“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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On June 23, Pastor Jim preaches on Psalm 121. 1 I lift up my eyes to the hills—from where will my help come? 2 My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. 4 He who keeps Israel will neither […]

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On June 16, Pastor Jim preaches on Deuteronomy 30:19-20a. 19 I call heaven and earth to witness against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live, 20 loving the Lord your God, obeying him, and holding fast to him; for that means life […]

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“Three Little Words”

On May 26, Pastor Jim preaches on Matthew 5:21-26. 21 “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ 22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who […]

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“Forgiving Others”

On May 19, Pastor Jim preaches on Genesis 50:15-21. 15 Realizing that their father was dead, Joseph’s brothers said, “What if Joseph still bears a grudge against us and pays us back in full for all the wrong that we did to him?” 16 So they approached Joseph, saying, “Your father gave this instruction before […]

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“The Way”

On April 28, Pastor Jim preaches on Acts 9:1-6. 1 Meanwhile Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest 2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any who belonged to the Way, men or women, he might […]

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“The Easter Earthquake”

On April 21, Pastor Jim preaches on Matthew 28:1-10. 1 After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2 And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone […]

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