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  • Preparing Ourselves For The "way Of The Lord"

    Contributed by The Rev Deniray Mueller on Dec 2, 2019
     | 3,034 views

    on the second Sunday of Advent we have John the Baptizer proclaim the coming of the Lord

    Matthew 3:1-12 Today we begin the second week of Advent – a time of preparation as we celebrate the birth of Jesus and anticipation of His Second Coming. The message of John the Baptizer, who prepared Judea for the first coming of Jesus, tells us how to prepare for the coming of Jesus in this ...read more

  • Seeing With New Eyes

    Contributed by John Vella on Jan 31, 2007
    based on 14 ratings
     | 3,327 views

    We need to constantly see God’s creation and all that is in it with new eyes.

    Third Sunday of Lent - Year C March 11th, 2007 Readings: * Exod. 3:1-8a, 13-15 * 1 Cor. 10:1-6, 10-12 * Lk. 13:1-9 Seeing With New Eyes Repent In English, most of us understand the word "repent" in a very limited way. We often use this word as if it had only one small, restricted ...read more

  • The Real Absence Of Christ Series

    Contributed by Michael Pahls on Jun 6, 2001
    based on 39 ratings
     | 1,687 views

    Explores the tension in our lives generated by the absence of Christ after his Ascension. There is, however encouragement and hope for us, both in the "already" of our present salvation and in the "not yet" of the coming consummation at Christ’s Return.

    The Real Absence of Christ Part #1 For Ascension and Pentecost 2001 Acts 1:1-11 1 In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach 2 until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had ...read more

  • Vaccination Application 3.0 Series

    Contributed by Robert Butler on Feb 25, 2021
     | 86 views

    To guard against the encroaching effects of the sin in the world, we must truly listen to one another the way God listens to us.

    There are a couple of big questions on the minds of many people: Do I or don't I get the vaccination? And if I am going to get the vaccination, when? The question becomes more complex when a person is frail for one reason or another. Then there is the matter of believing in the science and the ...read more

  • The Manner Of Love

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on May 2, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,012 views

    I Corinthians 13 is often used as a text in weddings, quoted in Valentine’s Day cards and applied to the love between a man and a woman. However, this passage of Scripture is primarily is speaking of how love is to be demonstrated within the church betwee

    THE MANNER OF LOVE I CORINTHIANS 13 INTRODUCTION: I Corinthians 13 is often used as a text in weddings, quoted in Valentine’s Day cards and applied to the love between a man and a woman. However, this passage of Scripture is to be understood in light of its context. Paul is writing to the ...read more

  • Have You Stopped Listening To God?

    Contributed by Roy Fowler on Nov 28, 2020
     | 434 views

    What is uncertain is not the “coming” of Christ but our own reception of him, our own response to him, our own readiness and capacity to “go forth to meet him.

    ILLUSTRATION: Speaking of Jesus the Christ: "What is uncertain is not the “coming” of Christ but our own reception of him, our own response to him, our own readiness and capacity to “go forth to meet him.” Quote from Thomas Merton The time between the Hebrew Scriptures and the Greek New ...read more

  • Praying Like Jesus Series

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on Nov 29, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 5,866 views

    Prayer needs to be the primary way we encounter God and grow in our relationship with Him. Jesus modeled and taught on prayer, particularly through the model of “The Lord’s Prayer.”

    Last week I shared our need to get connected to God, the only way to experience an abundant, fruitful life is to get connected to God. We get connected to God through Jesus. The Scripture passage we used last week was Jesus’ words, “you cannot bear fruit unless you remain (abide) in me.” The ...read more

  • Thanksgiving 2004

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Nov 30, 2004
    based on 19 ratings
     | 1,656 views

    The importance of gratitude at every point in the year

    Thanksgiving 2004 October 10, 2004 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Since Canadian Thanksgiving is often overshadowed by the American Thnaksgiving, we might not realize the long tradition we have. The tradition of a harvest festival of Thanksgiving started in Europe, but The first North American ...read more

  • Christian Absolutes

    Contributed by Steve Hereford on Jan 15, 2002
    based on 59 ratings
     | 2,828 views

    Are you familar with what the Bible teaches about absolutes? Join Pastor Steve as he examines attitudes that we are to have as believers.

    John Wesley’s Rule for Christian Living Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever... You can! A great list that all of us can apply! In fact I ...read more

  • Nice New Duds

    Contributed by Brian Matherlee on Oct 6, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,108 views

    Clothing ourselves with God’s virtues

    NICE NEW DUDS Colossians 3:12-17 Sunday, July 5, 2009 Pastor Brian Matherlee Col 3:12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Col 3:13 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you ...read more

  • Be Not Afraid

    Contributed by Mick Court on Jun 22, 2008
     | 6,521 views

    This sermon explores fears and a response from God.

    Can you hear the chorus sung between the verses in today’s Gospel? It is one of the most constant choruses echoing through all of scripture. “Do not be afraid. I am with you.” “Do not be afraid” follows songs to people being called, songs to people being sent forth, and songs to people being ...read more

  • Provision Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Sep 22, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,293 views

    Whatever we may think of Elijah, “he was a man just like us.” So says the Apostle James (5:16-17). Yes, he was a mighty prophet, but he was also a flawed person with doubts, fears, and needs--a real person, not a superhero.

    Whatever we may think of Elijah, “he was a man just like us.” So says the Apostle James (5:16-17). Yes, he was a mighty prophet, but he was also a flawed person with doubts, fears, and needs--a real person, not a superhero. He experienced success and despair. “He put on his ...read more

  • The Grace Of Gratitude Series

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Jun 11, 2009
     | 3,834 views

    Gratitude – the power to appreciate and acknowledge what one has These are not gifts we have mastered… but means of grace… disciplines we develop. This is true of one final gift…GRATITUDE. – the power to appreciate and acknowledge what one has

    This morning we’re going to conclude our series focused on Spiritual Insights for Insecure Times I don’t presume that we’ve resolved all the insecurity and uncertainty that we may face ahead. Rather… it’s more a matter of looking at the challenge… and resolving within the inner qualities that we ...read more

  • Love-In-Action Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Sep 4, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 8,203 views

    Outline: • Murderous un-love, 11-15 • Sacrificial love, 16-17 • Confirming love, 18-20 • Love¡¦s outcome, 21-24

    I¡¦d like to begin by quoting an 8-year old theologian: ¡§There are two kinds of love. Our love. God¡¦s love. But God makes both of them.¡¨ God is the Source of love. This is something we¡¦ve known from the beginning of our Christian experience. ƒçMurderous un-love, verses 11-15 An old ...read more

  • The Sword Of The Spirit Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Nov 23, 2014
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,146 views

    The Sword of the Spirit is an offensive weapon for the forward progress of the Kingdom of God. We use it to convey the Good News and poke holes in the darkness.

    “Take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,” Ephesians 6:17 Let’s talk a bit about swords…Today’s military bayonet is a multi-purpose knife affixed to the muzzle of one’s rifle, a last-resort weapon in close quarter combat. The only swords in ...read more