Sermon for 06/16/2019 – “The Strange Math of the Trinity”

The Strange Math of the Trinity Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15 Trinity Sunday There are moments when the ordinariness of our lives is interrupted by something wonderful.  Times when wonder surprises us. Events that leave us breathless. Moments when words fail to capture the awe that we are experiencing.  Have you ever had one of those

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Sermon for 09/10/2017 – “People with Different Needs”

People with Different Needs Romans 14:1-12 Concluding the series “Grace is for Everyone” In his book The Grace Awakening, preacher and author Chuck Swindoll tells the true story of a missionary family who were forced out of missionary work because of peanut butter.  This young family was assigned to serve a part of the world

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Sermon for 09/03/2017 – “What’s the Difference?”

What’s the Difference? Romans 13:8-14 In the series “Grace is for Everyone” As a small child, I can remember watching a few educational programs on TV.  One that debuted when I was four years old was Sesame Street. I enjoyed seeing my favorite characters there, including Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and Bert and Ernie.  One

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Sermon for 08/27/2017 – “Abandon Counterfeit Living (or, How to Live an Authentic Christian Life)”

Abandon Counterfeit Living (or How to Live an Authentic Christian Life) Romans 12:1-21 In the series “Grace is for Everyone” Author and pastor Craig Brian Larson tells the sad-but-true story of a foolish criminal.  The man from Pittsburgh determined that he needed money, so he would counterfeit it, go to the grocery store, hand it

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Sermon for 08/13/2017 – “Beautiful Feet”

“Beautiful Feet” Romans 10:5-15 In the series “Grace is for Everyone” Have you heard the news?  It’s amazing, exciting news.  Maybe you missed it somehow – I don’t know how anyone could have; people have only been talking about it for at least the last three years and sharing of the story has only increased

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Sermon for 08/06/2017 – “Inseparable”

“Inseparable” Romans 8:26-39 In the series “Grace is for Everyone” I was five years old, walking with my Mom and toddler sister across the store parking lot, when I heard Mom utter these crucial words:  “While we’re in the store, stay close to me.”  I said, “Yes,” and we entered the store and began our

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Sermon – 07/30/2017 – “More than Adopted – Accepted”

More Than Adopted – Accepted Romans 8:12-25 In the series “Grace is for Everyone” Something that I’ve noticed about life is how we become so accustomed to something wonderful and then we take it for granted.  We become almost indifferent to things that are important in our lives. For example, many of us take for

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Sermon for 07/23/2017 – “Who Are You?”

“Who Are You?” Romans 8:1-13 In the series “Grace is for Everyone” Many, many years ago I stood facing a partner in the midst of an exercise at a seminar we were attending.  The exercise was simple:  In the allotted time, I was to answer questions from my partner with the first thought that came

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Sermon for 07/16/2017 – “Independence Day!”

“Independence Day” Romans 7:15-25a In the series “Grace is for Everyone” Have you ever said to yourself or to someone else, “I don’t know why I do this.  I should know better.”  When we make a really silly mistake, we say, “I could kick myself for that.” Or “I had it coming. I should have

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