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Contributed on Mar 2, 2021
The calling for "forgive, just as Jesus has forgiven you," and the quote from Jesus in the Model Prayer, "Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors," makes forgiveness a command, not a good thought or request.
Forgiveness Is Difficult (Col. 3:12-14) Intro: A. He was betrayed by Judas and openly denied by Peter. At his trial no one stood beside him to defend him. He was accused based upon lies and misrepresentation of his words. Pilate knew he was innocent, but as a politician his position in ...read more
Contributed on Jun 22, 2020
How do you parent adult children? Jesus tells us about a father who had 2 sons (we often talk about the prodigal son), but in the story we learn how our Father In Heaven parents us adult kids.
Lessons From A Dad (Luke 15:11-32) Intro: A. Next year Joshua plans to get married. Our youngest child will join the ranks of his siblings and be married. Our nest will officially be empty. But does that mean I stop being a dad to our four kids or a good father-in-law to ...read more
Contributed on Apr 13, 2020
We are more than just Easter proclaimers, we are Easter people. Yes, it's important to share Jesus on social media, but it is more important to be people who live out the Easter story every day of our lives.
Easter People (Rom. 6:1-4) Intro: A. There was a truth that was known, yet not believed. Jesus had been very clear to many that he would rise up from the dead on the third day. This truth was known to the religious leaders who hated Jesus so they went to Pilate with a request. Listen to ...read more
Contributed on Apr 3, 2020
Jesus came into Jerusalem as Christ, the King. He would face death because they did not know what type of King Jesus was. But they placed a crown on his head and mocked him. Paul faced death and looked forward to a crown of righteousness. It's time for us wear our crown.
A Crown Of Righteousness (2 Tim. 4:6-8) Intro: A. It was different. Jesus had never publicly allowed what was happening. The hype, the gossip, the sneers and the praise were all mixed together. It was Sunday morning and Jesus was coming into Jerusalem, but not like he had ...read more
Contributed on Mar 28, 2020
COVID-19 has kept church building doors closed. Are you feeling spiritually isolated? Let God’s words speak to your heart and mind. You are loved, missed and desired. The church is still strong and united.
Spiritual Isolation (2 Kings 5:15-17) Intro: A. I absolutely love the story of Philip and the Ethiopian in Acts 8. I love how God connected this Ethiopian to a Christian to help him in his spiritual journey. Just walk back through that story for a moment. This Secretary of the ...read more
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Contributed on Dec 20, 2010
YOU CAN HAVE MY ROOM Wally was a 7th grade student who was bigger than any of the other students in his Sunday school class. His mother had been an alcoholic when he was born, and as a result, Wally just did not have all the mental capabilities that the rest of his classmates had. But somehow he ...read more
Contributed on Apr 30, 2010
Saying “Good-bye” to Mom It is Mother’s Day weekend and my mom is dying from pancreatic cancer. She is only 65 and I will miss her very much. We are a family who believes in and loves God very much. Faith is the victory that overcomes. Right now, faith is what is needed to overcome my grief. ...read more
Contributed on May 26, 2007
A. He’s Closer Than You Think. Gen. 1:1 “In the beginning GOD!” That is a wow statement. God began us, created us. In the days of creation he waited until the last thing to create was mankind. God created Adam and Eve and it was like these two chairs right next to each other. But then Eve ...read more
Contributed on Apr 21, 2007
There is a story told that is totally fictitious, but the point is true. The story is that when Jesus went back up into Heaven, the angel Gabriel had a conversation with Jesus. This is just an illustration. He asked Jesus, “What happened while you down on earth? Did they make you king?” Jesus ...read more
Contributed on Jun 21, 2005
Many years ago, Al Capone virtually owned Chicago. He wasn’t famous for anything heroic. He was notorious for filling Chicago with everything evil. How did he keep himself out of jail? That is where his lawyer came into play. Big Al’s lawyer was nicknamed “Easy Eddie.” He was excellent at ...read more