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  • What's The Truth

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Mar 13, 2018

    Jesus receives the title, “King of the Jews,” but he declares that his kingdom is not of this world and it is a kingdom of truth.. If it is not of this world, then where is it? And, where can we find the truth? Is God’s kingdom confined to heaven, or does

    INTRODUCTION Pilate’s question, “What is Truth?” was a hotly debated question centuries before he took his first breath and for millennia after he took his last. With so many religious purveyors of truth, we have come to question the reality of absolute truth. Relative truth is currently more

  • From Words To Actions

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Mar 13, 2018

    It is one thing for Jesus to say that he loves his disciples, but he puts these words into action when he washes their feet. At the same time, Jesus demonstrates to us that love needs to go beyond words and is seen in service.

    INTRODUCTION Love is in the air—or at least the airwaves. A majority of songs on the stations that I listen to are songs about love. I suspect that the same can be said about the songs and stations to which you listen. Love is a BIG force in our lives, yet as one song suggests, “There’s just too more

  • Walking In The Light

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn 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 more

  • The Birth Of Hope Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Dec 4, 2017
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    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 more

  • Antidote Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn 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 more

  • The Cry For Justice Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn 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 more

  • People Whisperer Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn 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 more

  • God's Presence Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Nov 1, 2017

    Solomon built his temple. The worship at the temple by the people of God almost immediately needed to be reformed. Amos and other prophets called the people back to God. The reformation continued with Martin Luther and continues in the church today,

    1 Kings 5:1-5; 8:1-13 “God’s Presence” INTRODUCTION “Reformed and Always Reforming” is a phrase that catches the spirit of our Reformation commemoration. We remember that five hundred years ago the Church had strayed away from the gospel of Jesus Christ. It had become deformed and, as a more

  • Giving Is Helping Others Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Nov 1, 2017

    We respond to God’s grace when we look beyond ourselves, see the needs of others and strive to met those needs.

    James 2:8, 14-17. “Giving is Helping Others” INTRODUCTION We come to the fourth and final Sunday of our Stewardship Emphasis Program. Within the theme “Giving Is ...” we’ve highlighted that giving and stewardship is “Praising God,” “Loving Our Neighbor,” “Serving Jesus,” and “Helping more

  • Unworthy Rrecipients Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Oct 12, 2017

    Jacob gets a blessing by trickery, flees, dreams of a ladder with angels ascending and descending. He then receives God’s promise.

    Genesis 27:1-4, 15-23; 28:10-17 “Unworthy Recipients” INTRODUCTION There are many Biblical figures that I admire. Jacob is not one of them. Personally, I like the prophet Samuel. He is portrayed in the Scripture as a man of integrity and without guile. I think King David was a great more

  • Giving Is Loving Our Neighbor Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Oct 12, 2017

    Loving our neighbor (those in need) is at the center of the teachings of Jesus. God meets our needs abundantly and asks us to share those blessings and love our neighbor.

    1 John 4:5-12 “Giving is … Loving Neighbor” INTRODUCTION We are on disaster overload. Monday morning we woke up to the news that the worst mass shooting in United States history had taken place in Las Vegas. A week ago we were dealing with the devastation in Puerto Rico, which was more

  • It's All Good Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Sep 12, 2017

    God created by word light and life. It was all good.

    Genesis 1:1-4, 20-24, 26-27; 2:1-14 “It’s All Good” INTRODUCTION There are times when our practical jokes and pranks can be somewhat cruel. In my high school class, there was a girl who was a bit of a hypochondriac. She always thought she was coming down with some malady. On those rare more

  • Doing It Right Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Sep 7, 2017

    Holy Communion is meant to bring us closer to God and to each other, and not separate us.

    1 Corinthians 11:17-34 “Doing It Right” INTRODUCTION Do you remember the school days of “Lunch Box Envy”? I do. My mother firmly believed that all school lunches should be packed in an ordinary brown paper bag. Metal lunch boxes with Roy Rogers, Sky King, Buck Rogers or Mighty Mouse more

  • God's Healing Power Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Jul 13, 2017

    The Psalmist has faced crisis situations in his life. Through all his troubles God has been with him, heard his prayers, and rescued him. The Psalmist praises the Lord for what God has done and now faces the future with a strong faith, courage and peace.

    Psalm 30:1-12 “God’s Healing Power” INTRODUCTION As parents we all want to protect our children from threats, problems and harm. However, even if we are the greatest of helicopter parents we are unable to achieve this goal. Our children will encounter difficult times, failure and pain. more

  • Cared For Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Jun 29, 2017

    The Lord is our Shepherd who provides for us and protects us.

    Psalm 23:1-6 “Cared For” INTRODUCTION Flocks of sheep were abundant in the countryside of Israel; they were an everyday encounter. People had seen sheep in action and they knew that sheep were somewhat helpless against predators and a little on the stubborn side. People were also well more