Speaker Pastor Matthew Ude

So, You Think Your Done

Sunday May 21, 2023 Text: 1 peter 5:6-11 Speaker: Festival: Passages: 1 peter 5:6-11

Four years ago, this fall, Elijah started confirmation class. After two years we made it through the catechism. At the end of that second year, Elijah asked me, “Does that mean we are done?” The answer of course was “No.” Two years later and the answer is still, no. Your done meeting with me but

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Thursday May 18, 2023 Text: Luke 24:44-53 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Luke 24:44-53

Jesus’ ascension assures us that the same man who died for our sins now rules over all things for the good of His church. We can confidently leave all things in His hands knowing that He is in control.

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Sunday May 14, 2023 Text: 1 peter 3:13-22 Speaker: Festival: Passages: 1 peter 3:13-22

In our reading from Acts we heard Paul’s famous sermon at the Areopagus which is sometimes also called Mars Hill. This is a famous sermon. There was even a church named after this incident. This church and many others Paul’s sermon here is certainly powerful, but there is really no secret as to why it

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An Explosion of Grace

Sunday May 7, 2023 Text: John 14:1-14 Speaker: Festival: Passages: John 14:1-14

What is worrying you? What is weighing on your heart this morning? I woke in the middle of the night the other day thinking about everything I must get done before the end of the year. In my case that means that it must be finished this week. Jesus came to give us peace. He

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The Way That Was Shut Is Open

Sunday April 30, 2023 Text: John 10:1-10 Speaker: Festival: Passages: John 10:1-10

You know you are in a fairy tale when there are locked doors in the house, and you are told not to open them, or you will die. Audible had a sale on Audiobooks the other day and one of the books we got was “The Complete and Original Norwegian Folktales,” by Asbjørnsen and Moe.

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Sunday April 23, 2023 Text: Luke 24:13-35 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Luke 24:13-35

Because of our sinfulness our eyes are often closed to the truth that Jesus walks with us every day. Through the scriptures Jesus opens our eyes to see Him, to know Him and to walk with Him.

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The Resurrection Effect

Sunday April 16, 2023 Text: Acts 5:29-42 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Acts 5:29-42

For a long time, astrophysicists were quite certain of the existence of black holes, even though they had never seen one directly. The truth of their existence was deduced by the effect they have on the objects around them. Similarly, long before they ever found Pluto, they knew it was there because of the effect

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Welcome to the Empty Tomb

Saturday April 8, 2023 Text: Matthew 28:2 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Matthew 28:2

The angels roll back the tomb and they sit there. Who are they waiting for? In the gospels it is the women who come first to the tomb. They see the empty tomb and hear the angels, but the tomb is empty, and the angels are sitting there. Anyone could come to hear and see.

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And God Wept

Friday April 7, 2023 Text: John 11:32-37 Speaker: Festival: Passages: John 11:32-37

Love caused Jesus to weep at the tomb of Lazarus. Love sent Him to that tomb to give life. In love God weeps over our sin. In love God came to give us life.

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What Goes In

Thursday April 6, 2023 Text: Matthew 26:17-30 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Matthew 26:17-30

Everyday without realizing it we breath in the sin of this world. Here we receive that which is pure.

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