“What Kind of King?”

On Nov. 24, Pastor Jim preaches on Colossians 1:15-20. 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; 16 for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers—all things have been created through him and […]

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“HABAKKUK: Complaining to God”

On Nov. 3, Pastor Jim preaches on Habakkuk 1:2-4. 2 How long, Lord, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, “Violence!” but you do not save? 3 Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrongdoing? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and conflict […]

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“Called…to Share”

On Oct. 20, Pastor Jim preaches on John 6:1-14. Though the feeding of the multitude is in all four Gospels, John is the only one that tells us about the little boy with his lunch. In the past when I’ve thought of the five loaves and two fish, I’ve imagined steaming loaves of bread, fresh […]

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“Called…to Serve”

On Oct. 13, Pastor Jim preaches on Exodus: 3:1-14. 3:1 Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of a bush; […]

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“Called…to Show Up”

On Oct. 6, Pastor Jim preaches on Luke 7:36-50. 36 One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and took his place at the table. 37 And a woman in the city, who was a sinner, having learned that he was eating in the Pharisee’s house, […]

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“Called…to Stand Up”

On Sept. 29, Pastor Jim preaches on Esther 4:9-14. 9 Hathach went and told Esther what Mordecai had said. 10 Then Esther spoke to Hathach and gave him a message for Mordecai, saying, 11 “All the king’s servants and the people of the king’s provinces know that if any man or woman goes to the […]

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“1>99?”

On Sept. 15, Pastor Jim preaches on Luke 15:1-7. 1 Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. 2 And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” 3 So he told them this parable: 4 “Which one of you, […]

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“For the Love of Onesimus”

On Sept. 8, Pastor Jim preaches on Philemon 1:10-21. 10 I am appealing to you for my child, Onesimus, whose father I have become during my imprisonment. 11 Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful both to you and to me. 12 I am sending him, that is, my own heart, back […]

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“Donkey, Ox, or Woman”

On Sept. 1, Pastor Jim preaches on Luke 13:10-17. 10 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. 11 And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. 12 When Jesus saw her, […]

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“Jonah and the Big Fish”

On August 11, Pastor Jim preaches on the story of Jonah and the Big Fish found in the Book of Jonah. It’s been called a “Whale of a Tale,” a myth, and a legend. Can we take this story seriously? What does this have to say to our modern situation? Well, actually the story has something […]

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