Season Easter

Jesus In Our Midst

Sunday April 14, 2024 Text: Luke 24:36-49 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Luke 24:36-49

36 Now as they said these things, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them, and said to them, “Peace to you.”  Its Sunday. The people are gathered. Jesus is in their midst. He gives them his peace. He sends them out into the world. What am I describing? Am I describing our text or

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The Light Reveals The Truth

Sunday April 7, 2024 Text: John 20:19-31 Speaker: Festival: Passages: John 20:19-31

Last week we heard how the women come to the tomb early in the darkness. They leave in the glorious light of his resurrection. They come bearing the accoutrements of death. They leave with the promises of life. Similarly in our text today the disciples begin hiding in fear but in the end, leave filled

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Visiting the Empty Tomb

Sunday March 31, 2024 Text: Mark 16:1-8 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Mark 16:1-8

Last year I was reading a book and came across a quote that surprised me.  It was a quote from a second century Roman general who referred to the Jewish nation and their “tribal god.” It’s not surprising that an ancient roman would view the Lord God in such a way. Yet, it was one

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SHARING WHAT IS PRECIOUS

Sunday May 14, 2023 Text: 1 peter 3:13-22 Speaker: Festival: Passages: 1 peter 3:13-22

In our reading from Acts we heard Paul’s famous sermon at the Areopagus which is sometimes also called Mars Hill. This is a famous sermon. There was even a church named after this incident. This church and many others Paul’s sermon here is certainly powerful, but there is really no secret as to why it

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An Explosion of Grace

Sunday May 7, 2023 Text: John 14:1-14 Speaker: Festival: Passages: John 14:1-14

What is worrying you? What is weighing on your heart this morning? I woke in the middle of the night the other day thinking about everything I must get done before the end of the year. In my case that means that it must be finished this week. Jesus came to give us peace. He

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The Way That Was Shut Is Open

Sunday April 30, 2023 Text: John 10:1-10 Speaker: Festival: Passages: John 10:1-10

You know you are in a fairy tale when there are locked doors in the house, and you are told not to open them, or you will die. Audible had a sale on Audiobooks the other day and one of the books we got was “The Complete and Original Norwegian Folktales,” by Asbjørnsen and Moe.

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FINDING JESUS

Sunday April 23, 2023 Text: Luke 24:13-35 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Luke 24:13-35

Because of our sinfulness our eyes are often closed to the truth that Jesus walks with us every day. Through the scriptures Jesus opens our eyes to see Him, to know Him and to walk with Him.

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The Resurrection Effect

Sunday April 16, 2023 Text: Acts 5:29-42 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Acts 5:29-42

For a long time, astrophysicists were quite certain of the existence of black holes, even though they had never seen one directly. The truth of their existence was deduced by the effect they have on the objects around them. Similarly, long before they ever found Pluto, they knew it was there because of the effect

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Welcome to the Empty Tomb

Saturday April 8, 2023 Text: Matthew 28:2 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Matthew 28:2

The angels roll back the tomb and they sit there. Who are they waiting for? In the gospels it is the women who come first to the tomb. They see the empty tomb and hear the angels, but the tomb is empty, and the angels are sitting there. Anyone could come to hear and see.

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Jesus Says Come

Sunday May 29, 2022 Text: Revelation 22:1-6 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Revelation 22:1-6

Let all those who desire to walk in the forest of life, come, and receive healing in the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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