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Winning the Battles of Christmas

Series: Preacher: Date: December 24, 2017 Scripture Reference: Matthew 1:18-25

Look up on the side screens with me for a moment. I’m sure you’ve seen hundreds of pictures of manger scenes, but I want you to look at this one, just for a second, because I think it does a pretty good job of capturing the special peace that was surely felt by all who […]

Picking the RIGHT Christmas Tree

Series: , Preacher: Date: December 24, 2017 Scripture Reference: Galatians 3:13

Usually on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, we Adamses head out to find our Christmas tree. Since our first Christmas in 1979, that’s been our custom. As soon after turkey day as possible, we head out to find and decorate a live tree—because we love their smell and look. And we’re not alone. Every year 25-30 […]

The Art of Gift-Giving

Series: Preacher: Date: December 17, 2017 Scripture Reference: Matthew 2:1-12

Last week Sue and I joined with CC Day’s Sunday School class for their annual Christmas Party at the Brady home. We enjoyed a time of great food and fellowship—and then we moved downstairs where we gathered around the Christmas tree for a “White Elephant Gift exchange.” I’m fairly sure you all know how that […]

Remembering Christmas Right

Series: Preacher: Date: December 10, 2017 Scripture Reference: Luke 2:1-20

When I was about 10 the most popular show on TV—in my opinion—was DANIEL BOONE, starring Fess Parker and Ed Ames. Every Thursday night I’d gather around the television with my siblings to watch their adventures. Well, one day I was riding my banana seat bike past the window of the local five and dime […]


Series: Preacher: Date: December 3, 2017 Scripture Reference: John 13:34-35; 1 Corinthians 9:19-23

John 13:14 –  A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  35 – By this everyone will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another. 1st Corinthians 9:19 – Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to […]

The Thanksgiving of Communion

Series: Preacher: Date: November 26, 2017 Scripture Reference: Luke 22:14-20

14 – When the hour came, Jesus and His apostles reclined at the table. 15 – And He said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 16 – For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God.” […]

A Service of Thanksgiving and Praise

Series: Preacher: Date: November 19, 2017 Scripture Reference: Psalm 119-9-16

9 – How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to Your Word. 10 – I seek You with all my heart; do not let me stray from Your commands. 11 –  I have hidden Your Word in my heart, that I might not sin against You. 12 – Praise be to You, Lord; […]

You Are Called to Bless

Series: Preacher: Date: November 5, 2017 Scripture Reference: Ephesians 2:10

As any architect worth his drafting table knows—buildings are designed according to a specific purpose. I mean, the minute you look in our ROC you can see it was designed for recreation especially basketball. One look at the building we are in now shows it was intended to be a place where a large group […]

You Are Called to Become

Series: Preacher: Date: October 29, 2017 Scripture Reference: 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Have you ever had a job that got a little boring?  Sure, we all have, perhaps even enough to want a new career.  With that in mind, I’d like to share with you a few career options that you might enjoy, whether you’re at a stage in life where your setting out for the first […]

You Are Called to Belong

Series: Preacher: Date: October 22, 2017 Scripture Reference: Hebrews 2:10

Hebrews 2:10 – “God is the One Who made all things, and all things are for His glory. He wanted to have many children share His glory— —so He made the One Who leads people to salvation perfect through suffering.” (NCV) How many of you know what a metaphor is? If you’ve forgotten, here’s the definition. “A metaphor is […]

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