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Sunday Message for 11 September 2022: “Discovering Disciples”

The scripture for today’s message is Luke 15: 1-10 Jesus spoke with despised tax collectors and “sinners,” thereby arousing controversy but also providing insights about helping people find redemption. Jesus utilized a pair of examples intended to dramatize the process of finding lost valuables and, by analogy, lost souls....
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Sunday Message for 4 September 2022: “Dedicated Disciple”

The verses for today’s message: Luke 14:25-33 How much does it cost you to be God’s disciple? This is more than a rhetorical question given what Jesus had to say. The original setting for today’s message involved Jesus commenting about a crowd that was following him. Among those tagging...
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Sunday Message for 28 August 2022: “Life Enhancement”

The Bible verses for today’s message: Hebrews 13:1-8,15-16. Prepare yourself for timeless life-enhancing guidance. Start with love, which entails behavior as basic as hospitality and as intense as empathy, a feeling so deep that you participate in other peoples’ struggles. “Remember those who are in prison, as though you...
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Sunday Message for 21 August 2022: “Reject Hypocritical Religion”

The Bible verses for today’s message: Luke 13:10-17                  There’s a poignant lesson from Jesus’ synagogue preaching. An afflicted woman arrived during Jesus’ sermon and disturbed the cherished litanies. Instead of putting the woman in her place for disrupting the service, Jesus demonstrated compassion. One of the synagogue leaders...
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Sunday Message for 14 August 2022: “Enduring Faith”

The scripture for today’s message is Hebrews 11:29 – 12:2 Following God can be perilous. Regarding the ancient followers of God, “They were stoned to death, they were sawn in two, they were killed by the sword; they went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, persecuted, tormented–…”...
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Sunday Message for 7 August 2022: “Get Ready!”

The texts for today’s message are Isaiah 1:1,10-20; Luke 12:32-40; and Hebrews 11:1-3,8-16 Today’s message is a “combo-special” that weaves a spiritual vitality theme. All of today’s material can help combat the threat of summer slumber and August apathy. Brace yourself, because bursting through Jerusalem’s great Temple walls and...
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Sunday Message for 31 July 2022: “Heavenly Priorities”

The text for today’s message is Colossians 3:1-11 & Luke 12:13-21.             Welcome to a discussion about heavenly priorities, emphasizing spirituality over distractions.             In the Colossian verses, Paul the author emphasized the value of spirituality, nurtured by virtues that overcome anger and numerous conflicts. Be mindful of your...
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Sunday Message for 24 July 2022: “Almighty Changes”

The scripture basis for today’s message is Genesis 18:20-32, Exodus 32:7-14, & Luke 11:1-13. Have you challenged God? This topic is awkward but it is also quite proper. Today’s message about bargaining with God and changing the Almighty’s mind is strange yet also helpful for your spiritual growth. There’s...
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Sunday Message for 17 July 2022: “Martha Martha”

The scripture basis for today’s message is Luke 10:38-42. Today’s message covers Jesus’ visit with two sisters, Mary and Martha, each of whom had a different approach to hosting. The story of the sisters stimulates a discussion about how distractions and priorities can undermine spiritual health. Martha welcomed Jesus...
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Sunday Message for 10 July 2022: “You’re My Neighbor”

The scripture for today’s message is Luke 10:25-37. The iconic story of the Good Samaritan begins with an encounter between Jesus and a Jewish religious specialist who asked, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” (Luke 10: 25). This monumental question hangs over the history of Christianity and...
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