Sun, Oct 18, 2015
Duration: 19 mins 39 secs
Pastor Linda explores the passage of love throughout our life; both receiving it and passing it on, and the joy from doing so. Likewise, the many gifts from God are best enjoyed when passed to another.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015
Duration: 19 mins 30 secs
Building on the "Parable of the Rich Fool" in today's reading, Pastor Linda reflects on how easy it is to get trapped into the "I, I, me, me, me" like the seagulls in 'Finding Nemo' (video clip)
(omitted from the recording) but how we can turn it around by bringing relationship into our lives.
Sun, Oct 04, 2015
Duration: 19 mins 32 secs
On World Communion Sunday, Pastor Linda starts with how to some extent we all plan things - and major projects we would consult a professional - perhaps we should consult the ultimate professional in advance instead of after the fact?
Sun, Sep 27, 2015
Duration: 20 mins 29 secs
Jesus heals a woman physically crippled for many years - what cripples us?
Sun, Sep 20, 2015
Duration: 25 mins 51 secs
In this reading is the only reference to a miracle performed in two stages, where Jesus heals a blind man at Bethsaida.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015
Duration: 22 mins 45 secs
Starting a new series, "Experience Healing", Pastor Linda sets the stage by outlining the types of healing, and relates it to the story in scripture of how the paralyzed man's friends brought him to Jesus - letting nothing get in their way, even the barrier of a roof.
Sun, Sep 06, 2015
Duration: 20 mins 52 secs
The old childhood saying "sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me" is good in theory, but didn't work out well in practice. Words have power to break down or build up, so choose carefully. (Reading also includes Ephesians 4:29
Sun, Aug 30, 2015
Duration: 24 mins 29 secs
We are Saved by Grace, but that doesn't preclude us from doing the work of Jesus in our everyday lives. Reading also includes James 1:22, CEB
Sun, Aug 23, 2015
The first in a series on the book of James - a book that has parallels to the book of Proverbs in the Old Testament. ---- The exercise in the message involved writing on a 3x5 index card: on one side, writing what a struggle or trial you are facing right now. On the other side: "Consider it pure joy whenever you face trials because the testing of your faith produces perseverance." Note: if you choose to stream this message, please be patient as the buffer loads.
Sun, Jul 26, 2015
What is a Church? Pastor Linda delves into the definition of "church" - and goes beyond the physical building into the verb origins from the Greek words "ekklesia" - 'ek' - out and 'klesia' - called.
Reading also includes Ephesians 2:19b
Referenced video is available on YouTube