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Alive – Again!

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John 11  Facing the death of her beloved brother, she was confronted with a crisis. She was a believer, but her brother had been sick. And Jesus came too late to rescue him. “I am the resurrection and the life,” He proclaimed. “Do you believe this?” What a great story to remember on this Easter […]

An Act Of Love

Matthew 26:6-13, John 11:55-12:11  Jesus will soon enter the city of Jerusalem, with the crowds proclaiming “Hosanna!” The Pharisees continue to find a way to put Him to death. Some wondered, however, before He came into the city whether He would come to the feast. And in the midst of this, in the home of […]

Church 2.0

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Romans 12:9-13  Curly, in the movie “City Slickers,” had these words of wisdom for Mitch, who was struggling with the purpose of his life: “One thing. Just one thing. You stick to that and the rest don’t mean ***.” The present “shelter in home” situation raises the question, what is the “one thing” for church? […]

The Road Less Traveled

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Genesis 12:1-3  Sunday morning marks Day #82 of 2020. Eighty two days ago, we celebrated New Years. And, as often happens, with New years, we anticipate a better year than the year before. No one had a clue where we would be as a country and a world less than 90 days later! Robert Frost […]

It Could Happen Today

I Thessalonians 4:13-5:11  Every time I fly, I imagine the rapture happening shortly after takeoff. I just keep going! So far, that hasn’t happened, of course. But it could happen today! Join us Sunday for an overview of what lies ahead. Events that should comfort, encourage, and motivate us today.

Communicating The Character Of God

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Genesis 18:17-19  Our understanding that we avoid the lake of fire simply by faith in Him who promises and gives eternal life is often ridiculed. “You mean a person can live anyway they want and still go to heaven?” Yes, in the absolute, that is exactly what the Bible teaches. Yet that mindset fails to […]

Comfort Based on the Character of God

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Psalm 41  Sometimes — or most of the time — life does not seem to be a “bowl of cherries.” We hear the saying “God is good all the time and all the time God is good” and we wonder. As Roger put it in the Adult Bible Fellowship recently, we study the Bible so […]

Christmas was Great – But I Didn’t Get What I Wanted!

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Philippians 4:10-13   When I was in the high school choir in 19**, we performed a song called “The Twelve Days After Christmas.” It began, “On the first day after Christmas, my true love and I had a fight.” The song continued to describe either inferior gifts (the “Gold Rings” turned her fingers green) or […]

An Evil Ruler – Herod

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Matthew 2 He was an avid builder, even initiating the rebuilding of the Temple. But he was also a friend of Rome – a position that gained no friends among the Jews. He reigned when Jesus was born – an event that should have been a non-event in the world’s eyes. Then, Herod met the […]