Sermon – IBMTA: Where Are You From?- Pastor Paisley Le Roy

September 26, 2021 This week we dive into our series, “I’ve been meaning to ask…” with the seemingly simple question, “where are you from?” As Pastor Sarah mentioned last week, it is our hope to make room for these questions in our life together as community so that we can grow in relationship with one another. It is our hope that the questions here will guide us in learning the stories of those sitting around you right now. And so I’m going to give us just a minute here to turn to someone around you, not a family member or someone you can with and, even better, someone you haven’t spoken to and share with them where you’re from and have them do likewise.

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Sermon – On Trial For Resurrection- Pastor Paisley Le Roy

August 29, 2021 This week, we hear of another tense moment from the book of Acts. Let’s paint the scene: a courtroom in Caesarea. We see the governor Felix sitting high up on the judge’s bench. He is the Roman governor that we know little to nothing about at the time. My contemporary eyes see him donning a black judicial robe. Then we have the prosecutor, a man named Tertullus, a roman advocate employed by the Jewish authorities. And this guy…he’s not good news, y’all. It’s all in his name, which is derived from a word meaning “liar” or “imposter.”

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Sermon – Nothing Can Keep Us From Baptism- Pastor Paisley Le Roy

August 1, 2021 I keep on bringing back this passage from Acts 1, which is considered to be the mission statement of the whole book.  It says, “And you shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, in Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the Earth.”  And as we’ve walked through this passage, we’ve seen the ministry in Jerusalem, we’ve seen it expand a little to all Judea, and last week we saw it go to Samaria.  In this week, friends, we’ve made it to the ends of the Earth because, you see, Ethiopia was symbolic of the end of the Earth because it was the furthest known location at the time. 

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Sermon – Our Eyes Were Opened- Pastor Paisley Le Roy

 July 4, 2021 Now, as we’ve been returning back into our building with more and more regularity, I’ve been getting a lot of comments saying, was that always there.  Now, granted, I’m not really the best person to ask because I’m not quite sure what was and was not always here.  But many of them have always been, and if they haven’t always been, they’ve been there quite a good chunk of time.  There’s the cross out front that John illumines with different lights, depending on the season, that I don’t think was quite noticeable until all of those lights in its place.  And then a couple weeks ago I got a question about the carving on this pulpit.  Has that always been there?

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