The Life of Joseph, Part 1: Dreamer // Kate Murphy

Genesis 37:1-11

This Sunday, we begin a new worship series called The Life of Joseph. We remember him as a prophetic dreamer and a redeemer. But, like all of us, Joseph is more than his highlight reel. Joseph’s life was anointed—but before he learned to use his divine gifting he brought great pain upon himself and his family. Joseph’s life shows us the dangerous ways we can misuse our spiritual gifts—and his story can teach us how to carry them rightly. We all have holy gifts—listen in and learn how to use yours for the glory of God!

Enough, Part 4: Love // Kate Murphy

John 11

It’s easy to find all we need in Jesus’ love when life is beautiful. But what about when it’s hard and ugly? What about those times when you trusted God’s love to provide and it . . . wasn’t enough. Mary and Martha and Lazarus knew something about these times, and their story helps us understand how God’s love is enough for us in our darkest — and holiest — hours.

Watch the whole message here at 46:46:

Posted by The Grove on Sunday, October 28, 2018

Enough, Part 3: Time // Kate Murphy

Deuteronomy 5:1-15

This week we unravel how the ancient and deceptively simple practice of keeping sabbath is a way of discovering that we actually already have all the time we need to be who God calls us to be.

Watch the whole message here at 52:00:

Posted by The Grove on Sunday, October 21, 2018

Enough, Part 1: Power // Kate Murphy

I Peter 3:13-18.  Peter knew a thing or two about suffering.  So when he writes about the fact that sometimes people suffer for doing right, we pay attention.  Peter’s letter challenges us not to deceive ourselves into believing that we we have power to control things — or that having that kind of power is even the goal.  Instead, we are challenged to think about the power that comes from surrender.

Sermon on the Mount, Part 4: A Recipe for Community // Kate Murphy

Matthew 7:1-12.  It can sometimes be hard to figure out what Jesus is trying to say when we try to digest parts of his messages by themselves.  But when we read them together, as ingredients of a larger recipe, then we can better take it in.  Here, we look at three ingredients that Jesus puts together as a recipe for building community in the kingdom.

Sermon on the Mount, Part 2: Living in the Kingdom of God – Here and Now // Kate Murphy

Matthew 5:17-20.  When Jesus talked about heaven, he wasn’t just trying to explain what happens when we die.  Jesus was revealing to us something about the kingdom of God as it is right now, how we can find it, and what we will – and won’t – find when we get there.

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Welcome to the weekly sermon podcast of The Grove Church – a diverse Presbyterian community in the heart of Charlotte’s Hickory Grove neighborhood.  Our hope is that the messages shared on this podcast will inspire you, in whatever community you call home, to serve and come alive in Christ.