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Being True to Self: Integrity

Lenten Series: Virtues for Turbulent Times A sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Randy K. Hammer, February 18, 2018 Luke 4:1-13 GNT Let’s begin the season of Lent with a true, personal story – about Satan.  At the end of my … Continue reading

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A Stream Divided – Fundamentalism and the Social Gospel

A sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Randy K. Hammer – February 11, 2018 Micah 6:8; 1 Corinthians 1:10-13a ESV Picture in your mind the image of how small, trickling tributaries, creeks, and smaller rivers flow and merge to become one … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of God – A Party?

A sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Randy K. Hammer, February 4, 2018 John 2:1-11 GNT “The trouble with many [people] is that they have got just enough religion to make them miserable.”  Such is the quote attributed to the famous … Continue reading

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The Things that Move Us

A sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Randy K. Hammer, January 28, 2018 Luke 9:28-36 CEB; Reading from Sam Keen, Sightings What moves you?  As you think back over your life, what experiences, occasions, events, or perhaps geographical locations, have moved … Continue reading

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Oh, the Places We’ll Go

A sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Randy K. Hammer, January 21, 2018 Jonah 3:1-4:1 GNT; Reading from Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go “You’ll look up and down streets.  Look ‘em over with care. About some you will say, … Continue reading

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Blessings of the “In Between Season”

A sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Randy K. Hammer, January 14, 2018 1 Kings 19:9-13 GNT; Wendell Berry Poem 2011, III Today’s sermon is part personal testimony or confession and, hopefully, part theological reflection.  I guess at the conclusion you … Continue reading

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New Year’s Bucket Lists

A sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Randy K. Hammer, January 7, 2018 Philippians 3:12-16 GNT Reading from movie The Bucket List “The ancient Egyptians had a beautiful belief about death.  When their souls got to the entrance to heaven, the … Continue reading

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