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Contributed on Feb 12, 2018
Jesus is the Light of the World. He brings light and sight into the life of a man born blind and in a similar manner brings light into our lives and enables us to see life through the eyes of faith.
INTRODUCTION Today is Transfiguration Sunday. It is the Sunday between Epiphany, when Jesus reveals himself to us and Lent, which is a penitential time of preparation before Easter. Usually the text for the day leads up the mountain where Jesus is transfigured before his disciples and his ...read more
Contributed on Dec 4, 2017
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. The burst of light, God's presence, is the basis of our hope.
Isaiah 9:1-7 “The Birth of Hope” INTRODUCTION Certain things in life are absolutely necessary. Air is one of them. We need air to breathe. We need water, also. Humans can only live about three days without water. We also need hope. Life without hope is difficult, if not ...read more
Contributed on Dec 4, 2017
As the Israelites enter Canaan, God warns them not to be so lost in their abundance that they forget that it is God who gives it to them.
Deuteronomy 8:7-18 “Antidote” INTRODUCTION For those of us who have worked hard and put in long hours, it is easy to look at our accomplishments and our possessions and pat ourselves on the back. We discover, when we do so however, that our self-centered pride rears its ugly head and we ...read more
Contributed on Nov 14, 2017
Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream is the Lord's cry through the prophet Amos. God desires that everyone experience the abundance of God's creation and the fullness of God's kingdom.
Amos 1:1-2; 5:14-15, 21-24. “The Cry for Justice” INTRODUCTION What makes a good worship service? We all have our opinions. Some would say that great worship is when we sing familiar hymns and the worship band rocks. Others would argue that they need a sermon that they can understand and ...read more
Contributed on Nov 11, 2017
Elijah is at Mount Horeb. The prophet is in despair and God speaks to him in silence.
1 Kings 19:1-18 INTRODUCTION Traditionally, one of the most special Sundays in the church year is the Sunday we are observing today, All Saints Sunday. It is a time when we view the Church from a broader perspective. We see how our Christian forefathers and foremothers have influenced ...read more
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Contributed on May 18, 2006
There is the story of a Chinese farmer who was a Christian. He farmed the side of a hill along with a few other farmers. One of the most difficult tasks that the farmer had was to irrigate his crop. He had to carry water from a lake below the hill up to his land. The farmer who owned the land below ...read more
Contributed on May 12, 2005
Temptation and evil are parts of life. We pray in this petition that God will guard us from its disastrous effects and help us stand against it. Unfortunately many of us follow the example of the majority of people and follow the path of least resistance. We yield. In the lake of life, we are Brown ...read more