Sermons

Mark Seifried “Drug of Choice”

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April 25, 2021 Rev. Mark Seifried online Drug of Choice Isaiah 6:1-5 and Matthew 9:32-38 “What’s your drug of choice?” That was the question Jason posed to some church folk touring the farm where he lived and worked. The congregation I was serving used a mission fund to help a non-profit organization place a down Continue reading …

Mark Seifried “Surrender”

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April 25, 2021 Rev. Mark Seifried online Surrender Philippians 2:1-13 People say odd things when others die, things like: “God must have needed another angel.” “They’re in a better place.” “Everything happens for a reason.” It’s as if birth defects, automobile accidents and Alzheimer’s disease are designed by God. Then there are things people say Continue reading …

Mark Seifried “An Invitation to the Resurrection”

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April 4, 2021 Rev. Mark Seifried online An Invitation to the Resurrection John 20:1-8 I am a complex, ever-changing, multi-dimensional living phenomenon of continuous manifesting existence. How about you? Are you a complex, ever-changing, multi-dimensional living phenomenon of continuous manifesting existence? For those of you who didn’t answer, let me answer for you. “Yes. You Continue reading …

Mark Seifried “Gentleness”

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March 28, 2021 Rev. Mark Seifried online Gentleness Philippians 4:4-9 and John 12:1-19 Who is the gentlest person you know? By gentle, I mean the way the dictionary defines gentle – a person showing a mild, kind, or tender temperament or character. Gentleness is a cultural value in many places; not so much in the Continue reading …

Mark Seifried “Don’t Run Away”

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March 14, 2021 Rev. Mark Seifried online Don’t Run Away Jeremiah 17:5-13 Edgar Allan Poe wrote a story about fishing off the shore of the Norwegian coastline.  The catch there was especially good but, of all fishermen in the area, only two brothers ever dared to fish there. You see, twice every day between two Continue reading …

Mark Seifreid “Listen Deeply”

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March 7, 2021 Rev. Mark Seifried online Listen Deeply Psalm 34 and Jeremiah 29:10-14 I have a friend who, like many of us, has a fascinating background. She believes with all her heart that she has been saved by the grace of God through the blood of Jesus. She has devoted her life to serving Continue reading …

Mark Seifried “Burdened”

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February 21, 2021 Rev. Mark Seifried online Burdened Matthew 11:7-18, 25-30 “The ego has an opinion about everything, and yet is never truly satisfied. Silence has never once had a single opinion about anything and yet remains eternally at peace.” So says motivational speaker Michael Jeffreys. Please don’t write him off because you question his Continue reading …

Mark Seifried “Philautia”

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February 14, 2021 Rev. Mark Seifried online Philautia Leviticus 19:9-18 If you are a farmer, give to the poor and the migrant by saving some of your crops for them. Be honest in all your affairs, especially as a business person. Let your words bless others and reflect the God you serve. Care for those Continue reading …

Mark Seifried “Pragma”

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February 7, 2021 Rev. Mark Seifried online Pragma John 15:1-11 On Sunday, July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first human beings to walk on the moon in the Apollo 11 space mission. Michael Collins, the third member of the group, was in charge of the command module, essential for their return Continue reading …

Mark Seifreid “Agape”

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January 24, 2021 Rev. Mark Seifried online Agape 1 John 4:1-9 The best, the most painful and the most powerful thing in the world is love, and love alone; it guides and determines everything. Love gives life to the artist, the scientist, the philosopher, the woman, the child; love lifts up the soul, gives us Continue reading …