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Sunday Message for 28 March 2021 (Palm Sunday): “Spiritual Entrance”

Share in the joys of Palm Sunday, a time of welcoming Jesus. Today celebrates not only Jesus’ historic donkey ride through Jerusalem’s gate but also the promise of God’s entrance into your life. Jesus’ ride into the ancient capital city of Israel encouraged his supporters, many of whom perceived...
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Sunday Message for 21 March 2021: “Whole-hearted Spirituality”

Today’s message involves life from death in Jesus’ parable of a wheat grain: “Very truly I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit” (John 12:24). Accept Jesus’ statement with...
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Sunday Message for 14 March 2021: “Resist Soulessness”

Ephesians 2:1-10 is the basis for the first-half of today’s message. Here, Paul reveals the spiritual status of his audience prior to their conversion: “You were dead through the trespasses and sins” (Ephesians 2:1). The passage emphasizes how lack of a spiritual life results in a living death. Contributing...
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Sunday Message for 7 March 2021: “Temple-Tantrum?”

Today’s message focuses on a dramatic incident. All four gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) reveal this peculiar episode which depicts a very different Jesus. Jesus had visited Jerusalem during the high holy season of Passover. What Jesus saw happening in the outer temple area aroused his rage such that...
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Sunday Message for 28 February 2021: “Prioritizing Discipleship”

Despite their closeness, Jesus and Peter didn’t always get along. One day there was a disagreement between the two that resulted in a public rebuking of Peter. The situation started when Peter rejected Jesus’ talk about suffering and death. Jesus would have none of this and responded with a...
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Sunday Message for 21 February 2021: “Lent Renewal”

Welcome to Lent, a period of forty days historically celebrated as a time of examination and preparation leading up to Easter. How should Lent be spent? Lent repeats ever year, and many people say that they look forward to this because Lent helps them focus on spirituality. Other folks...
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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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