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Word Made FRESH

Word Made FRESH

By The Rev. Marcus Halley
Preaching. Social Commentary. Faith.
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Bonus - Sermon: Finding Christ in Fearful Times
For followers of Christ, we ultimately anchor ourselves in the reality of the Risen Christ and the promise of his coming Kingdom.
August 4, 2019
Bonus - Sermon: Evangelism and Prayers that Walk
Evangelism is simply living a life shaped by and bearing witness to God's reconciling work in the world.
July 28, 2019
Bonus - Sermon: River of Hope
A sermon on hope and how the people of God are always called to be people of "relentless hope."
June 23, 2019
S2E27 - Sermon: Love Is the Way
Love is the fundamental quality of the Christian community.
May 19, 2019
S2E26 - Sermon: Following the Shepherd
Jesus wants to be our shepherd, to lead us in good times and bad. It is up to us to follow when he calls.
May 12, 2019
S2E25 - Sermon: Living on Purpose
Following Jesus is about living beneath the surface of life. It is living at the depth of our purpose.
May 5, 2019
S2E24 - Sermon: Giving Ourselves Away
Jesus invites us through our fear by giving ourselves into the hands of the One who gave himself to us.
April 7, 2019
S2E23 - Sermon: The Humble Way
We can't ignore sin nor can we wallow in it. What we need is humility, to cultivate the space within to experience God.
April 6, 2019
S2E22 - Sermon: Bushes that Burn
Will you turn to behold the sight of bushes that burn but are not conaumed, that herald the dawn of a new horizon?
March 24, 2019
S2E21 - Sermon: Ashes and Oil
Ash Wednesday holds two truths: Our sin and God's grace.
March 8, 2019
S2E20 - Sermon: So Much More than a Teacher
Jesus was a teacher and so much more. He is the Son of God and that matters.
March 3, 2019
S2E19 - Sermon: Choosing Joy over Happiness
In a world hyper-focused on happiness and self-fulfillment, what is the Good News in a life lived differently?
February 17, 2019
S2E18 - Sermon: Let Jesus Lead You
In order to be led by Jesua, we have to listen to Jesus. We listen for Jesus by cultivating a practice if reflection.
February 10, 2019
S2E17 - Sermon: Across the Margins
What does the call of Jesus invite us to do? Come to our margins and then cross them.
February 10, 2019
S2E16 - Sermon: The Brave Choice
Sermon for the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle about bravery.
February 3, 2019
S2E15 - Sermon: Coming Alive
What does Holy Baptism mean? why does it matter? Precisely this, it means coming alive.
January 13, 2019
S2E14 - Sermon: Following Another Road
A sermon given on the Feast of the Epiphany about what it means to follow Christ on an alternate road to a moral and compassionate destiny.
January 6, 2019
S2E13 - Sermon: Christmas Eve
Jesus is born in Bethlehem, but to find him, we must seek him.
December 25, 2018
S2E12 - Sermon: Share the Joy
Sermon given on Sunday, December 23 (Advent IV)
December 25, 2018
S2E11 - Sermon: Prepare the Way
Sermon given on Sunday, December 9. How do we prepare the way of the Lord? By practicing the way of love.
December 10, 2018
S2E10 - Sermon: Plot Twist Apocalypse
Sermon given on Christ the King Sunday (November 25, 2018). What does it mean that Jesus will return? what difference does it make that we affirm him as our Lord?
November 25, 2018
S2E9 - Sermon: On Mission in Belovedness
A sermon given on Sunday, November 11, 2018 about what it means to be a people and community of blessing.
November 13, 2018
S2E8 - Sermon: Generous Grace, pt. 4. Give
A sermon given on Sunday, October 28, 2018 on what it means to give generously. It first means we receive graciously.
November 13, 2018
S2E7 - Sermon: Generous Grace pt. 3 Break
Generous Grace, pt. 3 - Break. What does it mean to be broken? How is the Way of the Cross the way of life?
October 22, 2018
S2E6 - Sermon: Generous Grace pt. 2 Bless
Generous Grace, pt. 2 - Bless. What does it mean to be blessed? What does it mean to be a blessing?
October 21, 2018
S2E5 - Sermon: Generous Grace pt. 1, Take
Generous Grace Sermon Series, Part 1 of 4. What difference does it make that God chooses us? How does God see us? How might we see ourselves?
October 12, 2018
S2E4 - Sermon: Risk the Messy Path of Faith
A sermon that explores the risk implicit in faith. Part of Colonial Church of Edina's "Risk the Messy Path of Faith" series.
October 1, 2018
S2E3 - Sermon: Woman Wisdom
A sermon given on Sunday, September 23, 2018 unpacking the "Proverbs 31 Woman" and our pursuit of wisdom.
September 23, 2018
S2E2 - Sermon: A Different Messiah
Sermon given on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Saint Paul's Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
September 19, 2018
S2E1 - Sermon: Be Opened
Sermon given on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Saint Paul's Church - Minneapolis, MN
September 11, 2018
S1E8 - The Holy Trinity and holy relationships
Featuring a sermon preached on Sunday, May 27, 2018 (Trinity Sunday)
May 30, 2018
S1E7 - Down by the River (and a tribute to James H. Cone)
Sermon preached on Sunday, April 29, 2018 plus a reading from "The Cross and the Lynching Tree" by James H. Cone.
May 1, 2018
S1E6 - Fire-Breathing Robot God
Sermon preached on Sunday, April 22, 2018
April 24, 2018
S1E5 - For Doubters, Skeptics, and Wanderers
Sermon preached on Sunday, April 8, 2018
April 9, 2018
S1E4 - The Beautiful Home of the Soul
Sermon preached on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018
April 5, 2018
S1E3 - Holy Week Begins in Protest
Sermon preached on Sunday, March 25, 2018
March 26, 2018
S1E2 - Planting and Hoping
Sermon preached on Sunday, March 18, 2018
March 19, 2018
S1E1 - Leaning into the Darkness
Sermon preached on March 11, 2018
March 12, 2018