Archives for July 2019

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August 4, 2019

God is Light

We begin a new ministry year here at the church with the coming of August and the start of a new school year. We'll start out our new ministry year by beginning again our cycle of liturgical themes. The only right way to do that is to start things off with a look at who God is. The first several weeks will then be focused liturgically on different aspects of God. This week...

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July 28, 2019

Feed my sheep

We'll conclude our Summer series entitled "Jesus, What a Friend for Sinners," this week with a look at John 21:15-19. We'll see how Jesus graciously deals with Peter following Peter's denial of him as well as what he charges Peter with. Our songs will set the stage for who Jesus is and what he calls all of us to do. Prelude "We Face a Task Unfinished" This is a missiona...

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July 21, 2019

Doubting Thomas

This week, we'll take a look at Jesus' encounter with Thomas from John 20:24-29. We'll consider issues like doubt and will seek to reorient the focus of our gaze onto Christ. We'll have the opportunity to confess our need and fundamental problem which is our separation from God by sin. We'll also have the opportunity to respond in faith that Christ has come to meet our gre...

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July 14, 2019

The thief

We'll take a look this week at the story of the thief on the cross from Luke 23:32-43. We'll sing about our true condition as sinners, the love of Christ, his absolute ability to forgive sins by his grace, and his willingness to embrace us in kindness just as we saw last week. Prelude "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms" We'll do this instrumentally but our hope is that yo...

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July 7, 2019

Feet Washing

This week we are taking a look at Jesus' encounter with Judas from John 13:1-9. There are four points that the sermon will cover: 1) Jesus humbly served Judas, a sinner, 2) Jesus was kindly discreet to Judas, 3) Jesus consistently feeds sinners, 4) Jesus graciously forgives and loves sinners. It is this last idea of a radical kind of love shown by Jesus to sinners that we'...

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