Necessary Reminders
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Necessary Reminders

It is not uncommon in the course of most days to find myself sending one or two emails to “pastorflaa” as a way of reminder of things or tasks that need to be completed. My age may play a role here as my mind doesn’t work quite in the same manner it once did, yet...

#PLANTHAT
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#PLANTHAT

The thought of heaven, it’s what all us Christian’s enjoy thinking about. The awe of God’s presence, the beauty of heaven, the fellowship we’ll have for all of eternity…I got a text one day that made me realize this isn’t just a dream we have, this is something that as a Christian you can plan...

Riches: Rotten or Redeemed?
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Riches: Rotten or Redeemed?

STOP!!! I know what you are thinking…”this will be a good Sunday to skip because pastor is going to talk about money!” But before you carry out this ‘nefarious’ plan please consider a biblical reality: Scripture speaks to money and wealth in some 2350 verses, which means that twice as many verses are devoted to...

Steps to Divine Favor – What to Embrace (James 4)
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Steps to Divine Favor – What to Embrace (James 4)

In nearly every activity and decision in our lives, at some level there exists a conscious choice about avoiding and embracing. For example, if I desire to become a better steward of my time, I will avoid hours of Facebook, internet surfing, and Netflix binging and embrace time spent developing friendships or reading a good...

Steps to Divine Favor – What to Avoid (James 4)
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Steps to Divine Favor – What to Avoid (James 4)

Get ready for another story around the fireplace, as Pastor Dave will share with you excerpts of a fascinating story called “The Mansion” from John Weightman. This story talks of a main character who perfectly highlights the two issues that James is speaking on in our sermon text this week, which is the fourth chapter...

Confirmation Sunday
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Confirmation Sunday

The other services and testimonials can be found at the links below: 9:30am – https://vimeo.com/766253214 11am – https://vimeo.com/766255784

The Proof is in the Pudding
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The Proof is in the Pudding

We have all either said or heard the phrase, “talk is cheap.” Oh, now true! I can talk all day about how hard I work, but it is completed tasks and results that will verify that statement; I can talk all day about being a great husband, but it is a conversation with my wife...

Taming the Tongue
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Taming the Tongue

  I’m not going to lie, I don’t like to have my flaws pointed out to me. If you’re like me and you don’t like it when the truth hurts, you may want to skip this message, because as we go through the Book of James, we’re going to be talking about chapter 3, verses...

The Canoe of Faith Needs Two Paddles!
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The Canoe of Faith Needs Two Paddles!

  You will likely recall my use of this personal example before, but it is one that is worthy of repetition. Early on in our marriage, I fell into the habit of continually telling my new bride how much I loved her—like 15-20 times a day! Not that those words were unappreciated, but at some...

Witness
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Witness

I remember the fall of 2003 and our family’s transition to Plymouth, MN for Seminary. On our first trip to the local Target store, I immediately noticed everyone walking around, pushing a cart with a built-in cupholder and their $4.00 Starbuck’s coffee. And my mind immediately made a judgment: “look at all these wealthy coffee...