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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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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