Sermon for 11/03/2019 – “Made for Gratitude”

Colossians 3:12-17; Luke 17:11-19 In the series “Grateful” It’s been said that there are two kinds of people in the world:  glass half-empty people and glass half-full people.  I want to suggest there is a third group that looks at the glass and says, “Excuse me, but there’s a smudge on the glass.”  These are

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Sermon for 09/15/2019 – “Know Your Name”

In the series “More to Life” Isaiah 43:1; Isaiah 49:1; Luke 9:18-20 There’s a story told about a robber who broke into a house one night.  As he began to sack up all the valuable electronics, in the darkness behind him, he heard a voice say, “Jesus is watching you.”  It repeated, “Jesus is watching

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Sermon for 06/23/2019 – “Expect Surprise”

“Expect Surprise” Luke 7:1-10 Do you like surprises in life?  Maybe your answer is an unqualified “yes” – you love it when unexpected things happen, because you think it makes life interesting and exciting.  Some of you may answer with a firm “no, I don’t like surprises” – you do prefer order, schedule and structure

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Sermon for 11/18/2018 – “Committed to Christ: Worship”

Committed to Christ:  Worship Hebrews 10:22-25; Luke 19:37-40, 45-48 Over these past several weeks, we’ve been focusing on some ways we respond to God’s gift of grace by committing ourselves to practices that help us grow in faith.  Together these six practices help us become fully committed followers of Jesus Christ, not just on Sunday

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Sermon for 10/14/2018 – “Committed to Christ: Prayer”

Committed to Prayer Pt. 2 in a 7-week series Luke 11:1-13 A local businessman decided to open a tavern in a small town that had historically been dry. Christians in a local church were concerned and planned an all-night prayer meeting to ask God to intervene.  Not long after that, lightning struck the bar and

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Sermon for 03/04/2018 – “Embracing the Uncertain: The Uncertainty of Worry”

The Uncertainty of Worry Luke 12:4-7, 22-31 3rd in the series “Embracing the Uncertain” Harvey Penick was perhaps the finest American golf coach ever.  He said that most golfers do not think on the golf course; they just worry.  “Worrying,” he wrote, “is a misuse of your mind on the golf course.  Whatever your obstacle,

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