STRANGERS IN A STRANGE LAND

1 Peter 1:3-9 It has never been easy to be a Christian. Would you agree with that statement? In a way it is true and in a way it is not. To become a Christian is pretty simple, it is professing your faith that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior. Living like a Christian is

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THE LIGHT STILL SHINES

John 1:1-14 Well, let’s just pause a moment and take a deep breath. We have reached the end of another Advent and Christmas season. I hope it was as meaningful for you as it was for me. We stand here, at the end of the Christmas season, and at the end of one year, ready

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And He Shall Be Called … Everlasting Father

ISAIAH 9:2,6 AND PSALM 103:8-14 What comes to mind when I say the name, “Father Christmas?” Do you think of a round-bellied, jolly individual in a red suit? Does he have white hair and a full-white beard? How about when I say the name, “Father Time?” How do you picture him? Someone with a long,

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AND HE SHALL BE CALLED … PRINCE OF PEACE

ISAIAH 9: 2,6 AND PSALM 72:1-7  Edward Hicks is a Quaker minister from the 1800’s who is famous for his painting, the Peaceable Kingdom, of which he painted more than 60 versions. You may be familiar with the version that hangs in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. It depicts a variety of

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AND HE WILL BE CALLED … MIGHTY GOD

ISAIAH 9:2-7 AND MARK 1:21-28 This week is the second week of advent and the second week in our series based on Isaiah 9, and the names given in the passage. These names and this passage have been seen through the years as prophetic of the coming of Christ. So, we are looking at how

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AND HIS NAME SHALL BE CALLED…WONDERFUL COUNSELOR

Isaiah 9:2-7 I missed you guys last week! But on Christ the King Sunday, I know you had a wonderful message from a wonderful pastor and friend, Rev. Jim Cummings. I rather envy that he got to preach on that particular Sunday, for of all the Sundays there is no ambiguity about it at all.

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THE GREATEST GIVER EVER

2 CORINTHIANS 9:6-11 I thought that since Thanksgiving is coming up this week, you might enjoy some cooking tips and recipes. These particular recipes come from a recipe book put together by children in Mrs. Geraghty’s kindergarten class. I have not personally tried any of these:             Turkey – You cut the turkey up and

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Questions God Asks

QUESTIONS GOD ASKS: WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE? 1 Kings 19:1-13 A man dialed a wrong number and got the following recording: “I am not available right now, but I thank you for caring enough to call. I am making some changes in my life. Please leave a message after the beep. If I do

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Questions God Asks

QUESTIONS GOD ASKS: IS IT A TIME FOR YOU YOURSELVES TO BE LIVING IN YOUR PANELED HOUSES, WHILE THIS HOUSE REMAINS A RUIN? HAGGAI 1:1-15 The first Sunday in November is always special to me. It is the Sunday in which we are reminded of those who have gone before us into glory. We remember

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Questions God Asks: Why Do You Complain, Jacob?

Isaiah 40:27-31; 41:8-10 Today is Reformation Sunday and if you were around last year for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation you may recall the series we did on the five Solas. These are 5 points or convictions of the reformation that are important to our Christian faith. Do you remember them? Sola Gratia –

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