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Sam Adams: Jesus The Mad Farmer

2/25/2019
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We cannot see the tree that is latent in the small seed being sown into the ground. Had it not happened before, we could not imagine an acorn becoming an oak tree. So it is with the resurrection, this new creation reality. Had it not happened before, we could not imagine any other life, any other world, than that which requires us to exact vengeance on our enemies, and to see relationships as transactional enterprises, or as threats or fears to manage. But resurrection, it has happened...

Duration:00:17:15

Leigh Spruill: That's Why I Read The Bible

2/18/2019
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For me, as for generations and generations of Christians, the Bible tells the story of definitive reality about our world because its entire narrative arc, from beginning to end, leads us to Jesus the Christ. The Bible is not the only place to come near Jesus. But you will not fully recognize him anywhere else if you do not know him through Scripture. Sermon from the 8:45am service on 2/17/19.

Duration:00:18:52

Clint Wilson: Sermon

2/18/2019
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Clint Wilson: Sermon by St. George's Nashville

Duration:00:13:10

The Rev. Tammy Smith Firestone, Special Guest

2/11/2019
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As we see in the Gospel, and in Isaiah, and throughout God’s story, God uses people where they are, and with the talents they have.... All of us are called to serve as ministers and members of the body of Christ, and to share Jesus in our boats, in our context, in our neighborhoods, in our studies, in our professions. So where has God strategically placed you? What abilities and opportunities and relationships are around you that God can use? Sermon from the 8:45am service on 2/10/19.

Duration:00:19:45

Sam Adams: Being Caught By a Larger Story

2/11/2019
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As these stories of Simon Peter and Isaiah show us, encountering this abundant life—this utter glory and magnificence—can be a terrifying thing, as the holiness of God bears a stark contrast to the dividedness of our hearts. But as these stories go on to show us, if we can bear to meet the gaze of this One who reveals his glory to us, if we can let the burning coal touch our lips, it will not only be our undoing, but it will be our remaking, our transformation, our healing. Sermon from The...

Duration:00:10:34

Clint Wilson: Cherishing The Vulnerable

2/4/2019
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Does the Church have the courage to create a culture of life — where the immigrant, the poor, the disabled, the elderly, and the pregnant mother who finds herself between a rock and a hard place — are mystified by the glorious beauty of life in Jesus Christ, as shown forth in the love of the local Church? Sermon from the 11:15am service on 2/3/19.

Duration:00:12:27

Martin Odidi: Believe Jesus and the Scriptures

2/4/2019
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All Jesus is telling us today from the gospel passage is to believe in him and to believe in the scriptures. He wants us to trust him and to also trust the scriptures for our salvation and also for our healing, just the same way he told his own folks of men and women in Nazareth who were doubtful and skeptical of his mission to save and his power to heal. Some of us are witnesses of how Jesus saved us and changed our lives, and of how he healed us. We are witnesses of how he saved us from...

Duration:00:10:52

Clint Wilson: Bible Believing Episcopalians?

1/28/2019
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We don't read the Bible primarily to gain knowledge, or wisdom, or life-coaching, or trivia answers for life's questions. We read the Bible to know Christ, for the sacred words point us to the Word, who is our very life. Episcopalians must pursue being people 'of the Book,' who are nourished by sacred Scriptural words and who live under God's authority. Sermon from The Table service on 1/27/19.

Duration:00:11:50

Kristine Blaess: Trading In Our Wish - Dreams For Real Community

1/28/2019
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The dying of our wish-dream allows us to move forward and live in real community. As we hold in tension the vision of community God has given us with the reality that is before us, we learn to walk together and take responsibility for making it work. We learn to hold each other with a sort of delicacy, knowing full well that in our love we are holding, not the best and strongest pieces of each other, but the most vulnerable and broken pieces of each other. We come together as people united,...

