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This is the blog which contains the worship sermons for First Presbyterian Church McMinnville, Oregon done each Sunday at 9:30 am. This blog is posted to every Monday on a weekly basis.

Sermon for 10/4/2015 called “Psalm 145: Orientation” by Pastor Matt Johnson

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This Sunday Pastor Matt Johnson spoke about praying by using an acrostic format such as Psalm 145. Acrostic, according to the American Heritage Dictionary means: A poem or series of lines in which certain letters, usually the first in each line, form a name or message. Matt explained that there are several ways Psalm 145 trains us in prayer. In the next three weeks, Matt will speak about some other tools to use to help us pray.

Sermon for 09/062015 called “Confronting the Powers” by Pastor Matt Johnson

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Pastor Matt Johnson spoke today about our struggle against the powers of this dark world (Eph. 6:12). Pastor Matt explained these powers, or institutions; created by society are of God. However, just like people who are fallen because of sin, so are these powers. None-the-less, Matt told us, we can confront these powers by acknowledging the power of God above all social structures.

Sermon for 07/19/2015 called “Brought Near” by Pastor Matt Johnson

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Pastor Matt Johnson spoke today about how God brought the Jewish people and the Gentile people together as one people through Jesus’ resurrection. They were reconciled to be a new creation because of Christ’s love. Matt explained that we (as Christians) need to continue to follow Christ’s example of unity and love by building relationships with other people and other churches.

Sermon for 06/28/2015 called ‘”Who Touched Me?”‘ by Pastor Matt Johnson

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Pastor Matt told the congregation that Jesus’ acknowledging this poor, frightened, unclean woman reminds us not to be afraid but just believe in the power of Jesus. “Not everyone can be healed but everyone is welcome in Jesus’ presence”, Matt said. When Jesus returns all will be healed and this is “the hope to the Christian Community, for all who are in Christ.”