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Weathering the Storms of Life

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Mark 6: 45-52. Storms are inevitable. Sometimes it seems there’s no way out. Our response often makes the difference on how we weather the storm. Unfortunately our natural tendencies tend to perpetuate our problems instead of easing them. Jesus’ disciples, when caught unexpectedly in a storm, illustrate five of these tendencies that we should avoid […]

HEROES: Job

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Job 19:23-25.  Although the book of Job deals with suffering it is more a presentation of the process Job goes through while dealing with his suffering.  He identifies the source of his suffering. He confronts his suffering.  Job’s triumph was not in the last chapter when God restores his wealth. Job’s triumph was the affirmation […]

Guest David Pak – Does Man Live by Bread Alone?

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Guest Speaker David Pak. Deuteronomy 29:1-9. Bread (daily provision) is certainly necessary to all humans, but those who live for it alone are like animals. It is not an overstatement to say that animals live for bread alone. But for the people of God what is more important than bread is to meet God and […]

(Memorial Day Weekend) “HEROES”; Joshua

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]