OPENING UP THE GOSPELS FOR ADVENT, week 2

December 4, 2017

Sunday, December 10 – Second Sunday in Advent During his four-week Advent series Pastor Tom will be preaching on the first chapter of each of the four Gospels.… Week Two: Opening Up the Gospel for Advent – Mark It’s the Christmas season, but as we examine the beginning of Mark, the Christmas story is nowhere […]

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OPENING UP THE GOSPEL FOR ADVENT, week 1

November 27, 2017

Sunday, December 3 – First Sunday in Advent During his four-week Advent series Pastor Tom will be preaching on the first chapter of each of the four Gospels.… Week One: Opening Up the Gospel for Advent – Matthew If you were trying to grab your reader’s attention (and don’t all authors want to do this?) […]

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GIVE THANKS

November 20, 2017

Give Thanks It’s appropriate to set aside a national day of Thanksgiving in our country. Even amidst the strife and daily headlines, there is still much to be thankful for. A quick computer search reveals some form of the word “thank” is used 142 times in the Bible. One of the best summaries is in […]

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A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR EVERYDAY MATTERS

November 17, 2017

Clothe yourself… anyone who has had young children remembers helping them to get dressed each morning. Sooner (or sometimes later) they figure it out and dress themselves. That’s certainly the goal. Paul tries to help young Christians get dressed each morning too! The goal is to dress ourselves. It is a very practical skill for […]

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A STANDING OVATION

November 6, 2017

A Standing Ovation This week we will hear from Rev. Dale Matthews who will be giving the background leading up to the death of the first martyr for the Christian faith and then will explore what the “Heavenly” response was to that first ultimate sacrifice for one’s faith in Jesus Christ. Scripture Reference: Acts 7:54 […]

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MORE THAN COINCIDENCE

October 30, 2017

This week we welcome Rev. Dr. Glenn Wagner Sermon Title: More Than Coincidence I want to help persons who have lost faith, or are losing faith, as well as those who wish to help persons who are struggling with faith. A recent poll by the Pew Research Institute on the landscape of American religious life […]

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November 19 – A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR EVERYDAY MATTERS

October 24, 2017

Clothe yourself… anyone who has had young children remembers helping them to get dressed each morning. Sooner (or sometimes later) they figure it out and dress themselves. That’s certainly the goal. Paul tries to help young Christians get dressed each morning too! The goal is to dress ourselves. It is a very practical skill for […]

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THE “TO BE” LIST, week four

October 17, 2017

I Want To Be Peaceful We need more peace in the world. Peace of mind, peace and quiet, peace, not war. How do I make myself be at peace and create peace around me? Scripture Reference: Philippians 4:6-9; John 14:25-27

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THE “TO BE” LIST, week three

October 10, 2017

I Want To Be Humble Humility is a virtue oft recommended in the New Testament. One of the works of humility is not thinking about yourself. So… if we want to be more humble when do we start? If we think, “I want to be humble,” one is already thinking about oneself and … off […]

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THE “TO BE” LIST, week two

October 2, 2017

 I Want To Be A Good Listener We all like having good listeners in our lives. They are special people. Of course, the short answer to the above question is, “Listen More!!” Yet how do we make a habit of this and what disciplines and habits help this along? Scripture Reference: James 1:19

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