• Faith Explorations

    Faith Explorations Readings from the Bible Acts 4:32-35 32Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one claimed private ownership of any possessions, but everything they owned was held in common. 33With great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. 34There was not a needy person among them, for as many as owned lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold. 35They laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had


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    • Empower Others

      Happy Easter!   I pray that this Easter season will bring you and your family new life, new growth, and new opportunity. May we all learn this Easter season to focus on others and not just ourselves—and most importantly, to focus on justice and equality for all people, animals, and plants. Equality and justice for anyone seen as less important than us. AMEN.   The real miracle this Easter Sunday is not just what Jesus did. The real miracle this morning is what Jesus didn’t do. From the very beginning of his ministry, Jesus sought to empower others and not


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      • Pastor Aaron Sermon – October 2017


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        • Interfaith Sermon

          First, I’d like to thank Pastor Ann, Zach, and everyone at the Deerpark Reformed Church for inviting me to lead worship this morning. It’s an honor to worship with all of you here today. As some of you may or may not know, I’m the new minister at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. My wife Patty and I moved here this past September, and last month we welcomed our daughter Lyric into the world. Before moving here, Patty and I were living in Columbus, Ohio as I finished up seminary, and then we lived and worked at a boys and girls’


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          • Sow to the Spirit

            Unlike what many people think, most churches are not in the businesses of getting rich.  Churches have to manage their finances to be able to stay afloat, just like anyone else. Although churches might be exempt from some taxes, they still have employees to pay, utilities to cover, supplies to buy, insurance needs, and many other expenses. All of these things together can be expensive and many churches today are struggling to pay the bills. This was something I realized when I worked at my first church, St. Peter, while I was still in seminary in Columbus, Ohio. St. Peter


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