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Where’s the King?

Message Overview:  The cycle of repentance, rescue, reign, rebellion and ruin continues. At this point there’s a regathered people, a rebuilt temple and a restored city…but no King or Ark. The last star light of Esther closes out the books of histories and prepares us for the coming star 400 years in the future that […]

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The Writing on the Wall

5 truths from the book of Daniel and Ezra about God and his activity in our world. -God is involved in the kingdoms of this world. -God is a political and personal God (transcendent & immanent) -Predictive prophesy and providential actions provide the basis for personal peace. -The knowledge of God’s sovereignty offers us security […]

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The Apostolic Mandate

Becoming a people on mission: Insights, instructions and inspiration from the letter to the Romans in the context of the book of Acts. The Gospel Apostolic Mandate: 1. Purpose: Romans 1:6-7 2. Prayer: Romans 1:9-11 3. Plans: Romans 15:23-24 4. Passion: 2 Corinthians 5:6-11,13-15 5. Power” Romans 1:16

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Your Son is Alive!

This sermon is about the young man who fell asleep in church and fell out the window in Acts 20:7-12. There is a similar story in Homer’s Greek classic “The Odyssey”. I contrast both stories to highlight the good news being preached to the Greeks in Paul’s missionary work.

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Turning Your Face to the Wall

7 Things God’s Does When You are Sick based on Isaiah 38:1-20 1. God works through People 2. God works through His word 3. God works through Sickness 4. God works through Prayer 5. God works through the Arts 6. God works out His Plan and Purposes in relationship to human freedom 7. God works […]

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The Grace & Mercy of God in the Old Testament

Elisha, Naaman & Ahab 2 Kings 5-8 This message looks at the grace and mercy of God towards his people’s enemies. This is a story that often get’s overlooked in reading the OT but prefigures the gospel work among the gentiles in the future. It’s a surprising theme to discover and its message is needed […]

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The Traveler

The Traveler: Stranger, Thief and Murderer: 2 Samuel 12  “Now a traveller came…” -2 Samuel 12:4 This message looks and the story of David and Bathsheba and the consequences of sin and mercy intertwined in the purposes of God. The traveller or wayfaring man was, as bishop Patrick explains it from the Jewish writers, the evil […]

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Warriors, Vineyards, Lions & Drunks

Parenting Principles in an age of Compromise: Judges 13 Life shaping biblical principles for raising and influencing the emerging generation. “Samson himself is a riddle. He was not only a riddle-maker; but he was himself an enigma very difficult to explain.” -Charles Spurgeon

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