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Ambassadors for Christ July 8, 2018

Ambassadors Jul 8 2018 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 Luke 15:11-24 You know the Blue Wilderness dog food ads on TV. The Serious Man Voice says, “He’s a dog in every sense, yet in his soul, he’s a wolf.” And of course, it’s not just in his soul. We know that genetically, dogs...

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A Better Country July 1, 2018

Jul 1 2018 Exodus 3:7-8a, Hebrews 11, John 8:31-36 Strictly speaking, Independence Day, the Fourth of July, is not a religious holiday. It has nothing to do with the life of Christ or the history of the church. But as we observe it this week, we can’t help but think...

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Now What – June 24, 2018

Jun 24 2018 Romans 13:1-10 The verdict on my Twitter feed this week was clear: Many said that if your church doesn’t talk about the immigration crisis this morning, you should find a new church. Great. But that’s easier said than done. I feel like we should talk about...

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Clean It Up – June 17, 2018

mca Jun 17 2018 Romans 12:16-21 Matthew 8:1-13 For years now, Zest bath soap’s slogan has been “Zestfully clean.”  “You’re not fully clean until you’re Zestfully clean”? The old commercials would go into the unpleasant details about the film of scum that the merely...

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Planting Time – June 3, 2018

Seeds Jun 3 2018 Ezekiel 17:22-24 Mark 4:26-34 “Parable” is one of those words you’re not likely to hear outside of church, so we assume it must have some mysterious meaning. But it doesn’t. “Parable” and “comparable” mean the same thing: When Jesus tells a parable,...

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May 27, 2018 – Trinity Sunday

Trinity May 27 2018 Ephesians 6:10-18 Matthew 28:16-20 Today is Trinity Sunday. Today we celebrate the cornerstone of our faith: There is one God who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. But that’s easier said than done. Imagine explaining the Trinity to a Martian… *How...

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Pentecost May 20, 2018

Pentecost May 20 2018 Acts 2 Today is Pentecost. Traditionally, it’s one of the three great days of the Christian year, right up there with Christmas and Easter. I know it may not seem like it. Nobody sends “Happy Pentecost” cards. There’s no Pentecost Tree with...

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Up We Go – Ascension Sunday – May 13, 2018

Ap Cr Asc Sun May 13 2018            Romans 8            John 6:35-40 Today, on this Ascension Sunday, we come to the last words of the Apostles’ Creed: We believe in “the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting.” The Holy Spirit created a holy church that...

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May 6, 2018 The Apostle’s Creed, The Communion of Saints

Ap Cr May 6 2018 1 Peter 2:11-17, 21 Luke 16:31-37 In the Apostles’ Creed, we say that we believe in the Holy Spirit, and then comes a list that looks pretty random: the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, and so on.             But...

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April 22, 2018 Apostle’s Creed The Holy Spirit

Apostles Creed Holy Spirit Apr 22 2018 LESSONS: 1 Corinthians 2:7-14    John 16:7-13 Today we’re starting the third section of the Apostles’ Creed, which begins, “I believe in the Holy Spirit.” Sometimes you’ll also hear people say, “I believe in the Holy Ghost.” The...

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