Bring Forth

Preacher: Nolan McBride Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-20 I confess to almighty God  and to you my siblings in Christ  that I have not historically been a big fan  of today’s reading from Ephesians.  I was raised in a devout Church of the Brethren family that took our peace tradition seriously. My mother’s father and stepfather both…

Words of Life

Preacher: Nathan Hosler Scriptures: Ephesians 6:10-20 & John 6:56-69 “As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace.” If you were here last week, you may have noticed our child’s shiny rubber boots. These newly purchased boots are yellow with rainbow stripes. They replaced boots that…

The God of More

Preacher: Jessie Houff Scriptures: Ephesians 5:15-20 and John 6:51-58 We continue our unplanned Bread series this week with yet another scripture on eating and drinking the symbolic body and blood of Jesus. These last few weeks we’ve reflected on the miracle of feeding the 5,000, Jesus walking on water and guiding his disciples to safety,…

Life Bread—Bread of life

Preacher: Nathan Hosler Scriptures: 1 Kings 19:4-8, John 6:35, 41-51, & Ephesians 4:25-5:2 Sometime in the middle of the week we would bike, walk, or drive about a kilometer down a dusty road through farm fields and past mango trees from Kulp Bible College to Church of the Brethren (EYN) Headquarters and the ZME (Women’s…

Building and the Presence of God

Preacher: Nathan Hosler Scripture: 2 Samuel 7:1-14a, Ephesians 2:11-22 In the beginning as God created, a wind –the spirit of God swept— hovered—over the face of the deep. The first people—Eve and Adam– “heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze…” A swoosh of grass?…

Give Thanks. Give Back. Give Joy.

Preacher: Jessie Houff Scripture: Ephesians 1:15-23. Matthew 25: 31-46. Psalm 100 Today, we are focusing on three scriptures, each with a different theme and what each message means. We’re going to reflect on giving thanks, giving back, and giving joy. As I read, an artwork will be next to the message. I invite everyone to…

LENGTH AND HEIGHT AND DEPTH

John 6:1-21, Ephesians 3:14-21 Nate Hosler We have heard two passages in which God is proclaimed/worshiped/shows up. Between the passages in Ephesians and John the John 6 feels more manageable. It feels less abstract and more understandable. Sure there are unusual events–the multiplication of bread and walking on water but I can picture these. Start with…