Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

Come, Thou long expected JesusBorn to set Thy people free;From our fears and sins release us,Let us find our rest in Thee.Israel's strength and consolation,Hope of all the earth Thou art;Dear desire of every nation,Joy of every longing heart. Born Thy people to deliver, Born a child and yet a King,Born to reign in us …

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It’s A Wonderful Life: Hope in It

Hey friends, I am on vacation this week so I am sending an old sermon your way. This sermon is from the First Sunday of Advent in 2016, November 27, 2016. Isaiah 11:1-10 is the Scripture passage. It was the first sermon in a series It's a Wonderful Life." The sermon title is "Hope in …

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Sitting on the Premises

Sitting on the premises, it’s my first timeWhen they stared at me, I thought I’d done a crimeI was in their seat, they thought of me as slimeSitting on the premises at Church Sitting, Sitting, sitting on the premises, and just do nothing,Sitting, Sitting, I’m sitting on the premises at Church. Sitting on the premises …

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Yesterday in Six “Fs”

16 Rejoice always. 17 Pray continually. 18 Give thanks in every situation because this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 19 Don’t suppress the Spirit. 20 Don’t brush off Spirit-inspired messages, 21 but examine everything carefully and hang on to what is good. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-21, Common English Bible) Yesterday was the day we need to thank God for what we have. As I …

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I Want to Thank…

But I will thank the Lord        for his righteousness;    I will sing praises        to the name of the Lord Most High. (Psalm 7:17, Common English Bible) If you would prefer video, see below... I sat in my office listening to him talk. He spoke at length about being, "a good for nothing." He didn't have any talent. God didn't give him …

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Doing Good

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:17, New International Version) Video Below This is the first Wednesday with the Wesley's I have presented in a while. Today it wasn't really planned that way, …

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Grace and the Dog

5 But your loyal love, LORD, extends to the skies;your faithfulness reaches the clouds.6 Your righteousness is like the strongest mountains;your justice is like the deepest sea.LORD, you save both humans and animals.7 Your faithful love is priceless, God!Humanity finds refuge in the shadow of your wings. (Psalm 36:5-7, Common English Bible) I slowly walk …

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There Shall Be Showers Of Blessing – So Keep Us From Church In The Rain

Some years ago I bought a book in a used book store. Sometime after I got home an old newspaper clipping fell out. I picked it up and it was a humorous article that listed several traditional hymns and then said something about our human condition. As you can read from the title, the song …

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Leave Those Weeds Alone

24 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. 26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. 27 “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t …

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What Would It Look Like?

42 The believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the community, to their shared meals, and to their prayers. 43 A sense of awe came over everyone. God performed many wonders and signs through the apostles. 44 All the believers were united and shared everything. 45 They would sell pieces of property and possessions and distribute the proceeds to everyone who …

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