“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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“Who’s the Boss?”

On October 21, Pastor Jim preaches on Mark 10:35-45. 35 James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” 36 And he said to them, “What is it you want me to do for you?” 37 And they […]

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“Fostering Contentment and Joy”

On October 14, Pastor Jim preaches on 1 Timothy 6:6-10. 6 Of course, there is great gain in godliness combined with contentment; 7 for we brought nothing into the world, so that we can take nothing out of it; 8 but if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these. 9 But those […]

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“In All Circumstances”

On September 30, Pastor Jim preaches on Philippians 4:6-7. 4:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. When I was a child I was […]

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“Just to Say Thanks”

On Sept. 23, Pastor Jim preaches on Luke 17:11-19. 11 On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, 13 they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” 14 When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and […]

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“The Others”

On September 9, Pastor Jim preaches on Mark 7:24-37. 24 From there he set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, 25 but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately […]

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