Why We Go to Church

Acts 2:1-4; 42-47;  Matthew 18:19-20   At the tender age of 18, I was asked by my local church to be their youth leader. From that day on, and for almost 57 years, I have been involved with the mission...

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Yes, Even Jesus Got Angry II

James 1:19-20;   Matthew 5:22-25   Last Sunday we spoke about “anger,” a completely normal, basic human emotion very much like happiness, sadness, or anxiety, among many others. The “problem” with anger is that is tied to basic survival – it...

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Yes, Even Jesus Got Angry

Ephesians 4:25—5:2;  Mark 3:1-6  Let me tell begin with Pastor Miles, a controversial figure. His supporters described him as an enthusiastic and spirited speaker, but his critics called him angry and overly emotional. In his congregation there was a really...

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The Almost Christian

Acts 26:19-29;  Matthew 22:36-40 May I begin with a few words about the Soccer World Cups? Never in my life have I missed a final game –except last December, for that match was scheduled to begin at 10 AM –...

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God’s Favorite Language

Ephesians 3:14-19;  Matthew 5:13-16 Something fascinating about the English language, in my opinion, is what we identify as slang, a very peculiar type of language within the language that consists of words and phrases that are regarded as very informal....

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Your Answer Matters a Great Deal!

Exodus 3:7-14;  Matthew 16:13-20 One Sunday morning after a lively, rousing service in a city church, a woman walked out of her church and bumped into a lost-looking man who was standing on the sidewalk. His eyes were fixed on...

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