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A Kingdom Worth Dying For

Matthew 11:2-6 2 When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples 3 to ask him, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?” 4 Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see:5 The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed,…

God’s #1 Role Model

Matthew 18:1-4 The Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven 18 At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2 He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. 3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you…

Wandering Sheep

Psalm 23 A psalm of David. 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2     He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3     he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths     for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk     through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil,     for you are…

God’s ‘Whoever’ Policy

so that whoever believes in him Dear Friends in Christ, I’d like to begin my sermon this morning with a little travel quiz about a country that most of you have probably never been to, and yet I’m sure you are still very familiar with some of its most famous tourist attractions.  And that country…

Undivided Attention

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…

God’s Yes

Acts 10:34-43 34 Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism 35 but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right. 36 You know the message God sent to the people of Israel, announcing the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all. 37 You…

GLIMPSES OF GRACE

A GOOD FRIDAY TENEBRAE SERVICE INTRODUCTION:  Good evening, and welcome to a very special time of worship, a time that will find us focusing upon some of the key characters in the story of Christ’s Passion and the roles that they played that fateful Friday so long ago.  As we examine these individuals and groups,…

Open the Gates

Psalm 118:19-29 19 Open for me the gates of the righteous;     I will enter and give thanks to the Lord. 20 This is the gate of the Lord     through which the righteous may enter. 21 I will give you thanks, for you answered me;     you have become my salvation. 22 The stone the builders rejected     has become the cornerstone; 23 the Lord has done this,     and it…

Our Hyper Savior

2 Corinthians 5:21 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. Dear Friends in Christ, It happens just about every time I go to the doctor. The nurse calls my name and leads me back to one of the examination rooms.…

The Only One and Only

his one and only Son THEME: “The Only One and Only”                                                  March 11, 2018 Dear Friends in Christ,                                                                       “his one and only Son” For years he was recognized as perhaps the greatest basketball player of all time.  His powerful slam dunks, his graceful ability to elevate and then hang in mid-air a few milliseconds longer…