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...

Fear Not, Zacharias
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Fear Not, Zacharias

Our Advent series features the birth narrative of Jesus and all the reminders from the angels, “Do not fear”.

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...

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

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...

Certainty
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Certainty

Life is full of unknowns, but it is also full of certainty. I don’t know who will win the Super Bowl, but you can be certain I will be cheering for the Chiefs; I don’t know when Gloria and I will indulge in ice cream again, but you can be certain it will be Cold...