Tick Tock Goes the Clock
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Tick Tock Goes the Clock

I recall fondly one of our first activities of our many visits to Bismarck, ND to see Gloria’s parents. Upon our entrance to their condo and after the removal of shoes and the sharing of hugs and greetings, we would then remove the battery from the clock that hung on the kitchen wall. The ticking...

Simply True
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Simply True

This week we will look to Ecclesiastes 2:12-26 and a message titled “Simply True.” I am confident that all of you can identify some simple, basic truths that you have discovered in your life that when applied, are not only proven to be true, but just make life more enjoyable. For me, this would include:...

Sandcastles
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Sandcastles

This week we will visit Ecclesiastes 2:1-11 and discover what could be called the Gospel of Self, that is, the effort to find meaning and significance in pleasure, possessions, and work. Tragically, many find themselves firmly rooted in this place, unable to recognize that people and the Lord are much more important than thrills and...

Life Under the Sun
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Life Under the Sun

As a youngster I had pet gerbils. They were finely furry and definitely cute and cuddly, and I recall vividly how I enjoyed watching them get onto the metal wheel in their cage and run around and around, their little legs moving so fast and yet really going no where despite their best efforts. If...

Psalm 143
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Psalm 143

Problematic behaviors lead to distressing results…But why then do we keep following our problematic behaviors if we don’t like the end result? This is the issue with so many of us, because we have not defined our goals enough to help us change course in our lives to be free from living without intentions or...

Mary’s Treasure
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Mary’s Treasure

For our Christmas service we’ll be looking at what Mary treasured as talked about in Luke 2:19.

Fear Not, Shepherds
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Fear Not, Shepherds

As you prepare your hearts, Christmas Eve’s message will be based on the text of Luke 2:9-10 and titled “Fear Not Shepherds” and Christmas Day focusing on the text of Luke 2:19, with consideration of the question: “what did Mary ponder in her heart on that first Christmas?”

Refreshed Through Promise
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Refreshed Through Promise

This week we return to Philemon for our third and final sermon in the series “Refresh My Heart.” We will look specifically at the idea of “promise” and the observation that a promise is a guarantee or assurance of something to take place. As we look to Paul’s letter to Philemon, we will discover three...

Refreshed Through Purpose
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Refreshed Through Purpose

This week’s message will focus upon discovering refreshment through purpose. In Paul’s letter to Philemon he addresses three items that impact all of us in our lives to greater or lesser degrees: community, love, and trial. These items are not simply random, accidental events, but designed for a purpose, and understanding this purpose will refresh...