Intro Over the past couple months, we have had several guest speakers come to the church. All of them are fathers in the faith. 1 of them was my actual father, and the other was...

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I preached the book of Jonah on Sunday.  The big idea of Jonah’s story is that Jonah couldn’t manage to love his enemies.  He wanted to receive the mercy of God, but he was not...

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Today I’m thinking about the immigration issue that’s so hot on the news right now. Specifically this tragedy that has been happening now for a long time, with the kids in cages down near the...

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There is a Christian “code of conduct”. There is a way that all followers of Christ should act, across all of time. This does not negate the gift of grace. This doesn’t compete with grace....

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When in exile, kinship matters more.  Or maybe we just take it for granted. DEFINE: kinship – 1. the state or fact of being of kin; family relationship 2. relationship by nature, qualities, etc.; affinity...

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Father’s Day is coming this weekend, and I want to take a moment to encourage the Father’s along their way, because parenting is hard.  Being a Father isn’t easy, it isn’t for the faint of...

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It’s More Than You Can Handle Have you ever had someone say to you, “God never gives us more than we can handle”?  I have. And it’s usually when you are going through a very...

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What is your greatest treasure? We all have things and people that we treasure.  Friends, family, a home, success, sobriety, etc. It can be material things as well. Growing in spiritual maturity involved being honest...

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The Letter I received a letter and an information packet, recruiting me and other ministers to be trained and mobilized for outreach.  By the Church of Scientology.  They recon that we cannot solve the important...

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To the 12 tribes in the Dispersion, Greetings. James opens his letter, in verse 1, with this: “To the 12 tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings.” Then he jumps right into it. We would expect in...

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