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25 Jun Putting a Period Where God has a Comma

“Putting a Period When God has a Comma”- 1 Corinthians 3: 1-10 I love the measurement of time. From nanoseconds to light years. I love time. I love knowing what time it is all over the world. I have an Apple App that helps me to do just...

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18 Jun My Mother’s Apron

“My Mother’s Apron”- 1Peter 5:1-7, Ephesians 4:12,13 My mother has been gone now for 23 years. Through most of her adult life she was a housewife. She took care of my father, my siblings, and me. She took care of the house. I don’t ever remember my...

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11 Jun God of the Past, Present, and Future

“God of the Past, Present, and Future”- Exodus 3:1-15 Over the next three weeks as I complete our time of ministry with you I am going to preach three sermons based on the hymn, “Walk with Me”. Many of you might not remember nor were a part of...

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04 Jun Like A Big Happy Family

" Like A Big Happy Family"- Acts 2:1-8,1Peter 3:8-15 It was just after Ben Franklin's kite flying days and some Frenchmen were experimenting with electricity. They wanted to know how fast it moves. The Abbot of a large monetary volunteered his monks for the experiment. The monks had taken a...

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28 May Tell Them We Gave Our Today’s for Their Tomorrows

“Tell Them We Gave Our Today’s for Their Tomorrows”- John 15:1-17 In 1997 two boys in Winchester Virginia were using a metal detector in their backyard and discovered later that it was a live shell from the Civil War. Not knowing what it was they poked on it...

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21 May Why Prayers are Not Answered

“Why Prayers are Not Answered”-John 16:24, Ephesians 3:20, James 4:3 Do you all remember the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes? Calvin a precious six-year-old boy and his stuffed tiger friend Hobbes. Both named after John Calvin, a theologian, and Thomas Hobbes and English philosopher. In one strip it...

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14 May Prayers for Friends, Family and Strangers

“Prayers for Friends, Family, and Strangers”- Philippians 1:3-11, Colossians 1:9-12 Hey, have you heard about the five-minute rule? It is a rule that a mother has for her children. They had to be ready for school and gather together five minutes before it was time to leave each...

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07 May Pray Until Something Happens

Pray Until Something Happens- Matthew 7:7,8 Luke 18:1-18 According to a recent public poll, prayer is very important to Americans. In 2010, the Gallup poll organization found that 90 % of American’s pray. They found that 86% believed in God- isn’t interesting that more people pray than believe...

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23 Apr Talk This Way

“Talk This Way”- Luke 11:1-13 Most of us can hardly imagine what it would have been like to walk and talk with Jesus as he made his way across Galilee. We would have been amazed at his miracles, inspired by his teaching, thrilled as he raised...

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16 Apr A Resurrection World View

“A Resurrection World View”- Mark 16:3,4, John 5:1-8, Acts: 2:24-26 Everyone has a particular view of life. It is called a world-view or a life perspective. Your world-view determines how you deal with life. Christians are peculiar people. If you are a Christian you have a particular...

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09 Apr Palm Branches, Red Carpets

“Palm Branches and Red Carpets”- Luke 19:28-40 Glitter! Glamour! Gossip: The three “G’s” of the Hollywood red carpet treatment. A few weeks ago, they had the annual Academy Awards ceremony out in Hollywood and if you happen to watch that night, you probably got your fill of the...

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12 Mar Harvest The Fruit

“Harvest the Fruit”- John 15:5, Galatians 5:22-25 Thursday January 15 was just another ordinary day in New York City. Or so it seemed. Flight 1549 a regular U.S. Air flight from LaGuardia to Charlotte took off with Captain “Sully” Sullenberger at the controls. Two minutes after take-off, the Airbus...

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05 Mar Talk To Me

“Talk to Me”- Matthew 6:5-15 The other day I was watching the news and astronomers think they have discovered a solar system only 40 light years away with 7 planets and a sun star that could be like our solar system. They also think that there might be...

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26 Feb Fear Not Death

“Dying to Live”- John 12:20-33 They say there are three things that cannot be talked about: You know them, right? Religion, sex, and politics. I think they are wrong. We do talk about these things. We just do it really badly. There is, however, something we do not talk...

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19 Feb Reconsider Rules Carved In Stone

“Reconsider Rules Carved in Stone”- Exodus 20:1-17 Since the dawn of creation, humankind has been on a quest for the meaning of life. Seeking answers to core questions of who we are, why we’re here, and how to make the most of our lives. I’m here to tell...

