Maund-ied to Love

Maundy comes from the same word as Mandate. On this day, we are mandated to love. The Rev. Amanda Musterman on Maundy Thursday. John 13:1-17, 31-35.

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Abundant Heart Giving

Like Mary, who anointed Jesus with the oil she had, we are called to share our gifts and give with an abundance of the heart. The Rev. Amanda Musterman preaches the Community Holy Week Services, at First Presbyterian, Somerset, Kentucky. 4/10. Monday of Holy Week. John 12:1-11.

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A Week To Give With Passion

Brief comments on ways in which we might approach Holy Week and give of ourselves with Passion, with a poem from Ann Weems “Kneeling in Jerusalem”. The Rev. Amanda Musterman on Palm Sunday, 4/9 Year A. Matthew 21:1-11, Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29.

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Dry Bones of Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge, Ezekiel’s Dry Bones, and Lazarus all remind me that God provides life in the midst of situations impossible. The Rev. Amanda Musterman on April 2, 2017. Lent V, Year A. Ezekiel 37:1-14, and John 11:1-45.

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Mission Impossible

Faith is the belief in that which is unseen. Throughout humanity, there have been many impossibilities. Like the blind man who was healed, our mission is to share those impossibilities. 1 Samuel 16:1-13 and John 9:1-41

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The Orthodox Heretic

Sharing a story from Peter Rollins “Orthodox Heretic”, the Rev. Monty Moore reminds us that as people of faith we are to live with unhardened hearts as we take care of those around us. Psalm 95 and John 4:5-92. The Rev. Monty Moore on Lent III, year A. 3/19/2017.

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The Discernment of Light and Dark

As Christians, we discern God’s call for our lives. Sometimes light hits us in the face. Like Paul, or Abraham, we make life-changing decisions on a whim of Holy Spirit. Other times, the spirit brings things into focus in a slow, deliberate darkness like Nicodemus. The Rev. Amanda Musterman on 3/5/2017. Genesis 12:1-4 and John 3:1-17.

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Surgeon General’s Warning

Lent is a penitential time to look at our own sins and become closer to God. How do we say no to the warnings of sin in our lives and get back to the peace of the garden? A sermon on the bleakness of the train. Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 and Matthew 4:1-11. Amanda Musterman on Lent 1A, 3/5/2017.

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Light Containers

You can’t contain the light. As we celebrate the transfiguration of Jesus, we remember that Jesus is light and light cannot be contained. Exodus 24:12-18 and Matthew 17:1-9. The Rev. Amanda Musterman on the Last Sunday after Epiphany Year A.

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Whole-y Holy

A reflection on the Sermon on the Mount and Saint Valentines that calls us to live with wholeness and holiness. Leviticus 19:1-2,9-18. Matthew 5:38-48, Psalm 119:33-40. The Rev. Amanda Musterman on 7th Epiphany year A.

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