“Whatever He Tells You, Do It” January 20, 2019

“Whatever He Tells You, Do It” Isaiah 62:1-5 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 John 2:1-11   I don’t like being told what to do; never have and probably never will. But in my defense, I would venture a guess that there isn’t a soul in this room who doesn’t have at least a little of that 2 year old mentality that loves to tell the world, “I don’t wanna – you can’t make me.” If you tell me, “Be careful, that’s hot,” I’m going to step up and get as close as I can to see just how hot...

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“I Have Called You By Name” January 13, 2019

“I Have Called You By Name” Isaiah 43:1-7/ Acts 8:14-17/ Luke 3:15-17, 21-22               But now, says the Lord – the one who created you, Jacob, the one who formed you, Israel: Don’t fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; when through the rivers they won’t sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you won’t be scorched and flame won’t burn you. I am the Lord your God, the...

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“Epiphany: Let’s Do This” Jan. 6, 2019

“Epiphany: Let’s Do This”   Isaiah 60:1-9/ Ephesians 3:1-12 Matthew 2:1-12   Epiphany, theophany, Denha, Little Christmas, Three Kings Day – no matter how we look at it, this day – January 6th, the 12th day after Christmas – has all the markings of greatness. It’s too bad that because it has meant so much for so many over the years that we have kind of lost our appetite for the Feast of the Epiphany. It wound up taking a back seat to the huge season that...

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“I Had to Be In My Father’s House” Dec. 30, 2018

“I Had to Be in My Father’s House” 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 Colossians 3:12-17 Luke 2:41-52     When an Arab peasant discovered a collection of ancient manuscripts in upper Egypt in December of 1945, it caused quite a stir amongst the religious scholars of the world. These writings are still a source of lively debate to this day. It’s too bad that many of these manuscripts were sold on the black market, were used as fire starters, or otherwise just lost. It might help...

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