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You Can Choose Joy

July 14, 2019

While joy and happiness are not exactly the same, I believe it’s true that following Jesus is conducive to joy, therefore if we practice our faith correctly, the fruit of joy will begin to grow and become increasingly evident in our lives over time. In  A.A. Milne’s, classic Winnie-the-Pooh it…

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What’s the Most Important Thing About Being a Christian?

July 7, 2019

The first fruit of the Spirit is not dramatic manifestations of the Spirit, or prophetic power, knowledge of Christian doctrine, faith, generous service, or even martyrdom; it’s love. Love is the most important thing about being a Christian. Click to listen: Click this link to get a printable version: What’s…

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The Value of People

June 30, 2019

Some of us know what it is like to get lost, to wander away from the path and to get hurt in the process and even to put other people at risk. Some of us may have run away from God and not known where we ended up or how…

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What Type of Neighbor Are You?

June 23, 2019

Let me start by asking you a tough question this morning. How many of you are struggling with this series on the “Art of Being a Good Neighbor”? I think if we are truly honest here, many of us in this room are struggling with the series. Why? We must…

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Get Out of the Salt Shaker

June 16, 2019

When Jesus wanted to convey to his followers how important they were to the world, how vital it was for them to live as he taught them, and what they needed to do, he used a common rock they were all very familiar with to make his point. Click to…

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Who Are You Hanging Out With?

June 9, 2019

Luke 5:30-32 New International Version (NIV) 30 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law who belonged to their sect complained to his disciples, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” 31 Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but…

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The Art of Neighboring

June 2, 2019

Let’s start at the beginning. “Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus.” Whenever people test Jesus, they’re the ones who end up being tested; it’s their hearts and motives that are revealed. Click to listen: Click this link to get a printable version: The Art of Neighboring Today’s…

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Love, Grow, Share

May 26, 2019

There are three qualities we see repeatedly in stories around Jesus, three virtues we’re wise to incorporate in our lives every single day; three behaviors that Jesus encourages in the people around him – Love, Grow, Share. Click to listen: Click this link to get a printable version: Love, Grow,…

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Turn North

May 19, 2019

There are times in life, especially as we get older, when we find ourselves looking back over our life and reflecting on what we’ve experienced. We can see God’s presence and activity in our life as well as our own times of faith and times when we were not so…

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Where’s Your Identity?

May 12, 2019

I would like to start this morning by asking a question. “How many of you struggle with your identity? This may be as simple as how you view yourself. When you look over your life right now, are you truly happy about the life you are living and how you…

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The Heavens Are Telling the Glory of God

May 5, 2019

I’m doing some re-reading of the sayings of Desert Fathers, Christian hermits from fourth-and fifth-century Egypt. Here’s an example. A philosopher asked Saint Anthony: Father, how can you be enthusiastic when the comfort of books has been taken away from you? He replied: My book, O Philosopher, is the nature…

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The Earth is the Lord’s

April 28, 2019

What has most shaped your view of the earth and all the creatures, life, and the natural resources it contains? What people, experiences, teaching, and beliefs helped form the view you hold? People have very different views from the utilitarian: “What can I get out of it to benefit myself?”…

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