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Leaping from the Twilight Zone to New Testament

Well, I asked for it. Last week I invited you to submit suggestions for sermons on topics or passages that are of particular interest to you. Any topic or passage I consider myself to be somewhat competent to address, I will speak on. ...

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Lord, Show Me Your Ways

If you've ever had to dial 911 before, you know what an emergency feels like. You need help and you need it fast! One day Moses found himself in the middle of a huge emergency. ...

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Why Pray?

What is the primary purpose of praying? Most of us grow up thinking of prayer as asking God for what we want. We learn to pray by saying, “God, help me with this. God, give me this. God, bless me with this. God, protect me.” When we pray for others, we pray the same thing: “God, help them. God, protect them. God, bless them. God, keep them and be with them.” Some...

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Our Declaration of Dependence


On July 4, 1776 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims the independence of the United States of America from Great Britain and its king.  Next week we celebrate the 241st  anniversary of the Declaration.  Many of us will celebrate with cookouts and watermelon.  Some of us will par...

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When the Situation Is Desperate

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What do you do when you’re in a bind and don’t know what to do?  If the situation is desperate enough, you might well resort to desperate measures. In 1990, a 26-year-old man by the name of Danny Simpson of Ottawa, Canada was in dire financial straits.  He wasn’t quite sure what to do, but since his situation was desperate, he decided he should...

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Leaving a Legacy

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By just about every standard of measurement, Don was an average man at best.  The family he was born into was financially stressed and relationally dysfunctional.   Don was not a highly educated man.  He dropped out of school after only seven years of formal education, thus choosing a path of hard physical labor.  But Don was undaunted by his circu...

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The Big Difference

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This article introduces the upcoming sermon from Mark 14:43-52....

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Christ's Passion: Gethsemane

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An introduction to our upcoming sermon from Mark 14:32-42...

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Is Greatness Defined by Facebook or by God?

We’re addicted to ourselves. If you’re not convinced, just log on to Facebook sometime. Facebook is widely known as a narcissistic playground where most people broadcast the best, funniest, and most charming aspects of their lives. It seems that everyone on Facebook appears to have an awesome life, one filled with fun adventures, exciting romances, amazing jobs...

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Go and Send and Pray

We don't sing very many songs about our mission as a church.  It's not our fault--there aren't too many good songs out there on that topic.  And, we certainly want our worship to be centered on what God has done, not what we are to do.  But, if part of the purpose of singing is to teach and admonish one another (as Colossians 3:16 tells us it is), then we ce...

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