“The Fear of Growing Old”

On February 24, Pastor Jim preaches on Ecclesiastes 12:1-8. 1 Remember your creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come, and the years draw near when you will say, “I have no pleasure in them”; 2 before the sun and the light and the moon and the stars are darkened […]

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“Fear of Being Alone and Unloved”

On February 10, Pastor Jim preaches on Genesis 2:15-18a. 15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, “You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil […]

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“The Island Life”

On February 10, Pastor Katy preaches on Genesis 2:15, 18; Mark 2:1-5. 2:15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to till it and keep it. … 18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper as his partner.” —— 2:1 When he […]

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“Fear of Faces, Fate, and Failure”

On February 3, Pastor Jim preaches on Isaiah 43:1-2. 1 But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are mine. 2 When you pass through the waters, I will be […]

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“The Sky Is Falling”

On January 27, Pastor Jim preaches on Psalm 46. 1 God is our refuge and strength,     a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,     though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; 3 though its waters roar and foam,     though the mountains tremble with its […]

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“The Sky Is Falling”

On January 27, Pastor Katy preaches on Psalm 46. 1 God is our refuge and strength,     a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,     though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; 3 though its waters roar and foam,     though the mountains tremble with its […]

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“Afraid”

On January 20, Pastor Katy preaches on Numbers 13:30-33. 30 But Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and occupy it, for we are well able to overcome it.” 31 Then the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against […]

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“Until That Time”

On December 23, Pastor Laura preaches on Micah 5:1-5. 1 Now you are walled around with a wall; siege is laid against us; with a rod they strike the ruler of Israel upon the cheek. 2 But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah, who are one of the little clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is […]

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“Drunk With Sorrow”

On November 18, Pastor Jim preaches on 1 Samuel 1:3-14. The story of Hannah, Peninnah, and Elkanah is a classic example of a dysfunctional family. It’s a story of abuse, sorrow, favoritism, and “mansplaining.” Over the years I’ve come to the conclusion that every family is somewhat dysfunctional and that even the most dysfunctional family functions, […]

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“When Things Turn Out Right”

On November 11, Pastor Jim preaches on Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17. 3:1 Naomi her mother-in-law said to Ruth, “My daughter, I need to seek some security for you, so that it may be well with you. 2 Now here is our kinsman Boaz, with whose young women you have been working. See, he is winnowing barley […]

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