Exodus: Never Forget - #5 - How do we know God is in it?

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There are some really big question in life that we often ask.  Questions like: How do we know God is in it? How do we know God is leading us? How do we know we’re following?  Moses wondered too and God assured him.  We find hope and freedom in living our lives when we learn to find out to find God where he promises to be. Exodus 4:1-9

Exodus: Never Forget - #1 - This Story Matters

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This story of the Exodus is one of the best known stories throughout all the Bible.  It covers 40 years and 4 whole books of the Bible. It's a story that is worth our knowing and remember.  It is full of truth's that we want to never forget. In this first sermon, we take a hot air balloon ride over the book of Exodus to find three reasons why this story matters and is worth our knowing, and knowing well.

All Things New - #5 - Loudest Voice

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The Word of God is a powerful force.  It brings life to people who were dead. It brings hope where once there was fear.  It changes hearts and destinies.  It brings eternity.  The Word of God is a powerful force and when it is spoken it does not whisper; it is not meek or mild.  It is not week or wimpy. It is not a mouse.  No, when the Word of God comes, it comes with a roar, like a lion.  The Word of God is a powerful force.  This is a sermon about that Word.  Listen to it. Mark 1:21-28.

All things New - #4 - New Freedom

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Fear is and can be such a powerful emotion in our hearts.  Fear is and can be such a ruling factor in our lives.  It leads us to do and think things that we wouldn’t normally do. It either drives us underground in flight or leads us to the mountain to fight.  Fear is such a powerful emotion and today, I pray, that the Holy Spirit sets you free to live.  I pray that the gospel that John preached and believed. I pray that the gospel that Jesus preached will set you free and keep on setting you free day in and day out.  I pray that the gospel will set you free from fear so that you can live, yes, really live. Mark 1:14-20

All Things New - #3 - New Hope

God desperately wants us to be able to come home, to walk with him as we once did in the Garden of Eden.  The angels do too.  They desperately want to put down the sword that keeps us out of Eden.  Jesus does too. That's why he goes into the wilderness to be tempted for us.  Mark 1:12-13

All Things New - #2 - Fresh Start

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It’s a new year.  It’s time for a fresh start, a clean start with Jesus.  It’s time to leave behind the sins, the guilt, the shame and the regret of the last year.  It is time to leave behind all the should’ve, would’ve, and could’ve of the past year.  It’s time to leave it all behind in the Jordan River.  It’s time to leave it all behind in our baptism.  So, let it be done.  Let it be gone.   That’s where Mark takes us as he begins the story of Jesus in his gospel.  It’s where we begin this new series.  Mark 1:1, 4-11

The Thrill of Hope - #6 - A Song for Every Season

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This is an old person’s psalm. Sorry, but it is.  It is the psalm of someone – probably King David – who is at the end of his life.  It is the psalm of someone who has seen many troubled days, who has walked through the fire.  It is the psalm of someone whose hair is grey and whose body is weak. It is the psalm of someone who is almost begging to go home to heaven.  It is the psalm of someone who is begging God, at the end of their days, “Don’t leave me now!”  And yet, though this psalm comes from the heart of someone who is at the end of their life, this psalm is full of hope for people in any season of life. This psalm is full of hope for those who are just starting their journey of faith.  This psalm is full of hope for those who are growing up.  This psalm is full of hope for those who are adulting now, who are grown and who are trying to handle the curveballs that life throws.  And this psalm is especially – yes, especially full of hope – for those of you whose hair is grey.  So, if your hair is grey, this is one psalm that you might make part of your daily prayers.  This is one psalm that might be good for you to know and to pray as you wait for Jesus to take you to heaven.