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  • Living the Life of Gratitude – Lingering with God | Sermon from 11/22/2015

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    This month we have been using the Psalms of Ascent to teach us about giving thanks and no journey of gratitude is complete without setting aside time to reflect and say thank you. If we don’t slow down we can’t see all the blessings of life. If we don’t slow down we can’t hear the voice of God and God’s message of love and grace. If we don’t slow down we simply can’t give thanks and so we need to learn how to linger and there is no better place than to linger with God. Linger with God so that our hearts and lives are prepared for a true Thanks-giving.

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  • Living the Life of Gratitude – Laughing at Ourselves | Sermon from 11/15/2015

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    According to Reader’s Digest, laughter is the best medicine, but according to the Psalms of Ascent, laughter leads to gratitude, especially the ability to laugh at ourselves. Taking ourselves too seriously keeps us from trusting God and thanking God for all He has given us. Learn the value of humor and humility on the road to gratitude.

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  • Living the Life of Gratitude – Learning from History | Sermon from 11/8/2015

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    “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” (George Santayana) While remembering the past is important, it is learning from our history that makes the difference. Learning from our past not only improves our lives but it can lead us to gratitude and praise when we see the hand of God. We continue our journey to Thanksgiving and to giving thanks using the Psalms of the Ascent as our guide.

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  • Living the Life of Gratitude – Listen to Others | Sermon from 11/1/2015

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    Living the Life of Gratitude
    This week we begin a new series on gratitude taken from a series of psalms known as the Psalms of the Ascent (Psalms 120-134). These psalms were used by the people of God as they traveled to Jerusalem three times a year to give thanks and worship God. Within these psalms are lessons for us on how to become more grateful. This week we learn the value of listening to others and how this practice can help us appreciate all that God is doing in our lives and in our world. Join us as we make our own journey to Thanksgiving and learn how to live our own life of gratitude. This week we will explore Psalm 122 and 133.

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  • Life Is To Enjoy God – Sermon from 10/25/2015

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    The doorbell rings and when you answer it, there stands Jesus. What is your first thought? If you said something like fear or apprehension, then you aren’t experiencing the life God wants for you. Life is to enjoy God, not to be afraid of Him, and we enjoy God when we understand that God enjoys us. Learn just how much God enjoys us and how that enjoyment frees us and helps us enjoy God and experience LIFE.

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  • Life Is…To Be At Peace With Yourself – Sermon from 10/18/2015

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    Jesus said, I am the Alpha and Omega, beginning and end, the first and last. Learn how Jesus being first helps us be at peace with ourselves.

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  • Life Is…To Be At Peace With God – Sermon from 10/11/2015

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    During the past several weeks we have seen that “peace” is illusive in our world. Syria reminds us that peace is needed among nations. Oregon reminds us that peace is needed in our communities. Looking at our own lives tells us that peace is needed in our families and in our hearts. Life is to be at peace and this week our series helps us learn how to be at peace at with God. Peace with God is found in only one place and it hinges on only one thing. Learn to focus on this one thing and find peace with God.

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  • Life Is…to Trust God – Sermon from 10/4/2015

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    It’s easy to get caught up in comparing our lives with others and determining what we deserve or what we have earned, but this way of thinking doesn’t bring us life, it brings frustration, disappointment and pain. Jesus shows us that a better way to live is to trust God in every moment and every situation.

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  • Life Is…To Love Others – Sermon from 9/27/2015

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    Life is to be loved and to know that we are loved by God, but the love doesn’t stop there. Once we accept God’s love for us, we are then able to love others, but loving others doesn’t happen because we work at it, loving others happens as we love God. To be more loving of the people in our lives and the neighbors in our world we need to focus not on them and not on us, but on the one who calls us to love – Jesus Christ. Continue to explore what Life Is.

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  • Life Is…To Be Loved – Sermon from 9/20/2015

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    Life is _________. How we finish this statement makes all the difference. For many people life seems to just be a game of chance. We land where the spinner sends us. Is there more than chance? Is there more than getting lucky and hitting the right number? Do we have any say in this “game”? During the next six weeks as we explore what life is and how to get the most out of it.

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