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Church on Morgan

English, Religion, 1 season, 108 episodes, 2 days, 3 minutes
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Reminding people about the beauty of God and each other.
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The Fog of Familiarity

The good news about the people we think we know best. A sermon for the 7th Sunday after Pentecost on Mark 6:1-13 by Rev. Samantha Beach Kiley.
7/7/202421 minutes, 33 seconds
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Brent Levy

A sermon on Exodus 3:1-15 by Rev. Brent Levy.
6/30/202426 minutes, 43 seconds
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When Answers Fail

The good news about suffering. A sermon for the 5th Sunday after Pentecost on Job 38:1-11 by Rev. Samantha Beach Kiley.
6/23/202426 minutes, 56 seconds
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God Dreams of Weeds

The good news about God's dream. A sermon for the 4th Sunday after Pentecost on Mark 4:26-34 by Rev. Justin Morgan.
6/16/202431 minutes, 17 seconds
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Jonathan Merritt

A sermon on 1 Corinthians 12:12-27 by author Jonathan Merritt.
6/9/202427 minutes, 40 seconds
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A Cathedral in Time

The good news about sabbath. A sermon for the Second Sunday after Pentecost on Deuteronomy 5:12-15 by Rev. Justin Morgan.
6/2/202429 minutes, 19 seconds
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Another Year Older

The good news about diversity. A sermon on Acts 2:1-21 by Rev. Samantha Beach Kiley.
5/19/202423 minutes, 17 seconds
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How Love Prays

The good news about unfiltered prayers. A sermon for the seventh Sunday of Easter on John 17:6-19 by Rev. Justin Morgan
5/12/202434 minutes, 12 seconds
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There is No Them

The good news about awkward gatherings. A sermon on Acts 10:44-48 for the 6th Sunday of Easter by Rev. Justin Morgan
5/5/202432 minutes, 1 second
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Body Doubles

A sermon on Acts 8:26-40 NRSV by Rev. Samantha Beach Kiley
4/28/202423 minutes, 6 seconds
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Bad Pickers

The good news about our bad decisions. A sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Easter on Acts 4:5-12 by Rev. Justin Morgan.
4/21/202433 minutes, 30 seconds
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Michael Hidalgo

A sermon on Luke 24:36-48 by Rev. Michael Hidalgo.
4/14/202423 minutes, 33 seconds
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Saying Goodbye

A sermon on John 20:19-31 by Rev. Tim Russell.
4/7/202422 minutes, 53 seconds
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Easter

A sermon on Isaiah 25:6-9 and John 20:11-16 by Rev. Justin Morgan.
3/31/202428 minutes, 36 seconds
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Palm Sunday

A reading of Mark 14:1 - 15:47 by an ensemble of CoM laypeople with music by Molly Stevens and Kyle Hamlin. "Hosanna Song" written by Jon Guerra, Kate Bluett, Paul Zach © 2021 Jaguerra Songs; Integrity's Alleluia! Music; Kate Bluett Music; Paul Zach Publishing "Were You There" written by Frederick J. WorkJohn W. Work Jr. © Public Domain
3/24/202419 minutes, 6 seconds
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We Wish to See Jesus

A sermon on John 12:20-33 by Rev. Tim Russell
3/17/202420 minutes, 54 seconds
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You Are What God Made

The good news about what God thinks of you. A sermon for the fourth Sunday in Lent on Ephesians 2:1-10 by Rev. Justin Morgan.
3/10/202435 minutes, 28 seconds
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This Church will Disappoint You

The good news about the church. A sermon for the third Sunday in Lent on John 2:13-22 by Rev. Samantha Beach Kiley.
3/3/202420 minutes, 9 seconds
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Jacob Breeze

The good news of the cross. A sermon for the second Sunday in Lent on Mark 8:31-38 by Rev. Jacob Breeze.
2/25/202424 minutes, 30 seconds
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Trashing People

Good news for when you feel like trash. A sermon for the First Sunday in Lent on Genesis 9:8-17 by Rev. Justin Morgan.
2/18/202434 minutes
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Your Dog is a Bear

The good news about what we don't know. A sermon on 2 Kings 2:1-12 about the grace of revelation by Rev. Samantha Beach Kiley on Transfiguration Sunday.
2/11/202425 minutes, 34 seconds
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Freedom Fantasies

