Neighbors I’m Afraid Of - Won’t You Be My Neighbor 3 (4/26/2015)

April 27, 2015

Fear is the biggest obstacle to being a good neighbor. It creates distance and distrust. God is in the fear dismantling business - that's what love is all about. So, how do we move beyond fear and into being neighbors with those who we don't understand? What kind of neighborhood can we be a part of creating through a love that casts out fear? Let's figure it out together!

Here are the links to the two videos Mike shared Sunday:
Carefully Taught

 (3:22) and The Danger of a Single Story (Full 18 min TED Talk)

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Neighbors I Don’t Like - Won’t You Be My Neighbor 2 (04/19/2015)

April 19, 2015
Week 2 - Neighbors I don't like.

Ever notice it is easier to be neighborly to people you like? Duh! That’s not the challenge, is it? It’s dealing with difficult people that tests our neighborliness. How do you deal with difficult, unlovable weirdos? Do you deal with them? Or do you avoid, isolate, move on? It’s not enough to say, “Don’t do that.” What we need is hearts that are big enough for people who rub us the wrong way and strategies that build bridges. It’s time to talk and time to practice.

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Who Is My Neighbor? - Won’t You Be My Neighbor 1 (04/12/2015)

April 12, 2015

Week 1 - Who Is My Neighbor?

If you know the bible story, the question posed to Jesus was, “Who is my neighbor?” The question posed to us today is, “Who is NOT my neighbor?” Let’s get to know our neighbors and learn to ‘love them like ourselves.’

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Easter 2015 - 04.05.2015

April 5, 2015
Easter 2015

EASTER! New life, spring, celebrations… what’s not to like about Easter? If that was all it took, new life would be springing up as irrepressibly as daffodils. The truth is that there is a lot of foot dragging and hanging on to what needs to go – so that what could be never happens. Maybe that sounds familiar. It’s hard to let go of something that isn’t perfect, but you have it. And how do you lose a bad habit that’s as comfortable as an old pair of shoes? Jesus didn’t die and live to prove a point, but to help you die and live again – in real and powerful ways. Let’s do it! Welcome Eddie Hamilton, our artist working with us this morning!