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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...

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Changing the City, One Heart at a Time

This morning I was able to attend a church planting meeting with a handful of other church planters from the Kansas City area.  We had the privilege of hearing Al Weiss who is the president of Disney World Theme parks and resorts.  He has started a church planting organization that is called Vision 360 (http://www.vision4usa.com/index.cfm?page=21) ...

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Not for Spectators (John 1)

I hope you are looking forward to being involved in church tomorrow.  I have mentioned this before, but this is not a time to be a spectator.  Church is a time to be mentally involved in the worship of God.  In order to prepare your mind, I suggest spending time in personal prayer before coming...