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December 16, 2018 sermon based on Isaiah 42

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December 9, 2018 sermon based on Esther 4

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Dec 2 sermon from Habakkuk – #questions

December 2, 2018 sermon based on Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:2-4; 3[3b-6] 17-19

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Nov 25 – God is With You

Nov 25 sermon from Jeremiah 1:4-10; 7:1-11 – God is with you.

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Be Like the Woman at the Well

Sermon preached at River of Hope on Sunday, November 18, 2018.  Based on John 4:28-30, 39-42 and Matthew 5:15-16

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Bathsheba, Me Too

Sermon from Sunday, October 21, 2018

Scripture reading (click the link to read): 2 Samuel 11:1-5, 26-27; 12:1-9;

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Shadow boxing with Matthew 1 – Week of October 14, 2018

Today is the day we begin reading the book of Matthew – one chapter a week, reading the same chapter once a day, picking up pen and paper (or turning to a keyboard) and writing down your questions, your thoughts, and seeing how they change over a week’s time.

Full disclosure: Matthew is not my favorite book in the Bible. Out of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John (the 4 books called the Gospels which means Good News), my favorite is Mark and then comes Luke and then John and, if I must put it on the list, Matthew. So I’ve got to shadow box with it. I’ve got to contend with it because it does have Good News to share and I wonder if I will have ears to hear it in a new way through this practice of reading it one chapter at a time, slowly but surely.

Feel free to SOAP this reading, if it helps you get into it in new ways.  What’s SOAP?

S – Scripture.  Read it. What stands out to you? Underline it or write it down.

O – Observations. What do you think this scripture says about God? About you? Write one part in your own words.

A – Application. How does this apply to your life right now? How does it bug you or comfort you?

P – Pray. What do you need to say to God or hear from God?

Glad to be with you on this journey through Matthew. I can’t do  it alone!

Steady Eddy

River of Hope recently gathered its leadership together to look down river for what is next.  We “eddied out” as the river rats would say.  We looked behind us at the distance we’ve come. We looked where we are right now. And we looked down stream, all the while asking where God has been and is right now.

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We Are Family – Isn’t That Weird?

Sunday, June 10 – A sermon preached by River of Hope-er and all around cool cucumber, Britt Nordquist.

Scripture for Sunday, June 10:

Genesis 3:8-15

Psalm 130

Mark 3:20-35

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A Life Guided by God’s Love, Not Rules

Sunday, June 3 sermon given by River of Hope-er and all around great human being, Sara Shorter.

Scripture for the day (click on the links to read):

Deuteronomy 5:12-15

Psalm 81

Mark 2:23-3:6

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