E100 – March 12, 2017

“Imaginative Faith” – Matthew 14:22-36 Lent 2 – March 12, 2017 Some  people think that becoming a Christian exempts them from life’s problems. Unfortunately, that just isn’t true. God never makes a promise that following Him means that life will be a bowl of cherries, a piece of cake, a walk in the park. Old […]

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E100 – March 5, 2017

“Lead Us Not Into Temptation” – Matthew 3:13 – 4:17 Lent 1 – March 5, 2017 Jesus’ Baptism: My Beloved Son Our essential Bible passage for today encompasses two accounts from the beginning of Jesus’ ministry – His Baptism and His temptation at the hands of the devil. We always hear about and celebrate Jesus’ […]

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E100 – February 26, 2017

“All You Can Eat” – Luke 9:1-36 Transfiguration Sunday – February 26, 2017 Introduction: Satisfaction! In three months, it’s going to be 35 years ago that Deanna and I got married. I’m getting older and I’m starting to forget some things, but there’s one thing from our honeymoon that I won’t ever forget. It was […]

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E100 -February 19, 2017

“Sinners Welcome” – Luke 15 Epiphany 7 – February 19, 2017 Introduction: neat and tidy When God is looking for people to populate His kingdom, His church, is He looking for religiously neat and tidy people, or for people with a messy spirituality? Have you seen the latest craze in folding clothes? Marie Kondo Basic […]

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E100 – February 12, 2017

“The Uncommon Deed” – Luke 10:25-37  Epiphany 6 – February 12, 2017     Introduction: Two good questions Today, our essential Bible passage is Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan. There are two good questions in the lead-up to this story. A lawyer comes to Jesus. (Please realize this lawyer is not someone who defends […]

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