“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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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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