Fresh Words

October 15, 2017
Community Church Richfield
Preview Gathering 10/15/2017
Jeremy Peters

1 Samuel 3.1-20

On October 31, 1517, a monk named Martin Luther stepped out and confronted a church that was abusing its power, taking advantage of the marginalized, and discrediting God’s ability to work through the everyday person. Thus began what the history books have called the Reformation, a bloody and tumultuous period during which the Western Church was confronted some of its deepest sins and accordingly took on new forms.

Exactly five hundred years later, many of the original “reforms” — both good and bad — have become sacrosanct and too celebrated to reconsider. But the world is changing and our practices of following Jesus must be willing to change with it. There are many things that can and must stand the test of time, but the Bible and Christian history make clear that one of the holiest exercises for the people of God is letting bad religion die with a dream that something more life-giving can bear fruit in its place.

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“What the Hell is Happening, and What Has Heaven to Do With It?”

August 20, 2017

Uptown Church
Jeremy Peters
Joel

The prophets were speaking into and interpreting their chaotic world. Joel admonishes God’s people to think differently, to examine the monstrous role they play in their own nightmare, and to join in communal lament.

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Counternarrative

April 16, 2017
Community Church Richfield
Worship Gathering 04/02/2017
Jeremy Peters

Luke 24.1-12

Large portions of the story of Jesus are copied from the Empire’s originals. That's why Easter is unique.

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The (Not So) Triumphal Entry

April 10, 2017
Community Church Richfield
Worship Gathering 04/09/2017
Joy Tuveson
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#NotMyKing

April 3, 2017
Community Church Richfield
Worship Gathering 04/02/2017
Jeremy Peters

Luke 19.11-27

As they prepare to enter Jerusalem, Jesus lowers his disciples’ expectations while simultaneously raising his expectations of them.

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Dynamic: Fulfilling

November 28, 2016

Community Church Richfield
Worship Gathering 11/27/2016
Joy Tuveson
Jeremiah 36

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Dynamic: Calling

November 13, 2016
Community Church Richfield
Worship Gathering 11/13/2016
Jeremy Peters

Isaiah 6, 11

God is a calling God, inviting his people to join him in the mission of calling people to repentance and in line with his intention to renew all things. But what is calling and how can we be sure it’s from God?

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Dynamic: Extending

November 7, 2016
Community Church Richfield
Worship Gathering 11/06/2016
Jeremy Peters

Jonah 3-4

Though one of our favorite stories to tell our children, Jonah is a story of a stubborn and petty man who wants revenge. God will have none of it, extending love, mercy, and forgiveness to the most undeserving … and expecting us to do the same. 
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Dynamic: Promising

October 23, 2016
Community Church Richfield
Worship Gathering 10/23/2016
Jeremy Peters

2 Samuel 7

God is a promising God — some of his promises fairly general, while others very specific. How are we to handle things when the its seems that promises have been broken?
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Dynamic: Hearing

October 17, 2016

Community Church Richfield
Worship Gathering 10/16/2016
Jeremy Peters

1 Samuel 1-2
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