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VBS Celebration & Commission [Sunday Night Church]
On the evening of July 25, 2021, our VBS Volunteer Team gathered to encourage one another and praise God for all the things he did at our Vacation Bible School in June. We also spent time commissioning the teens from St. Johns First Baptist Church who are running their own VBS this coming week.
45:05
August 1, 2021
8/1/2021 Sermon: "Treasure" (Matthew 6:19-24)
We often tell ourselves that we do not love what we really do love –  we’re too ashamed. But, in the end, our heart always tells the truth.  Jesus knows that – he made us that way. Let’s listen to him today.
43:08
July 31, 2021
7/25/21 Sermon: "Let Your Glory be Over All the Earth" (Psalm 57)
God receives glory through the ultimate suffering of Jesus, and God also  receives glory when his children trust him and persevere through times  of suffering. There is much we can do to help us persevere when we face  suffering. Today we look at another example from the life of David, and  the power of lifting our eyes.
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July 24, 2021
Prayers of the Bible: Colossians, Part 2 [Sunday Night Church]
The group finishes praying their way through the book of Colossians.
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July 20, 2021
7/18/21 Sermon: "You Shall Not Give False Testimony" (Exodus 20)
What is wrong with a little “white lie”? What harm does it do? If we  understood the harm – whenever the truth is compromised, or a lie  prevails, would we see it as “no harm”? God tells us to speak the truth  in love. We need to care about the truth as much as he does.
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July 17, 2021
Prayers of the Bible: Colossians [Sunday Night Church]
Another in a series on Prayers of the Bible, this time we study and pray through the prayers found in the book of Colossians.
37:35
July 12, 2021
7/11/21's Sermon: "Acts of Righteousness" (Matthew 6:1-18)
Why do we do what we do? What are our strongest motivations? What should motivate us the most? Jesus has some ideas about that.
38:08
July 11, 2021
7/4/21's Sermon: "Jonathan, the Friend of David" (1 Samuel 20)
Our lives show who and what we love. We cannot hide it – our true loves  are demonstrated. Jesus said, “Out of the overflow of the heart, the  mouth speaks”. Today we look at the story of Jonathon and David – and we  see where their hearts were. May we love Jesus like this.
34:00
July 3, 2021
Prayers of the Bible: 2 Thessalonians [Sunday Night Church]
Recording of 6/27/21's Sunday Night Church Service
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July 2, 2021
Missionary Presentation: Phil & Alana Carmichael [BFG Discussion]
Phil & Alana share about their ministry at The Pines, a refuge for South African orphans.
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July 2, 2021
6/27/21 Sermon: "What Can They Do to Me?" (Psalm 56)
We care what other people think and say about us. When they attack us,  fears overwhelm us. But followers of Jesus find hope in these difficult  situations. We have reasons to not be afraid.
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June 26, 2021
Prayers of the Bible [Sunday Night Church]
The first in a new series on the Prayers of the Bible.
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June 26, 2021
6/20/21 Sermon: "You Shall Not Steal" (Exodus 20)
God honors the idea of private property. His command prohibits stealing. But he also wants us to understand the nature of his giving grace. He wants us to be generous.
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June 19, 2021
Missionary Presentation: Jim & Sue Walker [Sunday Night Church]
A recording from Jim & Sue's presentation on the evening of June 13, 2021.
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June 17, 2021
Sermon Discussion for 6/13/2021's Sermon: "Fulfilling the Law"
This week's recording starts a little bit "in media res" ...sorry about that!
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June 15, 2021
6/13/2021 Sermon: "Fulfilling the Law"
God wants us to live in a way that pleases him. What exactly is that way? Let us learn about it from Jesus today.
50:02
June 15, 2021
The Last Prayers of Jesus: “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me.” [Sunday Night Church]
The fourth in a series on Jesus' final prayers. Speaker: Pastor John Dubois
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June 10, 2021
Sermon Discussion for 6/6/21's Sermon "Clean Garments for the High Priest"
A recording of the group's discussion of June 6's sermon "Clean Garments for the High Priest" by Pastor John Dubois.
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June 9, 2021
"Spiritual Warfare" (5/30/21 Sermon Discussion released late)
This is a recording of the group's discussion of May 30's sermon "You are Opposed" preached by Dan Dubois.
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June 8, 2021
6/6/21 Sermon: "Clean Garments for the High Priest" (Zechariah 3)
We cannot save ourselves. God does the work, and therefore there is confidence and hope.
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June 5, 2021
5/30/21 Sermon: "The Armor of God" (Ephesians 6:10-18)
When we follow Jesus, we also must engage his enemies. We know that our own selfishness is a powerful and persistent enemy, and Jesus teaches how to put that enemy to death. But, there are also external enemies to Jesus – this world’s systems and the evil one himself. Today we look at how God equips us for this kind of spiritual warfare. Speaker: Dan Dubois
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May 29, 2021
The Last Prayers of Jesus: "My God, My God, Why have You forsaken Me?" [Sunday Night Church]
The third in a series on Jesus' final prayers. Speaker: Pastor John Dubois
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May 29, 2021
Understanding what it means to be Salt and Light [Sermon Discussion]
The group discusses 5/23/21's sermon, "Salty & Lit" from Matthew 5. 
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May 29, 2021
5/23/21 Sermon: "Salty & Lit" (Matthew 5:13-16)
Some things simply cannot be hidden. You cannot hide salt in a recipe, you cannot hide a well-lit city on a hill. Jesus uses the metaphors of “salt” and “light” to tell us about who we are in his world, and he tells us to neither lose nor hide his work in our lives.
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May 22, 2021
The Last Prayers of Jesus: "Father, Forgive Them" [Sunday Night Church]
The first in a series on Jesus' final prayers, in reverse order. Speaker: Pastor John Dubois
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May 21, 2021
5/16/21 Sermon: "You Shall Not Commit Adultery" (Exodus 20)
God cares about what we do with our bodies. God cares with what we do  with the promises that we make. In today’s message we see both concerns  come together in the 7th commandment – “You Shall Not Commit Adultery”.
