Sermons by Guest

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Shall We Dance?

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This Sunday we had a guest preacher, Margaret Wallace. Margaret said that people have shifts of obedience to God or something else and we should examine what we are obedient to God may not be a simple, clear cut path, but obedience to God can bring liberation and overwhelming joy.

Courage for the Call

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This Sunday we had a guest in the pulpit, the Reverend Veda Gill the Director of Presbyterian Education in Pakistan. She is in Portland this week attending General Assembly. Reverend Gill spoke about accepting God’s call in your life even though it wont be easy journey. Veda told us that God’s grace will give you courage on your journey if you trust in God’s power.

Jesus the Refugee

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This Sunday, a guest pastor, Reverend Chris Murphy told the congregation that Jesus was a refugee. Joseph and Mary had to flee to save Jesus’ life or he would have been killed. Reverend Murphy’s point was that we must have compassion for refugees and all who are vulnerable due to race, gender, nationality or religion.

Paul’s Prayer

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Reverend John Harland spoke today about Paul’s prayer to the Ephesians. Paul prayed that Christ would bring them peace, strength and comfort through the Holy Spirit. John believes that Christ and Paul pray for us today to be a force of change in our troubled world.

Following Your Dreams into the New Year

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Reverend John Harland preached today because Pastor Matt Johnson was on vacation. John’s sermon was about paying attention to your good dreams. He spoke about word dreams, will dreams and holy dreams. He concluded that we need to pay attention to our good dreams and await the possibilities God has for us in 2015.

Simon of Cyrene: “I carried His cross.”

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The Reverend John Harland spoke to the congregation in first person, as the character Simon of Cyrene who carried Jesus’ cross. “Simon” taught us that changing from your own desires and going where God leads you is your choice. He asks, “What will be your choice?”

“A Message from Andrew”

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In this Sunday’s sermon, the Reverend John Harland spoke to the congregation in the first person. As a lesser known disciples Andrew. “Andrew” taught us to witness our faith in Christ to others. He told us that we shouldn’t underestimate what God can do through us to bring another to Christ.

Celebrating Our Freedom

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On this Fourth of July weekend, the Reverend John Harland spoke to the congregation about true freedom. Reverend Harland told us that it’s God’s desire to give abundant life to everyone. The reverend explained that whenever God’s spirit is with us we have freedom. The spirit of the Lord is with us and we are never alone.