Follow Me – We Live With Urgency
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Follow Me – We Live With Urgency

The new year is almost upon us and as we close out 2023, so too will we be closing out our series called “Follow Me” which looked at what it means to be a follower of Jesus. This week Pastor Dave Ryerson will be looking at how the follower of Jesus lives with urgency.

Follow Me – We Are Filled With His Peace
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Follow Me – We Are Filled With His Peace

When you think Christmas, what words do you associate with this time of year? Joy is a word commonly associated with Christmas as is the word peace. Both words are especially important for the Christian, because it’s what we feel and know when we have committed our lives to following Jesus. As we wind down...

Follow Me – We Pursue Holiness
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Follow Me – We Pursue Holiness

This summer Gloria and I and our boys were indulging in a meal at one of our favorite restaurants. All was well until about half way through Gloria took a bite of her food only to discover a rather long piece of hair…needless to say, her appetite immediately vanished! It is likely you have experienced...

Follow Me – We Walk by Faith
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Follow Me – We Walk by Faith

In every conversation we have when we attempt to describe a person, event, or even a feeling, we use a variety of words that essentially speak to the qualities or characteristics of what we are describing. My mom is in an Assisted Living facility in Sioux Falls and we talk on the phone nearly every...

Follow Me – The Way of Affliction
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Follow Me – The Way of Affliction

One of the most natural responses shared by all of us is the desire to avoid affliction and hardship. And when faced with affliction and hardship, our first response is nearly always to have it immediately removed or remedied. Yet, as a disciple, we soon discover that hardship, trial, and difficulty are quite literally part...

Follow Me – You Battle Great Enemies
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Follow Me – You Battle Great Enemies

The life of a disciple is a life of battle. I say this not to cause fear or withdrawal but to stir a spirit of caution and a desire and willingness to continually ‘fight the good fight.’ There is often perpetuated a lie that says the Christian life will be the ‘easy’ life, and this...

Follow Me- “We Live in Hope”
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Follow Me- “We Live in Hope”

There’s a Coke commercial that runs these days which shows the rollercoaster ride of a sports fan. It shows tons of different people screaming in joy, until you hear the announcer say the team missed the winning field goal. Everyone’s cheer quickly turns to everyone screaming “noooo” in dismay, until you hear the announcer say...

Follow Me- “Money Matters”
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Follow Me- “Money Matters”

It was Martin Luther, the great Reformer, who first spoke of three conversions: “conversion of the heart, conversion of the mind, and conversion of the purse. Unfortunately, not all at the same time!” It is in the spirit of this quote that we proceed this week in our series “Follow Me” with a message based...

Follow Me- “We are Disciples and We Make Disciples”
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Follow Me- “We are Disciples and We Make Disciples”

I hope I am not the only person that has been told to “act your age!” Yet, there have been times when that phrase was necessarily applied because I was acting or speaking in a manner that was not very becoming. I believe that this phrase is applicable at times, not just in our ordinary...

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