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Sermons on Difficult Times

O Holy Night

Lamentations 3:20-26, Do you love Christmas carols? Do they bring a smile to your face? Join us this December as we explore the meaning behind the Christmas season.  We’ll delve into several of our favorite Christmas carols.  As we take a closer look at famous Christmas carols and the truths they reveal about Jesus, we’ll see how…

Living Deep While Treading Water

2 Timothy 2:8-26, When death nears, priorities change. The urgent no longer seems pressing while the truly important becomes clearer. That is why we listen to a person’s “last words.” Second Timothy is Paul’s “last words.” From a cold, lonely Roman prison, the aged apostle Paul wrote his final instructions to his protégé Timothy who…

Forging a Heart of Compassion

2 Cor 12:9-10, Pain hurts. How’s that for wisdom? But it’s true. Pain really, really hurts, and nobody likes to hurt. In fact, we’ll do just about anything to eliminate pain in our life.  Many of us also have a sense that God wants to teach us lessons as we go through life’s pain and hardships. Frankly…

Gratefulness through Grief

Luke 17:11-18, Pain hurts. How’s that for wisdom? But it’s true. Pain really, really hurts, and nobody likes to hurt. In fact, we’ll do just about anything to eliminate pain in our life.  Many of us also have a sense that God wants to teach us lessons as we go through life’s pain and hardships. Frankly though,…

Life’s Ragged Edge: What Do You Mean I Don’t Know?

2 Corinthians 1:3-9, Genesis 50:20, Pain hurts. How’s that for wisdom? But it’s true. Pain really, really hurts, and nobody likes to hurt. In fact, we’ll do just about anything to eliminate pain in our life.  Many of us also have a sense that God wants to teach us lessons as we go through life’s pain and…

Pride or Humility

Jeremiah 17:5-8 – Pain hurts. How’s that for wisdom? But it’s true. Pain really, really hurts, and nobody likes to hurt. In fact, we’ll do just about anything to eliminate pain in our life.  Many of us also have a sense that God wants to teach us lessons as we go through life’s pain and hardships.…

Beauty for Ashes: God’s Hand in Our Life

New teaching series. Isaiah is like a miniature Bible. The first thirty-nine chapters (like the thirty-nine books of the Old Testament) are filled with judgment. Judah has sinned; the surrounding nations have sinned; the whole earth has sinned. They had made a mess of their lives, judgment was coming. But the final twenty-seven chapters (like…

A Sick Group of People

New teaching series. Isaiah is like a miniature Bible. The first thirty-nine chapters (like the thirty-nine books of the Old Testament) are filled with judgment. Judah has sinned; the surrounding nations have sinned; the whole earth has sinned. They had made a mess of their lives, judgment was coming. But the final twenty-seven chapters (like…

Starting Over: Redeeming Your Regrets

Just as with David and Solomon, God wants to take your story of regret and turn it into a story of redemption too. We all have regrets. Want a fresh start? We may regret actions we’ve done, or opportunities we’ve missed. Maybe we regret things others have done to us… The story of the Bible…