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Recent Sermons

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Sept. 28, 2014 – Youth Sunday: “Have the Mind of Christ”

Phil. 2:1-13 Our youth once again led us in worship.  They assisted with the sermon, which is a challenge to people in the church to focus on having Jesus’ mindset.  What is Jesus’ mindset? Paul tells us not to look to our own interests, but the interests of others.  Jesus did just that when he […]


Sept. 21, 2014: “Give Us Our Daily Bread”

Exodus 16:2-15 One of the Bible’s recurring themes is to trust in God to provide what we need to live and not be anxious.  Another is to set aside time every week to rest and worship God.  God’s gift of manna to the people of Israel reminds us that we still need to approach our […]


Sept. 14, 2014: “Seventy-Seven Times”

Matthew 18:21-35 Have you ever known someone who frequently wronged you?  We all know the saying, “Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.”  But how many times should we be willing to forgive someone?  Jesus says the number is seventy-seven times in this week’s passage.  The number is symbolic of […]


Sept. 7, 2014: “Put on the Armor of Light”

Romans 13:8-14 Our faith teaches us that every action we take should be loving toward others and toward God.  Few people question whether or not that is the right way to live.  But is that the normal way people act toward one another?  Paul tells his readers that loving one another means a new way […]


August 31, 2014: “Taking Up The Cross in the 21st Century”

Matthew 16:21-28 Whether it be a new career or hobby, taking up any kind of new interest requires an investment.  Some kind of sacrifice has to be made to make room in your life for something new.  Jesus teaches that we must also make sacrifices as his followers.  He uses the image of a cross, […]