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JESUS:  Portraits from Luke's Gospel
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Happy New Year!  I hope that you have had a meaningful Christmas celebration, and I pray God's blessing upon you and your family in 2023!  I'm excited to share our first message series of the New Year with you, which we've simply entitled "JESUS:  Portraits from Luke's...

The Cast of Christmas
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It’s hard to believe, but it’s already that time of year. Decorations will go up (if they haven’t already), gatherings will be scheduled with friends and family, meals will be planned, gifts will be bought, and we’ll start singing the familiar carols in anticipation of...

Getting it Right
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Many of the letters in the New Testament are corrective in nature- a church is getting something wrong and an apostle is calling them out for it and urging them toward repentance.  But sometimes a church gets it right!  In the letter that we call 1 Thessalonians, Paul writes to a...

Game Plan
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“It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Well, almost. I’m not talking about Christmas; I’m talking about football season! In a matter of days, toe will meet leather and the Friday night lights will come on as the boys of fall take the field. And of course, on...

Cruisin' In the Classics!
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What are the essentials of the Christian faith? Certainly the answer to that question begins with the gospel of Jesus Christ and centers upon his work on the cross. That is how we are made right with God, by grace and grace alone! From there, I think we’d have to talk about theology and...

Rock Solid Relationships
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Happy Easter! Jesus Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! As we continue to celebrate the reality that Jesus is alive, we would do well to remember that this means more than simply he lives in heaven. To say Christ is risen is to say that he is alive in the hearts and lives of those who trust in...

Falling Short
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Next Wednesday (March 2) is Ash Wednesday, which begins the season of Lent on the Church calendar. During this season, we are invited to prepare for the celebration of Easter by intentionally spending time reflecting on our frailty, our mortality, and our sin, which should lead us to deeper...

A New Year - 7 Signs
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Christmas is always a wonderful celebration of the most amazing gift in history- Jesus!  But we are invited to do more than merely celebrate Jesus' birth.  We are called to know who he is, to trust in him, and to find fullness of life in following him.  The Apostle John, a dear...

The Reason for the Season
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“Jesus is the reason for the season.” It is cliché, but it is true. Without Jesus, there would certainly be no Christmas celebration. However, Jesus came to this earth out of his wonderful love for us. So in this sense, we are also the reason for the Christmas season. And the...