Post and sermons from Pastor Dan

Advent – a time of preparation…

“Many have tried to report on the things that happened among us. They have written the same things that we learned from others – the people who saw those things from the beginning and served God by telling people his message. Since I myself have studied everything carefully from the beginning most excellent Theophilus, it seemed good for me to write it out for you. I arranged it in order to help you know that what you have been taught is true.” (Luke 1:1-4)

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Thank you!

“The servant does not get any special thanks for doing what his master commanded. It is the same with you. When you have done everything you are told to do, you should say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done the work we should do.” (Luke 17:9-10)

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Peace and division

John 14:27 I leave you peace; my peace I give you. I do not give it to you as the world does. So don’t let your hearts be troubled or afraid.

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Let Us Do Our Best!

“Through these he gave us the very great and precious promises. With these gifts you can share in God’s nature, and the world will not ruin you with its evil desires. Because you have these blessings, do your best to add these things to your lives: to your faith, add goodness; and to your goodness, add knowledge; and to your knowledge, add self-control; and to your self-control, add patience; and to your patience, add service for God.” (2 Peter 1:4-6)

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Thank you ~ VBS 2019 was a great success!

One of our Bible Study authors related to us that the most import thing you will ever do for Jesus is helping someone lay the foundation of their faith.  YOU served Jesus this week with all your love and prayers.  Here’s something to think about – maybe you would like to be a part of this journey of faith and serving next year.  Our next VBS begins June 22, 2020.  Plan now to be a part of this wonderfully and exciting kind of serving our Savior.

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On being relevant…

“I’ve become just about every sort of servant there is in my attempts to lead those I meet into a God-saved life. I did all this because of the Message. I didn’t just want to talk about it; I wanted to be in on it!” (1 Corinthians 9:22-23 from the MESSAGE)

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The Spirit of God

“I will pour out my Spirit on every kind of people: Your sons will prophesy, also your daughters. Your old men will dream, your young men will see visions. I’ll even pour out my Spirit on the servants, men and women both.”
(Joel 2:28-29 from the MESSAGE)

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Good Day, Bad Day

“On a good day, enjoy yourself; On a bad day, examine your conscience. God arranges for both kinds of days so that we won’t take anything for granted. — When life is good, enjoy it. But when life is hard, remember: God gives good times and hard times, and no one knows what tomorrow will bring.” (Ecclesiastes 7:14 – the Message & New Century Version)

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Lent – Encountering Jesus

“Our faces, then, are not covered. We all show the Lord’s glory, and we are being changed to be like him. This change in us brings ever greater glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”
(2 Corinthians 3:18)

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When we live God’s way…

“But what happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard—things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely.” (Galatians 5:22-23 from THE MESSAGE)

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