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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QUESTIONS GOD ASKS: WHAT IS THAT IN YOUR HAND?

Exodus 4:1-5 Time for a pop quiz! (this can be open book if you like) After having just spent four weeks studying the book of Jonah, do you remember how it ends? It ends abruptly with a question that God asks of Jonah: “Should I not be concerned about the great city of Nineveh?” This

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Bitterness! Jonah 4

This is our fourth and final week looking at the book of Jonah. We have discovered that the story of Jonah is not quite what we learned as a child in Sunday School; we have explored the grown-up version of Jonah. In Sunday School, the story of Jonah I heard was this: Jonah was asked

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Repent! Jonah 3

Today we are back looking at our friend, Jonah. In Chapter 1 of the book of Jonah, we meet up with this unlikely prophet as he receives instructions from God. “Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai, saying, ‘Go at once to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against

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Rescue! Jonah 2

Last week we began a series on the Book of Jonah. In chapter one, we took a trip with Jonah on a boat headed to Tarshish, which was in the exact opposite direction of where God had sent him. Jonah thought that he could get away from “the presence of the Lord.” Perhaps you have

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Cast Away! Jonah 1

Jonah! We heard this story or at least part of it when we were children. Now that we are grown ups, I think it is a good time for us to look again at this story. Over the next four weeks we will look at this sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic, tale of God’s prophet Jonah.

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THE MYSTERY OF THE KINGDOM: ALL FOR THE KINGDOM

MATTHEW 13:44-46 A seminary professor I know teaches that each sermon should have just one point, and that everything should guide you to the one point. In our study of the kingdom parables, I have found that to be challenging. What Jesus says and how he says it in these parables presents us with layers

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THE MYSTERY OF THE KINGDOM – THE GREATEST KINGDOM EVERYWHERE

MATTHEW 13:31-33 Last week we started a three Sunday series entitled The Mystery of the Kingdom in which we are looking at some of the Kingdom Parables that Jesus used in his teaching. Last week we thought about how helpful it would be if we had a secret decoder of some sort that could help

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WATER WORDS

MARK 1:4-11 (You might recognize parts of this sermon as it was used on January 8, 2017. It is essentially the same with a few changes and bears repeating today as we remember our baptism)   In life, water is the essential element. All plants and animals must have water to survive. Without it, there

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WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS … LIGHT!

Luke 2:1-20 Take a look at this old rag – it is dirty and torn, the edges are frayed and it doesn’t seem as though it is of any good use to anyone. To you it may mean nothing – less than nothing – but to me it means the world. It’s my son’s baby

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