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  • Thanksgiving -Thank You For Your Order....god The Father Asked Jesus A Hard Thing.

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Nov 16, 2021

    One of the ways that Israel stimulated a sense of gratitude and fidelity was remembering the exodus from captivity to liberation: “remember that you were once slaves...remember that it was God who liberated you and brought you to a land of promise."

    Simple Act of Gratitude is a book that tells the story of an inspiration, the writing of 365 Thank You Notes, and how John Kralik’s life was changed from a life full of debts and disasters, to learning to be grateful for the life he had. I decided that I would try this too, and so I did starting more

  • The Invitation: Come And See Series

    Contributed by John Dobbs on Jul 23, 2020
    based on 1 rating

    Are you following Jesus? That’s a question that we need to ask ourselves often. It is the key question of discipleship.

    - Following Jesus - The Invitation: Come And See John 1:35-39 Introduction Are you following Jesus? That’s a question that we need to ask ourselves often. It is the key question of discipleship. We are going to explore the idea of following Jesus over the next few weeks. My hope is that more

  • If You Want To Move Forward Then Retreat

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 18, 2016

    Let's talk more about the 3 disciples of solitude, community, and ministry (Material adapted from Henri Nouwen in Leadership Journal Spring 1995, article entitled, "Moving from Solitude to Community to Ministry")

    HoHum: Bill Hybels- If we are involved in the marketplace at all, we are trained to believe that time is money. That’s why we talk about managing time, using it efficiently and profitably. Cram more in. Start earlier. Work later. Take work home. Use a laptop on the commuter train. Phone more

  • The God Of The Mismatched Shoes Series

    Contributed by Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Mar 30, 2019
    based on 1 rating

    Quick! The Father is running down the path to throw a cloak on you to embrace you! Run forward and accept it!

    A sermon on the sacrament of confession. ................ This sermon was preached at St Philip the Apostle Tottenham where I was a lenten guest preacher, 31March 2019. ............... One weekday morning I was in church and the doors were open. Someone - a stranger I had never met before - more

  • Communion: Chosen, Blessed, Broken, Given

    Contributed by George Durham on Dec 26, 2012
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    Communion thoughts

    “Chosen, Blessed, Broken, Given” Henri Nouwen/ 4 words Describe JESUS & All Genuine Christians. “Took (Chose), Blessed, Broke, Gave Feeding 5000, Last Supper, Emmaus Road 1. CHOSEN: I am CHOSEN by God! I am more

  • Who Is The Greatest Person In This Church?

    Contributed by Alvan Lewis on Mar 7, 2022

    A close look at what Jesus considered greatness.

    Who is the Greatest? Who is the greatest person in this church? That should be an easy question to answer if we use our culture’s criteria of greatness. In our society greatness is decided with three measuring rods: • Money • Beauty and • Brains All we would need to do is submit our financial more

  • Following Jesus: Following Joy Series

    Contributed by John Dobbs on Aug 19, 2020
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    No matter what we are enduring at the moment, Jesus can bring a certain joy to our lives that circumstances cannot steal from us. Joy that comes from following Jesus is our constant companion, it is a gift from Him to our hearts.

    Following Jesus: Following Joy John 15:9-14 Introduction Some people believe that Joy is in short supply in our world. That’s not hard to believe, given the events of the past few months and the pandemic we are enduring day by day. The anger and unrest that rumbles beneath the surface, and more

  • What Kind Of Church Should We Be?

    Contributed by Jay Patton on Jul 8, 2002
    based on 16 ratings

    A sermon that looks into a Biblical model of what a church should look like.

    Introduction: Would you rather be a goose or an eagle? Read Scripture/Pray Background: Church directly after Pentecost @ about 120 Purpose Statement: If we are to be a Biblical church then we must… I. Be Devoted (v. 42) A. To the Word 1. Apostle’s teaching was foundation of the NT 2. Note more

  • Battle Of The Babies Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Feb 3, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    If you want true peace, don’t look down on some with disdain; don’t look up on others with jealousy; and don’t look within at your own schemes. Instead, look to the Lord. Trust Him with your life, and you will find true peace.

    A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her class of five and six-year-olds. After explaining the commandment to honor thy father and thy mother, she asked, “Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?” Without missing a beat, one more

  • Spiritual Formations: First Things First

    Contributed by Chris Jordan on Jul 24, 2016
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    Three of the key spiritual formations are abiding in Jesus in prayer, abiding in the Word, and abiding in His love.

    SPIRITUAL FORMATIONS #4: FIRST THINGS FIRST SPIRITUAL FORMATIONS QUOTE: “To live the spiritual life and to let God’s presence fill us takes constant prayer, and to move from our illusions and isolation back to that place in the heart where God continues to form us in the likeness more

  • Spiritual Formations: Pursuing Intimacy With God

    Contributed by Chris Jordan on Jul 9, 2016
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    As we spend time in the secret place of prayer – in solitude, silence, and soaking – we are transformed into the image of Jesus.

    SPIRITUAL FORMATIONS #1: PURSUING INTIMACY WITH GOD INTRO TO TOPIC: I believe the Lord is calling us to go deeper in the secret place. “Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first more

  • Lent 4, Year C: The Parable Of The Dysfunctional Family

    Contributed by Rian Adams on Mar 13, 2019

    Rian Adams: Sermon on the parable of the lost son, Lent 4, Year C. The sermon looks at family dysfunction.

    ?The Parable of the Dysfunctional Family The Rev. Rian Adams The father in this parable makes me uncomfortable. Some of his ways even bother me. I’m also willing to guess that he might seem “off” to you as well. There is one thing we can see; he wasn’t very good at raising sons. We know this more

  • Transformation #2: The Secrets Of The Secret Place Series

    Contributed by Chris Jordan on Nov 6, 2011
    based on 14 ratings

    As we spend time in the secret place of prayer – in solitude, silence, and soaking – we are transformed into the image of Jesus.

    TRANSFORMATION #2: THE SECRETS OF THE SECRET PLACE OPENING TEXT: “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” (2 Cor. 3:18). REVIEW: 1. The more

  • Stewardship Of Time Series

    Contributed by Troy Horne on Mar 28, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    A consideration of how we can be a steward of our time

    “Stewardship of Time” 1. Everyone, no matter how young or old, no matter how rich or poor, no matter what part of the world you live in, all have the same amount of time. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In the months that have 31 days, we all have 31 days. In the months with 30 more

  • Length Times Width Times Height Series

    Contributed by Mary Erickson on Jul 26, 2021

    A sermon for the Sundays after Pentecost, Year B, Lectionary 17

    July 25, 2021 Hope Lutheran Church Rev. Mary Erickson Ephesians 3:14-21 Length Times Width Times Height Friends, may grace and peace be yours in abundance in the knowledge of God and Christ Jesus our Lord. In a recent daily devotional by Henri Nouwen, he reflected on intercessory prayer. When more