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May 14, 2023 message: “Who Can Withhold? Break Forth!”

The Psalm describes everything in creation offering joyful noises to God. Our joy is complete because the joy of Christ resides within us. We cannot help but break forth. This joy is available to all, which is a realization for the community in Acts. The Holy Spirit finds its way even and especially in what feels like unlikely people and places. Where do we see the Spirit at work? In as many places as we look! And who can withhold the living water and our living praise ? No one!

This is the fifth week in the series, “Dare to Dance Again.” Pastor Mary’s message is based on Psalm 98, John 15: 9, 11-15a, and Acts 10: 44-48. We also shared a 2012 flash mob video of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” created as an advertisement by Banco Sabadell in Sabadell, Spain.

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