Love of God

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Is Your Burden Heavy?

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“Come to me, all of you who are tired and have heavy loads, and I will give you rest. “​ Matthew 11:28. Philippians 2:6-7. It is surprising that the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords chose to be a servant. He helps us carry our heavy loads by serving us. The gospel is […]

The Patient Father

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Luke 15:1-31. The parable of the Prodigal Son is not nearly so much about the prodigal son as it is the father’s patience, love and forgiveness. Our heavenly father has given us great freedom; a marvelous freedom, but because of that we are capable of acts that are evil and hurtful… why does he permit […]

Jesus’ Selfie

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John 10:1-10. You never really know a person until you know how that person perceives himself or herself. That kind of knowing is really only experienced on those deeper levels of friendship. That is precisely what is happening throughout the gospel of John, where Jesus shares His great “I am” passages. I am…The Bread of […]

Why Christmas?

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John 18:37. Why did Jesus come to earth? Don’t miss the purpose of Christmas.  It’s not about what’s under the tree.  It’s about the man who hung on the tree. He loves you.  And God wants to adopt you into His family. Many people celebrate Christmas year after year but have never accepted God’s gift […]

(Palm Sunday) Telltale Tears

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John 11:33-44.  “In what way is Jesus relevant to my life today?” It’s a very legitimate question.   In our high tech, nuclear, jet age; of what relevance is a sandal-wearing peasant from an obscure village located on the other side of this planet?  Of what relevance is Jesus to our modern human predicament?  We […]

Whom Do You Serve?

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Matthew 6:24. In our text today Jesus says we have two options, we can serve God or we can serve money. Jesus gave money a Semitic name: “Mammon.”  This was not a part of the culture.  We find no parallels in historical texts.  It shows Jesus understood that money is not simply an object.  By […]

Philippians (1): Strange Beginnings

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09-20-15. “God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:8 In this first installment in our series on Philippians we’re going to look at the church Paul planted in Philippi. It’s the only Church he wrote to that he wasn’t dealing with a problem or trying to […]