A Nation of Seekers

It seems like EVERYONE is searching for something (or someone) in this day and time. Maybe it’s always been that way. We are a nation of seekers…groping in the darkness…lost, it seems, more often than not. But Jesus is a seeker too…there is in him this reaching…this seeking for…US! So maybe the long search can be over when we own the reality that here is a Messiah who will end our search when he finds us! Oh, and Messiah will! He just LOVES to seek and save the lost.

Matthew 4:12-23

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Sacrifice is Messy

We like our worship neat and tidy…sanctuary clean.  But from the beginning, when God gave instructions about worship it involved messiness. was messy.  So, when John calls out:  “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world,” the disciples understood the power of the that image.  We still rely on blood.
John 1.29-42 NRSV

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Voices!

You’ve heard the Voice before. Remember? It was during a Sermon or maybe a motivational seminar. It could have even simply been a sharing moment with a friend. That Voice that speaks directly to “you”. At that moment your life changed. Listen in because this may just be that Sermon.

Matthew 3: 13-17

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Questions for Mary

Questions for Mary

Christmas Eve Services: 4pm no communion. 8pm communion and candlelight service
This is pretty much the same Scripture we had last year…I couldn’t let go and NOW..I’ve got some more questions for Mary!

Luke 1:26-56

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The Wonder of Christmas Series: The Wonder of a Manger

Luke 1.1-16

The Wonder of Christmas Series: The Wonder of a Manger

Advent 3
God stripped off heavenly glory and power and became one of us. God became human, took on the human condition, and embodied Love for us. Jesus showed us how to be truly human by loving others, serving others, redeeming others, and bringing reconciliation. Because of the nature of his entrance into the world, Jesus is accessible to all.

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The Wonder of Christmas Series: The Wonder of a Name

Luke 1:26-33 Matthew 1.18-25

The Wonder of Christmas Series: The Wonder of a Name

Advent 2
Although a person’s name today is not necessarily directly linked to his or her Name persona or identity, names are still important. Jesus’ name tells us just who he is to us: our salvation.

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The Wonder of Christmas Series: The Wonder of a Star.

 

Advent 1 – There are many things we might conclude about God
Based on the study by Ed Robb and Rob Renfroe.

Matthew 2.1-12

Advent 1
There are many things we might conclude about God apart from Christmas. But without Christmas we could never fully know the wonder of God’s love. It is truly ‘the most wonderful time of the year…’ but it’s not because of caroling and parties. It’s because of the wonder of what Christmas tells us: God loves us and has come among us to show just how much! THIS is the wonder of Christmas and each week we will explore one of the 4 elements of the Christmas story that teach us something about the wonder of God’s great love for us…a star, a name, a manger, a promise.

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Enemies of Gratitude

Right after they were saved from certain death, gratitude gave way to nostalgia for the Israelites. Nostalgia never leads you forward with gratitude because it casts an impossible standard – a candy coated, much improved rendering of what once was, but can never be again. I mean seriously… how wonderful was slavery for the fickle Israelites anyway?

Exodus 17:1-7

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What will you do with what you have been given?

If given a large sum of money, what would you do with it? Would you squander it? Invest it? or would you put it in a box under your bed?

Listen in as Pastor bob passionately begs the question: What will you do with what you have been given?

Mathew 25:14-30

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What was the first Sermon like?

Do you ever wonder how the first Church Service and Sermon went. I mean the FIRST one. Back in the day where there were no projectors, praise teams, bulletins or even a physical church. Imagine that. Listen to Pastor Bob as he takes you back to that day.

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