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Heartstrings Worship
Tiffany Keith

Our Wild Hearts Dance for Joy

https://youtu.be/XjCyVvjbebM Sermons are preached. They are not writing. So, above is the sermon. Below is the sermon “plan”. (Unedited, all

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Heartstrings Worship
Tiffany Keith

Wild Hearts

I grew to expect those wild hearts.

I could feel them coming close. I could feel them gather by my side.

I could feel their fear and their courage.

I could feel their freedom and their commitment.

I could feel their depth and their lighthearted joy.

I could feel their scars and I could feel their light.

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Heartstrings Worship
Tiffany Keith

Our Hearts Trust in You

Join us for week two of our series on Pslam 28:7 – “Our Hearts Trust in You.”

After the invitation to worship… before the commitment to courageous discipleship… from the first note of the offertory where we take a moment to open our hands so we can see all that we have is God’s, and give back in gratitude, through prayer and song and scripture and sermon… to that moment when we are all one in the eating of bread and drinking of juice… that is the heart of worship. The liminal space when set aside life that we might be present here… The center. The core. The heart of worship…. “our hearts trust in you”

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Heartstrings Worship
Tiffany Keith

God, you are our strength and our shield

Whether we know it or not, whether we see it or not… when it is so hard to remember… God, is our strength and our shield. When the world feels like it is crushing in around us… God is our strength and our shield. When it feels like pandemic, and division, and hate, and anger will never end… God is our strength and our shield. No matter how dark life becomes… God is our strength and our shield. In the times of life when we forget about God, and look to ourselves, or any idol to be our strength and shield… it is the simple words that we’ve repeated together, time and time again that we turn to for the reminder, that God is our strength and our shield. Liturgy is a reminder of the belief that God is our strength and our shield. Because we need that reminder. We need it this week, we will need it next week, and the week after: God is our strength and our shield.

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Heartstrings Worship
Tiffany Keith

Matthew 2:1-12

I wonder if the child’s face was glowing when they found him? If his halo rested over his head, even then? I wonder if that is why they were so overwhelmed with joy when they finally found him. When the star finally led him right to the child’s home, to Bethlehem…

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Other Places
Tiffany Keith

Luke 2:25-40

God’s salvation. The Kingdom of Heaven… Christmas… Light breaking through the dark… Not a promise of perfection, or power, or that we will never feel the pain of life. This year, this of all years… let’s look for Christmas, not in all the purest, happiest, all is well moments… but in the messy, hard moments that the we… and the world… need it most.

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Heartstrings Worship
Tiffany Keith

Luke 1:46-56

again?

What would Jesus do?

You are living your life, and Jesus is by your side. You are in the most beautiful sacred place you can imagine. In this place, there are priceless items. Maybe that irreplaceable jar that your great grandmother made by hand. Maybe it is a stained-glass window… Jesus nudges you, calls you, guides you along a Holy Path (prevenient grace). Even with Jesus nudging you and guiding you, you break one of these priceless things (we all break things. We are imperfect!) Surrounding you are broken bits of priceless beauty, and you cut yourself too! You are broken and bleeding… you refuse Jesus’ help (because we can do it ourselves!) Then you stop saying no, you stop pushing him away, you welcome in the healing presence… Jesus doesn’t instantly make you better, he doesn’t make you perfect, but he stops the bleeding (Justifying Grace). Like a Trauma Doctor in an ER. Then, he invites you to learn, grow, help clean up the mess, others come alongside you, together you learn to live your best lives (Sanctifying Grace). You learn to be compassionate, and curious, and hopeful, and…. Then what?
What would Jesus do?
Join us for this final week of advent in our series on Mary and God’s grace at work in our lives. Let’s look to see how God shows up in Mary’s song from Luke 1:46-56.

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Heartstrings Worship
Tiffany Keith

Luke 1:39-45

What would Jesus do?

You are living your life, and Jesus is by your side. You are in the most beautiful sacred place you can imagine. In this place, there are priceless items. Maybe that irreplaceable jar that your great grandmother made by hand. Maybe it is a stained-glass window… Jesus nudges you, calls you, guides you along a Holy Path. Even with Jesus nudging you and guiding you, you break one of these priceless things. Surrounding you are broken bits of priceless beauty, and you cut yourself too! You are broken and bleeding… you refuse Jesus’ help (because we can do it ourselves!) Then you stop saying no, you stop pushing him away, you welcome in the healing presence…
What would Jesus do?
Join us for this third week of advent in our series on Mary and God’s grace at work in our lives. Let’s look to see how God shows up in Mary’s visit with Mary in Luke 1:39-45.

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