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A Concrete Gift

Sunday May 28, 2023 Text: John 7:37-39 Speaker: Festival: Passages: John 7:37-39

How would you feel if your birthday present from your spouse was a note that said, “More love.” Some people might not feel like it would not be a very good present, unless it was backed by something more concrete. “I’m going to do the dishes more. I’m going to take you dancing every Friday

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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 Empty Tomb

Sunday April 30, 2023 Text: John 20:1-18 Passages: John 20:1-18

Jesus is risen and has fixed the problem of death and has restored our relationship with our Father in heaven.

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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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And God Wept

Friday April 7, 2023 Text: John 11:32-37 Speaker: Festival: Passages: John 11:32-37

Love caused Jesus to weep at the tomb of Lazarus. Love sent Him to that tomb to give life. In love God weeps over our sin. In love God came to give us life.

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The Authority to Die

Sunday April 2, 2023 Text: John 12:12-19 Speaker: Festival: Passages: John 12:12-19

Jesus rides to death. He rides with authority to serve. He rides with symbols to salvation. He rides with power to reconcile.

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Jesus Goes to war

Sunday March 26, 2023 Text: John 11:1-45 Speaker: Festival: Passages: John 11:1-45

In the last weeks we have seen how Jesus takes advantage of every opportunity. In the death of Lazarus there is another opportunity for Jesus to personally battle death. Despite the threat from the leaders of the Jews Jesus goes to call the dead to life. His fight is with death both physical and spiritual.

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Grace Brings Sight

Sunday March 19, 2023 Text: John 9:1-41 Speaker: Festival: Passages: John 9:1-41

Jesus opens the eyes of a man physically blind, but far more important is the spiritual sight He gives to us all. When we look at things from a legalistic view we think we can see but we are blind. When we view the world through the grace of God in Christ Jesus we truly see.

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Jesus, Peter and Me: Misunderstanding

Wednesday March 15, 2023 Text: John 18:1-11 Speaker: Festival: Passages: John 18:1-11

Back in 1999 “NASA lost its $125-million Mars Climate Orbiter because spacecraft engineers failed to convert from English to metric measurements” From <https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1999-oct-01-mn-17288-story.html> Misunderstandings happen all the time. They don’t usually cost us $125 million dollars but they do often cause big problems. Taking the time to check if the measurements are metric or standard

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Jesus Doesn’t Rest

Sunday March 12, 2023 Text: John 4:5-26 Speaker: Festival: Passages: John 4:5-26

Jesus came to give rest not to receive it. This rest is ours when we lay down our sins and receive Jesus.

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