SERMON: Choosing Leaders

Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 A. INTRODUCTION From time to time we all get involved in the selection of leaders. Not only for the different organizations to which we belong, but in respect to the people we want to represent us at the local council, in parliament, etc., etc. And...

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SERMON: Separating Fact from Fiction

2 Peter 1:16-21 A. INTRODUCTION 1. False Claims in General These days we are bombarded with people wanting to sell us things. There are door to door salesman (although they seem to becoming less often). There are telephone callers (although they are probably mainly...

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SERMON: The Taming of the Tongue

James 3:1-12 A. INTRODUCTION I am constantly amazed at the stories that I hear. So much so that I wonder where some of them come from. I’ve heard stories of people which were apparently true, but were told to someone in confidence. I’ve heard stories which were only...

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DEVOTION: Initiation Ceremonies

Ephesians 4:1-5 If we want to a join an organization or club, we usually have to do certain things. We may have to wait until there is a vacancy. We may have to meet certain requirements. We may have to complete an application form and pay a membership and/or annual...

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QUESTION: Church Buildings for Sale

When an historical church building is up for sale, there is often a community wishing to buy it. But what do they think they are they going to do with it? It seems that, for many, maintaining the building is far more important than pursuing reconciliation with God....

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QUESTION: The Blame Game

When something goes wrong, people often seem to look for someone to blame. It’s seems to be always someone else’s fault. So do promises of compensation by solicitors, looking for ways to promote their own practices, help those situations, or only make them worse?...

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QUESTION: Regular Services

The purpose of having regular services is to encourage the meeting habits of the congregation. It also serves to help interested non-members know when services are being held. Why then do so many churches change their service times, etc., when that pattern becomes...

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SERMON: The Emotions of Christmas

Luke 2:1-20 A. INTRODUCTION The preparation time for Christmas can be a very emotional time. There can be feelings of great excitement, as families and friends plan for that special day—to make that special effort to be in the one place at the one time. There can be...

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KID’S TALK: The Best Christmas Present Ever

Robert was worried. It was Christmas Eve and there was one person for whom he hadn’t bought a present—his best friend Eunice. And Eunice was very special to him. She was about Robert’s age, about ten, but she seemed to have everything. She didn’t need anything for her...

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OPINION: History Repeats

There’s an old saying: “History repeats.” And it’s a saying that has been repeated many times and in many forms. As a consequence, history is littered with people who have used the saying, as nations and individuals have repeated the same old mistakes over and over...

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