Monthly Archives: April 2016

God will help

Luke 16:19-31 He is dirty, has a long scraggly beard and holds a sign in his hands that simply said “Hungry. Anything will help.” His name is Lazarus. Does this sound familiar? Likely you have driven past him as you … Continue reading

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Boasting in Christ

1 Corinthians 1:10-31 There’s a cliché in sports that says, “It’s not bragging if you can back it up.” This is a favorite among gifted athletes who continually make the morning highlight reels. Given their accomplishments, why should they not … Continue reading

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What makes you tick?

1 Corinthians 1:1-9 If you want to know what a person is really passionate about, just listen to them as they speak. It doesn’t take very long to figure out what makes them tick; it’s that one thing they continue … Continue reading

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The second day of the week

Luke 24:36-53 The Easter narrative makes us fully aware of what happened on the first day of the week. Women went to Jesus’ tomb and found he was not dead; he was raised. The news spread throughout that first day … Continue reading

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The great deception

Matthew 28:11-15 From Galileo to Columbus, the world has had difficulty accepting things that challenge long held belief. The earth is the center of the solar system and the world is flat. When challenged, these long held truths found support … Continue reading

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Encountering the risen Christ

John 20:19-31 Isn’t it amazing how quickly Easter Sunday comes and goes? Oh, Easter isn’t over, just the hoopla that surrounds Easter Sunday. In too many respects, the world doesn’t quite understand Easter. The crowds may be gone, but the … Continue reading

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God provides

Mark 8:11-21 Where will the money come from? We need more volunteers. Our church attendance is too low. We do not have enough. Such are the doubts and fears of a congregation focused not on Christ, but on the struggles … Continue reading

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