Message This is going to be a different Thanksgiving for my family. For the last 15 years my sister’s family, our parents, and my immediate family have gotten together at Thanksgiving. Over the years we’ve included assorted friends. There is always lots of food, conversation, and laughter. After the death of my dad last year, our brother and his crew joined the mix. […]

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“New Prophets and New Wine”

Anyone who thinks that church is boring never heard about Pentecost. The “Birthday of the Church” was one wild party. The followers of Jesus did not plan this party.  No committees met, there was no strategy session, it just happened. Pentecost happened to them. The only contribution they made was their presence together. “The disciples were all […]

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“What Do We Do Now?”

  For some reason, this passage has always amused me.  Jesus floats away like a balloon and his disciples stare as he disappears behind a cloud.  I picture them gazing into the clouds with their mouths hanging open, catching flies. Suddenly two “men in white robes” appear and ask an obvious question, “Why do you […]

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On Feb. 23, Pastor Jim preaches on Psalm 51. 1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. 4 […]

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“Searching for Sunday: ‘Marriage’”

On Feb. 16, Pastor Jim preaches on 1 Corinthians 13. 1 If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as […]

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“Searching for Sunday: ‘Healing’”

On Feb. 9, Pastor Laura preaches on James 5:14-15. 14 Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; […]

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On Feb. 2, Pastor Jim preaches on 1 Corinthians 11:23-26. 23 For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body that […]

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