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05 Feb Seven Steps to Spontaneity

“ Steps to Spontaneity”-I Thessalonians 5:16-22 Kids say the darndest things. There is the story of a minister whose church had a coffee hour right after the service. One Sunday the minister was doing the children’s message when he asked a little boy why did the church have...

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29 Jan Hope In a World Like This

“Hope in a World Like This”- 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11 When I was growing up we used to watch the television show, The Twilight Zone”. I can remember one episode called, “A Most Unusual Camera”. A husband and a wife robbed a curio shop and one of the things...

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23 Oct Service

“Tag- You’re It-Part 3-Gifts- 1 Chronicles 29: 1-18 Dusty Baker who is currently the manager of the Washington Nationals was in November of 2002 hired to be the manager of the Chicago Cubs. When he became their manager he was asked about the team’s long history of post-season futility....

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15 Oct We All Must Do Our Part

“Tag! You’re it”- Ecclesiastes 3:1-9, James 4:13-17 There are all kinds of tags. There are luggage tags, dog tags, name tags, price tags, Christmas tags that say To: From: In our house we call them to-froms, and sales tags. You can be tagged on Facebook or tagged out...

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31 Jul The Last Word On Life

“The Last Word on Life-We Live”- John 3:16, John 14:1-4, Revelation 21:1-5, 15-18 In one of his Far Side cartoons, Gary Larson depicts a winged man sitting in heaven on a cloud. No one is near. There is nothing to do. The guy is marooned on a cloud...

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24 Jul Heaven’s Whoever Policy

Heaven’s “Whoever Policy”-We Believe- John 3:16, Matthew 20:1-16 There is an ancient Egyptian obelisk which looks like a small Washington Monument that is 3,500 years old that was brought from Alexandria Egypt and erected in London in 1877. There is also one erected in New York and In...

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17 Jul The Heart He Offers

The Heart He Offers”- John 3:16 Unless you have been living under a rock for the past many months you know that the summer Olympics will be starting in about 3 weeks. This time they are being held as you know in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. You also...

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03 Jul The Most Famous Conversation In The Bible

“The Most Famous Conversation in the Bible”- John 3:1-17 You know this story well because you know within this story is a most famous verse, verse 16. It seems that most people even those who do not attend church know this verse. You used to see it at...

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26 Jun Together In Praise

“Together in Praise”- Jeremiah 31:7-9, John 17:20, 21, Acts 2:46, 47 Over the last four weeks we have been looking at 5 characteristics that brought the early church together in strong unity. As a result the early church changed the world. I have been challenging our church to...

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19 Jun Together In Priorities

“Together in Priorities”- John 17:20, 21, Ephesians 5:15-17, Colossians 4:2-6 Jesus prayed a prayer before he died that the disciples and the early church would be united together to win the world for Jesus Christ. The early church took those words to heart and worked together in five...

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12 Jun Together In Possessions

“Together in Possessions”- Malachi 3:10, Luke 12: 22-34, John 17:20, 21, Acts 2:43-45 Today you cannot pick up the newspaper, watch TV, WTOP radio, or receive infomercials on your computer or phone that don’t give you an opportunity to invest in the future. Those who do this for a...

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05 Jun Together In Presence

“Together in Presence-1Peter 3:8-15, Matthew 9:35, 36, John 17:20, 21 Last week I began a series of sermons based on the unity found in the early church. This unity began with Jesus’ prayer in John 17 when he prayed for unity as the early church was going to...

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29 May Together In Prayer

“Together in Prayer”-Daniel 6:4-11, John 17:20-21, Acts 1:12-15 There was a billboard that showed a little girl sitting on her father’s shoulders waving an American flag. The caption read, “What makes us great-Unity pass it on.” Since 9/11 the caption, “United We Stand”, has been the theme we want...

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22 May EZ Pass

“EZ-Pass”- Mark 10:35-45, Romans 13:8-10 You know the feeling you get when you are waiting in a long line for something or to go somewhere, Busch Gardens, or checking our luggage in at the airport and go through security, and lo and behold someone is allowed to go...

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15 May From The Tower To the Power

“From the Tower to the Power”- Genesis 11:1-9, Acts 2:1-21 Everyone in this room is a part of a minority group. Less than 10% of the world has English as their first language. Just fewer than 500 million people speak English. Twice as many people, 1 billion, speak...

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