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  • Christmas Spiritual Contrasts

    Contributed by Jay Bunting on Dec 25, 2017

    A look at the spiritual reactions to the birth of the Christ.

    Luke 2:1-20 Christmas contrasts It is a time of great rejoicing in the palace, for a prince has just been born. Near the throne there is a lively discussion going on as the king’s advisers are making their suggestions concerning the best way to announce to the wonderful news. They have suggested more

  • The Wise Still Seek Him

    Contributed by Jay Bunting on Dec 31, 2016
    based on 3 ratings

    lessons learned from the Wise Men

    The story of the wise men visiting the Christ child is an intriguing one. These men began a long trip to Israel simply because a particular star was in the sky, alerting them to the birth of the king of the Jews. They traveled for several months finally meet the Christ child in person. I believe it more

  • Living In A Broken World

    Contributed by Jay Bunting on Nov 10, 2015
    based on 1 rating

    practical living of our faith.

    I’m not a big advocate of “The good ol’ days,” but there are times. There are times when I long for the days where we always left our doors unlocked, rather than locked, bolted and secured with an alarm system. I long for the days when we could leave the house after more

  • Gererosity Of Grace

    Contributed by Jay Bunting on Feb 27, 2014

    Christian living based on turning the other cheek.

    Matthew 5:38-42 One summer evening in Broken Bow, Nebraska, a weary truck driver pulled his rig into an all-night truck stop. He was tired and hungry. The waitress had just served three tough looking, leather jacketed motorcyclist - of the Hell’s Angel’s type - decided to give him a more

  • Reconciliation

    Contributed by Jay Bunting on Feb 27, 2014
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    Sermon on reconciliation and forgiveness.

    Matthew 5:21-37 Have you ever been offended by something another has said about you? Have you ever been guilty of offending another by word or deed? If you live long enough you will end up offending someone or being offended. This holds true for the times in which we live. It seems that people are more

  • Bearing The Image Of God

    Contributed by Jay Bunting on Oct 16, 2011
    based on 3 ratings

    Sermon taking a comparison of Moses' desire to see God face to face and Jesus speaking of giving to God what belongs to God

    18th Pentecost 11 Exodus 33:12-23 and Matthew 22: 15-22 Bearing the image of God. I want to take a different route this morning and do a comparison of the Old Testament with the New. In Exodus 33: 12-33 Moses speaks to God about a desire to see Him face to face. Up to this point Moses had more

  • The Soil Of Your Heart

    Contributed by Jay Bunting on Jul 9, 2011
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    Do we live our lives open to God? We need to allow the seed of God's word to penetrate into fertile soil of our heart.

    4th Pentecost 11 The soil of your heart. Matthew 13:1-13:23 In the 19th Century and into the first part of the 20th (before radar was invented) ships avoided each other by looking out for beacons or lights on other ships. And they communicated with each other by flashing messages to each other more

  • Experience Grace

    Contributed by Jay Bunting on Jul 2, 2011
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    A sermon for those in need of God's Grace

    3rd Pentecost 11 Experience Grace Matthew 11: 16-19, 25-30 There are many possible reasons for needing grace and a fresh start. - Battling Illness - Marital Stress - Divorce or separation - Job difficulty - Unemployment - Debt - Death in the family - Kid issues I specifically want to more

  • Life And Simple Acts Of Kindness

    Contributed by Jay Bunting on Jul 2, 2011
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    Our role in taking on the burdens of others and living a Christian life.

    2nd Pentecost 11 Life and simple acts of kindness. Mathew 10: 40-42 This morning’s gospel is one of the shortest in the lectionary only being 2 verses long so I wanted to back up and take in two more verses so that this will make more sense to you the hearer. 38* and he who does not take more

  • The High Priestly Prayer

    Contributed by Jay Bunting on Jul 2, 2011
    based on 3 ratings

    Jesus' prayer for us and using our spiritual gifts.

    John 17:1-19 : The High Priestly Prayer I was sent this story last week by e-mail: A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation. They talked about so many things and various subjects. When they more

  • The First Episode Of Nick At Night

    Contributed by Jay Bunting on Mar 30, 2011
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    A study of the visit of Nicodemus at night

    2nd lent 11 The first episode of Nick at Night John 3: 1-17 We have all heard jokes about people showing up at the pearly gates seeking entrance into Heaven. While many of these jokes bring a smile to our faces, behind most of them is the false assumption that we must do something to get into more

  • Sin And Worship

    Contributed by Jay Bunting on Mar 30, 2011
    based on 2 ratings

    This sermon is a study of our worship of God

    3rd Sunday of Lent 11 Sin and worship Charles Swindoll, in his book Growing Deep in the Christian Life, tells the true story of a man who bought fried chicken dinners for himself and his girlfriend to enjoy on a picnic one afternoon. He was in for a surprise because the person behind the counter more

  • Listening To God

    Contributed by Jay Bunting on Mar 5, 2011
    based on 6 ratings

    This sermon for Transfiguration Sunday talks of a Christian's role in listening to God.

    Transfiguration Sunday Listening to God Matthew 17: 1-9 I heard a story recently about a terrible fire in a chemical plant. Several area fire departments responded to the blaze, and quite a crowd from the entire area gathered at a distance to watch. The media was there in helicopters and more

  • Why Worry When You Can Follow

    Contributed by Jay Bunting on Feb 22, 2011
    based on 8 ratings

    This sermon deals with how a Christian should deal with worry.

    8th Epiphany 2011 Matthew 6:24-34 Why worry when you can follow. Medical doctors estimate that more than 25% of their patients are what they have called the "worried well." Doctors spend a great deal of time examining people who are not really sick. They are only worried. Worry seems to be part more

  • Making Forgiveness Perfect

    Contributed by Jay Bunting on Feb 17, 2011
    based on 5 ratings

    This sermon deals with how we forgive others who mistreat us.

    7th Epiphany 2011 Matthew 5:38-48 Making forgiveness perfect. For years we in the church have been challenged by the initials, “WWJD.” The initials stand for What Would Jesus Do? For the most part it is easy at times to follow these simple guidelines, but sometimes it goes totally more