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No Room for Compromise

Revelation 2:12-17 New International Version (NIV) To the Church in Pergamum 12 “To the angel of the church in Pergamum write: These are the words of him who has the sharp, double-edged sword.13 I know where you live—where Satan has his throne. Yet you remain true to my name. You did not renounce your faith in me, not even in…

The Fellowship of Donkeys

John 20:19-31 Jesus Appears to His Disciples 19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they…

A God Who Rises

John 20:1-18 The Empty Tomb 20 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. 2 So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out…

DONE!

A GOOD FRIDAY TENEBRAE SERVICE APRIL 19, 2019 INTRODUCTION:  Good evening, and welcome to what I hope and pray will be a very special time of worship for you as we gather in God’s house on this Good Friday evening to recall one of the saddest and yet most significant events that ever took place. …

Give It Up!

Philippians 2:5-11 5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature God,     did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; 7 rather, he made himself nothing     by taking the very nature of a servant,     being made in human likeness. 8 And being found in appearance…

Taking off the Gloves

Luke 20:1-19 The Authority of Jesus Questioned 20 One day as Jesus was teaching the people in the temple courts and proclaiming the good news, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, together with the elders, came up to him. 2 “Tell us by what authority you are doing these things,” they said. “Who gave you this authority?”…

Hiding from God vs. Hiding in God

Psalm 32 Of David. A maskil. 1 Blessed is the one     whose transgressions are forgiven,     whose sins are covered. 2 Blessed is the one     whose sin the Lord does not count against them     and in whose spirit is no deceit. 3 When I kept silent,     my bones wasted away     through my groaning all day long. 4 For day and night     your hand was…

Where’s the Fruit?

Luke 13:1-9 Repent or Perish 13 Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. 2 Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? 3 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will…

Getting Personal

1 John 5:13 Concluding Affirmations 13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. Dear Friends in Christ, I came across a story recently that some of you here today, unfortunately, might be able to relate to, especially…

Popping the Bubble

Deuteronomy 26:5 5 Then you shall declare before the Lord your God: “My father was a wandering Aramean, and he went down into Egypt with a few people and lived there and became a great nation, powerful and numerous.             {Prayer} Living inside of a bubble is not very hard thing to do.  Now what exactly do I mean by that?  Well,…