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May 15, 2021
The Last Prayers of Jesus: "Into Your hands, I commit my spirit." [Sunday Night Church]
The first in a series on Jesus' final prayers. Speaker: Pastor John Dubois
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May 13, 2021
When We are Afraid, God Listens [Sermon Discussion]
This is a recording of our in-person BFG Discussion group, discussing May 9's sermon, "When We Feel Betrayed"
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May 12, 2021
5/9/21 Sermon: "When We Feel Betrayed" (Psalm 55)
Are any sufferings as difficult as betrayal? Not only do we lose an  intimate friend, but that friend makes themself our enemy, using the  secrets of our friendship as weapons against us. Jesus knows exactly  what that feels like. Today we see it in David’s life through Psalm 55.
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May 8, 2021
Back in Person! [Sermon Discussion]
This week, we held our first in-person BFG discussion as a group, so this week's midweek podcast is a recording of that. We discussed 5/2/21's sermon, "The LORD Will Provide"
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May 7, 2021
5/2/21 Sermon: "The LORD Will Provide"
Today’s message shows not only what Jesus did to provide for our  salvation, but also what the Father did to give his one and only Son to  provide for that salvation. Today we walk with Abraham and Isaac as they  ascend the mountain.
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May 1, 2021
Discerning the Truth, Part 5 [Sunday Night Church]
The group applies the principles for judging conspiracy theories on the event of Jesus's resurrection.
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April 29, 2021
The value of human life. [Sermon Discussion]
Pastor John and Katie discuss the sermon from April 25, 2021 "Do not murder"
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April 27, 2021
4/25/21 Sermon: "Do Not Murder" (Exodus 20)
In the 10 Commandments we have been learning that we need to regard God  as holy, and we are also to regard as holy those things that God regards  as holy. Today we discover another thing that is holy to God – human  life.
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April 24, 2021
Discerning the Truth, Part 4 [Sunday Night Church]
The group weighs other principles applied to testing conspiracy theories against biblical examples. 
49:32
April 22, 2021
Started in 1980 [Sermon Discussion]
Pastor John and Becki discuss the sermon from April 18, 2021 "The Beatitudes"
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April 20, 2021
4/18/21 Sermon: "The Beatitudes" (Matthew 5:1-12)
This week, Pastor John returns to his series on the book of Matthew:  "King from Heaven." Picking up in Matthew 5, Pastor John examines the  beatitudes, and how they demonstrate salvation.
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April 17, 2021
Testimony Night [Sunday Night Church]
"Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story" (Psalm 107:2)
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April 15, 2021
Where have you been, Gehazi? [Sermon Discussion]
Pastor John and Becki Watson discuss last Sunday's sermon, "Naaman the Leper" (4/12/21)
39:00
April 13, 2021
4/11/21 Sermon: "Naaman the Leper" (2 Kings 5)
The Bible contains several noteworthy occasions where our wealth and our souls are weighed against each other in the balance. Today we study the story is about Naaman the leper to learn more about these tradeoffs.
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April 10, 2021
The Implications of the Resurrection [Sermon Discussion]
Pastor John and Becki Watson discuss Easter Sunday's sermon, "Inescapable Truth"
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April 6, 2021
4/4/21 Sermon: "Inescapable Truth"
How do you choose which religion or non-religion you will accept? So  often our decision is based on which teachings move us personally and  which ones make the most sense. But, is that the best method for making  this life or death decision? Today we study Paul’s first recorded  message to see what he learned on this topic.
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April 3, 2021
"Discerning the Truth, Part 3" [Sunday Night Church]
Audio recording of March 28, 2021's Sunday Night Church message.
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April 1, 2021
What if my parents aren't honorable? [Sermon Discussion]
Pastor John and Becki Watson discuss some other implications of the 5th commandment, "Honor your Father and Mother"
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March 30, 2021
3/28/21 Sermon: "Honor Your Father and Mother"
The Scriptures tell us that God knows all things and that his plan is perfect. So, by implication, God also knows what our lives would have been like had he placed us into his plan at a different time or place – but he chose our current reality as the best of all possible realities. Today we consider one of the most significant implications of this truth about our Sovereign God – our relationship with our parents.
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March 27, 2021
"Discerning the Truth, Part 2" [Sunday Night Church]
What "toolkit" can we assemble to help us break down what is true and what isn't? 
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March 25, 2021
What we learned from Mike, John, & Phil (plus a few "Rabbit Trails") [Sermon Discussion]
This week, Pastor John and Becki Watson discussed the second part of the "Qualifications for Leaders" series, as preached on Sunday, March 21.
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March 23, 2021
3/21/21 Sermon: "Qualifications for Leaders, Part 2"
Last week we learned about some foundational characteristics that should  be present in the lives of church leaders. Today we will look at the  rest of the qualifications that we find in the Bible. It is important to  know what Jesus requires of the leaders of his church.
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March 20, 2021
"Discerning the Truth, Part 1" [Sunday Night Church]
Should Christians believe in conspiracy theories? 
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March 18, 2021
Praising God for Chuck, Jordan, & Joel [Sermon Discussion]
Pastor John and Becki Watson discuss last week's sermon, which was team-taught by three of our Elders. Also, John and Becki have inarticulate and unprofessional oration about whether it's important to be articulate and professional when you orate.
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March 16, 2021
3/14/21 Sermon: "Qualifications for Leaders, Part 1"
Jesus is the Chief Shepherd, and those who serve as under-shepherds in  the church are given both a serious responsibility and a great  privilege. Today, several of our own church leaders will share from  God’s Word about the Biblical qualifications for leadership. We want to  be faithful as we select the leaders who will serve Jesus and his church  well.
41:30
March 13, 2021
"Clinging to Hopelessness" [Sunday Night Church]
Everyone feels drawn to the idea that things are hopeless. Can you identify? This week, Pastor John examines how we feel this way, and why we need to let go of our hopelessness.
