Pursuing . . .

Pursuing . . . Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:26 July 19, 2015 It’s hard to believe that it was only 15 days ago when we celebrated the 4th of July.  We know the Declaration of Independence declared declares we are endowed by our Creator with the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  For many people […]

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God in the Center!

God is the Center of Reality Ecclesiastes 3:9-15 July 26, 2015 Back in the 1960s the mayor of the city of Chicago was Richard J. Daley.  He was famous for being the last of the big time bosses of the city.  Daley was sharp, powerful, and had an enormous ego. One fall a speechwriter who […]

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Dream Big!

Dream Big July 12, 2015 Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 You need to write this very first statement in your sermon notes.  It’s really profound . . .  AND what’s best is I thought this up all by myself.  Here it goes — I hope you’re ready!! Have you ever noticed this . . . the same old […]

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Independently Dependent!

Independently Dependent July 5, 2015 For the past few weeks in Bible Study we’ve been looking at theology.  We are looking at what is called the Order of Salvation.  Now, it can sound really, really boring and dry.  But, it is not.  We have a good time with it.  Lots of discussion and laughter and […]

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Believe Chapter 30 – Humility

Believe 30: Humility Philippians 2 June 14, 2015 Have you ever had to deal with parents who are nonstop braggers about their kids. They tell you the child potty trained themselves at 6 months old. They slept through the night after the first night home. They are in the advanced nursery school class. They speak […]

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Believe Chapter 29 – Gentleness

Believe 29 ~ Gentleness June 7, 2015 Fragile: Handle with Care – How often have these words been put on a shipment to protect the package. When we moved here, the movers told us if our dishes broke they were not responsible because they didn’t pack them. Have you ever packed something, shipped something and […]

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Believe Chapter 28 – Faithfulness

Believe 28 – Faithfulness May 31, 2015 Let me ask you . . . what’s in a name? Sometimes we hear names of kids, and we wonder what were the parents thinking about! How could they name their kids that?! When we have children we consider all the possible names, maybe make a list and […]

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Believe 27 ~ Goodness / Kindness May 24, 2015 Isn’t it wonderful when someone wants to take you out for lunch or dinner? Especially when there are no strings attached. But there’s also an expression, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” In simple terms it means “you don’t get something for nothing.” In […]

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Believe Chapter 26 — Patience

Believe 26 — Patience May 17, 2015 Friday is my day to finish writing my sermon. I often go out for coffee and a bagel, put on headphones and start writing. This past Friday, I went to see a member of the church who was in the hospital near Castleton Mall. No, I didn’t shop. […]

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Believe Chapter 25 – Hope

Believe 25: Hope May 10, 2015 Have you ever lost hope? Have you ever felt a situation was hopeless? Whatever it was, whatever the moment was . . . Maybe it was about life and death. Maybe it was about a vital relationship, a close friend, a marriage, a child, a parent. Maybe it had […]

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