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Temptation

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“Temptation” Matthew 4:1-11   Jesus’ baptism, which was the topic for the sermon last week, ended with a declaration from the Father: “This is my Son, the Beloved, in whom I am well pleased” (Matt. 3:17). His baptism marked the beginning of his ministry, and...

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Beloved

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“Beloved” Texts: Matthew 3:13-17 and 1 John 4:7-12     When Jesus was baptized by John in the Jordan River, he came out of the water and heard a voice from heaven say, "This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased” (Matthew 3:17). It was the first...

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Following Where God Leads: Through Worship

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Sermon notes for Following Where God Leads: Through Worship Isaiah 6:1-8 / Nov 15, 2020     Worship is one of the core values of our church, as our GROW acrostic shows: Gospel, Relationships, On mission, Worship. Since it’s so important to what we are about as a church...

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Following Where God Leads: Through Prayer, Part 2

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1 Thess. 5:16-19 & Psalm 46   While we all engage in prayer, it’s not a simple thing to explain. It seems human nature turn to God in prayer, yet exactly what happens in prayer is a mystery. What we know about prayer is that God invites us to pray and that God promises to listen...

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Following Where God Leads: Through Prayer, Part 1

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“Following Where God Leads: Through Prayer, Part 1” Luke 11:9-13     In these days we are thinking about ways by which we learn to follow where God leads. Last week we thought about the role of scripture in helping us to discover where God is leading. This week and next...

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Following Where God Leads: Through Scripture

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“Following Where God Leads: Through Scripture”     In October we are focusing on “Following Where God Leads” as a church and as individuals. On Sunday we thought about discovering how to follow God through scripture, and in coming weeks we will talk about...

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Going with the Wind

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“Going with the Wind” John 3:1-8 & 1 Corinthians 2:6-12     John 3:1-8 relates the account of a conversation between Jesus and Nicodemus. Jesus said to him, “No one can see the Kingdom of God without being born from above” or “without being born...

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Listen to the Wind

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“Listen to the Wind” / John 3:1-16     John 3 tells us about a conversation between Jesus and a prominent Jewish leader named Nicodemus. Jesus had been drawing large crowds in Galilee because of his healing and teaching. It seems that Nicodemus went to interview Jesus...

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Have a Little Faith

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“Have a Little Faith” / Week of 9-13-20   The first passage we consider this week is 2 Corinthians 4:6-10, in which Paul expressed that he and other Christians in his day were being “hard pressed” and “perplexed” by the troubles of the world. Do you...

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Hallelujah!

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Hallelujah!   Dr. Bob Ellis 9/6/20   In our day, when a check of news headlines daily reveals so many challenges and disasters, where can you find a way to calm and peace? When life is turned upside down by the virus and we feel the weight of social changes and economic pressures...

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