“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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“David and Goliath”

On July 28, Pastor Jim preaches on the story of David and Goliath found in 1 Samuel 17. The image of the boy dropping a giant to his knees is an appealing one. We love the underdog, the little guy, at least in theory. The story is rather brutal. After Goliath fell like a sack […]

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“Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin”

On July 14, Pastor Jim preaches on Matthew 7:1-5. 1 “Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. 2 For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. 3 Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s eye, but do […]

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