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(Memorial Day Weekend) “HEROES”; Joshua


Joshua 1:1-7. The Israelites are poised a second time to take the Promised Land. Joshua is now a seasoned warrior, so he knows this won’t be easy. He’s been in the land. He’s seen the walls. He’s seen their strength, but God tells him four different times, “Be strong and courageous”. God is preparing Joshua […]

“HEROES”; Samuel


I Samuel 8:4&5. Hannah is a great story of God’s kindness because she begs for a son and she becomes pregnant. She then gives that son to the Lord to serve Him as she promised she would do; his name is Samuel. Samuel lives with the priest Eli and his two sons. Samuel is trained […]

Weathering the Storms of Life


Mark 6:45-52.  We are like sailors upon the sea. It’s not a question of if there will be storms, there will be storms. And there may be leaky boats. Sometimes it will seem there’s no way out. Our response often makes the difference on how we weather the storm. Unfortunately our natural tendencies tend to […]

The Tithe Belongs to the Lord


Malachi 3:8-10. The people in Malachi’s day were treating God badly. Their worship had turned from relational to ritual. They offered blemished sacrifices; the priests had become unfaithful; divorce was commonplace and easy; their words wearied God; businessmen were defrauding their workers, cheating their customers and taking advantage of widows, orphans and immigrants. But the […]

Joseph, Triumphing Over Trials (Part 1)


Living a God Pleasing Life Sermon Series What makes God happy?  The Bible says that, “God rewards those who diligently seek him.” Hebrews 11:6. What does it mean to “diligently seek Him” and are there ways that we can do that, that are more effective than others? What many Christians sadly misunderstand is that God isn’t into […]

Can Jesus Trust You?


Matthew 25:19ff, John 19:26. On the cross Jesus asked John to do something He (Jesus) could not do for Himself… take care of His mother.  Jesus needed someone He could trust. In the years subsequent to Jesus’ death all the other disciples left Jerusalem, everyone except John. John stayed in Jerusalem until Mary died.  We […]