Easter 2 – April 11, 2021

“The Acts of… US – Not a Needy Person” – Acts 4:32-35   Introduction – Season of Easter & Book of Acts Let me explain something about what we call our Church Year Calendar. Lent is that six-Sunday long season that leads us through a time of repentance as we follow Jesus’ suffering into and […]

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Easter Sunday – April 4, 2021

  “… and Peter […and Paul]” – Mark 16:7   1. The Christian Message – pure and simple In the past, I have mentioned that the essential Christian message from the Bible is pretty simple, and brief. In 1 Corinthians 15, we heard it in five words, and then seven words. Five words: “Christ died […]

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Good Friday – April 2, 2021

  “An Exchange Prompted by Grace” – Isaiah 53:4-6 This amazing Old Testament prophecy features a profound image of the Suffering Servant of God and an exchange prompted by grace. Most often exchanges take place between people with respect to items of a perceived equal value. In the olden days it was the bartering system […]

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“Jesus’ Ministry: Getting the Job Done“ – John 12:20-33   Introduction: Starting and not finishing Did you ever start something and not finish it? Maybe it was a building or renovation project and you ran out of money. Maybe it was a spring cleaning project and an hour after you got started, it just seemed […]

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Lent 5 – March 21, 2021

“Jesus’ Ministry: Getting Attitudes Adjusted” – Mark 10:32-45   Introduction: where we’ve been As we continue our Lenten look at Jesus’ ministry – between the bookends of His temptation and His crucifixion – let me remind you of where we have been. We have looked at: – Getting Things Straight – about Jesus’ identity, His mission […]

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