America is the Greatest Nation on Earth

Avoiding Election Infection:"America is greatest nation on earth" Introduction:  Welcome, guest, series Avoiding Election Infection Like to begin our study this morning by putting an image on the screen, to get you impression of it. Pic: Painting of Jesus The artist name is Jon McNaughton.  As you can see, the focus of the work is […]

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Wading Into Toxic Conversations

    Wading Into Toxic Conversations:  Good morning, welcome.  This week, begin new series “Avoiding Election Infection”. Right now, this nation is polarize like never before.  About to embark on THEE most contentious election of our lifetime.  And regardless of your political affiliation, how many of you, when you think of the next few months, […]

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Building Toward that Garden City

Building Toward that Garden City Introduction: Q: How’s everyone holding up?  Thrown a lot at you through this series. Maybe some of you have developed questions over the course of the last month, like: Learn about relationship between faith/work great and all, but what does any of this have to do with eternity? I mean, […]

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What Am I Called to do in this World

What Am I Called to do in this World? Introduction: Welcome, Sermon Series Sunday Worship, Monday Work (connection). Job Title: Image Bearers of God. . . .Job Description: Partner w/ God as rulers (Kings/Queens) over Creation. Rule is lived out through our work.   By Developing Social World (families, neighborhoods, communities) Developing Natural World (shape, make, […]

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Living as Modern Day Kings and Queens

Last week, looked at Genesis 1: which contains human job title So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.Gen. 1.27 NLT and job description. “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the […]

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The Story – The Trials Of A King

Last week, we learned that the man after God’s own heart, David, became the man on Israel’s throne. David’s Lower Story places the spotlight on one man’s sin and its tragic consequences. Yet it also beams with the offer of forgiveness and redemption. God’s grand Upper Story reminds us that no one is righteous on […]

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The Story – From Shepard To King

David was the least likely to be chosen to become the King of Israel. God had a plan for him that no one else could see. We are reminded in this story that God uses the least likely for His purpose. We, like David just need to let Him lead us to the path He […]

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The Story – Standing Tall, Falling Hard

The Story – Standing Tall, Falling Hard This week, I want to talk about THE KING. Because that question, the people of Israel are wrestling with in chapter: Who is going to be KING over us?. . .who is it we going to look to lead us?. . .to run things? It’s a question that […]

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The Story – The Faith of Foreign Women

The Story – The Faith of Foreign Women This week, we look at the story of Ruth. The story of Ruth takes place during the time of the Judges. If you have ever experienced disappointment or even dealing with it right now, then you are in the right place. That’s the place we find the […]

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The Story – A Few Good Men … And Women

The Story – A Few Good Men … And Women This week, we see the people of Israel stuck in a cycle, doing the same stuff over and over, a perpetual groundhog day if you will. Every felt like that? The book of Judge’s covers time of 350 years. . .of that 350, only 110 […]

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