Category Archives: Sermons

What did the pastor do now? (Family Friendly Worship Space)

“But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” -Luke 18:16 When I started ministry at my current … Continue reading

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“Goodbye (God Be With You)”

Philippians 1:1-11: From Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Jesus. To all those in Philippi who are God’s people in Christ Jesus, along with your supervisors and servants. 2 May the grace and peace from God our Father and the Lord … Continue reading

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Close Encounters: Peter

John 21:15-19 15 When they finished eating, Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”Simon replied, “Yes, Lord, you know I love you.”Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.” 16 Jesus asked a second time,“Simon son of John, … Continue reading

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Close Encounters: Thomas

Part 3 in a series I’m doing called “Close Encounters with the Risen Christ.”  I’ve had some help and guidance from the book, Encountering the Risen Christ, by Mark Bradford. John 20:24-29 24 Thomas, the one called Didymus, one of the Twelve, … Continue reading

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Songs of Christmas: Simeon’s Song

Luke 2:25-35: A man named Simeon was in Jerusalem. He was righteous and devout. He eagerly anticipated the restoration of Israel, and the Holy Spirit rested on him.  The Holy Spirit revealed to him that he wouldn’t die before he … Continue reading

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Songs of Christmas: Zechariah’s Song

Luke 1:67-80 John’s father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied, “Bless the Lord God of Israel because he has come to help and has delivered his people.  He has raised up a mighty savior for us in … Continue reading

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Songs of Christmas: Mary’s Song

  Luke 1:46-55 Mary said, “With all my heart I glorify the Lord!   In the depths of who I am I rejoice in God my savior. He has looked with favor on the low status of his servant.  Look! From now on, … Continue reading

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