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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Don’t Lose Hope

Don’t Lose Hope October 30, 2016 Matthew 28:6-9 I was working on a sermon for today, was about 3/4 done, and then I was prompted to throw it away.  I really don’t like it when God does that to me.  It usually happens a few times a year.  I thought I had a really good […]

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Jesus Came for Sinners

Jesus Came for Sinners October 16, 2016 Matthew 9:9-13 When you have children you always want to make sure that they hang out with the right people.  You scrutinize what you know about their friends.  You have your impressions from the times you meet them, the times you see them interact with others, and the […]

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You are Invited!

God’s Invitation Psalm 96 October 9, 2016 Well, we are less than one month away from the presidential election.  That’s pretty scary!  Not one major newspaper has endorsed Donald Trump.  That’s never happened before.  Even some major nespapers have endorsed the Libertarian candidate, Bob Johnson, even though, he’s really bad on world events. We tend […]

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