Season Epiphany

The View is Always Worth It

Sunday February 11, 2024 Text: Mark 9:2-8 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Mark 9:2-8

I’ve been up and down a lot of mountains in my life, the Appalachians, The Rockies, the Sierra Navada, Cascades, Himalayan, Nilgiris, and others. This last summer we were driving up and down the mountains in Olympic National Park.  It is a lot of work getting up to the top. Even if you are driving

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The King Comes Like Rain On Parched Grass

Sunday February 4, 2024 Text: Mark 1:29-39 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Mark 1:29-39

In the gospel of John, Jesus opens his ministry with the miracle of water into wine at the wedding of Cana. The kids and I talked on Tuesday about how this miracle reminds us that Jesus came to bless. This first miracle of Jesus mirrors Genesis chapter two. Just as God freely gave Adam and

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He Speaks With Authority

Sunday January 28, 2024 Text: Mark 1:21-28 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Mark 1:21-28

A made the star in the back of church for Advent. It is a simple woodworking project and even as simple as that is the angles are off. The one at the back of the church is much better. This chair, however, shows a far greater proficiency with woodworking. This was made by an India

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It’s All About The Water

Sunday January 14, 2024 Text: Mark 1:4-11 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Mark 1:4-11

Jesus’ ministry begins and end with baptism and preaching. John came preaching and baptism. Jesus was baptized then began his ministry. When Jesus ascends into heaven, he told his disciples “Go teach, baptize.” In acts on the day of Pentecost, the apostles preached the word, and the people were baptized. In our sinfulness we often

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The Light is Worth The Trip

Sunday January 7, 2024 Text: Isaiah 60:1-6 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Isaiah 60:1-6

When my brother David was in college, we drove together to Austin, Texas without stopping. We drove all night and all day. When we arrived, we were there for maybe twenty minutes, turned around and drove all the way back. About twenty-four hours one way and the same back. Why would we do that?  All

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Sunday February 12, 2023 Text: Genesis 50:22-26 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Genesis 50:22-26

In God’s Presence - In God’s Coming - In God’s Love In death Joseph displayed the same faith by which he lived. In particular he learned to grasp three of God’s most important promises. These are the same three promises we not only need to know but need to trust.

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Jesus conquers Hate

Sunday February 5, 2023 Text: Genesis 33:1-4,18-20 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Genesis 33:1-4,18-20

Trust God’s Promises Face You Sin Release Earthly Treasures

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The Lord Reigns In The Lives Of His People

Sunday January 29, 2023 Text: Genesis 24:10-26 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Genesis 24:10-26

Because we fail to trust God's providence, we spend many fruitless hours in worry. The people in our text this morning trust God’s control even when there is no evidence.

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Misconceptions of Mission Ministry

Sunday January 22, 2023 Text: Matthew 4:12-25 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Matthew 4:12-25

What does Jesus mean when He says “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand?” He simply means that the Kingdom of Heaven is not a long way off. It is not a difficult thing to get to or to find. It is near at hand that is it is near to you. As

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The Necessity of Baptism

Sunday January 15, 2023 Text: Matthew 3:13-17 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Matthew 3:13-17

There are so many people in and out of the Bible who think they know better than God. Some make this mistake in ignorance, like Abraham, Moses, and Peter. Other proceed  in outright arrogance, like Jeroboam, Ahab, and Judas. The people knowing God’s path choose another route. “Go this way,” says God. “No, I know

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