“Fear of Being Alone and Unloved”

On February 10, Pastor Jim preaches on Genesis 2:15-18a. 15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, “You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil […]

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“Fear of Faces, Fate, and Failure”

On February 3, Pastor Jim preaches on Isaiah 43:1-2. 1 But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are mine. 2 When you pass through the waters, I will be […]

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“The Sky Is Falling”

On January 27, Pastor Jim preaches on Psalm 46. 1 God is our refuge and strength,     a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,     though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; 3 though its waters roar and foam,     though the mountains tremble with its […]

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“Magi”

On January 6, Pastor Jim preaches on Matthew 2:1-12. 1 In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2 asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and […]

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“Leap for Joy”

On December 23, Pastor Jim preaches on Luke 1:39-45. 39 In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, 40 where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the […]

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“What Then Shall We Do?”

On December 16, Pastor Jim preaches on Luke 3:7-18. 7 John said to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8 Bear fruits worthy of repentance. Do not begin to say to yourselves, “We have Abraham as our ancestor”; […]

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“Signs”

On December 2, Pastor Jim preaches on Luke 21:25-36. 25 “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. 26 People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world, for […]

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“Drunk With Sorrow”

On November 18, Pastor Jim preaches on 1 Samuel 1:3-14. The story of Hannah, Peninnah, and Elkanah is a classic example of a dysfunctional family. It’s a story of abuse, sorrow, favoritism, and “mansplaining.” Over the years I’ve come to the conclusion that every family is somewhat dysfunctional and that even the most dysfunctional family functions, […]

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“When Things Turn Out Right”

On November 11, Pastor Jim preaches on Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17. 3:1 Naomi her mother-in-law said to Ruth, “My daughter, I need to seek some security for you, so that it may be well with you. 2 Now here is our kinsman Boaz, with whose young women you have been working. See, he is winnowing barley […]

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“Our Pastor”

On October 28, Pastor Jim preaches on Hebrews 7:23-28. 23 Furthermore, the former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office; 24 but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever. 25 Consequently he is able for all time to save those who approach God through him, […]

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