Sermon for 10/07/2018 – “Committed to Christ”

Committed to Christ Pt. 1 in a 7-week series Mark 8:34-38 & Colossians 3:1-4, 12-17 Bobby Pearce jumped out to a 30-second lead in the rowing 2000-meter quarterfinal of the 1928 Olympics against his rival, Vincent Saurin, when at the halfway point of the race he heard the crowd frantically screaming.  They were pointing at

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Sermon for 07/08/2018 – “A Defining Moment”

Note:  This sermon contains some mature subject matter that may not be appropriate for all ages or readers.  Discretion is advised. A Defining Moment 2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13 In the series “After God’s Own Heart – the Life of David” Some people have one defining moment in their lives.  Ashley Smith had two.  You may

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Sermon for 06/17/2018 – “No Obstacle is Bigger than God” – Pastor Becky

No Obstacle is Bigger than God 1 Samuel 17:32-50 Series: “After God’s Own Heart – the Life of David” By Rev. Becky Schofield Motter This morning we are continuing in our series: “After God’s Own Heart – the Life of David.” Last week we looked at the text from 1 Samuel 16 where we see

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Sermon for 03/18/2018 – “Embracing the Uncertain: The Uncertainty of Surrender”

“The Uncertainty of Surrender” Luke 19:1-10 In the series “Embracing the Uncertain” I imagine that, if you grew up attending or helping in Vacation Bible School or in kids’ Sunday School, your mind went in a certain direction when you heard today’s Gospel reading from Luke 19.  You heard about Zacchaeus, and you might have

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Sermon for 02/18/2017 – “Embracing the Uncertain: The Uncertainty of Faith”

The Uncertainty of Faith 1st in the series “Embracing the Uncertain” Mark 9:14-29 Life is full of uncertainties.  Watching the news this week proved that, when 17 students and faculty who went to their high school as they did every day, were gunned down by someone who acquired an assault weapon legally and may have

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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 01/07/2018 – “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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