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  • The Gift Of Rest

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Jun 11, 2018
     | 503 views

    We respond to God’s grace and nurture our relationship with God by observing a day of rest. The world can get along without our involvement (for a day).

    Exodus 20:3-11 “The Gift of Rest” INTRODUCTION We have a problem. A lack of sleep among the U.S. workforce is costing approximately $411 billion and losing 1.2 million working days per year, a new study has found. The study also found that that a person who sleeps on average less than ...read more

  • Where Are You?

    Contributed by Nickolas Kooi on Jun 7, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,641 views

    This sermon examines God's question in Genesis 3:9: "Where are you?" It looks at where are Adam and Eve in relation to God. It looks at where we are, and where God can be found. This sermon also uses the analogy of Hide and Seek to advance the thought.

  • Now You Know The Rest Of The Story

    Contributed by Nickolas Kooi on Jun 6, 2018
     | 1,244 views

    A sermon built around Paul Harvey's phrase: "Now you know the rest of the story." It looks at the story of Adam and Eve, our part in the story, and Jesus'.

    Today’s text is an interesting one. It doesn’t start at verse 26. It even doesn’t start at verse one of the chapter, nor does it even begin in chapter 22 on Maundy Thursday. It doesn’t even begin at chapter one, verse one of Luke. We’re not getting the whole story this morning. It is like ...read more

  • Good Things Happen On The Sabbath

    Contributed by Mari Larson on Jun 3, 2018
     | 557 views

    While we can agree with Jesus that "the sabbath is made for humankind and not humankind for the sabbath," we are wrong to disregard it.

    In 1986, the good people of Bismarck, North Dakota, thought it was time to overturn or at least soften the blue laws which closed businesses on Sundays. Amid great controversy, Dayton’s Department Store, Target, and many stores and restaurants were to open at noon. Dayton’s and Target were both ...read more

  • A Little Faith And A Breath

    Contributed by Mari Larson on Jun 3, 2018
     | 1,430 views

    With A Little Faith and A Breath, God Reaches Everyone (This was preached the weekend after the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas -- that is mentioned near the end of the sermon)

  • What Is The Sabbath?

    Contributed by Nickolas Kooi on Jun 1, 2018
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,985 views

    In Mark 3:1-6, Jesus teaches us about what the Sabbath is through His healing of a man with a withered hand. This sermon explains what the Jews believed about the Sabbath, and how we can apply the Sabbath as modern Christians.

    In the movie The Incredibles, there is a scene where ex-Super Hero Bob Parr, aka Mr. Incredible, has a confrontation with his boss. Mr. Incredible has been forcibly retired from the hero business for years, and is working at an insurance company. He is doing a good job, but too good of a job. ...read more

  • Remember, Don't Forget Memorial Day

    Contributed by Clarence Eisberg on May 24, 2018
     | 747 views

    Memorial Day Message begins with a quote from President Lincoln, Gettysburg address. "redemptive love" comment from the Royal Wedding and how "love" is why Jesus gave his life for us ....commitment to service out of love.

  • Birthdays Are Special (Pentecost)

    Contributed by Clarence Eisberg on May 18, 2018
     | 1,409 views

    Pentecost is the birthday of the church...some may think Christmas should be, others think that Good Friday maybe a good day...(some thoughts from Rev. Ken Klaas) A brief intro to Pentecost and the work of the Holy Spirit

  • Something To Sing About

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on May 6, 2018
     | 1,535 views

    Paul and Silas are imprisoned because of their witness. Facing dire circumstances they break out in song and amazing things happen.

    Acts 16:16-34 “Something to Sing About” INTRODUCTION Power comes in many shapes and forms. There is the raw horrendous power of an atomic explosion. In contrast to such power is the group power of civil disobedience, which we witnessed in Gandhi’s fight for India’s independence, and Martin ...read more

  • May The Circle Be Unbroken

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on May 6, 2018
     | 1,623 views

    Paul is imprisoned, yet he is thankful. He doesn’t glory in his circumstances, but he does celebrate the relationship that he has with the Christians in Philippi and their partnership in the gospel with him. We too can celebrate this partnership.

    Philippians 1:1-18a. “May the Circle be Unbroken” INTRODUCTION The focus of our attention changes this week from the Book of Acts to Paul’s letter to the Philippians. With that change of focus comes a change of topics. In the Book of Acts we were focused on the work of the Holy Spirit in ...read more

  • "To Be A Friend Of God”

    Contributed by Clarence Eisberg on May 3, 2018
     | 2,638 views

    The sermon seeks to understand the words of Jesus who calls us "His friends". There is a difference between being an acquaintance of Jesus and being His Friend. some thoughts from "Cigna Insurance on loneliness in our culture, & "seasons of refreshing.

    In Jesus Holy Name May 6, 2018 Text: John 15:12-14 Easter VI “To Be A Friend of God” Begin with a prayer this week. (read the text) One of the most popular TV shows from 1994 to 2004 was called “Friends”. It was about 3 ...read more

  • "God Promised A Shepherd....himself"

    Contributed by Clarence Eisberg on Apr 24, 2018
     | 407 views

    On Easter Evening Jesus "opened the minds" of the disciples to see that He was fulfilling the O.T. prophecies. Ezekiel 34 is one of those passages.... Jesus is telling the Pharisees that He is the Lord. Some thoughts are from a sermon by John Piper

    In Jesus Holy Name April 21, 2018 Text: John 10:11 Easter IV “God Promised A Shepherd…… Himself” Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed! The Good news of Easter is not that Jesus lived and died but that “Jesus Died and Lives” and He will return ...read more

  • "Hope And Joy....resurrection Reality"

    Contributed by Clarence Eisberg on Apr 24, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,860 views

    This is a funeral sermon. God is not the author of death but that Satan is. Many families will ask "Why"... I try to answer that question.... noting that at death the body is separated from the soul and Jesus has overcome. I add the story of the "fork"

    In Jesus Holy Name Text: John 14:1-3 “Hope and Joy – Resurrection Reality” As a congregation we just celebrated one of the two most important events in Christianity. Easter. The day Jesus rose from death and the grave. ______ loved Jesus. He was at his ...read more

  • The Answer Is No!

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Apr 17, 2018
     | 394 views

    Jesus is too much a threat to Rome, to the Jewish religious authorities, and to the crowds. They all reject his words of life and his invitation to walk in God’s kingdom.

    INTRODUCTION In the movie, “The Lion King” there is the classic plot of good versus evil. There is also a sub-plot of Simba learning what it is to be king. He has to answer the question, “Why will he be king?” Is it to have people do his will? Or, is being a king to serve people. A similar ...read more

  • Deceptive Looks

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Apr 17, 2018
     | 1,051 views

    Jesus enters Jerusalem as the Messiah—King of the Jews. Kings hate other kings coming onto their turf. The king is crucified—a messenger of love and a victim of hate. In the process, what looks good turns out bad and what appears to be bad becomes good.