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A New Life Week (John 6:22-40)

This week has been incredible, difficult and rewarding.  There is no question that it has been the “way Life is meant to be”, although it has not been “Life the way I meant it to be.”  To borrow a line from a non-theologian, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you...

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My Mazda 323 and God’s Provision in Life’s Storms (John 6:15-21)

Do you ever find yourself frustrated with your car???  The best car I think I ever had was the first one.  It was a Mazda 323 and everything was manual.  This car only had the bare necessities.  It had four wheels, an engine, cushioned seats and a radio (no tape player).  I never had a...

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Our Roles as Judges (John 5:30-47)

A parent fills lots of different roles.  Since Leigh-Ann is home with the girls she has the most diverse portfolio.  She can go from chef to house cleaner to nurse to teacher to coach to activities director to cab driver to repairwoman to peace officer to MOM which means if you want to live to...

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Making a Difference (John 5:1-16)

What have you done this week to make a difference in someone else’s life?  If it takes you longer than a few moments to answer this question you need to view the following link … http://www.stservicemovie.com   (it only takes 3 minutes). I have watched this several times and each time I see it, I am...

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Preparing our Hearts, Remembering our Lord

Have you ever been STRESSED OUT?  Maybe I should rephrase, are you STRESSED OUT?  Stress is something that we all have…way too much.  I like what Winston Churchill said about stress, “When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had...

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Spiritual ‘Selective Hearing Disorder’ (John 4:31-42)

It has been said, “Confession is good for the soul.”  So here goes…I have a disease called “selective hearing disorder.”  Although, this is not life threatening, it does take its toll on me.  It can be dangerous. For instance, there was the time when I had just settled into the couch after a long day,...

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Love’s Paradox (John 3:16-21)

This Sunday the sermon is entitled, “Love and Condemnation: A paradox without contradiction” from John 3:16-21. A paradox is a statement that may be true, but seems to say two different things. In our text for Sunday we will study the greatest statement of love ever written and then find out that this love will...

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Encounters, Truth, and Randy Savage (John 3:1-15)

Life is full of personal encounters….today you have already encountered many different people (unless you just got up J)—maybe even hundreds of different people.  Most of our daily encounters with people are very ordinary….a cashier in the check-out line, a neighbor in the yard, a co-worker, family members, etc. It seems to me that throughout...

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Grace at Cana

It has been said that, “The great Christian revolutions come not by the discovery of something that was not known before. They happen when somebody takes radically something that was always there.”  This can be applied this week as we are going to study the much discussed concept of “Grace” as depicted by the Miracle...