Be Still

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I need to Preface this message by saying that this is a message I shared with our community at the Lenten Service. Our community is so incredible …we have 6 churches and so we have Lenten services together and we preach in each other’s churches. So I shared this at the Spring Valley Lutheran Church. […]

Determination

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The last few weeks we have been focusing in on Jesus’ journey toward Jerusalem and the cross and what that means to us today.

Intentional Jesus

I told you last week that the next few weeks I wanted to take you on a journey toward the cross. You already know me so you know that I am not traditional in my thought process. That’s ok though…that’s just how I roll. I am reading in Luke’s gospel and when Luke is beginning […]

Jonah

One of the things that is not easy to establish in our homes is a family devotion. I know without a doubt that it not only brought us closer to God but brought us closer to each other as well. So this morning I want to simply illustrate what Don and I have done. We […]

Slow Fade

When I read my Bible I will often highlight something that resonates in me or I will write in the margins thoughts that come to me when I’m reading and sometimes I like to just read over some of the things that spoke to me. The other morning I was doing that though I & II Kings and in II Kings Chapter 17:9

John – Signs

Jesus—Jesus really did come from heaven to earth as a human baby. Jesus really did the miracles recorded in the Bible and many more. Jesus really did teach the way to eternal life and relationship with God. Jesus really did lay down His life. Jesus really did die a death of horrible crucifixion. Jesus really did rise again. Jesus lives today.

Open My Heart Lord

Can I give you some stats this evening? I need ten people to come and stand here… You don’t have to say anything I just need you as a visual aid. 1 is from the USA– 2 are European– 1 is from South America– 1 is African and the rest are Asian 3 represent Christian—2 […]

Believe – Pt 2

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What do you believe? And does that belief change the way we do life? Probably the very first thing we must settle in our hearts and minds, is do we believe in God? Have you wrestled with that and have you come to a belief? You might say to me…How can we believe in the One who we can’t see?

Joshua 3-4

God knew Joshua. He knew everything about him… He knew his strengths, and He knew his weakness and yet He chose him….God’s like that. God knew Israel… He knew their strengths…and He knew their weaknesses and yet He chose them…God is like that.

Joy Unspeakable

I want to ask you a question this morning……Are you happy?…What makes you happy?…..so if that wasn’t in your life, would you be happy? Ask Cornell to come and sit up front. Cornell? How old are you? 85. Cornell, do you know that 85 years ago, God blessed the earth with one of His best […]