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Lost in Translation_Jesus Wept

Lost in Translation_Jesus Wept

July 28, 2019

Micah preaches from the shortest passage in the Bible, John 11:35.  Lament and grief are a part of our lives and yet so many of us are afraid of them being a part of our life with God.  

Raspberry Island_Stories from Awaken

Raspberry Island_Stories from Awaken

July 21, 2019

Every year on a Sunday close to July 11th, we gather outside to remember where we started (in Cherokee Heights Park) and to celebrate the ways in which we have found God to be faithful.  Thanks to Vanessa, Andy, Claudette and Micaela who offered their stories. 

Lost in Translation_Refugee Sunday_Tom Albinson

Lost in Translation_Refugee Sunday_Tom Albinson

July 14, 2019

Tom Albinson of International Association For Refugees looks at Matthew 25 through the lens a lifetime of working with displaced peoples.

Lost in Translation_Jesus in the Temple_Micah Witham

Lost in Translation_Jesus in the Temple_Micah Witham

July 7, 2019

Pastor Micah pulls the thread that Matthew is telling the Jesus story with at a critical moment.  Jesus enters the city, then the temple, flips over tables and quotes from two Old Testament prophets...why?  What happens when something is intended for one thing, but then over time becomes the opposite of what it was intended for?  

Lost in Translation_We are Neighbor_Ben Rosenbush

Lost in Translation_We are Neighbor_Ben Rosenbush

June 30, 2019

Former worship leader and pastor at Awaken, Ben Rosenbush takes an old familiar story and makes it fresh and applicable for today. 

Lost in Translation_Rich men, Camels, and Sewing

Lost in Translation_Rich men, Camels, and Sewing

June 23, 2019

Micah walks through the encounter Jesus has with a rich young man who asks him a loaded question about the age to come and how to inherit it.  Should all rich people sell their things so they can follow Jesus or is this actually about something else?

Lost in Translation_Divorce & Remarriage_Micah Witham

Lost in Translation_Divorce & Remarriage_Micah Witham

June 16, 2019

This week Pastor Micah tackles the tricky subject of divorce and remarriage.  What do we know for certain about God and what do we know about humans and what do we know about the covenant of marriage?

Lost in Translation_Hate Your Mother & Father_Matt Moberg

Lost in Translation_Hate Your Mother & Father_Matt Moberg

June 9, 2019

Matt Moberg from The Table in Minneapolis, leads us through a study of Jesus difficult exhortation about hating our mothers & fathers, sisters & brothers.  Who are you willing to show kindness to?  How big is your circle?  Is it possible that Jesus is inviting us to expand our love for others and not shrink it?

Lost In Translation_Pearls & Pigs_Micah Witham

Lost In Translation_Pearls & Pigs_Micah Witham

June 2, 2019

In this episode, Pastor Micah looks at a passage from the end of the Sermon on the Mount where Jesus instructs people not to cast "pearls before swine".  What does it mean to offer something of value to the people in your life?  Who do you share the pearls of great value with and is it ever wise to hold some things back? 

Memorial Day Weekend: Prayer, Silence, Communion - Micah Witham