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SERMON: Remembering

Psalm 105:1-11 & Luke 16:19-31A. INTRODUCTIONI ‘d like to start today with a confession. And that is . . . I was not brought up to consider remembering the past very seriously at all. For a start, as I was growing up, my father did not discuss his childhood or his...

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SERMON: Living in the Community

2 Kings 4:1-7 & 1 Corinthians 12:14-26A. INTRODUCTIONDifferent people have different ideas of what it means to live as a community. Some work together well, and are good at helping each other. Others . . . well, the fact is that some people may live close by, but...

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SERMON: A Lesson in Morality

2 Samuel 11:26-12:13aA. INTRODUCTIONAdultery, cover-up, murder, abuse of authority . . . It sounds like the story of a modern-day dictator, or a plot of a modern-day movie. And yet all these ingredients (and more) or included in the pages of the Old Testament. And,...

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SERMON: Ordinary, But Committed, People

1 Samuel 3:1-10 & John 1:43-51A. INTRODUCTION1. Organizations in GeneralIn most organizations you can belong to in our society, there are people from all sorts of different backgrounds. And people with all different levels of commitment.At one extreme there are...

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SERMON: The Material and the Spiritual

Deuteronomy 15:10-11, Ecclesiastes 5:10, Matthew 10:39 & 1 Timothy 6:9-10A. INTRODUCTIONIn many ways it’s quite normal to pursue our own wants and desires: to strive to be totally self-sufficient; to own our own home, to have our own transport, to have enough...

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SERMON: Coping with Difficulties

Deuteronomy 1:29-36 & John 14:1-14A. INTRODUCTION1. The Reality of DifficultiesWe all face difficulties in life—some of which of our own making, some of which we have contributed to, and some of which have been imposed on us from outside. We can face family...

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DEVOTION: God’s Blessings

Leviticus 26:3-17The book of Leviticus is one of those books that has turned many people away from reading the bible. It is tedious. It gives details of when to give sacrifices, how to give sacrifices, and what to give as sacrifices. And with the sacrifice of Jesus,...

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SERMON: Our Part in Creation

Ephesians 1:3-14A. INTRODUCTIONLetter writing, for some, can be very difficult. Because while some find it easy, others find it not so easy indeed.And this can be for a number of reasons. For example, sometimes we may not know what to say. Other times we may know what...

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DEVOTION: Grace, Love, and Fellowship

2 Corinthians 13:14Paul’s relationship with Corinth began during his second missionary journey. He was responsible for taking the faith into the city, and spent eighteen months there, building up the church and teaching them about God (Acts 18:11). He then moved on...

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SERMON: My Grace Is Sufficient for You

2 Corinthians 12:2-10A. INTRODUCTION1. Our Struggles and Our PrayersWe all bear struggles of one kind or another. Indeed, some people seem to face nothing but struggles, while most of us only have periods where life can be difficult. And when life is a struggle, it...

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