Sermons


But, I’m Not Judging You…

We often fear being judged by others, and yet also know we are typically our own worst critics. Once we finish tearing down ourselves, we move on to those closest to us, trusting they will stick around no matter what. Listen as Pastor Melanie Vaughn-West reflects on Jesus’ words in Luke 6 and encourages us to embody God’s grace and kindness while in community with one another.

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Doing Relationship Differently with God

How we understand God to be defines how we love, how we think, how we choose, how we treat others, and how we treat all of God’s creation. Listen as Tere Tyner Canzoneri explores how we can do relationship with God differently – in ways that lead to deeper and more loving connection with God and with others.

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All My Relations

As a Gwinnett County Recreation Swim League stroke judge Bob Duvall learned two guiding questions to check his perspective before disqualifying a swimmer: “What did you see?” and “Where were you standing? When we check our perspective on our relationship with Creation these questions offer us a way forward.

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

How can we Do Relationship Differently with those in our neighborhood? Jesus answered the question, “Who is my neighbor?” with a story. Listen as Oakhurst member Anna Hall revisits that tale, tells a story of life in her neighborhood, and calls us to consider how we might love our neighbors, at home and at church.

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I Have No Need Of You

In this world of division, we often struggle with recognizing our connections to one another. People become commodities and we decide who is worthy and who is not. But hasn’t God prescribed a better way?

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An Impossible Calling?

The body of Christ is called to continue to expand our hearts wider and wider to embrace the brokenness of this world and commit to its total transformation.

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Without A Star to Guide

As a new year dawns, it is natural for us to consider our various paths…those we have taken, those we have not, and those still left before us. How have those paths spoken to us? How have we responded? What now?

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Disruptive Light

Listen as Oakhurst member Ashley Robinson challenges us to be bold enough to see what the light of Christmas illuminates.

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Let Us Begin

Today, Joseph is depicted in nativity scenes all over the world as a proud, new father watching over his family. But those scenes don’t show the agonizing choices that brought him to that point. When God imagines more for us than we do for ourselves and the world doesn’t agree or approve, how are we to respond?

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A Wild Imagination

The world may not have placed its bets on the audacity of a 12-year-old girl, but God knew Mary’s fierceness was the only thing able to usher God-With-Us into humanity. What are we bold enough to imagine?

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