March 11, 2018 - Snakes and Grace - Rev. Norm Seli

March 11, 2018

Rev. Norm Seli  wonders about the peculiar story of Moses and The Snake on Stick from Numbers 21:4-9 and what it could have meant back then and what it might mean now... Along the way he rubs up against Paul's letter to the Ephesians (2:1-10), Psalm 107 and John 3:14-21 and wonders about Grace. 

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March 4, 2018 - Law and Order - Rev. Norm Seli

March 4, 2018

Rev. Norm Seli engages with the story of Jesus cleansing the Temple (John 2:13-22) and wonders why Jesus was so angry?  He reflects on the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1-17) and wonders if maybe Jesus was concerned about the Spirit of the Law getting last in the Letter...  If we believe that Faith and "The Law" are meant to bring us to God and not shame us, then how might we understand these passages in 2018? 

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February 25, 2018 - Faith - Rev. Norm Seli

February 25, 2018

Starting with Pual's letter to the Hebrews, Rev. Norm Seli wonders about the meaning and nature of "Faith".  This recording includes the scriptures, as Rev. Seli looks at some of the "Foot notes" to Paul's letter and some of the people known for their faith.   Wondering what Faith might be?  See if you agree with Norm...

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February 18, 2018 - Wilderness - Rev. Norm Seli

February 18, 2018

On this first Sunday of Lent, Rev. Seli engages with the story of Jesus' baptism as told in Mark's Gospel (Mark 1:9-15) and wonders why Jesus had to be driven into the wilderness.  He also re-imagines the Noah and the Flood story from Genesis and finds hope and strength as we brave the wilderness(es) of 2018. 

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February 11, 2018 - In a New Light - Rev. Anne Dionisio

February 12, 2018

Rev. Anne Dionisio engages with the story of the Transfiguration (Mark 9:2-9) and wonders about how we see Jesus and how we might see him in a new way. 

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February 4, 2018 - Everything to Everybody - Rev. Norm Seli

February 4, 2018

Rev. Norm Seli wonders about the wisdom of Paul in his first letter to the Corinthians (1 Cor 9:16-23) when compared to the practice of Jesus in Mark (Mark 1:29-31).  He reflects on ministry, faithful living and even (a little bit) about being the church. 

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January 28, 2018 - Out Unclean Spirit - Rev. Norm Seli

January 28, 2018

Rev. Norm Seli engages with the story of a man possessed by a demon in Mark 1:21ff  and wonders if we mght all benefit from an exorcism.  He imagines what might happen if Jesus visited church and asked any of us "What's important to you?"

 

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January 21, 2018 - Jonah - Rev. Norm Seli

January 22, 2018

Rev. Seli engages the complete story of Jonah - from running away, through whale to Ninevah and Tree and wonders what such a silly story might mean to us in 2018.   The sermon/story was told in 4 parts throughout the service, intersperced with singing and a choir anthem - these have been edited out, so there may be brief silences in the recording and moments when Rev. Seli's voice comes in a little strong (ahead of the sound tech's adjustment).   Apologies for the "rough" cut... we hope that it's still worth your time to listen. 

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January 14, 2018 - Baptized in the Spirit - Rev. Norm Seli

January 14, 2018

Rev. Norm Seli wonders about the Holy Spirit... present at Jesus Baptism (Mark 1:4-11) and integral to Christian Baptism, according to Paul when he was in Ephesus (Acts 19:1-7).  What is this Spirit and what does it mean to us?

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January 7, 2018 - Home by a Different Way - Rev. Norm Seli

January 7, 2018

Rev. Norm Seli considers Matthew 2 and the story of the Magi.  He wonders what it means that they "went home by a different way" and what that might mean for us celebrating Epiphany in 2018. 

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