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Crystal Jacobson
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Pastor at Saratoga UMC
Pastor at Saratoga UMC

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The Sheep and the Goats
Scripture: Luke Matthew 25:31-46 Quick Summary: Jesus separates people into two groups
like a farmer separates sheep and goats. He welcomes into heaven those who: fed
the hungry, gave drink to the thirsty, invited in strangers, clothed the needy,
visited th...
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The Good Samaritan
Scripture: Luke 10:30-35 Quick Summary: Jesus told a story about a man beaten by
the side of the road. Two honorable men pass him by, but then a third man
stopped to help. The third man was a Samaritan, which Jews didn’t like. Even
though he came from the w...
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The Parable of Mustard Seeds and Yeast
Scripture: Matthew 13:31-35 Quick Summary: The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard
seed that is planted and then grows to a large plant. It is also like yeast
that is small when added, but then works through the whole dough and makes it
large. The Point: Go...
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On Dark Days
It comes without fail every year. December 21…the shortest
day of the year…or the longest period of continual darkness. It falls just a
few days before “the most wonderful time of the year.”   I think we are often tempted to ignore the
darkness, as if that ...
On Dark Days
On Dark Days
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What Christmas is All About
In September we began a youth group for elementary kids. As
it started, I expected four kids. My two, and two others. We just moved here
this summer and my kids had no friends to invite. Those two others invited their
friends though, and some of those frien...
What Christmas is All About
What Christmas is All About
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Turn on the Light
Advent is a time of year when we talk a lot in the church
about light in the darkness. It is at this, the darkest season of the year that
we talk about God coming to a dark world bringing light. I love light. The first thing I do in the morning is to go
thr...
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Samuel the Boy
Scripture: 1 Samuel 3:1-21 Quick Summary: Right at bedtime, God called out
to Samuel, but Samuel thought it was the priest Eli. After three times, Eli
finally realized it was God who was calling Samuel. The next time God called,
Samuel said, “Here I am, Lor...
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Hannah the Troubled
Scripture: 1 Samuel 1 Quick Summary: Hannah couldn’t have a son. She
went to the temple and cried and prayed so hard, the priest thought she was
drunk. God heard her prayer and she had a son! Just as she told God she would,
she gave him back to God at the t...
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A Sermon Introducing A Commission on the Way Forward
Micah 6:8 6  With what shall I come before the  Lord      and bow down before the exalted God? Shall I come before him with
burnt offerings,      with calves a year old? 7  Will the  Lord  be pleased with
thousands of rams,      with ten thousand rivers of ...
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