Duration:00:14:14

Leigh Spruill: The Wine Ran Out

1/21/2019
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Mary says to the servants, “do whatever my son asks of you.” Do you? What is Jesus asking of you this day? Where has the wine run out? What if the Son’s request of you this day is to open up that part of your life to him with this simple but powerful prayer: “Lord, fill this empty place. Pour yourself into me like water poured into those stone jars. And make in me new wine.” Sermon from the 8:45am service on 1/20/19.

Duration:00:15:26

Michael Blaess: Jesus Loves A Party

1/21/2019
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God knows we cannot survive running on empty. And so he is right now filling you. Because he knows you can’t fill yourself. He is filling your jars full. Sermon from The Table on 1/20/19.

Duration:00:09:06

Michael Blaess: Because Your Father Says So

1/14/2019
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It’s not what you do that defines who you are. It’s who you are that defines what you do. Sermon from the 8:45am service on 1/13/19.

Duration:00:14:55

Clint Wilson: Not by Nature, But by Grace

1/14/2019
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"Baptism does not deny our natural family ties—it honors them, and elevates us and ours into a broader family. Indeed, we are designed to love our own flesh and blood, but in this new family, we love even the stranger as family, because as Christ reminds us, in the stranger, we may encounter none other than Christ himself.” Sermon from The Table on 1/13/19.

Duration:00:10:15

Leigh Spruill: The Light Leading To Another Road

1/7/2019
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"The wise men came to visit Jesus, but they didn’t stay. Whatever happened to them? I think we are left to wonder if they were truly converted by this experience or not. Perhaps they came and worshiped and gave presents but didn’t really give their lives to Jesus. Perhaps that sounds a bit like Christmas for us… for me. But I give the wise men great credit: there are a lot of stars in the sky to follow. The wise men chose the right one to go and seek out." Sermon from the 8:45am service on...

Duration:00:15:23

Sam Adams: A Tale Of Two Responses

1/7/2019
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"We were made for wonder and joy and love, and this Child that the wise men sought actually came into the world seeking us, giving himself on the cross to restore in us the life and peace we were made for. “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.” May the light of his love dispel the fog of fear that so often clouds our vision, and may we, with the wise men, come with wonder and joy to find our home in him." Sermon from The Table on 1/6/19.

Duration:00:10:43

Sam Adams: The Core Where All Journeys Meet

1/2/2019
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“The Word became flesh, intermeshed his divine nature with our humanity, so that our lives—so often disparate, confused, muddled with hopes and fears—might be intermeshed with the presence of this One who loved us into being, and who brings all those disparate parts of our lives together in the fullness of grace and truth.” Sermon from the 8:45am service on 12/30/18.

Duration:00:15:23

Martin Odidi: Sermon

1/2/2019
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Sermon from The Table on 12/30/18.

Duration:00:11:38

Leigh Spruill: Before The Announcement That Christ Is Born

12/27/2018
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"Jesus’ birth pulls us into the point of intersection between heaven and earth, between God and humanity. We call this place “glory.” Mary and Joseph are in it. The shepherds are in it. We want to be in it too." Sermon from Christmas Eve, 2018 at the 5:30pm service.

Duration:00:13:38

Clint Wilson: Grace Over Guilt

12/27/2018
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"In the presence of this child, I have learned that I am guilty—I am selfish, sinful, and I want my own way. But thanks be to God that in a child, grace overcomes guilt. Those who have received the Christ-child, will learn also as Mary & Elizabeth did and as all true disciples do, that there is only one innocent person on the hill, the one who will hang on the hill of Calvary.” Sermon from 12/23/18 at the 8:45am service.

Duration:00:15:29

Kristine Blaess: What's the Best Gift?

12/17/2018
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"What if we believed it were true? What if we believed that the Lord rejoices over us with gladness and renews us in his love? What if we believed that we are loved and nothing, not even sickness, failure, emotional distress, oppression, or even death can ever take that love away? What if we believed it were true? And what if, being so loved, God invited us to make a change, to come back to him, to step out into new freedom, to walk into a new kind of life? This would be the best gift you’ve...

Duration:00:13:16