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  • Kevin Ruffcorn

    Contributing sermons since Feb 10, 2005
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Desert Streams Lutheran Church
Surprise Arizona , 85374
623-215-8139

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  • Deceptive Looks

    Contributed on Apr 17, 2018
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    Jesus enters Jerusalem as the Messiah—King of the Jews. Kings hate other kings coming onto their turf. The king is crucified—a messenger of love and a victim of hate. In the process, what looks good turns out bad and what appears to be bad becomes good.

    INTRODUCTION There is a Chinese story of a farmer who used an old horse to till his fields. One day, the horse escaped into the hills and when the farmer's neighbors sympathized with the old man over his bad luck, the farmer replied, "Bad luck? Good luck? Who knows?" A week later, the horse ...read more

  • The Answer Is No!

    Contributed on Apr 17, 2018
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    Jesus is too much a threat to Rome, to the Jewish religious authorities, and to the crowds. They all reject his words of life and his invitation to walk in God’s kingdom.

    INTRODUCTION In the movie, “The Lion King” there is the classic plot of good versus evil. There is also a sub-plot of Simba learning what it is to be king. He has to answer the question, “Why will he be king?” Is it to have people do his will? Or, is being a king to serve people. A similar ...read more

  • What's The Truth

    Contributed on Mar 13, 2018
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    Jesus receives the title, “King of the Jews,” but he declares that his kingdom is not of this world and it is a kingdom of truth.. If it is not of this world, then where is it? And, where can we find the truth? Is God’s kingdom confined to heaven, or does

    INTRODUCTION Pilate’s question, “What is Truth?” was a hotly debated question centuries before he took his first breath and for millennia after he took his last. With so many religious purveyors of truth, we have come to question the reality of absolute truth. Relative truth is currently ...read more

  • From Words To Actions

    Contributed on Mar 13, 2018
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    It is one thing for Jesus to say that he loves his disciples, but he puts these words into action when he washes their feet. At the same time, Jesus demonstrates to us that love needs to go beyond words and is seen in service.

    INTRODUCTION Love is in the air—or at least the airwaves. A majority of songs on the stations that I listen to are songs about love. I suspect that the same can be said about the songs and stations to which you listen. Love is a BIG force in our lives, yet as one song suggests, “There’s just too ...read more

  • Walking In The Light

    Contributed on Feb 12, 2018
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    Jesus is the Light of the World. He brings light and sight into the life of a man born blind and in a similar manner brings light into our lives and enables us to see life through the eyes of faith.

    INTRODUCTION Today is Transfiguration Sunday. It is the Sunday between Epiphany, when Jesus reveals himself to us and Lent, which is a penitential time of preparation before Easter. Usually the text for the day leads up the mountain where Jesus is transfigured before his disciples and his ...read more

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  • There Is The Story Of A Chinese Farmer Who Was A ...

    Contributed on May 18, 2006
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    There is the story of a Chinese farmer who was a Christian. He farmed the side of a hill along with a few other farmers. One of the most difficult tasks that the farmer had was to irrigate his crop. He had to carry water from a lake below the hill up to his land. The farmer who owned the land below ...read more

  • Temptation And Evil Are Parts Of Life. We Pray In ...

    Contributed on May 12, 2005
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    Temptation and evil are parts of life. We pray in this petition that God will guard us from its disastrous effects and help us stand against it. Unfortunately many of us follow the example of the majority of people and follow the path of least resistance. We yield. In the lake of life, we are Brown ...read more