50:56
March 11, 2021
A Match Made in Heaven [Sermon Discussion]
Pastor John and Becki Watson discuss March 7's sermon, "Adam and Eve" 
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March 9, 2021
3/7/21 Sermon: "Adam & Eve" (Genesis 1-2)
The Bible uses several metaphors to describe the relationship between Jesus and his people. We are sheep, and he is the Good Shepherd who gives his life up for his sheep. We are his body, and he is the head. Today we focus on perhaps the sweetest metaphor – he is the bridegroom, and we are his bride.
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March 6, 2021
"The American Christian & Voting" [Sunday Night Church]
This week, Pastor John tackles the complicated and important topic of  "The Christian American and Voting". How would you respond to someone  who argued that a vote for a particular candidate was a vote for Satan?  What do Christians need to consider when they interact with brothers and  sisters who disagree with them on politics?
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March 4, 2021
Why Can't We Just Relax? [Sermon Discussion]
This week Pastor John and Becki Watson are joined by Donna Bos to discuss last Sunday's sermon, "Remember the Sabbath Day". Also, at one point, John and Becki forget the difference between the GDP and GNP.
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March 2, 2021
2/28/21 Sermon: "Remember the Sabbath Day" (Exodus 20)
Why would God care whether we rested or not? Why would there even be a commandment to “not work”? Let’s talk about it today.
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February 27, 2021
"Gospel Centered Living, Part 4" [Sunday Night Church]
In this 4th sermon on the topic of Gospel Centered living, Pastor John talks about the paradigm shifting reality of grace.
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February 25, 2021
Letting the Gospel Unpack Some Personal Baggage [Sermon Discussion]
This week Pastor John and Becki Watson discuss last Sunday's sermon, "The Sermon on the Mount," but some discussion of last week's evening service sermon sneaks in too. Also, Tim Keller was mentioned, so mark that off your bingo card. ;) 
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February 23, 2021
2/21/21 Sermon: "The Sermon on the Mount" (Matthew 5-7)
The teaching of Jesus is extraordinary. The “Sermon on the Mount” in Matthew 5-7 continues to amaze believers and skeptics alike. Jesus truly is a good teacher. But he is more than a just a good teacher. The teachings of Jesus come with authority. We cannot reject his teachings without at the same time rejecting his authority – and we know it.
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February 20, 2021
"How Does Grace Work?" [Sunday Night Church]
In this third message on the topic of Gospel Centeredness, Pastor John seeks to answer the question, "How exactly does grace work?" 
54:10
February 18, 2021
What does it look like when Jesus is your king? [Sermon Discussion]
Pastor John and Becki Watson discuss February 14's sermon, "A Great Light" by seeking to pull out what it looks like when a person worships Jesus as king.
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February 16, 2021
2/14/21 Sermon: "A Great Light" (Matthew 4:12-25)
Jesus is the King. Out text for today’s message helps us see his identity, his message, his call in our lives, his good news, and his decisions to heal. But it all starts with a subtle reminder of the King’s road.
29:35
February 13, 2021
"Gospel Centered Living" [Sunday Night Church]
On Sunday evening, February 7, Pastor John shared the second part of his message last week on Gospel Centered Ministry. 
41:31
February 11, 2021
Office Supplies Retail Therapy [Sermon Discussion]
This week Becki Watson and Pastor John discuss February 7's sermon, "A Silver Cup in a Sack".
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February 9, 2021
2/7/21 Sermon: "A Silver Cup in a Sack" (Genesis 44)
Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” John 15:13 Sacrificial love runs through the Bible as a major theme. Today we look at one of the early stories of this kind of love, from the Joseph story, and it leads to a kingship.
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February 6, 2021
"Gospel Centered Ministry - Part 1" [Sunday Night Church]
On Sunday evening, January 31, Pastor John shared his personal journey in learning what "Gospel Centered Ministry" really looked like.
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February 4, 2021
Sometimes Your Jokes Aren't as Funny as You Think They Are [Sermon Discussion]
This week, Pastor John and Becki Watson discuss January 31, 2021's sermon, "The Testing in the Wilderness".
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February 2, 2021
1/31/21 Sermon: "Testing in the Wilderness" (Matthew 4)
In a conflict with an enemy, if we do not know what their strategy is or where the battle lines are, we will most often be defeated. In our spiritual lives this is especially true. But when we see what the Gospel is doing, then we also able to understand where the battle lines really are, and we then can find victory in the truth that Jesus gives.
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January 30, 2021
"How the Board Got Weak - Part 2" [Sunday Night Church]
In the second of this two part message, Pastor John lays out the board's new vision for itself, and what you can do to help.
47:41
January 28, 2021
Tactics for Delaying Bedtime [Sermon Discussion]
This week, Becki Watson and Pastor John Dubois are joined by Katie Morgan to discuss the 1/24/21 sermon, "Do Not Misuse God's Name".
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January 26, 2021
1/24/21 Sermon: "Do Not Misuse God's Name" (Exodus 20)
God cares about what we say. He cares about the words that we use. Jesus says that by our words we will be acquitted and by our words we will be condemned. (Matthew 12:37) Today, we learn that God especially cares about how we use his name.
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January 23, 2021
"How the Board Got Weak" [Sunday Night Church]
In this first part of a two part message on our church board, Pastor John talks about "How the Board Got Weak."
42:35
January 21, 2021
100 Free Throws in a Row? [Sermon Discussion]
This week Pastor John and Becki Watson discuss January 17's sermon, "The Baptism of Jesus".
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January 19, 2021
1/17/21 Sermon: "The Baptism of Jesus" (Matthew 3)
The claims of Jesus are singularly unique. He is either God as he claimed, or he is terribly evil. We must deal with him one way or the other – there is no middle ground. Since Jesus is God, we must consider the content and weight of his message – and there is a lot of talk about a Kingdom. Today we start to learn about that Kingdom through the introduction of Jesus’ public ministry and the nature of his first public act – his baptism.
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January 16, 2021
1/10/21 Sunday Night Church
In this first Sunday Night Church message, Pastor John lays out the  reasoning for this new service and what can you expect if you choose to  participate.