The good news about each other. A sermon on 1 Corinthians 9:15-23 about the emptiness of our freedom fantasies by Rev. Justin Morgan on the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany.
2/4/202427 minutes, 42 seconds
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Jackie Craig

Welcome to Listening Sessions by Church on Morgan. Our first episode features Jackie Craig, on leadership, calling, and the power of home.
2/2/20241 hour, 28 seconds
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The Revelation is in the Reaction

Good news regarding your personal demons. A sermon on Mark 1:21-28 about the things that control us by Justin.
1/28/202429 minutes, 33 seconds
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No Questions Asked

There are times when God's call is abundantly clear. A sermon on Mark 1:14-20 about drop-your-nets moments by Sam. To make a contribution to the Green Chair Project, visit https://ppay.co/HfI9sXV2p6o
1/21/202426 minutes, 12 seconds
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A Recipe for Generosity

A reflection on the "4 P's" of giving by Sam
1/17/20245 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Redacted Bits

1/14/202438 minutes, 28 seconds
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Promises to Keep

1/7/202418 minutes, 25 seconds
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All Joy Reminds

Mary sees her story as a story worth celebrating. What about yours? A sermon on Luke 1:46b-55 about a God who delights in us.
12/17/202322 minutes, 59 seconds
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Not Another Day in Exile

Good news for those who feel a 1000 miles from home. A sermon on Isaiah 40:1-11 about the way back by Justin.
12/10/202330 minutes, 40 seconds
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I Didn't Know I was Pregnant

Advent starts with a longing. What's yours? A sermon on Isaiah 64:1-9 by Justin.
12/3/202327 minutes, 40 seconds
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God Plays Favorites

Where does God promise to be found? A sermon on Matthew 25:31-46 about God's love for the poor by Sam.
11/26/202319 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Only Question That Matters

11/19/202322 minutes, 32 seconds
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Scott Erickson

11/12/202320 minutes, 56 seconds
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A Communion of Saints

Who are the saints and what do they do? A sermon on 1 John 3:1-3 about the good news of where this whole thing is headed by Justin.
11/5/202334 minutes, 48 seconds
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Love is a Ceasefire

As Mike Tyson once said "Everyone is a pacifist until they get punched in the mouth" or something like that... A sermon on Leviticus 19:18 about revenge, love and peace by Justin.
10/29/202323 minutes, 20 seconds
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Interview with Jean-Alix

10/22/202334 minutes, 32 seconds
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Keri Ladouceur

Where do we turn to when we don’t know where God is? What is the invitation in the midst of profound loss and pain? A sermon on Exodus 32:1-14 about engaging the suffering of others.
10/15/202321 minutes, 28 seconds
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How to Lose a Why in 10 Ways

One poll suggests that while 79% of Americans oppose the removal of the Ten Commandments from government buildings, only 10% of Americans can name more than four of them. Rules can be an adventure in missing the point. Is there a gift in the Law? Does it matter still? A sermon on Exodus 20:1-20 about the Ten Commandments by Sam.
10/8/202320 minutes, 45 seconds
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Roasted by Jesus

Ever been insulted by Jesus? If not, perhaps it's time. This week we consider the more offensive side of God.
10/1/202329 minutes, 46 seconds
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More (Terrible) Good News

How far are you willing to take this mercy thing and are we sure this is the God we want? This week we wrestle with the God who loves us all.
9/24/202331 minutes, 38 seconds
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Agree to Disagree

Can you be in community with someone who disagrees with you about a major issue? Most can't or won't. St. Paul invites us to reconsider.
9/17/202338 minutes, 15 seconds
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Assigned Seating

Apparently Jesus knew we would irritate each other. Why does coming back to the table matter to God? What awaits us on the other side of uncomfortable conversations?
9/10/202318 minutes, 53 seconds
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What Are We Made For

Moses notices a burning bush and it changes his life. This week we consider how paying greater attention to our own lives might lead us to deeper sense of meaning as well.
9/3/202328 minutes, 45 seconds
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Fred Edie

Where is God when you're in over your head? The story of Jesus walking on water reminds us that we are still swimming inside the waters of our baptism.
8/27/202331 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Life of a Word

