Sermons from 2017

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Cravings

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October 8, 2017 Exodus 16:16-18 16 This is what the Lord has commanded: ‘Gather as much of it as each of you needs, an omer to a person according to the number of persons, all providing for those in their own tents.’” 17 The Israelites did so, some gathering more, some less. 18 But when they measured it with an omer, those […]

What is it?

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October 1, 2017 Exodus 16:9-15 9 Then Moses said to Aaron, “Say to the whole congregation of the Israelites, ‘Draw near to the Lord, for he has heard your complaining.’” 10 And as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the Israelites, they looked toward the wilderness, and the glory of the Lord appeared in the cloud. 11 The Lord spoke to Moses and said, 12 “I […]

Wow!

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Wow! (Third in Series based on Anne Lamott’s “Help, Thanks, Wow: Three Essential Prayers.”) September 24, 2017 Psalm 65 1Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion; and to you shall vows be performed, 2O you who answer prayer! To you all flesh shall come. 3When deeds of iniquity overwhelm us, you forgive our transgressions. […]

Thanks!

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September 17, 2017 (2nd in Series on Anne Lamott’s Help, Thanks, Wow) 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.    Today we are continuing our series, “Help, Thanks, Wow,” which is loosely based on a book with the same […]

When Strangers Become Friends

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August 27, 2017 Dr. Seuss Book: What Was I Scared Of? Scripture Acts 10:1-8 In Caesarea, there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of the Italian Cohort, as it was called. 2 He was a devout man who feared God with all his household; he gave alms generously to the people and prayed constantly to God. 3 One […]

Stubborn Pride

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Sunday August 20, 2017 Dr. Seuss Book: The Zax Sermon Title: Stubborn Pride Proverbs 12:15 15Fools think their own way is right, but the wise listen to advice.   Neither one will budge an inch.  Stubborn pride will not allow one to yield to the other.  They are in a standoff with no way out.  […]

Taste and See!

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August 13, 2017 Dr. Suess Series: Green Eggs and Ham Scripture: Psalm 34:8 “Taste and see that the Lord is good, blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.”   The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham are two Dr. Seuss best sellers.  Both of these books were inspired by a […]

The Butter Way

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Sunday August 6, 2017 Dr. Suess book: The Butter Battle By Guest Preacher Lindsey Jacobs – Lindsey Jacobs is the Manager of Legacy Planning for Chapman University and the daughter of two Disciples ministers. Scripture: Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.  Romans 12:18 If it is possible, […]

Blurring the Divide

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Sunday, July 30, 2017 Dr. Seuss Book: The Sneetches Scripture: Ephesians 2:11-22 The reconciliation of God’s people 11 So remember that once you were Gentiles by physical descent, who were called “uncircumcised” by Jews who are physically circumcised.12 At that time you were without Christ. You were aliens rather than citizens of Israel, and strangers to the […]

100% Faithful

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Dr. Seuss Book: Horton Hatches the Egg July 23, 2017 1 Corinthians 15:58 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)   58 Therefore, my beloved,[a] be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.   I have a confession to make.  Horton really messed […]