“The Year King Uzziah Died”

On May 27, Pastor Jim preaches on Isaiah 6:1-8. 1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. 2 Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and […]

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“Groaning and Waiting”

On May 20, Pastor Jim preaches on Romans 8:22-27. As a child I was never sure what to make of the Holy Spirit. Perhaps it was because back in the day preachers used the term “Holy Ghost.” The only ghosts I knew much about were “Casper, the friendly ghost,” and his scary friend “Spooky.” I wondered, is […]

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“The Road: Daydream Believer”

On April 1, Pastor Jim preaches on Mark 16:1-8. When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. […]

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“The Road: The Great Pretenders”

On March 25, Pastor Jim preaches on John 19:38-42. The late, great, preaching professor Fred Craddock once said, “The greatest temptation of the church is the temptation to be ineffective.” How tempting it is to play it safe, to stay put, to keep quiet. This week we will think together about two very wealthy and […]

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“The Road: When Worlds Collide”

On March 18, Pastor Jim preaches on Matthew 27:54. Now when the centurion and those with him, who were keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were terrified and said, “Truly this man was God’s Son!” Most people did not understand who Jesus was. The religious leaders didn’t. His disciples […]

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“The Road: The Great Exchange”

On March 4, Pastor Jim preaches on Matthew 27:15-26. From our perspective it’s hard to imagine why anyone would choose Barabbas over Jesus. I’ve always been intrigued by Matthew’s account of the scene before Pilate which reveals that both men shared the same first name. Furthermore, the name “Barabbas” means “Son of the Father.” “Bar” […]

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“The Road: The Misbehaving Woman”

On February 18, Pastor Jim preaches on Mark 14:1-11. What a scene. Jesus is minding his own business enjoying dinner as a guest in someone else’s home, and a woman enters the room and pours perfume over his head. Naturally people were offended, especially those opposed to waste and in favor of missions to the […]

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