to us and those like us, but not to them. Not to that guy over there.  Not to that poor person.  Not to that rich man.  Not to that conservative.  Not to that liberal.  Not to that gay man. Not to that black person.”


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