Sermons

You Mean These Strangers?

A Sermon by Rev. Chris Jorgensen October 14, 2018 Scripture: Deuteronomy 10:12-15, 17-22 [Before the sermon this week, Tarron Stewart invited us to the following event at the Urban Abbey: Veterans Day Panel on PTS and PTSD at Urban Abbey 1026 Jackson Street Thursday, November 8 6:30 - 8:00 pm On Thursday, November 8th at 6:30 PM, join Urban Abbey and a panel of veterans and medical experts as we discuss PTS/PTSD and explore how we, as a community, can support and care for those in our lives who are suffering from trauma.] Tarron and I are old friends. We ...
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Practice Makes Perfection

A Sermon by Rev. Chris Jorgensen Preached October 7, 2018 Matthew 5:43-48 Let me just start off with total transparency: you have not come to a fair fight. John Wesley is going to win this thing because 1) I am totally biased and 2) you are in a Methodist church after all – one of the many denominations that arose directly from the leadership of John Wesley. That said…LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLE! In the blue corner…weighing in at (I don’t know) 185?...THE most popular preacher during the “Great Awakening”…BELIEVER in predestination… CONVERTER of millions with his brilliant and fiery ...
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A Little Help

A sermon by Rev. Chris Jorgensen Shared September 23, 2018 Scripture: Mark 2:1-12 Earlier this week, I was planning to talk with you today about vulnerability. I was planning to tell you that when we risk being vulnerable and are received with love, we get a glimpse of the way God loves us. That when people come to us in vulnerability, when they are open about who they are, about their sacred stories, when they give us access to their lives and very selves, that we can show GOD to them by treating them with exquisite care in vulnerable situations ...
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Is that you, God?

A Sermon by Rev. Chris Jorgensen August 19, 2018 Scripture: Luke 9:57-62 When I decided to a do a sermon series about calling, it was largely because I was inspired by my conversations with Laura Mac-Holmes, the principal of JP Lord School. Laura preached at last week’s backpack blessing service, and she talked a bit about how she sees her work as her calling. She talked about this sense that it is God’s desire for her life that she work with the extraordinary students with disabilities at JP Lord, and that in fact, she was made for, especially formed for ...
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Sermon Series August 12 – September 9: God is Calling

God calls each and every one of us every day to grow in faith and spread God’s love into the world. As summer comes to an end and we focus again on our work and our studies, it’s a good time to reflect on how God calls us…and how we can be ready to respond ...
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