What We Are In Christ

Sunday March 10, 2024 Text: Ephesians 2:1-10 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Ephesians 2:1-10

Imagine driving through the Arizona desert. On your way through the desert, you see a pile of dry bones. Imagine someone in the car stepped out and started preaching to the dry bones. What would you think? You would probably think him a complete nut. This is exactly what God told Ezekiel the prophet to

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A Battle of Silence

Wednesday March 6, 2024 Text: Matthew 27:11-14 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Matthew 27:11-14

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The Battle to Accept God’s Will

Sunday March 3, 2024 Text: Matthew 26:37-39 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Matthew 26:37-39

The Battle Is Difficult There are seven petitions in the Lord’s prayer, seven things that we ask for. Which of these is the hardest to pray? The fifth can be difficult. We ask that we learn to be as forgiving to others as God is to us. When we are filled with anger and resentment

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A Battle of Peace

Tuesday February 27, 2024 Text: John 18:1-11 Speaker: Festival: Passages: John 18:1-11

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Who Is The Christ?

Sunday February 25, 2024 Text: Mark 8:27-38 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Mark 8:27-38

There was one professor in particular at ILC who always made you show your work. Even if you got the answer right, if you didn’t get there the right way you still got it wrong. Similarly, some teachers want you to explain why on the true or false questions. Its not good enough to mark

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The Battle is Not Yours but the Lord’s: A Battle of Repentance

Wednesday February 21, 2024 Text: Luke 18:9-14 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Luke 18:9-14

Our midweek Lenten series this year is all about battles. Battles that the Lord fights for us in our lives and battles that Christ fought when He secured our redemption. Our series is appropriately named after the same confession of David when he declared before Goliath – “The Battle is the Lord’s.” We are reminded

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When the Lord Writes the Test

Sunday February 18, 2024 Text: Mark 1:9-15 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Mark 1:9-15

Back in the early 80s three students wrote the SAT board to point out that there was a mistake on the SAT. The board reviewed the test and realized they were right. They removed that question from the test and adjusted all the scores accordingly. For some people this was a good thing, their score

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The Battle is Not Yours But the Lord’s: A Battle of Betrayal

Wednesday February 14, 2024 Text: Matthew 26:21-24 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Matthew 26:21-24

Betrayal – it makes for a great movie. There is nothing more suspenseful than a good betrayal. Whenever you hear “this show/movie has it all,” it almost always includes the word betrayal. In real life betrayal destroys relationships and is a seed for serious sins in the lives of both the betrayed and the betrayer.

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The View is Always Worth It

Sunday February 11, 2024 Text: Mark 9:2-8 Speaker: Festival: Passages: Mark 9:2-8

I’ve been up and down a lot of mountains in my life, the Appalachians, The Rockies, the Sierra Navada, Cascades, Himalayan, Nilgiris, and others. This last summer we were driving up and down the mountains in Olympic National Park.  It is a lot of work getting up to the top. Even if you are driving

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