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You Want Me?

Isaiah 6:1-8 Isaiah’s Commission 6 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted,seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3 And they were calling to one another:…

Recovery 101

Romans 1:16 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. Dear Friends in Christ, I’m going to put a picture on the screens right now and I want you to see if you can identify what…

We Are All in This Together

1 Corinthians 12:26-27 26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. 27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.             {Prayer} As my family and I were outside enjoying the snow a couple of weekends ago,…

From Age to Age the Same

Isaiah 46:1-4 Gods of Babylon 46 Bel bows down, Nebo stoops low;     their idols are borne by beasts of burden. The images that are carried about are burdensome,     a burden for the weary. 2 They stoop and bow down together;     unable to rescue the burden,     they themselves go off into captivity. 3 “Listen to me, you descendants of Jacob,     all the remnant of…

Lost and Found

2 Chronicles 34:14-15 The Book of the Law Found 14 While they were bringing out the money that had been taken into the temple of the Lord, Hilkiah the priest found the Book of the Law of the Lord that had been given through Moses. 15 Hilkiah said to Shaphan the secretary, “I have found the Book of the Law in the…

Always Be Prepared to Give an Answer

1 Peter 3:15 15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, Dear Friends in Christ, Turn to the classified section of any newspaper and you never quite…

Five ‘P’s’ for Improvement

Colossians 3:12-17 12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. 15 Let the…

The Birth that Changed Everything

Luke 2:7 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. Dear Friends in Christ, I think that all of us here today who are parents would have no problem agreeing on one thing,…

When Messiah Comes: A Baby Will be Born

Isaiah 9:2 2 The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. Isaiah 9:6-7 6 For to us a child is born,     to us a son is given,     and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called     Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,…

When Messiah Comes There Will be Singing

Isaiah 35 Joy of the Redeemed 35 The desert and the parched land will be glad;     the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, 2 it will burst into bloom;     it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it,     the splendor of Carmel and Sharon; they will see the glory of the Lord,     the…