Sermons by “Terri Churchill”

Submission – Terri Churchill

Terri acknowledges the way that submission has been misused and misunderstood by the church and undermined by the larger culture while exploring a Biblical and covenantal understanding of the word. Are you ready to lay down the heavy burden of always having to get your own way?

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Blessing – Terri Churchill

Terri begins to unpack elements of our Third Way Covenant that contribute to a healthy environment where the Kingdom of God grows and flourishes among us. ‘Blessing’ is the first covenant commitment we’re examining. How does the practice of blessing grow the Kingdom of God, and how can we resist the dominant culture characterized by the very opposite of blessing: cursing?

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The Conquest Narratives – Terri Churchill

How do you reconcile the Old Testament God who commands genocidal conquest with the God revealed in Jesus Christ? Through the story of the Israelite conquest of Jericho, Terri shows how to read the conquest narratives honestly and faithfully while still discovering the self-sacrificial, enemy loving God revealed through Jesus.

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Sodom and Gomorrah – Terri Churchill

The story of Sodom and Gomorrah in the book of Genesis has often been read in such a way where the main point is completely missed. Terri shows that in this story, God is communicating his desire for his people to show hospitality to the stranger and vulnerable.

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Abraham & Isaac – Terri Churchill

The near sacrifice of Isaac, known as the Akedah, is a very troubling story for modern readers. Was God truly testing Abraham’s faith through asking him to murder his son? What was Isaac’s perspective of this experience? Terri wrestles with the text and highlights its difficulties as well as its beauties.

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Wrestling with God – Terri Churchill

Through the story of Jacob wrestling with God, Terri shows how
God’s people are to wrestle with God as we try to discern the depth and
meaning of Scripture.

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Now What? Prayer – Terri Churchill

After Jesus ascended into heaven, his disciples were left asking the question, “Now What?” In this sermon, Terri shows that the early church chose to devote themselves to prayer as their source for empowerment and wisdom.

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Now What? (The Birth of the Church) – Terri Churchill

After Jesus died, was raised from the dead and then ascended to heaven, his disciples were left wondering, “Now what!?!” Jesus didn’t spell out exactly what was next for them, but he was clear that the Holy Spirit would be crucial to their on going mission as the church. Now 2000 years later, the church still must look to the Holy Spirit when we’re asking, “Now what?” We learn that the Spirit not only brought the church to life in Acts, the Spirit continues to sustain and direct the church to accomplish its mission in the world.

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Here Is Your Son – Terri Churchill

One of the last things Jesus did while on the cross was to make sure his disciples took care of his mother. This was a sign that the church is not an event or a loose affiliation, but a family who cares for one another as kin.

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Today You Will Be With Me in Paradise – Terri Churchill – Third Way

Terri helps us understand the significance of when Jesus assured one of the thieves on the cross that he would be with Jesus in paradise. While the first Adam caused humanity to lose paradise, we now are invited back to the garden through the second Adam (Jesus). This means that all our fears and suspicions that we’re not invited need to be met with God’s beautiful embrace of forgiveness and love.

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