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Messages from November 2020

Nov. 29, 2020 – Please Come for a Visit

Nov 29, 2020 Online Worship – Please Come for a Visit Today’s scripture: Isaiah 64:1-9 The first Sunday in Advent is centered on Hope. We hope for an encounter with God and the good news is that God comes to us and wants to come. We ask for a visit, but are we ready for him? The Israelites were in captivity in Babylon, the temple was destroyed, and after nearly 70 years people were forgetting their history, their faith, and…

November 22nd – Open the Eyes of My Heart

Nov 22, 2020 Online Worship – Open the Eyes of My Heart Today’s scripture: Ephesians 1: 15-23 Charles Dickens, nineteenth century English author, accused Americans of celebrating Thanksgiving all wrong saying Americans should complain one day of the year and give thanks on all the other 364 days to thank God for all our blessings. Paul would not agree with Dickens. He tells us we should focus on God gifts and blessings with the Lordship of Christ. In his prayer…

Are you Invested?

Are you Invested? Today’s scripture: Matthew 25:14-18, 28-29 Living as a disciple is a lot like investing, there is risk involved. Unlike investing, we have a guaranteed return when we invest with God. Walking with Jesus can be uncomfortable at times, dangerous at others. We are always outside the norm when we serve others and when we share the gospel because our faith can only be proven in our soul and from the labor of our hands. This passage is…

Nov 8, 2020 – The Cooperative Imperative

Today’s scripture: 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13 We see the results when people fail to cooperate at the political level; stagnation, battles, hard feelings, and anger abound. But as disciples of Jesus, we are called to cooperate in ministry and life and this goes beyond denominations, beyond our own prideful desires to place the kingdom in front of all we do. If it’s good for the kingdom of God, it’s good for us. To put it another way, when we cooperate and…