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Is My Faith Like a Seed? – 6-16-24

Is My Faith Like a Seed?Jesus often spoke in parables and used several illustrations while teaching and preaching.  One day Jesus spoke about the kingdom of God … and about faith … by using the image of a seed.  Which begs the question:  “Is faith like a seed?”  If so, then …

Are All Sins Forgiven? 06-09-24

Are All Sins Forgiven?The Bible reminds us that God is more willing to forgive than we are willing to confess.  But what about forgiveness?  Is there a sin which is unforgivable?  Is there a grievance God simply can not overlook?  Join Pastor Jack this Sunday as he unravels the mystery of …

How Do I Honor the Sabbath? 6-2-24

How Do I Honor the Sabbath?One of the Ten Commandments is “Honor the Sabbath Day and Keep it Holy”.  This commandment was delivered to God’s people approximately 3,500 year ago.  Does it have the same meaning for us?  Join Pastor Jack this Sunday as he unpacks this teaching in his sermon, …

What About That 3rd Person? – 5-26-24

What About That 3rd Person?We Christians are well versed in the workings of God the Father, and God the Son … but what about God the Holy Spirit?  We often do not acknowledge the power or the significance of this “third person” of the Trinity. This Sunday we observe a festival known as “The Holy Trinity” …

What’s All the Excitement About – 5-19-24

What’s All the Excitement About Science Question:  What happens to atoms and molecules when they are exposed to increased energy? Increased heat?  How about when the Holy Spirit’s “fire” comes upon you? Are you changed … are you excited?   This Sunday we commemorate the Day of Pentecost, and we will recall the day …

Love is Choosing YOU – 5-12-24

Love is Choosing YOUHave you ever wondered whether God is choosing you to fulfill a certain role or  to serve in a greater purpose? According to the Scriptures, each one of us is called by God, through baptism, to serve God and to serve in God’s world for the greater good.  …

Love is Action Oriented – 5-5-24

Love is Action OrientedA long time ago, Jesus requested his followers to “bear fruit for the Gospel”. Today, bearing fruit takes many forms, especially expressed in volunteer service to the community … but how many people actually volunteer these days?  Join Pastor Jack as he reveals the answer and calls …

Love is God-Centered – 4-28-24

Love is God-CenteredJesus once said, “Love one another as I have loved you.”  However … what does that really look like in our contemporary society?  This Sunday Pastor Jack will explore two concepts from the NT Book of 1 John:  (a)  God IS love and (b) how can we share that …

Love is Self-Less – 4-21-24

Love is Self-LessThis Sunday, Pastor Jack starts a four-part sermon series, “Love Letters From God”- a deeper exploration into the New Testament Book of 1 John.  The first sermon deals with selfless love.  In other words, placing the needs of others ahead of your own needs.  Can you think of a few …

Opening Our Minds – 4-14-24

Opening Our MindsAccording to the Bible, one day Jesus sat down with his disciples and “opened their minds to understand the Scriptures”.  Wouldn’t it be great if Jesus did the same for us?  Well … the Holy Spirit promises to enlighten us when we read the Bible … so … …