#Genesis: Abraham and Isaac

July 17, 2017

#Genesis: Abraham and Isaac
July 16, 2017
Genesis 22:1-14 NRSV

Kevin Powell
First Lutheran Church
Calgary, AB

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#Genesis: Hagar and Ishmael

July 10, 2017

#Genesis: Hagar and Ishmael
July 9, 2017
Genesis 21:8-21 NRSV

Kevin Powell
First Lutheran Church
Calgary, AB

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#Genesis: Sarah Laughed

July 3, 2017

Yes, she laughed at the thought of having a baby at her age. Yes, she laughed at the thought of finding physical intimacy with her husband again, an intimacy that was forgotten as the years aged them. Yes, she laughed at the idea that her dreams might come true just as her life was supposed to be winding down. She wasn’t laughing out of spite. She was laughing at the absurdity of it all.

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Genesis: Abram and Sarai

June 26, 2017

Abram and Sarai
June 25, 2017
Genesis 12:1-19 NRSV

"...But now, so much in the church is about preservation and survival. So much in the church is about safety and comfort. The world can seem hostile at worst to our faith, and indifferent at best....So much in our lives is about comfort, preferring our adventures to be on a screen rather than in flesh and blood interactions with a world that can be unsafe.

"But safety, security, and comfort isn’t where growth happens.

"Risk follows a vision of what life can be, a vision of what God wants the world to look like, and how we can help God build that world..."

Kevin Powell
First Lutheran Church
Calgary, AB

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Genesis: Noah

June 19, 2017

June 18, 2017
Genesis: Noah
Genesis 6: 9-22, 7: 24, 8:14-19 NRSV

Kevin Powell
First Lutheran Church
Calgary, AB

YouTube clips used during sermon:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jm7xE-OyJUY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jyt-A9EVOY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmSYKVf6xdY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pzghUqM1QQ

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Pastor’s Report

June 12, 2017

Pastor's Report
June 11, 2017
Matthew 28:16-20

Kevin Powell
First Lutheran Church
Calgary, AB

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Pentecost Sunday

June 5, 2017

Pentecost Sunday
June 4, 2017
Numbers 11:24-30 NRSV

Kevin Powell
First Lutheran Church
Calgary, AB

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The Challenge of Unity

May 29, 2017

May 28, 2017
The Challenge of Unity
John 17:1-11 NRSV

Kevin Powell
First Lutheran Church
Calgary, AB

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Homemade Spirituality? Historic Faith? Institutional Religion? Where to Begin?

May 23, 2017

And maybe Paul knew something most of us don’t; that sometimes the Spirit works instantly and other times the Spirit takes a lifetime. That faith is a process of fits and starts, peaks and valleys, and ups and downs. Faith grows and shrinks. Expands and contracts. Faith never stands still. Faith bursts bubbles and pushes boundaries. Faith is always moving, challenging old thinking and creating new expressions.

Paul knew how messy life and faith could be. He trusted people’s journeys. But he never compromised the message of the faith. He knew that Jesus really did die and he really did rise from the dead, and these events took Christianity out of the realm of philosophical speculation and dropped it into flesh and blood human experience. He knew that the God who raised Jesus from the dead was the God of history. He knew that the God of the empty tomb is the God of life.

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Show Us Who God Is

May 17, 2017

"God is where life and love are given away freely. God is where mercy and grace are received with thankfulness. God is where new possibilities emerge from discouragement. God is where promises of a new and better tomorrow are met with hope and trust. God is where the assurances of eternal life are received in faith..."

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