Being a Team Player!

Being a Team Player Ephesians 4:2-6 January 29, 2017 I love this picture!  Look closely at the picture, each boat is rowing at the same rate.  All of the rowers are working together as one team.  Notice their oars are in virtually identical spots on each boat.  It’s a great example of teamwork. We don’t […]

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Community: Connections!

Community: Connections! 1 Corinthians 12:12-27 January 22, 2017 This past Thursday night we were watching something on television, I have no clue what it was.  I’m not sure if it was a sporting event, a reality show, or what – but I heard this quote and liked it and thought it was a good way […]

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Forsaking Yourself for the Sake of Others

Forsaking Ourselves For The Sake of Others Philippians 2:1-8 January 15, 2017 I’m not sure how it starts, but I know where it starts – – – we all like to think we know what’s best.  We like to think we have most, if not all of the answers.  We’re pretty free to give out […]

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Connecting Community

Connecting Acts 2:42-47 January 8, 2017 I wonder if I took a survey from you of what I preach about the most, what would you say?  I’m not sure if you’ve ever thought about that.  I actually never did until I started writing this message.  I’m not sure if you’ve ever thought, “UGH!  He’s preaching […]

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Straining Forward

Straining Forward Philippians 3:12-14 January 1, 2017 I remember many, many years ago, when I was just a young kid – – – I remember being outside with a basketball and shooting baskets.  There would come a time during my shooting where you would have a final countdown.  The game is on the line.  It’s […]

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The Value of a Gift

The Value of God’s Gift December 18, 2016 1 John 4:9-10Christmas is such a great time of the year, especially for kids.  But my family didn’t celebrate Christmas, so I missed out on all of that fun.  But we did celebrate Chanukah!  We would light the Chanukah candles each night for the 8 nights of […]

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What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name? Matthew 1:18-25 December 11, 2016 When it comes to naming children, different people approach it differently.  Being raised Jewish, I am named after my mom’s dad who had died.  Jewish people don’t name their children after someone who is alive.  And you use the first letter of their name to choose […]

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Courageous Obedience

Courageous Obedience Matthew 1:18-25 December 4, 2016 VIDEO  Go to this link to watch~  https://youtu.be/La4HRfL5tV4 WOW!  I love this commercial.  I think it’s cool!  It’s all about the new I-phone speakers, just out for your Christmas purchasing pleasure.  I’ve been up on a 10 meter platform diving board.  I would not dive.  I jumped!  At […]

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The Family Tree

The Family Tree Matthew 1:1-17 November 27, 2016 Have you ever tried to look up your family tree?  We tried to do that.  My cousin spent hours trying to determine where my dad’s side of the family was from.  She couldn’t get very far.  We believe even though our last name is Deutsch, we have […]

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Becoming a Thanksgiver!

Becoming a ‘Thanksgiver’ November 20, 2016 Luke 17:11-19 I remember when Joshua and Zachary would be invited to friends houses and every time they left – – we would remind them to be courteous, respectful, listen and always, always say . . . Thank you!!  I can’t tell you how many times we reminded them.  […]

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