Sermon for 02/11/2018 – “Half Truths: Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin”

“Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin” In the series “Half Truths” Luke 18:9-14; Matthew 7:1-5 Throughout our series on “Half Truths,” we have considered some common sayings to discern the truth in them and the misleading or mistaken understandings about God behind them.  At times, we have been challenged because we’ve held on to some

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Sermon for 02/04/2018 – “Half Truths: God Said It. I Believe It. That Settles It.”

God Said It. I Believe It. That Settles It. 2 Timothy 3:14-17; Matthew 5:17-20 In the series “Half Truths” Life in 2018 often seems complicated.  There are so many challenges in our changing world.  Wouldn’t it be great if there were some simple solutions to some of life’s challenges?  Here are a few ideas from

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Sermon for 01/28/2018 – “Half Truths: God Won’t Give You More than You Can Handle”

“God Won’t Give You More Than You Can Handle” Psalm 46 1 Cor.10:1-7;11-13 In the Series “Half Truths” By Rev. Becky Schofield Motter Imagine for a moment a weight lifting competition where the judges add on the weight a little at a time to see how much the contestant can lift. And they decide ahead

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Sermon for 01/21/2018: “Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves”

“God Helps Those Who Help Themselves” John 6:1-13 In the series “Half Truths” The Bible is one of the most popular and most beloved books of all time. Nearly every American home, Christian or not, owns at least one Bible, and in homes with a Bible, the average number of Bibles is three.  Yet surveys

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Sermon for 01/14/2018 – “Half Truths: Everything Happens for a Reason”

“Everything Happens for a Reason” Deuteronomy 30:15-20 In the series “Half Truths” Many of us as Christians have things we believe and tell other people that we’ve never carefully considered.  Some of these things sound so true or like something that comes from the Bible.  We might be uncomfortable thinking through these things and questioning

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New Sermon Series – “Half Truths” – Begins January 14

You’ve heard them all before, maybe even said them yourself.  They are statements that sound right. They seem like they’re in the Bible somewhere or that Jesus said them.  Statements like: Everything happens for a reason God helps those who help themselves God won’t give you more than you can handle God said it, I

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Sermon for 01/07/2018 – “Following Christ’s Path Together”

Following Christ’s Path Together 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 We’re a week into the New Year – 2018.  The New Year is an occasion when many people make resolutions.  They want to improve their lives, change something about themselves, or become more intentional, so they make promises to themselves to move forward.  So they establish New Year’s

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Sermon for 12/24/2017 (PM) – “Down to Earth Love”

Down to Earth Love Luke 2:1-20 Final in the series “Down to Earth” (Note: This sermon by Rev. Jeff Motter was preached as a duet sermon with Rev. Becky Schofield Motter.) A Dad shared his eight-year-old daughter’s Christmas list on Facebook.  Surprisingly, there were only five items on the list:  (1) a real rainbow unicorn;

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Sermon for 12/24/2017 (AM) – “Down to Earth Faithfulness”

Down to Earth: Faithfulness Luke 1:26-38 Fourth in the series “Down to Earth” (Note: This sermon by Rev. Becky Schofield Motter was preached as a duet sermon with Rev. Jeff Motter.) In our day and age, this passage about Mary seems so nice and quaint. Many of us have heard it so often that it

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Sermon for 12/17/2017 – “Down to Earth Lifestyle”

Down to Earth Lifestyle Matthew 1:18-25 Third in the series “Down to Earth” How are your plans for Christmas gifts coming along?  Are you busy making something to give to someone?  Have you completed your shopping? Have you figured out what to get that “hard-to-shop-for” relative on your list? According to the National Retail Federation,

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