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Contributed on Aug 9, 2020
Last week's sermon was on acceptance. So with a follow-up sermon on tolerance you might be wondering if it's going to be redundant. Though it's common to use the words interchangeably, they are different for a reason.
TOLERATING TOLERANCE Last week's sermon was on acceptance. So with a follow-up sermon on tolerance you might be wondering if it's going to be redundant. Though the words accept and tolerate are often used interchangeably there are times when they're not. You've heard the phrase, ...read more
Contributed on Aug 2, 2020
Over the past four months, we've had to accept a lot of changes because of COVID-19. That, along with whatever else has happened in our lives. Although acceptance can be difficult, we need to learn to do it as graciously.
ACCEPTING THE NEED TO BE ACCEPTING As we continue to battle the pandemic there are certain things that have happened where people have chosen not to accept certain guidelines. There have been mass gatherings of unmasked people closer than six feet apart. Businesses have reopened although they ...read more
Contributed on Jul 27, 2020
Have you ever seen that Milky Way commercial where this guy is getting a tattoo and it was supposed to say no regrets but the artist messed up and it comes out saying no regerts instead? He thought he had no regrets but he was wrong!
NO REGERTS Have you ever seen that Milky Way commercial where this guy is getting a tattoo and it was supposed to say no regrets but the artist messed up and it comes out saying no regerts instead? He thought he had no regrets but he was wrong! But erroneous tattoos obviously aren't the only ...read more
Contributed on Jul 20, 2020
In John 10:27 Jesus said, "My sheep listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me." If we're his sheep, we'll be able to recognize when he's speaking to us. We will know him, listen to him and follow him. Let's look at this subject and see what we can learn.
MY SHEEP LISTEN TO MY VOICE John 10:1-10 In March I did a sermon on Ps. 23 about the Lord being our Shepherd. I used some verses from John 10 where Jesus said that he is the good shepherd. In vs. 27 Jesus said, "My sheep listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me." If we are his ...read more
Contributed on Jul 13, 2020
Today we'll be looking at the story of Jesus casting an evil spirit out of a man's son. The sermon title is what the father said to Jesus. If we're honest with ourselves, we could say the same thing. We believe, but sometimes we struggle with unbelief.
“I DO BELIEVE; HELP ME OVERCOME MY UNBELIEF!” Mark 9:14-29 Today we'll be looking at the story of Jesus casting an evil spirit out of a man's son. The sermon title is what the man said to Jesus after he was questioned about whether or not he believed Jesus could help his son. Although this ...read more
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Contributed on Dec 23, 2019
Why Do We Say “Merry Christmas” but “Happy” Everything Else? by, Meghan Jones. "The word "merry" isn't one we use very often during the months of January through November. But as soon as Thanksgiving passes, you're bound to start hearing and seeing it everywhere—on ...read more
Contributed on Dec 21, 2012
Gabriel Hurles was enjoying his sixth birthday party. He was so focused on eating his birthday cake, that he hardly noticed the giant package in the corner of the room. When another child pointed out the large gift, Gabriel ran over and began to tear off the wrapping. It wasn’t a bicycle or any of ...read more
Contributed on Dec 14, 2012
Albert Barnes’ commentary for John 1:27: “The latchet of sandals was the string or thong by which they were fastened to the feet. To unloose them was the office of a servant, and John means, therefore, that he was unworthy to perform the lowest office for the Messiah. This was remarkable humility. ...read more
Contributed on Dec 4, 2012
“The Cave Dwellers” by Max Lucado. “Long ago, or maybe not so long ago, there was a tribe of people in a dark, cold cave. The cave dwellers would huddle together and cry against the chill. Loud and long they wailed. It was all they did. It was all they knew to do. The sounds in the cave were ...read more
Contributed on Nov 12, 2012
THE WONDERFUL TWISTS AND TURNS Condolezza Rice said, "Life is full of surprises. Being open to unexpected turns in the road is an important part of success. If you try to plan every step, you may miss those wonderful twists and turns. Just find your ...read more