Sermons by Roger Fankhauser

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The Road Less Traveled

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 […]

The Big Picture

The more things change, the more they stay the same. It did not take long in church history for problems and errors to creep into the church. Many flow from an incorrect or insufficient view of Jesus’ person and work. That ends up with problems in what we expect out of our lives and how […]

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.

Sermon On The Amount

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2 Corinthians 8:1-4  Money. The Beatles sang, “Can’t Buy Me Love!” but also sang, “Money don’t get everything, it’s true. But what it don’t get, I can’t use. Now give me money, that’s what I want.” Our culture puts high priority on it. Gerrit Cole, former pitcher for the Astros, now pitching for the Yankees, […]

Rock Solid!

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Romans 8:31-38  I attended Washington State University in eastern Washington. We frequently had snow in the winter, which added a beauty to the campus. It also created a problem! The campus was very hilly, and we students would often take shortcuts between classes, avoiding the sidewalks and steps that were usually safe, I can’t count […]

Them!

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Acts 1:8  Comments I read about the impeachment hearings have been fascinating. One commentator spoke of particular player as a “moron.” Another spoke of that same person as “an articulate orator of truth.” Huh? I suspect both comments are stained by presuppositions about how the hearings should go and the political party to which the […]

The Swing Set: Living Under Grace

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Galatians 5:13 I recall pushing our kids on the swing, and then grandkids, and then foster kids. Back and forth, back and forth. Most of them wanted to go “higher,” with cries of delight when we honored their request. Of course, on a swing set, the place of rest is at the bottom. To enjoy […]

Grace – It All Starts Here!

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Ephesians 2:8-9  Almost every church, every denomination believes something about “grace.” Many, like ours, says we are “saved by grace though faith in Jesus Christ.” Ah, but that’s where the confusion starts. What is grace? What impact does it have on our lives? What, if anything, does it guarantee about our behavior? Are we secure […]

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 […]