Easter – Doubters Unite!

Easter – Doubters April 16, 2017 John 20:19-29 In a closely contested race, the judges called it a photo finish. They looked at the photo to determine the winner, and it was clear that Alfonso crossed the line in first place, just ahead of Samuel. The judges were in total agreement, so the handed the […]

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The Lamb of God

THE LAMB OF GOD John 1:29-34 April 9, 2017 Billy Sunday, was a famous evangelist of the last century said: “There are 256 names in the Bible for the Lord Jesus Christ, and I suppose this was because He was infinitely beyond all that any one name could express.” Today, on this Palm Sunday I […]

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My King and My Lord!

KING and LORD Revelation 19:11-16 April 2, 2017 What would you say is the most important event in history?  If you had to vote or be part of a group of people, making that determination, what would you say is number 1 and beyond. Well, in 1954, the publishing house of Grosset and Dunlap brought […]

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Serve as Christ Served!

Serving: Not Served! Philippians 2:3-11 March 26, 2017 I remember going to so many Chicago Cubs games when I was a young kid. At every game I would get a pencil and scorecard for a whopping 25¢. Then I would walk, or sometimes run down to the side of the field and try to get […]

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JESUS: WHO?!

JESUS: WHO?! March 19, 2016 Colossians 1:15-20 Have you ever asked yourself this question . . . . If I had the chance to tell someone about Jesus — someone who had never heard about Jesus and who didn’t know anything about Jesus — what would I tell them? What would I want them to […]

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Worship and Tradition

Tradition! Psalm 95 March 5, 2017 Have you ever noticed that sometimes we do things for a reason, but many times we really don’t know the reason? Sometimes we don’t recognize how our decisions are predicated on past events which we’re totally clueless about. For example, and I’ll tell you upfront there is disagreement about […]

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Love X 4

Love X 4 Mark 12:28-34 February 26, 2017 A number of years ago, a radio station ran a contest in which the disc jockeys asked their listeners to answer the question “Just for fun, when you wake up to the sound of FM-106, call and tell us the first words you said when you rolled […]

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Worship at the Buffet

Worship as a Buffet February 19, 2017 Genesis 18:1-8 I would like to read a passage of scripture.  It comes from the first book in the Bible, the book of Genesis and is found in chapter 18.  God has just established His covenant with Abraham and the people of Israel, and God told Abraham that […]

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Worship is a Verb

Worship is a Verb Romans 12:1 February 12, 2017 When I was in school, my favorite class was math.  I loved math and wanted to major in math when I went to college.  My most dreaded class was English.  I couldn’t write well and I didn’t understand grammar.  When Joshua and Zachary needed help in […]

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Transformation through Community and Worship Romans 12:1-8 February 5, 2017 For the past 4 weeks we’ve been talking about community.  We know it’s important, but we often struggle with community.  We get confused about how to cultivate real relationships, we struggle once we’re in them, and sometimes when 2 or 3 are gathered, we make […]

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