We each speak about 16,000 words a day. Where do they come from? How do use them well? And what does God say about us?
8/20/202315 minutes, 50 seconds
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You Can't Get Something for Nothing

We all like feeling we got a bargain: BOGO, clothes on sale, or negotiating a great deal on a car. However, sometimes the point isn’t how little we are willing to pay, but how much.
8/13/202319 minutes, 54 seconds
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Jason Miller

If you are in need of pastoral care, please reach out to Tim at [email protected]
8/6/202331 minutes, 6 seconds
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Spencer Hathcock

7/30/202329 minutes, 37 seconds
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Rookie Church

What do you do when God feels like an heirloom? Jacob's story has good news for those of us who wonder when/if/how we'll meet the God we've heard so much about.
7/23/202316 minutes, 3 seconds
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It's the Soil

Being blessed by God depends on preparing our hearts to be blessed.
7/16/202319 minutes, 56 seconds
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Kiana Hertogh

The often overlooked Queen Vashti from the book of Esther has much to teach us about what it means to say a holy "no" in order to say a holy "yes" to God's kin-dom.
7/9/202324 minutes, 34 seconds
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Dorrell Briscoe

This week, we welcome Dr. Dorrell Briscoe from Durham, NC as he leads us in a reflection on environmental justice.
7/2/202327 minutes, 3 seconds
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Rock the Boat

Is Jesus pro-family? Why does a peacemaker promise division? Join us for a meditation on one of Jesus' most troubling statements.
6/25/202321 minutes, 10 seconds
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Colby Martin

There are multiple moments in the Gospels where Jesus says someone has been saved or healed by their faith. What is "the faith that saves?" What if it grows in the place we least expect it?
6/11/202333 minutes, 8 seconds
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Happy Birthday Church

What does the church's birth story tell us about who we are? What does it tell us about who God is? A Pentecost reflection on the gift we'll spend a lifetime learning how to receive.
6/4/202318 minutes, 53 seconds
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Irish Goodbyes

Most of us don't love goodbyes or their emotional aftermath but Jesus seems to crack the code when his going-away party ends in joy. Perhaps there's a more beautiful way to negotiate the transitions of life.
5/21/202331 minutes, 19 seconds
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What Can be Known

Our fascination with things like astrology, tarot, and psychedelics place us in a lineage of spiritual seekers looking for answers from the unknown. What might God make of our searching? What is God's answer?
5/14/202319 minutes, 42 seconds
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In Jesus Name

Do you receive what you ask for in prayer? Jesus promised that we would if we ask for it in his name... If that sounds a bit simplistic you might not be wrong but what if the good news is even more outrageous than that?
5/7/202329 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Shepherd of Our Souls

4/30/202331 minutes, 33 seconds
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100,000 Sundays

4/23/202328 minutes, 28 seconds
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What Now?

4/16/202317 minutes, 50 seconds
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Death is a Punk

4/9/202328 minutes, 59 seconds
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What the Stones Know

4/2/202316 minutes, 10 seconds
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Can These Bones Live?

3/26/202326 minutes, 57 seconds
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Gaston Warner

Learn more about our new partner, Zoe Empowers
3/19/202324 minutes, 58 seconds
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Thirsty

3/12/202331 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Good Serpent

3/6/202334 minutes, 36 seconds
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One Wild and Precious Life

2/26/202320 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Varieties of Christian Experience

What you make of stories like the Transfiguration or even the recent Asbury revival will likely shape your own spiritual experience. Join us as we wrestle with the weird.
2/19/202337 minutes, 20 seconds
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Choose Life

We don’t tend to like being told what to do but sometimes a command is worth heeding.
2/12/202334 minutes, 31 seconds
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Who You Are

2/5/202324 minutes, 3 seconds
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A Confederacy of Dunces

What if the best advice you've received is terrible? How would you know? Join us as we entertain this uncomfortable possibility.
1/29/202324 minutes, 25 seconds
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People-Fishing

In the call to discipleship, Jesus reminds us what, and who, we were created for.
1/22/202317 minutes, 4 seconds
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What Are You Looking For?

