Taste and See!

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August 13, 2017 Dr. Suess Series: Green Eggs and Ham Scripture: Psalm 34:8 “Taste and see that the Lord is good, blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.”   The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham are two Dr. Seuss best sellers.  Both of these books were inspired by a […]

The Butter Way

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Sunday August 6, 2017 Dr. Suess book: The Butter Battle By Guest Preacher Lindsey Jacobs – Lindsey Jacobs is the Manager of Legacy Planning for Chapman University and the daughter of two Disciples ministers. Scripture: Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.  Romans 12:18 If it is possible, […]

Blurring the Divide

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Sunday, July 30, 2017 Dr. Seuss Book: The Sneetches Scripture: Ephesians 2:11-22 The reconciliation of God’s people 11 So remember that once you were Gentiles by physical descent, who were called “uncircumcised” by Jews who are physically circumcised.12 At that time you were without Christ. You were aliens rather than citizens of Israel, and strangers to the […]

100% Faithful

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Dr. Seuss Book: Horton Hatches the Egg July 23, 2017 1 Corinthians 15:58 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)   58 Therefore, my beloved,[a] be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.   I have a confession to make.  Horton really messed […]

Empire Building

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July 16, 2017 Dr. Seuss Book – Yertle the Turtle Genesis 11:1-11   The Tower of Babel 11 Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. 2 And as they migrated from the east,[a] they came upon a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. 3 And they said to one another, “Come, let us make […]

The Future of the Church

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July 9, 2017   –  First Christian Church of Orange, Orange, CA Scripture:   1 Timothy 4:12-15 “Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Until I arrive, give attention to the public reading of scripture, to exhorting, to teaching. Do not […]

Ray’s Story – Trans

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July 2, 2017 Thank you for having me today and for letting me share my story with you. Often at events in the trans community we go around state our names, pronouns and a silly fact. I’ll start with that. My name is Ray, I use he/him pronouns and if I were to be an […]

Being Trans

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July 2, 2017 Acts 8:26-38New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch 26 Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Get up and go toward the south[a] to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” (This is a wilderness road.) 27 So he got up and went. Now there was an Ethiopian eunuch, […]

Rock Solid

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June 18, 2017 Graduation Sunday and Father’s Day Scripture: Matthew 7:24-27 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because […]

Ethan and Ali

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What we do have each other and a desire to follow Jesus. Baptism is one step on a life-long journey of loving others the way Jesus taught us to love. Your baptism is a powerful reminder of who you are, why you are, and who is with you.