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Samuel: The Kingmaker – Be Careful Who You Follow

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Peer Pressure, Group mentality, Blending in, Keeping up  – It’s amazing how much human beings want to be like everyone else – and everyone from politicians to corporations know this, and use it to their advantage. But we Christians are called to be different, to stand out, to be salt and light.  We Christians are […]

Samuel: The Kingmaker – The God of the Gaps

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The ark remained at Kiriath Jearim a long time—twenty years in all. 1 Sam 7:2 In the Bible there are great stories of God’s redemption, amazing stories of God’s power, and wonderful stories of God’s love.  You might say that the Bible is filled with stories about God’s incredible actions in human history.  You might say […]

Samuel: The Kingmaker – Controlling God?

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Let God arise, His Enemies be scattered. Ps. 68:1   The Bible is filled with stories about God’s power – how He worked through men and women to bring His plans into action.  But what happens when God’s people are, shall we say, useless!  What happens when God’s people don’t seem to know or understand […]

Samuel: The Kingmaker – Rotten Kids

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Family is a very important part of our lives.  We love them, we sometimes struggle with them, but in the end, family is family.  However, those of us who follow Christ have an adopted family.  The Bible is clear about this, “He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ,“ (Eph. 1:5). The book of Samuel […]

Samuel: The Kingmaker Introduction

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About 3000 years ago, a child was dropped off and left by his mother at a holy site in Israel.  That child, who was put in the care of a stranger, and who would only occasionally see his family, would grow to become one of the most important men in history.  And while we often […]

The Struggle to Change

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 Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth.  Happy New Year!  At the start of a new year it is common for people to make resolutions and many fail to keep them after only a few weeks.  While the resolutions we make can be good for us, we can […]

Packing Up Christmas

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Every year it’s the same thing.  Every year we plan, we prepare, and celebrate, and just like that, Christmas is over.  The biggest celebration on planet Earth has come and gone for yet another year.  So now, all that’s left is to pack up Christmas, put away the decorations, and “get back to normal.” Today, […]

Emmanuel

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Merry Christmas! What would it be like if you had to teach God how to tie his shoes?  How would you do it if you had to teach God how to walk, and talk?  These sound like such strange questions, and yet that is exactly what Mary and Joseph had to do. Today Pastor Dan […]

Joseph’s Story

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What if we told you that the birth of Jesus was “uneventful,” would you believe us?  Would it offend you to think of Christ’s birth that way?  Well, according to Matthew, the first Gospel in the New Testament, Jesus’ birth was precipitated by a dream – just a dream.  Matthew gives the reader no other […]

Perfect Timing

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Come, thou long expected Saviour.   Today we celebrate advent Sunday; a day when we think about the wonder and mystery of the coming Messiah.  Today our worship will focus around the scripture, with the lighting of candles to symbolize Christ coming into the world. As we celebrate advent and gather around the Lord’s table, […]