44:02
January 14, 2021
Sermon Discussion: "The Judge"
This week, Pastor John couldn't attend our recording, so Becki Watson is joined by Marj Kopp to discuss last Sunday's sermon, "The Judge." 
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January 12, 2021
1/10/21 Sermon: "The Judge" (Psalm 50)
What does He need me to do? What do I need Him to do? According to Psalm 50, how we answer those two questions makes all the difference.
46:42
January 9, 2021
Sermon Discussion: "Jonah and the Huge Fish"
This week, Pastor John and Becki Watson are joined by Trish Torres to discuss January 3's sermon, "Jonah and the Huge Fish".  Show Notes:  - Tim Keller's series on Jonah - Unfortunately Colby Hetcel's sermon on Jonah is not on our podcast feed... it was too long ago. Here's Colby's last sermon at our church instead: "Othniel the Ordinary" (from 11/25/19)
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January 5, 2021
1/3/21 Sermon: "Jonah and the Huge Fish"
The story of Jonah and the huge fish is another famous story of the Bible that is known by many people – even those who do not believe that the Bible is God’s Word. For that matter, the story is of a man being swallowed by a huge fish and living in its belly for three days is often used as proof that the Bible cannot possibly be true. But, Jesus refers to the sign of Jonah as one of the great proofs of his claims to be God’s son who will rise from the dead. Jesus saw himself in the Jonah story – lets see if we can find him in that story as well.
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January 2, 2021
Sermon Discussion: "Do Not Make an Image of God"
Pastor John and Becki Watson discuss December 27's sermon, "Do Not Make an Image of God"
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December 29, 2020
12/27/20 Sermon: "Do Not Make an Image of God" (Exodus 20)
How do you feel when someone treats you like an object – as if you are a tool to be used or merely property? In giving us the 10 commandments, God says that when we craft an object – a “graven image” - that we then use to replace or represent him as God, that we are hating him. We are treating the Creator like a creature – and he will not let that sin go unpunished. In this message from Exodus 20 we focus on the meaning of the 2ndcommandment, “Do not make an image of God…”.
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December 26, 2020
Advent Reading, Day 25: Luke 4:14-22
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01:30
December 25, 2020
Special Scripture Reading for Christmas: Luke 2:1-21
Merry Christmas!
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December 25, 2020
Advent Reading, Day 24: Isaiah 61:1-3
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December 24, 2020
Advent Reading, Day 23: Isaiah 55:1–9
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December 23, 2020
Sermon Discussion: "The Magi from the East" (Matthew 2)
This week, Becki Watson and Pastor John discuss last week's sermon, and in particular, they tackle the question, "Does knowing more things make you a better Christian?"
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December 22, 2020
Advent Reading, Day 22: Isaiah 53:7–12
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December 22, 2020
Advent Reading, Day 21: Isaiah 52:13–53:6
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December 21, 2020
Advent Reading, Day 20: Isaiah 50:4–9
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December 20, 2020
12/20/20 Sermon: "The Magi from the East" (Matthew 2)
Today, Pastor John will be preaching on the “The Magi from the East”, which is the second sermon in his series on the book of Matthew, “The King from Heaven.” How did the Wise Men know what was going on? Were they the only ones in the world who saw the star and knew what it meant? What if there is something like that going on today? Are we supposed to know about it? Let’s think about it as we consider this part of the Christmas story – the Magi from the East External Links:  "Home for the Holiday" Christmas Program Our YouTube Channel Our Website
51:09
December 19, 2020
Advent Reading, Day 19: Isaiah 49:1–7
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December 19, 2020
Advent Reading, Day 18: Isaiah 44:1–8
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December 18, 2020
Advent Reading, Day 17: Isaiah 43:1–7
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December 17, 2020
Advent Reading, Day 16: Isaiah 42:10–17
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02:00
December 16, 2020
Sermon Discussion: "Joseph"
This week, Pastor John and Becki Watson discuss Pastor John's December 13 sermon, "Joseph" (Matthew 1-2). The article Becki references can be found here.  
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December 15, 2020
Advent Reading, Day 15: Isaiah 42:1–9
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December 15, 2020
Advent Reading, Day 14: Isaiah 40:18-26
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December 14, 2020
Advent Reading, Day 13: Isaiah 40:9-17
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02:08
December 13, 2020
12/13/20 Sermon: "Joseph" (Matthew 1-2)
When we watch a Christmas pageant, we expect to see several prominent characters. For sure Mary, the angels, the shepherds, and usually the Wise Men. There are supporting roles that also must be there – Joseph and the Inn Keeper for example – but they rarely have speaking parts. In more comprehensive presentations, we might even see Zechariah and Elizabeth, King Herod – and maybe even Simeon and Anna! Joseph certainly has a prominent role – he is in a lot of scenes. But he never says a word. At least not according to the original “script” in the Bible. Today we look at Joseph’s role specifically – how does he fit into the Christmas story – in God’s plan for saving the world?
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December 12, 2020
Advent Reading, Day 12: Isaiah 40:1-8
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01:30
December 12, 2020
Advent Reading, Day 11: Isaiah 35:8-10
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December 11, 2020
Advent Reading, Day 10: Isaiah 35:1-7
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01:35
December 10, 2020
Advent Reading, Day 9: Isaiah 32:1-8
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December 9, 2020
Sermon Discussion: "David & Goliath"
This week, Pastor John and Becki Watson are joined by Steve Kopp to discuss Pastor John's sermon from December 6, "David & Goliath".
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December 8, 2020
Advent Reading, Day 8: Isaiah 30:15-26
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December 8, 2020
Advent Reading, Day 7: Isaiah 26:1-9
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01:47
December 7, 2020
Advent Reading, Day 6: Isaiah 11:1-9
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01:37
December 6, 2020
12/6/20 Sermon: "David & Goliath" (1 Samuel 17)
Is there any Bible story more famous than the story of David and Goliath? The story about a little boy who overcame a giant enemy. What an inspirational story of courage! But is it a story just about David’s courage? What else is going on in the story, and where do we see Jesus? Let’s talk about it.
