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Sermon The Nunc Dimittis

The Nunc Dimittis

How often do you say something without really thinking of its importance? It happens every day as we rush around taking care of work, chores, and loved ones. Phrases like “I love you” or “See you later” roll off the tongue without a second thought. We mean them but we don’t stop to ponder them. …

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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 That Little Town Called Bethlehem

That Little Town Called Bethlehem

Bethlehem is famous for being the birthplace of Jesus. But why is this important? First, in today’s reading, we see it as the fulfillment of Micah’s prophecy. It is the root of Jesse’s family; Jesse was David’s father and Jesus’ ancestor. The promise that the Savior would be a branch of David was therefore fulfilled. …

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Sermon Becoming the Light of the World

Becoming the Light of the World

The light shining in the darkness has been our topic for these midweek Advent services. Tonight’s message reminds us how Christ overcame the Darkness and how we, the children of God, are the light of the world. Here is today’s full sermon text from John 1: 9 The true light, which gives light to everyone, was …

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Sermon Are You the One or Should We Seek Another?

Are You the One or Should We Seek Another?

We are Christians, so naturally, we believe that Jesus is Christ – the Chosen One. But how do we know this? We know because Jesus fulfilled all the prophecies of the Old Testament. When John the Baptist sent some of his disciples to find out who Jesus was, Jesus didn’t simply answer their question with …

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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 John Prepares the Way for All to See the Salvation of God

John Prepares the Way for All to See the Salvation of God

John the Baptist is an important Biblical figure. He was important enough that he himself was a prophecy. But what importance does John hold for us? John bore witness to Christ. And John’s message could be summed as, “Here is the one we’ve been waiting for. This is the Son of Man who will restore …

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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 He Shall Execute Justice and Righteousness in the Land

He Shall Execute Justice and Righteousness in the Land

“He shall execute justice and righteousness in the land”. Is this a condemnation or a cheerful message? When we see “justice” and “execute” together, that usually means someone came to a bad end. But in this case, they form one of the most joyous messages for us! Christ executed justice – he took it from …

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Sermon Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, it’s easy to be grateful. Our reminder from today’s Scripture readings is to do so in everything, every day! Not an easy task. Turmoil surrounds us – from our own anxiety to global pandemics – but we are encouraged to take it all to God in prayer. When we take it …

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