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Sunday Message for 21 April 2019 (Easter): “Spiritual Life”

God bless you this wonderful morning and welcome to Easter, the most joyous of all Christian holy days. Easter emphasizes life over death and hope over despair. Jesus’ triumph demonstrates how love crushes hate and darkness. You’re invited to join us as we proclaim God’s life-giving message. God lives...
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Sunday Message for 14 April 2019 (Palm Sunday): “Divine Entrance”

Welcome to Palm Sunday, a time of faith-filled joy. Today’s celebration begins with Jesus’ trek through Jerusalem’s gate. Ultimately, what you’re encouraged to celebrate is God’s grand entrance into your spiritual life. Jesus’ odd donkey ride into ancient Jerusalem encouraged his supporters, who recognized him as a man of...
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Sunday Message for 7 April 2019 (5th Sunday of Lent): “Beyond Who You Were”

Today’s message launches from Philippians 3:4-14, where Paul reinterpreted his former elitist background. Paul did not flaunt his privileged ethnic heritage, and neither did he brag about following the religious law or receiving the equivalent of an ivy league education. Instead, Paul placed himself in perspective, writing that his...
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Sunday Message for 24 March 2019 (3rd Sunday of Lent): “Stuff Happens”

Stuff happens. Terrible things occur all the time and the crucial question is what lay behind such tragedies. In searching for answers, people have developed an insatiable appetite for causes and explanations. For better or for worse, there’s no single, satisfying answer to suffering. The human condition is fraught...
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Sunday Message for 3 March 2019: “Spiritual Supernova”

Welcome to Transfiguration Sunday, a time to consider Jesus’ true nature as revealed through a miraculous mountaintop shining. The transfiguration story begins as Jesus was trekking with three of his closest friends (Peter, James and John). After they reached the mountaintop, Jesus did something extraordinary. The evocative word “transfiguration”...
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Sunday Message for 24 February 2019: “Golden Guidance”

Today’s message will cover the concluding part of Jesus’ Sermon on the Plain.  As in last Sunday’s coverage of the Beatitudes, Jesus again offers transforming moral guidance. “ ‘But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse...
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Sunday Message for 17 February 2019: “Have a Great Be-attitude”

Today’s message focuses on the first part (Luke 6: 17-26) of Jesus’ Sermon on the Plain, similar to his Sermon on the Mount (Matthew chapters 5-7).  Please note that next week’s Message Supplement will cover the second portion of the Sermon on the Plain (Luke 6: 27-38). Both the...
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