That S Word (S-I-N)

That S Word Romans (Various) February 4, 2018 Today we’re going to talk about a 3 letter word that nobody really likes to talk about in church. It makes us uncomfortable, it makes us squirm in our seats and we really want to hold our ears so we don’t have to listen to what’s being […]

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Connecting with God!

Connecting with God! The Great Adventure James 4:6-10 January 28, 2018 Two weeks ago, I told you my hope, my goal and vision for the year is that we would move closer to reaching our FULL POTENTIAL. That idea came from a quote by Kobe Bryant. He said ~ My deepest fear is not using […]

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Connecting with God – Humility

Connecting with God! James 4:6-10 January 14, 2018 I’ve said it before, I don’t make new year’s resolutions.  And I still don’t . . . but I’m kinda sorta making an exception, maybe making a little change.  Maybe this will become an annual event for me.  I’m not sure, we’ll just see how this year […]

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The Great Adventure

The Great Adventure Matthew 4:18-25 January 7, 2017 In his book, The Island of Lost Maps, author Miles Harvey shared something I think many of us can relate to. He wrote ~ In my 30’s I spent a great deal of time at the Kopi [a travelers’ café in Chicago] whose walls were adorned with […]

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Year Round Christmas

First Baptist Church Matthew 2:1-12 It was a few days after Christmas. A family was busy cleaning up and putting away the Christmas decorations. As they took down the Christmas tree, the son asked “what are you doing?” The parents said, “We’re putting all our Christmas stuff away.” The boy asked, “Why are you doing […]

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Mary Christmas!

Mary Christmas December 24, 2017 Luke 1:39-45 Sometimes it’s not easy to have faith. Have you ever been there? You wonder where God is in the midst of your pain. It can be a job loss, a death, a relationship ends, a bad grade on a final exam, sickness . . . we could go […]

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It’s Christmas!!

It’s Christmas Time!? December 17, 2017 Luke 3:7-16 Christmas is all about expectation and preparation! It seems to go back and forth between the two. We are expectant, but we must prepare to receive. We plan and prepare to meet and celebrate the arrival of the King of kings and Lord of lords. Even as […]

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It’s Christmas!

It’s Christmas Luke 21:25-36 December 3, 2017 I’m having a difficult time realizing we’re in December. I’m not sure why, I think it happens to me every year. In January, you think about the fact that it’s another year, it’s going to last forever, and after 5 minutes, it seems the year is coming to […]

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Jesus Is . . .!

Jesus Is . . . ! Hebrews 13:8 November 12, 2017 I heard about a man who came home one day to find that his wife hung a plaque on the wall which read, “Prayer changes things.” When she came home the next day, the plaque was gone. She looked all over and couldn’t find […]

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Jesus Is. . .!

Jesus Is . . . Hebrews 13:1-6 November 5, 2017 Have you ever been in a situation where you wonder ‘what’s the right thing to do in this situation?’ You wonder about it, but most of the time we know what the right thing to do is . . . don’t we? We generally balk […]

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