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  • Don’t Miss It – Don’t miss the song | Sermon on 12/10/2017


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    Don’t Miss the Song! The message of Christmas has always been tied into music. Mary sang at the news that she had been chosen to be the mother of the Messiah and the angels sang on the night Jesus was born. Music helps make the season bright, but it is the message of those songs that brings us life. As we enjoy special music at both our worship services and reflect on the great gift of Jesus be sure you, Don’t Miss It.

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  • Don’t Miss It – Don’t miss the moment | Sermon on 12/3/2017


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    Don’t Miss It. How is it that so many people missed the birth of Jesus? Some people were too busy, their lives were too full to notice. Some people were too familiar with the story of a Messiah being born in Bethlehem so they didn’t pay it any attention, and some people had just given up hope that the Messiah would ever come. Being too busy, finding the story too familiar and not having hope are still reasons why people today miss Jesus today. Together we will make room for Jesus in our hearts and homes. Advent is the season to welcome Jesus – don’t miss it.

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  • Giving Thanks | Sermon on 11/26/2017


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    While this week we focused on giving thanks for all the blessings of life, our practice of thanks-giving needs to become a lifestyle. As followers of Jesus, gratitude needs to be one of the hallmarks of our lives and it can be with three simple steps: Remember – Repeat – Return. A life time of giving thanks starts with remembering who God is and what God has done. We need to remember the promises God has made and acknowledge God’s work in our lives. Then we need to repeat this process and remember these things all over again. Then we need to return to God with our hands and our hearts, our lives and our love. Don’t let this past week be the last time you give thanks, until next November, make this the beginning of a new life of thanks-giving. On this Thanksgiving weekend, we continue to Give Thanks!

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  • The Good Life – Relationships and Trusting God | Sermon from 11/19/2017


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    Does success lead to the good life? If we define success as fame and fortune, profits and popularity, then people like Michael Jackson and Marilyn Monroe would tell us “no”. Daily we hear in the news about some of the most successful people in their fields being disgraced because their success didn’t bring them true life. When Jesus was offered great success in this world, he turned it down for a path that would truly lead him to the good life. Read and listen, as we learn how trusting God and our relationships with one another are the keys to the good life.

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  • The Good Life – Simplicity and Giving | Sermon from 11/12/2017


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    Money is the root of all evil is one of the most misquoted verses in the Bible. What the Bible actually says is this, the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. (1 Timothy 9:10) Money itself is not bad or evil, in fact, it is a necessity for life, but contrary to what the world says around us, our pursuit of more money does not lead us to a good life. What does lead to a good life is how we manage the money we have. Follow us as we look at our finances to discover two more keys to a good life – simplicity and giving.

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  • The Good Life – Gratitude and Purpose | Sermon from 11/5/2017


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    The Good Life — What makes for a good life? What we often hear is that the good life comes with more possessions at home, more money in the bank and more success at work, but do these things really make for a good life? Can these things bring lasting happiness, fulfillment and joy? Follow us this month as we re-frame the picture and learn about the six things that are essential for a Good Life.

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  • The Jesus Creed – Living the Jesus Creed | Sermon from 10/29/2017


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    As we come to the end of our study on the Jesus Creed, how can we make sure we continue to live out this creed in the future? The answer isn’t to come up with a list of rules to follow but to make sure we are in a relationship with the one who gave us the creed – Jesus. To love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength means to invite Jesus into our heart, minds and lives. We explore just what this means and what it looks like for us to keep living out this Jesus Creed.

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  • The Jesus Creed – Failure and Forgiveness | Sermon from 10/22/2017


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    While our desire is to love God with ALL our heart, soul, mind and strength and to love our neighbor as ourselves, we know that we routinely fall short. In little and big ways we fail in living out the Jesus Creed, but our failure is not the last word. Peter routinely failed to love Jesus and those around him but that failure was forgiven. Failure and forgiveness are part of the journey as we strive to live out this creed. We learn from Peter how to confess our failure, turn back to God and move forward in ways that make the Jesus Creed our own.

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  • The Jesus Creed – A Jesus Creed Community | Sermon from 10//15/2017


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    Something happens when people start following the Jesus Creed, a community is formed. Loving God draws us together and loving others keeps us together and this Jesus Creed community makes an impact in our larger society. Following the Jesus Creed helps us become what God always wanted us to be, a light to the nations. A Jesus Creed community joins together to love God and commit to one another and ask God to use our church community to change the world.

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  • The Jesus Creed – A Life of Compassion | Sermon from 10/8/2017


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    In the aftermath of Sunday night’s shooting, we have heard amazing stories of compassion. Family and friends covered their loved ones to shield them from bullets. Strangers lifted up those who had fallen in the stampede to lead them to safety. Drivers offered their vehicles to get people to hospitals. Thousands of people stood in line for hours to donate blood. Businesses opened their doors and donated their goods and services to the victims and their families. It is these acts of compassion that remind us that darkness cannot overcome light and that goodness and love are always stronger than evil. Compassion is a powerful force that our world needs and it is part of the creed that guided the life of Jesus. We not only pray for our nation but learn how our own every day acts of compassion (loving our neighbor as ourselves) can offer hope and bring peace to our nation and world.

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