Sermon Series
  • 1. What, Me Holy?

    Contributed on Feb 5, 2007
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    Taken from Ephesians 1, this series delves into the riches that we know through our relationship with Christ.

    After 13 years, I feel it’s time to come clean, to be vulnerable, to share some deep secrets with this congregation. So here goes: • My first childhood crush was Agent 99. • The first time I was on a TV game show was when I was in 6th grade—but it wasn’t the last. • My nickname in high school ...read more

  • 2. The Whole Shebang

    Contributed on Feb 5, 2007
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    Second in a series on the riches of having a personal relationship with Christ, from Ephesians 1.

    It’s been over 60 years since Jack Haley, Bert Lahr, Ray Bolger, and a bright-eyed little girl named Judy Garland led us down the road paved with yellow bricks and into the land of Oz. All the actors are dead and gone, now, but the story of the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, the Scarecrow, and the ...read more

  • 3. A Choice Before Time

    Contributed on Feb 5, 2007
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    Third in a series taken from Ephesians 1, this series delves into the riches that we know through our relationship with Christ.

    After last week, and my referencing America’s song “Tin Man”, and after hearing several folks tell me that they couldn’t get it out of their heads during the sermon, I hesitate to do the same again, but here goes. It was a Tuesday night staple in the Harvey household when I was a child growing up; ...read more

  • 4. We Are Fam-A-Lee

    Contributed on Feb 5, 2007
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    Fourth in a series taken from Ephesians 1, this series delves into the riches that we know through our relationship with Christ.

    Remember, if you can, the glory days of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Yes, there’s a fog there, isn’t there? But in 1979, led by Willie Stargell and fueled by Sister Sledge’s disco hit, the Pirates were “fam-a-lee”, and they slipped past the Orioles to claim what remains to this day their latest ...read more

  • 5. Bought And Paid For

    Contributed on Feb 5, 2007
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    Fifth in a series taken from Ephesians 1, this series delves into the riches that we know through our relationship with Christ.

    Well…he’s back. Exactly thirty years after we first learned the name Apollo Creed, thirty years after we first heard the strains of “Gonna Fly Now”, thirty years after we first heard him cry, “Adrienne”, and sixteen years after we last saw him on the silver screen, this Christmas, Rocky Balboa is ...read more

  • 6. The Freedom Of Forgiveness

    Contributed on Feb 5, 2007
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    Sixth in a series taken from Ephesians 1, this series delves into the riches that we know through our relationship with Christ.

    The ritual was a familiar one to the people of Israel—once a year, the High Priest would select one bull and two goats—innocent animals. The bull he would sacrifice as atonement for his own sins and the sins of his household. Then he would slaughter one of the two goats, take its blood inside the ...read more

  • 7. In On The Secret

    Contributed on Feb 5, 2007
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    Seventh in a series taken from Ephesians 1, this series delves into the riches that we know through our relationship with Christ.

    18 I know very well how foolish the message of the cross sounds to those who are on the road to destruction. But we who are being saved recognize this message as the very power of God. 19 As the Scriptures say, "I will destroy human wisdom and discard their most brilliant ideas." 20 So where ...read more

  • 8. God's Heritage: Us!

    Contributed on Feb 5, 2007
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    Eighth in a series taken from Ephesians 1, this series delves into the riches that we know through our relationship with Christ.

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder… Show personal “artifacts” (at this point, I displayed a number of personal items that had great value to me, but which would have no value to anyone else); “the fair market value of these items is about 2 cents, give or take…" To you? Worthless. To me? ...read more

  • 9. Just One More Reason To Praise God

    Contributed on Feb 5, 2007
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    Ninth (and final installment) in a series taken from Ephesians 1, this series delves into the riches that we know through our relationship with Christ.

    • Conclude our summer series today. • Began by describing Ephesians’ situation: o Gentiles o Must have felt like “fringe relatives” o Do you know what a “Fringe Relative” is? Sniglets  You get a picture of Mike, Sally, and the kids  Then, you also get in the mail a picture of ...read more