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December 5, 2020
Advent Reading, Day 5: Isaiah 9:1-7
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December 5, 2020
Advent Reading, Day 4: Isaiah 7:3-17
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02:47
December 4, 2020
Advent Reading, Day 3: Isaiah 6:1-10
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02:10
December 3, 2020
Advent Reading, Day 2: Isaiah 5:1-7
For more information on our 2020 Advent Reading plan, please visit wpbiblefellowship.org/advent
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December 2, 2020
Sermon Discussion: "The Entrepreneur, the surly Crowd and the Benefactor"
This week, Pastor John and Becki Watson are joined by Josh Brewster to discuss his November 29 sermon, "The Entrepreneur, the surly Crowd and the Benefactor" on Luke 19.
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December 1, 2020
Advent Reading, Day 1: Isaiah 1:1-6
For the next 24 days leading up until Christmas, this podcast feed will feature readings from the book of Isaiah that will drop each morning at 6:00 a.m.  For more information about our Advent Reading Plan through the book of Isaiah visit our website and click on Bible Studies. Today’s reading is Isaiah 1:1-6
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December 1, 2020
Luke 19: The Entrepreneur, the surly Crowd and the Benefactor
Biblical passages are both complex and simple in nature. There are many interconnected layers to every passage. This week we look at the story of Zacchaeus from a different angle and experience how Jesus challenges all with his subversion.
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November 28, 2020
Sermon Discussion: "No Other Gods"
In this midweek podcast episode, Pastor John and Becki Watson discuss November 22's sermon, "No Other Gods." 
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November 24, 2020
Exodus 20: No Other Gods
Have you ever heard someone say, “…get out of my face!”, or “…get that thing out of my face!”? We understand that expression. We know what it feels like to be confronted with something so repulsive that we want it “out of our face”. There is no hedging or debate. It is all or nothing. We want it out of our face. Did you know that God feels that way sometimes? In today’s message from our series on the 10 Commandments, we look at something in particular that God never wants “in his face.”.
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November 21, 2020
Sermon Discussion: "The Splendors of Wealth"
Pastor John and Becki Watson discuss November 15th's sermon, "The Splendors of Wealth" from Psalm 49.
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November 17, 2020
Psalm 49: The Splendors of Wealth
Have you ever wondered why we melt in the  presence of a celebrity? Why are we intimidated by the rich? Why do we  ascribe so much power to the wealthy? Psalm 49 poses these questions as a riddle and teaches us why we can live in a different way.
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November 14, 2020
Sermon Discussion: "The LORD Most High"
On Wyoming Park Bible Fellowship's inaugural midweek podcast, Becki Watson and Pastor John discuss last week's sermon, "The LORD Most High" on Psalm 47.
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November 10, 2020
Psalm 47: The LORD Most High
The Bible indicates that a person can be so overwhelmed with joy that they cannot help but burst in to singing. Have you ever been that full of joy? Is there anything that can so move you that you cannot help but break into song? What would it take to make us that joyful? Let’s talk about it today as we study Psalm 47.
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November 6, 2020
Daniel 3: The Blazing Furnace
Have you ever received a medal or  something like a “merit badge”?  We give those kinds of things to honor a  person’s skill or a noble act of courage. Such an honor can be a great  blessing, and an affirmation of a job well done. Will Jesus give us a medal some day?  Is that what it is all about? Today we think about one  of the great stories of the Bible – often called the story of “The Fiery  Furnace”.  Many of us have heard hit dozens of times. Today’s question  is, “where is Jesus in the story?”
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October 31, 2020
Exodus 20:1-2: I Brought You Out
Religious people expend intense human efforts to  please God by meeting his requirements – by obeying his laws and making  sacrifices.  Non-religious people ignore God and his laws and live their  own way – by doing what is right in their own eyes. Neither of those are Christianity. Christianity recognizes that we are  sinners and that we cannot meet the requirements of God’s law.  But a  perfect One already has – the Lord Jesus.  In, from, and through his  love for us, Jesus meets the requirements of God’s law and takes the  punishment for our sin and offers us his free salvation by his grace.   Through trusting Jesus, we respond to his gift of grace and are saved!   This salvation transforms our relationship with God’s law. “God called us out of slavery… therefore you shall…”
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October 28, 2020
Psalm 46: The God of Jacob
Today’s text talks to us about the “God of Jacob”. What does that phrase mean? What do we learn about God from the story of Jacob, and why is it such an encouragement to us today?
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October 18, 2020
Mark 8:34-38: The Way of the Cross
Last week Jesus asked us a question of first importance: "Who do you say that I am?" Now we move to another question of first importance: What does it mean to follow Jesus? Jesus teaches that following him has a cost, but that it is a cost well worth paying. 
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October 11, 2020
Mark 8: Who Do You Say I Am?
We have to make a lot of crucial decisions in life: What field of work will I go into? Will I marry, and who? Who will I vote for? But one question towers above the rest, and it's the question Jesus asks his disciples in Mark 8:29: Who do you say that I am? In today's message, we will explore some answers people may give to this question, and the consequences that those answers have.
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October 4, 2020
Psalm 45: A Wedding Psalm
The story of history, in many ways, is the story of a marriage. Let's learn more about it today in Psalm 45.
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September 27, 2020
Psalm 37: Do Not Fret
The Bible tells me to not fret. I agree, I think it would be great to  “not fret”! But how do I do it? How can I get to that kind of quietness  in my soul? Let’s learn about it today from Psalm 37.
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September 26, 2020
Jeremiah 17:5-18: The Year of Drought
Can you survive (and thrive) in a difficult circumstances?
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September 13, 2020
Jeremiah 33:14-26: Does God Keep His Promises?
How will God keep His promises to David and the Priesthood?
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September 13, 2020
Psalm 42: Talking to Yourself
Often when we say that someone is “talking to themselves”, we mean it in a way that questions that person’s sanity. But, in the Scripture, the skill of learning to “talk to yourself” is an important one. The Psalmist does it all of the time! If that’s the case, then what exactly should we say to our self?
