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07-14-2019 “The Teachings of Jesus: Compassion”  NT: Colossians 1:1-14 Gospel: Luke 10:25-37 “Strangers are just friends I haven’t met yet,” said Will Rogers. How many of us really believe this? Sounds like something Jesus would have said. Has crime and violence caused us to fear strangers? Do we avoid people we don’t know these days, […]

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07-07-2019 “The Teachings of Jesus: Evangelism”  NT: Galatians 6:1-6 Gospel: Luke 10:1-11 & 16-20 OPENING “The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service.  The greatest form of praise is the sound of consecrated feet seeking out the lost and helpless.”  This is a quote from Billy Graham, one of the most […]

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06-30-2019 Be Guided by the Spirit

06-30-2019 “Be Guided by the Spirit”  NT: Galatians 5:1 & 13-25   Gospel: Luke 9:51-62 How do we measure the difference between success or failure? What determines a raise in salary or maybe a promotion? What tells you that you’ve had success in the harvest fields each fall. You have a formula to know how […]

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06-16-2019 We Say Yes to God

06-16-2019 “We Say Yes to God”  OT: Psalm 8   NT: Romans 5:1-5     Gospel: John 16:12-15 (Read Psalm 8) When we read Psalm 8 we hear a short list of some of the things God has given us. Yet, for a short list, there is a lot of stuff in there. A lot […]

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06-09-2019 God Says Yes to Us

06-09-2019 “God Says Yes to Us”  NT: Acts 2:1-21      Gospel: John 14:8-17 God talk can be difficult to get right, even among professionals. A priest and a pastor from two local churches were standing by the side of the road holding up a sign that read, “The End Is Near! Turn yourself around […]

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06-02-2019 “To What Empire Do We Belong?”  NT: Acts 16:16-34      Gospel: John 17:20-26 My younger sister, Ruth, has been getting involved in family genealogy for some time now. She has been mostly researching my father’s side of the family, but recently she has started looking into my mother’s. She will send me interesting […]

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05-19-2019 Giving Up or Giving Away

05-19-2019 “Giving Up or Giving Away”  NT: Acts 11:1-8 Gospel: John 13:31-35 Jesus tells us that the way to eternal life is to follow. In this passage the Lord tells the disciples that they cannot go where he is going. Does Jesus mean we cannot follow through death or maybe all the events that lead […]

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05-12-2019 “You Are No Longer Your Own”  NT: Acts 9:36-43 Gospel: John 10:22-30 After the death of Jesus, Peter was lost. Like most of us who have faced death we need to learn a new reality. Change happens, whether we want it or not. The biggest changes often follow a tragedy. After 9-11, the security […]

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05-05-2019 Show Me State Part 2

05-05-2019 “Show Me State Part 2”  NT: Acts 9:1-6 Gospel: John 21:1-19 Saul was a persecutor, Peter was a faithful follower. Saul was a high ranking Roman Jew. Before he became Paul he went door to door looking for Christians, then leading them too persecution, torture, or even death.  Peter was a simple fisherman, working […]

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04-28-2019 Show Me State Part 1

04-28-2019 “Show Me State Part 1”  NT: Acts 5:27-32 Gospel: John 20:19-31 If you thought this message was all about Missouri, “The Show Me State.” I’m sorry, it’s not. But wondering about the state’s motto got me to thinking, So I researched it. The most widely known legend attributes the phrase to Missouri’s U.S. Congressman […]

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