Soul Building: Being Present

Mark 5:21-43 Have I told you lately how much I love you? I love you when we are working together to do something wonderful for our community. I love you when we gather together in worship. I love you when we are all getting along and are treating one another with love and care. And

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CALLED TO BE DIFFERENT

1 PETER 1:13-25 I have a secret to share with you this morning. Lean in a little closer. I’m not perfect! You don’t seem as surprised to hear this as I thought you would be (lol). (Don’t worry – I am fully aware that I have many flaws.) Another part of that secret might surprise

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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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