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September 6, 2020
Jeremiah 32: Baal and the Empty Field
Jeremiah 32: Baal and the Empty Field
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August 10, 2020
Psalm 34: Take Refuge in God
Take Refuge in God
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August 5, 2020
Psalm 33: The Eyes of the LORD
How do you feel when someone is staring at you? Does it make you uncomfortable? What if they could see what you were thinking too? God says that he is watching us and considering everything we do. How can we ever endure such intimate and continuous examination?
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August 5, 2020
Jeremiah 31:31-40 The New Covenant
Jeremiah 31:31-40 The New Covenant
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July 24, 2020
When Should I Obey or Disobey the Government?
According to Romans 13 we should be subject to governing authorities, but the governments authorities are not absolute. In this message we look at five instances where we can or must disobey the governing authorities in order to be subject to the higher authority of God himself. 
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July 17, 2020
Jeremiah 29 - Life in Exile
Jeremiah 29 - Life in Exile
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June 15, 2020
Psalm 25 - Trust in the Lord
Psalm 25 - Trust in the Lord
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June 8, 2020
Psalm 24 - The Lord is King
Psalm 24 - The Lord is King
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June 8, 2020
Gradual Faith
Why does Jesus perform the same sequence of events? Why did it take so long to heal the blind man? Why do even believers continue to act in selfish ways? Why does our faith sometimes seem to grow so slowly, or move backwards? And, what do we do about all of it?  We need regular encounters with Jesus to help us learn and re-learn what is means to follow him.
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May 25, 2020
The Faith of an Outsider
In Mark 7:24-30, is Jesus being a jerk? How do we reconcile Jesus's apparent refusal to heal with the "whosoever" of the gospel? 
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May 18, 2020
To the Point: Mark 2:13-17
Put aside your tribalism and recognize that we all need Jesus
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May 11, 2020
To the Point: Mark 2:1-12
We need Jesus to forgive our rebellion (and he has the authority to do so)
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May 8, 2020
To the Point: Mark 1:21-45
Jesus comforts and confronts our world, often through the same act
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May 7, 2020
To the Point: Mark 1:14-20
We want to bring Jesus along on our journey, but calls us to join his journey
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May 6, 2020
To the Point: Mark 1:9-13
Jesus, as a human, did what humans should have done, so that he can save us from our failure
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May 5, 2020
Psalm 19: The Heavens Declare
What does nature tell us about God? How else do we learn about God? How does this knowledge change us?
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May 4, 2020
To the Point: Mark 1:2-8
Repent and turn to Jesus to find renewal.
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May 1, 2020
To the Point: Mark 1:1
Short sermon summaries from the book of Mark.  Big Idea: Jesus isn't always who we want or expect him to be, but he is who we need him to be. 
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April 30, 2020
That Which Defiles
Passage: Mark 7:1-23 Nothing that comes into a person can defile them. We're defiled by what we think and do, and what we think and do comes from the heart. 
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April 27, 2020
Jesus Shepherds His People in the Wilderness
Passage: Mark 6:30-52
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April 24, 2020
Psalm 22 - A Reason for Hope
Last words are often most important. How much more so when those words come from the lips of Jesus! Consider one of the most amazing statements of Jesus on the cross when he quotes Psalm 22:1: “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” But, that’s not where the story ends. It ends with the most profound hope of all – that death is conquered and life is eternal through our relationship with Jesus Christ
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April 14, 2020
Psalm 13 - How Long, Lord?
Suffering is bad enough, but not knowing how long it is going to last can make it even more difficult to bear. Interestingly, in Psalm 13, David starts with the question “How long?” – he asks it 4 times! But his question never gets answered, at least not in the way expected.
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April 8, 2020
Mark 6 - Jesus Sends out His Disciples
What does it mean to be "sent out" when we're all staying at home? What is Jesus's mission more generally, and how do we participate in it today?
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March 31, 2020
Mark 6 - Rejection
Don't let your preconceptions about Jesus blind you to his true identity. 
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March 22, 2020
Psalm 11 - In the Lord I take Refuge
When we look at the world around us, it’s easy to think that it’s all out of control. Life in this complicated world is full of dangers and stressors. But for the believer, there is a perspective that we need to remember. God’s perspective. He is on the throne, and he’s observing everything.
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March 17, 2020
Psalm 8 - How Majestic is your Name
God is wonderfully glorious in all his works and ways. There are many reasons to offer him praise. In this message, as we study Psalm 8 together, we consider the specific reasons that led King David to sing, "LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!"
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March 8, 2020
Jeremiah: At the Palace Gate
God judged Judah's Kings based on a standard of justice. He judges our leaders based on a standard of Justice. He calls us to use our influence for the good of others.
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March 1, 2020
Jeremiah - At the Potsherd Gate
Jeremiah contains a lot of harsh language of destruction and judgment and Jeremiah 19 has some of the harshest. We’ll ask some questions of the text: What led to this warning? Had Israel reached a point of no return? Was God’s action justified? How should we understand and respond to it?
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February 23, 2020
Psalm 3: How Many are my Foes
We live in the real world where enemies can be expected. But we also live with the real truth. that God is our shield. 
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February 16, 2020
Psalm 2: Kiss the Son
Yield to Jesus. Elevate Him in your life. 
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February 9, 2020
Jeremiah 17: At the Peoples Gate
Why did Sabbath matter so much to Jeremiah? How does his message help us see the gospel?  Jeremiah 17:19-27
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February 3, 2020
Jeremiah 7: At the Temple Gate
Where do you find safety? Maybe it’s your 401k, the locks on your doors, or another person. What about spiritual safety? Israel in Jeremiah’s time found safety in rituals, words, and the Temple of the Lord. Jeremiah, as prophets tend to do, aimed to tear away that safety blanket to expose the grave danger they were in.
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January 27, 2020
Psalm 1 - Choices
One could say that ours is the day of choices. How many versions of coffee are there anyway? How many flavors of ice cream? But there are still occasions when there are only two options, when there is either this or that. And sometimes these choices are the most important of all.
