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Sunday Sermon Notes: January 16, 2022

Ephesians 2:1-10 Beginning here in chapter two, Paul reminds us of how we have been made alive in Christ. It’s a funny thing, but I nearly added the word “again” to that sentence, but Paul’s point is not that we … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon Notes: January 9, 2022

To a large degree, chapter one is an introduction to the letter. In the first two verses, Paul identifies himself and addresses his recipients in his usual style, and then he jumps into his introduction beginning in verse 3. These … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon Notes: December 26, 2021

Luke 2:1-21 In due course the time came for Mary to give birth to her son; they named him Jesus, just as the angel had told them. There really is no point in my retelling of the story since it … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon Notes: December 19, 2021

Isaiah 9:1-7 Christmas hasn’t always been a holiday in America, in fact it didn’t become an official holiday until the Administration of U. S. Grant in the 1870’s. During the time of President Lincoln, Mrs. Lincoln would hold a Reception … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon Notes: December 12, 2021

John 10:1-18 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (10:10) This passage is figurative (John 10:6). There are 8 components of the extended metaphor … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon Notes: November 28, 2021

He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon Notes: November 21, 2021

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon Notes: November 14, 2021

It will come as a surprise to many today to know that meditation is a Christian spiritual practice, for most of us associate meditation with Eastern metaphysics or New Ade practice.  In truth, meditation in various forms is practiced almost … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon Notes: October 31, 2021

The Spiritual Practice of Study goes back several thousand years and thus it shouldn’t seem like a new idea to anyone. It can take many forms and can be both an individual and group practice, yet for our purposes in this … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon Notes: October 24, 2021 

As we continue our look at the Classical Spiritual Practice of prayer, I’d like to offer another approach to prayer which is both classic, and potentially controversial. The controversy comes into play when people insist that a more formal approach to … Continue reading

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