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Sunday Message for 14 February 2021: “Fantabulous Energy”

Welcome to Transfiguration Sunday, a time to consider Jesus’ true nature and God’s fantabulous transforming power (Matthew 17: 1-9). The transfiguration story began as Jesus was trekking with three of his closest friends (Peter, James and John). After they reached a mountaintop, Jesus shared an extraordinary experience. The evocative...
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Sunday Message for 7 February 2021: “Faith Doctor”

Mark 1:29-39 reveals healing verses. Jesus accompanied two sets of brothers (Simon & Andrew, James & John) as the five men visited Simon’s house, where they found Simon’s mother-in-law feverish. Jesus healed her, and then Jesus continued his role as faith doctor as he spent the rest of the...
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Sunday Message for 31 January 2021: “JC Superstar”

In Mark 1:21-28 Jesus is teaching in a Capernaum synagogue, a Jewish worship house similar to a church. Jesus’ message wasn’t boring, meh or ho-hum: “They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes” (Mark 1:22). Jesus’ style and...
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Sunday Message for 24 January 2021: “Fishing for People”

Today’s message from Mark 1:14-20 reveals a disciple-building day in Jesus’ early ministry. John the Baptist had been arrested and Jesus was moving forward with his mission of gathering a cadre of dedicated followers. Jesus’ foundational message to the world was stated simply and with gusto: “The time is...
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Message for Sunday 17 January 2021: “Dare to be a Disciple”

Consider how Jesus gathered his earliest disciples. It’s not surprising that Jesus needed followers. Founders of successful religions must have a dedicated cadre of supporters to firmly establishment their vision. In John 1:43-51 Jesus began his public ministry in earnest by calling Philip, who then went to find Nathanael...
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Message for Sunday 10 January 2021: “Hearing God’s Voice”

Today’s message from Mark 1:4-11 emphasizes God’s presence during Jesus’ baptism, the second epiphany after the one involving adoration of Jesus by the wise men when Jesus was an infant. The crucial moment in today’s story is what Jesus experienced when he was rising out of the water: “And...
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Message for Sunday 3 January 2021: “Revealing God”

In the marvelous spirit of the New Year, have a fantastic 2021. I share with you God’s enthusiastic embrace, filled with promises and possibilities. Experience a wonderful 2021 as you inoculate yourself against the virus of negativity and defeatism. Every January 6 is the religious holiday of Epiphany, the...
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Message for Sunday 27 December 2020: “Great Expectations”

Today’s message from Luke 2:22-40 is a story of Anna and Simeon’s great expectations as they adored the baby Jesus. Speaking of Great Expectations, that’s the title of Charles Dickens’ 1861 novel, whose central character is an orphan child named “Pip.” Jesus and Pip have something in common, including...
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Message for Christmas Eve 24 December 2020

God bless you on this marvelous Christmas Eve. Prepare for the Christ child to inspire and empower you this wonderful season. Amid the holiday cheer arises a profound question: How do you feel about your life? Christmas is a great time to reassess who and what you are. To...
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Sunday Message for 20 December 2020: “Angelic Announcement”

Today’s message from Luke 1:26-38 is the story of wonderful news being delivered to Mary the mother of Jesus. The angelic messenger Gabriel visited Mary and proclaimed her vital role: “And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus” (Luke...
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