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January 6 - 27, 2018

Samuel was called to be a prophet for Israel at a critical time in their history. The pressure from the surrounding nations was intense, and Israel was struggling to figure out what kind of people they would be and how they would interact with the world around them. Samuel sees them through uncertainty, turmoil, and transition, demonstrating to us three millennia later what happens when God's servants—you and I—answer God's call with courage and humility.

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Advent 2018

The magi of the Christmas story brought three gifts to the infant Jesus: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Tradition has long ascribed symbolic meaning to these gifts: gold symbolizes Jesus's royalty, frankincense, his divinity, and myrrh, his mortality. This series delves into these three gifts, examines the significance of these three aspects of Jesus's nature, and urges us to think seriously about what gifts we ourselves bring to the Christ child.

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November 11 - December 9, 2018

Jerusalem had deteriorated and nearly come to ruin, but when God's people realized that God had a vibrant future in mind for them, they said to one another, "Let's rise up and build." We believe that God has a vibrant future in mind for Milford Presbyterian Church, and now is our time to rise up and meet the opportunities that lie before us.

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September 9 - November 4, 2018

Some of the most memorable moments of Jesus's life and ministry are his miraculous deeds—actions that awed crowds and set people to talking far beyond the Galilean countryside. Sometimes we treat these events as mere spectacle: raw demonstrations of God's power and proof of the Christ's divine origins. But there is so much more to these stories. They convey nothing short of the very heart and will of God, and through them we glimpse the greatest miracle of all: God's care and concern for this world and everyone in it.

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Summer 2018

The prophet Ezekiel stands out among the prophets of the Old Testament as eccentric and extreme—called by God not only to deliver harsh messages, but in his own life and action to experience and embody the plight of Israel and the wrath of God. Yet in the midst of God's judgment on the chosen people of Israel, there are glimmers of hope, hints of restoration. Can a people who have utterly failed be redeemed? Can lives that have been wasted find purpose again? Can dry, dead bones live again?

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May 27 - June 10, 2018

Few doctrines are more central to the Christian faith than the Holy Trinity, the idea that God exists in three "persons" without compromising God's oneness. This apparently self-contradictory notion lies at the heart of the Christian understanding of the nature of God and how God is at work in the world. This series explores the depth of this important doctrine and what it means for us today.

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April 8 - May 13, 2018

In his ministry, Jesus did not set out to start a religion; his goal was to start a movement. He gathered around himself people who were willing to learn from him and to follow him. These disciples would continue the work—the movement—of the kingdom of God for generations after he was gone. But it is no small commitment to be a disciple of Jesus. Jesus asks for nothing less than all that we have and all that we are. Are we willing to walk the way of discipleship?

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Lent 2018

Before the people of God were ushered into the Promised Land, they spent forty years wandering in the wilderness. For Israel, it was a necessary season to purge them of their stubborn insistence on returning to their predictable past, and a season to train them to trust in the God who had liberated them from oppression. So many centuries later, we still wander, we still are anxious about an uncertain future, and we still struggle to trust in God. This Lent, we come to terms with our wandering and we fix our eyes upon the one who has made a path through the wilderness.

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January 7 - February 11, 2017

What happens when the unchanging good news of God comes into contact with the ever-changing forces of human culture? What happens when culturally-conditioned Christians seek to live out the imperatives of the gospel? There are no easy answers to these questions, but navigating the difficulties of culture shock is a central part of faithful Christian living in the 21st century. This sermon series will dive into these complexities with the hope of opening new possibilities for faithful Christian discipleship today.