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January 20, 2020
Two Stories
Sunday's Sermon (1/12/2020) wasn't recorded. In this message, Pastor Steve shares a recap of a memorial service sermon he conducted over the weekend. In it he contrasts, first, the story of naturalism and the story told in the Scriptures. Second, he contrasts the story of Adam, that leads to death, and the story of Christ, that leads to life. Key texts are Romans 5 and Revelation 21. 
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January 13, 2020
Mark: Jesus when Life is Out of Control
Text: Mark 5:1-43 Are you ready to take life by the horns and make 2020 your year? Are you ready to get control back of your home, your health, your relationships, and your job? What happens if that doesn’t work out? What happens when our best plans crumble or when the unexpected happens? Where is Jesus when life is out of control?
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January 5, 2020
Mark: Jesus and our Fears
Text: Mark 4;35-41 A lack of faith leads to fear.  Faith calms our fears.  Faith teaches us how to respond to our fears. Faith means recognizing the presence and power of Jesus. Awe plus faith casts out our fears.  
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December 30, 2019
The God who Gives
Is there anyone who can truly give a gift? Is God able to truly give, or does he need or seek something in return? How is it that God is able to give?
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December 23, 2019
1 Corinthians - Resurrection of the Body
"Where this is faith, there is nothing that can stop us."  Is that a true statement? It depends on what you're trusting.  Text: 1 Corinthians 15
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December 17, 2019
Receive Gifts, Extend Service
Text: 1 Peter 4:7-11 How does God manifest his grace to us? One way is through giving us spiritual gifts. How do we manifest God's grace to others? One way is through using the gifts he gives us to serve others. 
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December 10, 2019
Receive Generosity, Extend Generosity
“Uh oh. The pastor is talking about money today.” Yes, it can be an uncomfortable topic, but for Paul, generosity was a key part of following Jesus. Why? Because the gospel is a story of a gift, of grace and, in giving, we get to mirror the actions of our Savior.
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December 3, 2019
Othniel the Ordinary
Who will God use to defeat The Dark King of Double Wickedness?  Othniel the Ordinary Text: Judges 3:7-11
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November 26, 2019
Becki Watson's Testimony
Listen to Becki Watson share her life story, the story of God's work in her life.
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November 26, 2019
1 Corinthians: Gifts that Build Up
What is God doing in your life? Where does He want to take you? What result is He pursuing? The answer to those questions is important. What does God want us to do for one another as part of the same church? The answer to that last question depends on the answer to the first ones.
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November 21, 2019
1 Corinthians: The Most Excellent Way
Text: 1 Corinthians 13 Ssssss-swish-tssssss! Boom-ba-boom! Tingle-ting-ting!
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November 11, 2019
Receive Freedom, Extend Justice
What is the connection between the freedom we receive in Christ and the Christian pursuit of justice for those under social oppression?  This message explores that question by looking at the movements of Scripture from freedom to slavery and slavery to freedom, landing finally in Galatians 5.
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November 4, 2019
Receive Truth, Extend Truth
1) All truth is a gift 2) God's Word, in Scripture and Christ, is a gift 3) We receive truth through faith, which involves active pursuit 4) We share the gospel 5) We pursue truth everywhere
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October 28, 2019
1 Corinthians: Spiritual Gifts and the Body
The church is comprised of God’s people, but it’s more than an organization. The Bible describes it as a body. But, more than just any body, it’s Jesus’ body! Text: 1 Corinthians 12
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October 21, 2019
1 Corinthians: The Lord's Supper
Is there a wrong way to do a Communion Service? What are we supposed to think about during a Communion Service? What does it mean to take the Lord's supper in an unworthy manner?  Text: 1 Corinthians 11:17-34
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October 14, 2019
Receive Garbage Extend Grace
We receive many good gifts from God, but life is also filled with much pain and sorrow. That pain has the power to make us bitter, and that bitterness can seep out in our relationships with other people. David Brooks says that “pain that is not transformed is transmitted.” If that’s true, then how can the pain we all experience be transformed? Peter spoke to a congregation experiencing severe trials, but he saw in those trials the possibility of redemption.
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October 8, 2019
Receive Mercy, Extend Mercy (Matthew 18:21-35)
Both the religious world and the secular world can be unforgiving places: “Adhere to the external standards or you don’t belong. Fail, and don’t expect a second chance.” But God is “rich in mercy.” He loves to give it away, an offer of free grace, to those who don’t deserve it. Christians are those who have received mercy. And, having received it, extend it to others.
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October 1, 2019
1 Corinthians: Head Coverings
Did you know that angels are attracted to women? Did you know that angels once came to earth and had mighty descendants through human women? Well, neither of those statements are true – but a lot of people think those kinds of things are in the Bible! Where do those ideas come from? Let’s talk about that today, as we look at the often confusing text about women wearing head coverings in church.
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September 23, 2019
Receive Jesus, Bear Jesus Fruit
John 15:1-17 We need to receive grace upon salvation, but God keeps giving us gifts in Jesus. Receiving grace comes from daily abiding in Jesus. When we abide in Jesus, we will bear spiritual fruit, which is a “natural” process of the supernatural life. What does it mean to remain in Jesus? What does it mean to bear fruit? 
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September 16, 2019
Receive Grace / Extend Grace
This is the sermon in a series by the same name. In this sermon, we focus on the nature of grace, and the God of grace, in the book of Ephesians. 
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September 10, 2019
Hosea
Text: Hosea 1-3 There aren’t many books in the Bible that are more “R-rated” than Hosea. It’s ugly. It’s shocking. But that’s the point! The prophet Hosea’s life, while rather scandalous, can teach us a whole lot about sin, unfaithfulness, and the absolutely unrelenting love of God. So, while it might be a bit embarrassing to modern sensibilities, let’s dive into the book of Hosea and see what it can teach us today.
