Easter – April 1, 2018

“Death Has Been Swallowed Up” – 1 Corinthians 15:54   The Resurrection of our Lord – April 1, 2018     First time in over 60 years – Easter and April Fools’ Day coincide.   History of April Fools’ Day… murky – some think back to hilarity and joy after spring equinox in Julian calendar […]

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Good Friday – March 30, 2018

“God’s Throne of Grace” – Hebrews 4:16   Good Friday – March 30, 2018     “Let us be brave, then, and approach God’s throne.”   If you were going to approach Queen Elizabeth’s throne, how would you feel? Would you be cautious, apprehensive, shaking in your boots? Maybe you have heard that there are […]

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Maundy Thursday – March 29, 2018

“Jesus’ Prayer for YOU!” – John 17   Maundy Thursday – March 29, 2018   Lots happened on Thursday night – Passover meal, Institution of Lord’s Supper, Washing disciples’ feet, new commandment to love (mandatum – Maundy), prayer in Gethsemane (drops of blood), betrayal and arrest, trial.   One thing we don’t often mention / […]

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Palm Sunday – March 25, 2018

“The Importance of Doctrine” – Philippians 2:5-11   Palm Sunday of the Passion – March 25, 2018     Introduction: The question & a true story For the last six weeks I have been addressing topics that YOU have asked about. The last one for now is this question: “What exactly is doctrine and why […]

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Lent 5 – March 18, 2018

“Pride and Greed” – Mark 10:35-45   Lent 5 – March 18, 2018   Introduction: 7 deadly sins (Pride and Greed) Seven deadly sins – grouping and classification of vices within Christian teachings (back to 4th century A.D.) Two of them showed up on SSSH: pride (What is pride? Why does it hurt us?) & greed (actually […]

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