Author Archives: Matthew Hoskinson

A People of Love

One of the first people I shared our theological vision with is not a member of First. In fact, he’s not even a Christian. One night we were hanging out, talking about work, and he asked me what I’d been … Continue reading

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A People of Hope

By virtue of our union with Christ, we are a people of hope. It is true that because of Jesus we have hope. But there’s much more: since the hope isn’t bound to one subgroup of people or a single … Continue reading

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The Passing of the Peace and the 2016 Election

How should our liturgy shape the way we think about this year’s bitterly divisive presidential election, and the way we act towards those with strongly different opinions? Title: The Passing of the Peace Scripture: John 20.21 Resources: audio (streaming | … Continue reading

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A Community of Faith

Last Sunday we began a new series focusing our attention on Jesus’ vision for our church. We looked at Jesus’ prayer for us in John 17, and saw that through the gospel the Spirit has made us a community of … Continue reading

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A Refuge for the World

When you come to church, what do you see? I would guess that the first time you came here, what you really noticed was this building: the imposing facade on the corner of 79th and Broadway, the enormous sanctuary (especially … Continue reading

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