“Immanent Frame”

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“Wisdom and Hope”

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“A New Commandment.”

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“Belong!”

https://www.orthodonticpartners.net/mirtyew/5033 May 12, 2019 John 10:22-30   “How long will you keep us in suspense?  If you are the Messiah tell us plainly.”  In a way it seems like an odd question to be asked in the Gospel of John.  No gospel is more clear on explicitly declaring the identity of Jesus than the Gospel of […]

“Being Whole-Hearted”

https://www.gostatewide.net/marderos/2201 May 5, 2019 Acts 9:1-20   Sermon process The inspiration for the sermon always comes, but I never know when it’s going to hit and that almost always causes a bit of stress.  Inevitably, though, each week I feel like God eventually breaks through with some guidance.  Often it happens when a line of scripture […]

“The Power of Belief”

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“Easter Sunday!”

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Why Should We Love Our Enemies?

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“Glory”

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Oct. 21, 2018 Job 38:1-7, 34-41 Psalm 104 Mark 10:35-45   A friend of mine told me the other day how he keeps getting these really inspired sermon ideas.  He shared some of those ideas with me and I agreed: they were fantastic.  The churches where he had been preaching agreed too.  “They really responded,” […]