Sermon Christ’s Love Forms Our Love

Christ’s Love Forms Our Love

Words Matter Remember the old schoolyard saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”? Well, it’s rubbish. Words can hurt because they matter. But the inverse is also true – words can heal and more importantly, words can share love. We continue this Lenten season with the focus on …

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Sermon The Life of Repentance

The Life of Repentance

Lent is known as the season of repentance. While that may sound depressing to confront and confess our sins, it is a blessing of the greatest means. We get to acknowledge our inclination to sin, seek forgiveness and absolutely receive it. But it doesn’t start and end with Lent. The life of repentance is a …

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Sermon The Word of Christ Comes with Power and Authority

The Word of Christ Comes with Power and Authority

If you’re familiar with Jesus’ ministry, then you probably know that the people of his time were looking for their Savior to be an earthly king. And to be fair, “power” and “authority” usually denote secular ruling in the form of government, caesars, or kings. The nation of Israel expected a coup d’├ętat; a military …

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Uncategorized Abide in Love

Abide in Love

**Due to inclement weather, church is canceled today, January 2. Below is a sermon from a few months ago. Blessings on your week ahead! ** God is love. That simple phrase carries a beautiful and accurate sentiment that has gotten lost in our commercialized world. We see it used on bumper stickers, billboards, and co-opted …

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Sermon The Light Shines Forth in this Dark World

The Light Shines Forth in this Dark World

We know well the struggles of this world. The darkness is not hidden but often celebrated by those who have turned away from God. The Light we need to navigate this darkness is Christ Jesus. He overcame the world for us so that we may know the Light and live in His love. Christ’s love, …

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Sermon Christ Jesus Overcame the Darkness

Christ Jesus Overcame the Darkness

We live in a world full of darkness. From the time of the Fall in the Garden until today, we live amidst the evils of this world. But when the time came, Christ came to redeem us and make us whole again. Today we are reminded of His everlasting power, mercy, and love for us. …

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Sermon Apart From Jesus There Is Nothing

Apart From Jesus There Is Nothing

Me, me, me. Humans are so selfish, right?! The funny part? We often don’t realize we are doing it. Before we go further, please read the sermon text in the quote below. Notice a theme? The rich man centers his questions and answers on himself. “What can I do”? and “I have kept this perfectly”. …

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Sermon The Mystery of Marriage

The Mystery of Marriage

How is marriage a mystery? Well, if you have been married, then you know that marriage can be difficult while at the same time a tremendous blessing. But that’s not the mystery. In the original Greek language “mystery” was not a puzzle to be solved. Rather, it meant something hidden, not to be understood until …

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Sermon Be merciful

Be merciful

**Due to the extreme heat, the service was not recorded and we are sharing an appropriate sermon from last year. Please stay safe in this unusual weather. ** One word makes an significant impact. The word AS. Those two little letters point to the mercy the Father shows us and it is unmatched.  The way …

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Sermon Abide in My Love

Abide in My Love

God is love. That simple phrase carries a beautiful and accurate sentiment that has gotten lost in our commercialized world. We see it used on bumper stickers, billboards and co-opted by organizations with their own agendas. But God truly is love. The natural world world wants to see God as rules, judgement and punishment. But …

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