What do you imagine the first spoken words of Jesus’ might be in the gospel of John? Turns out it’s a question and one that all of us would do well to entertain.
1/15/202329 minutes, 52 seconds
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Becoming like Us

As we remember Jesus' baptism, we may wonder: why did Jesus need to be baptized? What does this choice communicate? Join us for this reflection on the God who gets in line with us.
1/8/202320 minutes, 16 seconds
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End of Year Giving Reflection: Allen Mask

Why do you give (or why don't you)? On this week's podcast we're featuring a reflection by one of our members, Allen Mask, on the subject of generosity and what he's learned about giving. We were inspired and we think you will be too.
12/18/20225 minutes, 4 seconds
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Sigh No More

When was the last time you sighed? Odds are it was within the last five minutes. Such is the human experience, at least for now. On this the third week of Advent, the prophet Isaiah leads us in imagining a world where all our sighs will be exchanged for songs of praise. What if the start of such an exchange is happening even now?
12/11/202238 minutes, 57 seconds
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Survival of the Friendliest

12/4/202230 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Floating Oracle

We kick off Advent, and a new liturgical year, with Isaiah's vision of peace between nations and a world without weapons. Unreasonable as that dream feels, we consider what our responsibility to God's future kingdom might be if the seed exists in each of us now.
11/27/202218 minutes, 7 seconds
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Brit Barron

On Christ the King Sunday, Britt invites us to consider how the path of suffering that Jesus modeled is, in fact, the path of power.
11/20/202218 minutes, 23 seconds
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Jonathan Merritt

11/13/202234 minutes, 57 seconds
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Heart Eyes

11/6/202228 minutes, 31 seconds
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Zacchaeus: A Revisionist History

10/30/202232 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Long Black Bag

A parable about two men praying - one exalting himself & one humbling himself - leads us to wonder why confession is part of what we do when we gather. Join us as we examine the difference between shame and humility.
10/23/202218 minutes, 49 seconds
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Wrestling With God

10/16/202224 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ebele Onyema

The story of Jesus and the bleeding woman often leads us to marvel at her extraordinary faith. But this week, Ebele Onyema, from One Love Foundation in NYC, challenges us to consider how we might form communities where people don't have to advocate for their healing alone.
10/9/202223 minutes, 6 seconds
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A High Lonesome Sound

Join us on this annual bluegrass weekend in Raleigh as Justin leads us in a discussion about what this musical genre might have to teach us about our faith.
10/2/202227 minutes, 28 seconds
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Heaven is a Group Project

9/25/202222 minutes, 1 second
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In Praise Of Theft

9/18/202232 minutes, 2 seconds
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Meredith Miller

8/28/202227 minutes, 31 seconds
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April 22, 2018 | John 10

4/22/201833 minutes, 32 seconds
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July 23, 2017 | Psalm 42

7/23/201725 minutes, 13 seconds
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March 5, 2017 | Luke 19

3/5/201740 minutes, 1 second
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February 12, 2017 | Deuteronomy 30:15-20

2/12/201719 minutes, 32 seconds
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January 29, 2017

1/29/201732 minutes, 37 seconds
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November 29, 2015 | Jeremiah 33:14-16

11/29/201525 minutes, 29 seconds
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November 8, 2015 | Luke 6

11/8/201534 minutes, 28 seconds
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August 23, 2015 | Psalm 84:1-4

8/23/201526 minutes, 29 seconds
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August 16, 2015 | Luke 3:7-8

8/16/201525 minutes, 37 seconds
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August 9, 2015 | Luke 4:1-15

8/9/201527 minutes, 47 seconds
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July 26, 2015 | Ezekiel 47:1-12

7/26/201528 minutes, 55 seconds
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July 19, 2015 | Mark 1:9-13

7/19/201532 minutes, 48 seconds
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July 12, 2015 | Luke 12:22-32

7/12/201527 minutes, 41 seconds
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June 21, 2015 | 2 Samuel 22:1-4, 32-36, 47-50

6/21/201524 minutes, 17 seconds
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June 14, 2015

6/14/201530 minutes, 36 seconds
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June 7, 2015 | Psalm 19

6/7/201523 minutes, 13 seconds
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May 3, 2015 | Mark 10:2-12

5/3/201527 minutes, 39 seconds