Who You Are

Kicking off FOCUS’ 50th Birthday Celebration on Sunday, February 5th, the Rev. Rick Spalding offered a powerful witness to the ministry of FOCUS. The Rev. Spalding explored Matthew 5:13–19 and challenged the FOCUS churches to continue to live into our calling to do together what we cannot do alone—respond to...

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“Get ‘er Done”

Baptism of the Lord “Get ‘er Done” Mark 1:4-12 Is there more to baptism than social custom? Listen to discover what we believe about baptism and what that says about who God is. What message do we receive in baptism about our status with God? Is a child that dies...

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“Turned Out Better Than We Expected”

Easter Sunday “Turned Out Better Than We Expected” Matthew 28:1-10 It is Easter morning. The disciples (and us) have lived through the arrest and death of their leader. They now hear of the resurrection of Jesus. How do we go about talking about what the resurrection means for our lives? Listen in…and...

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“The Kingdom of God: The Beginning”

Pentecost “The Kingdom of God: The Beginning” Acts 2:1-8, 41-42, 44-47 When the church started out way back at the first Pentecost, I wonder how smoothly everything went. All God wanted was for the church to love others into the kingdom. I wonder how obedient the church was on day one.

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“The Prodigal Son”

Fourth Sunday of Lent “The Prodigal Son” Luke 15 II Corinthians 5:17-21 Did you ever wonder what the mother of the prodigal son thought of what happened with her sons? With her husband? Listen in and listen anew as we hear this story told from the mother’s perspective.

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