Come And See (Natalia Terfa 1/15/17)

We know we’ve been claimed in our baptisms, but now what? Today we hear the story of the call of the disciples and we’ll take some time to reflect on our own call and what it might mean to take that call into the world around us.

Scripture: Isaiah 49:5-7; John 1:35-42

Song: "I Found It All" written by Shane Barnard; performed by the Prince of Peace worship band

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Pure Promise (Natalia Terfa 1/8/17)

When we are baptized we are given a promise. This isn’t the same kind of promise we make to each other as friends, as neighbors, as citizens, as spouses, or as parents. It’s a special kind of promise that we are going to dig into a bit today.

Scripture: Isaiah 42:5-9; Matthew 3:13-17

Song: "Good Good Father" written by A. Brown & P. Barrett; performed by the Prince of Peace worship band

Video (the one we watched together in worship): a story about a bird

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Be It Resolved (Natalia Terfa 1/1/17)

I know no person who reads this text and thinks “well that’s an uplifting one!” It’s a brutal and violent story right in the midst of our celebrations. But there are things to be learned from this story, both from the family of Jesus and from Herod. So what happens when we let our anger over the way things worked out take over? What might mean for us that the son of God was a refugee? And how can we come together on this new year and resolve to be followers of Christ once again?

Scripture: Isaiah 63:7-9; Matthew 2:13-23

Song: "Joy To The World" performed by the Prince of Peace worship band

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Cubs Win! (Chad Brekke 12/24/16)

One little boy almost misses the chance to have his childhood hero visit his own house. One of the great Chicago Cubs was turned away by the boy’s own mother. Maybe you feel like you have missed your chance to experience glory. If so, I have some good news!

Scripture: Isaiah 9:2-7; Luke 2:1-14

Song: "May You Find A Light" written by J. Arndt & D. Gungor; performed by the Prince of Peace worship band

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Three Chords and the Truth (Chad Brekke 12/4/16)

Every year we hear from the crazy, bug eating, desert prophet, yelling about getting our act together or else! Just as there is no way to Easter except through Good Friday, there is no way to Christmas without this trip down to the river. So grab your backpack and your hiking boots, you do not want to miss this!

Scripture: Isaiah 11:1-10; Romans 15:4-13; Matthew 3:1-12

Song: "Prepare the Way" written by C. Hall & L. Giglio; performed by the Prince of Peace worship band

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Prepare Him Room (Natalia Terfa 11/27/16)

Why do we do this every year? We know Jesus has come into the world, we know what he’s here to do, and we understand who he is. So why? Why do we keep waiting? Why do we spend time in this season of Advent each year, and what does it accomplish?

Scripture: Isaiah 2:3-5; Romans 13:11-12; Matthew 24:36-38,42-44

Song: "Psalm 130 (I Wait)" written by Robbie Seay; performed by the Prince of Peace worship band

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A Cross Not To Love (Chad Brekke 11/20/16)

Just as we get set to start the countdown to Christmas next week with the first Sunday of Advent, the lectionary appears to have gone off the rails. Before the spotlight falls on the babe in the manger, it shines on the suffering messiah on the cross. Even so, what we are about to hear will do more to prepare us for Christmas than we can imagine.

Scriptures: Jeremiah 23:1-6; Luke 23:33-43

Song: "Jesus Paid It All" written by Alex Nifong, et al.; performed by the Prince of Peace worship band

Watch the VIDEO Chad used to close his message

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Generous Giving (Jeff Sackett 11/13/16)

Did you know that the kindness of strangers is contageous? It's true! On this Celebration Sunday, we learn how to change the world through generousl living. Let's give it a try...

Scripture: Deuteronomy 26:1-11; 2 Corinthians 8:1-4

Song: "Great Are You Lord" written by David Leonard, et al.; performed by the Prince of Peace worship band

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Resurrection Life (Natalia Terfa 11/6/16)

It seems like there’s always something to be mad about. We get angry and fight about the smallest things. We like to be right. We like to KNOW things. But what if the Kingdom of God isn’t about knowing the right thing or believing the right thing or doing the right thing at all? What if being right isn’t…. right?

Scripture: Luke 20:27-38; Ephesians 1:11-23

Song: "No Longer Slaves" written by Brian Johnson, et al.; performed by the Prince of Peace worship band
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Reforming the Tax Code (Chad Brekke 10/30/16)

Rather than jump to the customary scripture passages we usually hear on Reformation Sunday, today we will follow Zaccheus up the sycamore tree to get a better view of what being a reforming church looks like. What can we learn from this beloved character we first met in Sunday School?

Scripture: Jeremiah 31:31-34; Luke 19:1-10

Song: "Stay" written by Robbie Seay, et al.; performed by the Prince of Peace worship band
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