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September 2, 2019
1 Corinthians: Disputable Matters
Christians are a people of the truth. We stake a lot on things that we believe are absolutely true. But what if another believer thinks differently about something that we think is important? Are we both right? Is there more than one truth? How do we agree to disagree? Let’s talk about disputable matters like this today as we study God’s Word from 1 Corinthians. Text: 1 Cor 8:1-11:1
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August 26, 2019
Mark: God on the Move - The Secret of the Kingdom
It can be easy to get discouraged. Prominent leaders fall away. A majority of churches declining. We have personal struggles and failures.   Christians confess that God is always at work in the world, but sometimes we see what appears to be counter evidence. Instead of progress, we see what looks like regression.  The parables in Mark show us the inevitability of God's work through Jesus = but they also show us the mysterious and surprising ways in which he works.   
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August 19, 2019
1 Corinthians: Separation and Divorce
Under what conditions is it Ok to break up a marriage? What does God want us to think about separations and divorce? Text: 1 Corinthians 7:10-24
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August 12, 2019
Mark: How will you respond to God's actions in Jesus? (God on the move)
God is at work in Jesus: Bringing the life of God's reign, calling followers into his presence, forming a new people.  How will we respond to this movement? Will we be open to his words or will we dismiss him as dangerous or crazy?  Text: Mark 3:7-35
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August 5, 2019
2019 Vacation Bible School Report
Becki Watson reports on this past week's Vacation Bible School (i.e., Young Travelers).  Our God is so big! 
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July 29, 2019
1 Corinthians: Singleness and Marriage
Is it good to be single? Is it good to be married? Which is better?  In this sermon, Pastor John looks at Paul's instructions to the Corinthian church on the matters of singleness and marriage.  Text: 1 Corinthians 7:1-9; 25-40
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July 29, 2019
Jeremiah: Idols, Nations, and false gods
"Idolatry." Outside of a religious context, this word is mostly meaningless. Even in religious circles it can be ambiguous. But getting a handle on idolatry matters for faith. We need to be able to identify idols so that we can truly worship the Creator God and so that we can be freed from the sway of their power.  Text: Jeremiah 10:1-16
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July 22, 2019
Jeremiah: The Crossroads
Jeremiah 6:16 “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. "
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July 15, 2019
Micah
Did you know that it’s possible to go to church, to pray, and to regularly read your Bible but not actually have saving faith in Jesus? Especially in a place like West Michigan, it is relatively easy to adopt the culture of Christianity while denying Christ at a heart-level. The prophet Micah has a bit to say about this. Let’s see what his book might say to us today. Text: Micah 6:1-8
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July 9, 2019
Jeremiah: The Search
Are all sins the same? Are some sins worse than others? Sometimes we emphasize how heinous some sins are, but sometimes we emphasize that we’re all guilty before God? Which is it? Do we have to choose? In this message we look to the prophet Jeremiah for insight. He has words for the entire sin, but he calls out a select group. In the end, we rejoice that God is the God of justice and mercy.
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July 1, 2019
Jeremiah: The Nature of Judgment
Title: The Nature of Judgment Text: Jeremiah 4:5-31 Wrath. The fierce anger of the Lord. Judgment and destruction.  What emotions emerge when you read these words and phrases? Do they make you uncomfortable? Embarrassed? Defensive?  In this sermon, we look more closely at the nature of judgment. Can judgment be "good news"? In what way? We try to clear away misunderstandings while, at the same time, taking the harsh language of Jeremiah's plea to Wake Up!
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June 24, 2019
1 Corinthians: Honor God with Your Body
Text: 1 Corinthians 6:9-20 "My own body; Sometimes I love it. Most of the time I hate it. Sometimes I control it. Often it controls me!" What does God think about our bodies? Does he love them? Does what we do with and to our bodies matter to him? In this message study what God has to say about our bodies.
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June 24, 2019
1 Corinthians: Better to be Wronged
Is it Ok to allow someone else to win, even if they cheat to do so? Is it Ok to let someone take something from us that does not belong to them? What if that person is a fellow believer? Shouldn’t they be brought to justice? Maybe not! Let’s think about this today as we consider another difficult situation in the Corinthian church. Text: 1 Corinthians 6:1-8 Speaker: John Dubois
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June 10, 2019
1 Corinthians: Proud of the Wrong Things
Text: 1 Corinthians 5 Since Jesus forgives all of our sins, even the ones that we will commit in the future, why should we take sin so seriously? Is it really a big deal? What about God’s grace? Doesn’t grace cover everything?
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June 3, 2019
Jeremiah: Return (3:1-4:4)
Text: Jeremiah 3:1-4:4 Series: Jeremiah - The Exchange Outline: (1) God's love is radical (2) Because of his live, he calls us to repent (3) When we repent, he saves and he restores (4) So repent, not just with words, but with your heart. 
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May 27, 2019
Jeremiah: The Exchange
It's crazy to trade God for anything else.  The people of Jerusalem traded Everything for Nothing, the Living water for broken cisterns,  sonship for slavery, salvation for destruction, and their faithful husband for faithless lovers. In short, they traded the glorious presence of God for worthless idols.  Have we made the same exchange? Is there a remedy?  Text: Jeremiah 2:1-3:5
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May 20, 2019
1 Corinthians: Not Just Talk, but Power
We live in a time when everyone has a voice and every idea is regarded as equally valid and worthwhile. But, is that true? Paul’s words are weightier than others (or even ours), not because he is a better person (even though he might be), but because of who he is speaking for, as an apostle.
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May 13, 2019
Minor Prophets: Obadiah
Does pride really come before a fall? According to Obadiah it does.   It is somewhat ironic that the smallest book in the Old Testament deals with a nation that had one of the biggest egos. Edom’s pride and arrogance, especially against Israel, was very much unwarranted. And this prophet promises that Edom will not have reason to boast for long.   But what can Obadiah teach us about our pride today? Let’s find out together.
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May 9, 2019
1 Corinthians: Praise from God
 What makes us feel important?  How do we know that we’re doing well in our lives?  Whose approval really matters?  Text: 1 Corinthians 4:1-5
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May 1, 2019
Easter 2019 Q&A
Pastor John and Pastor Steve spent some time answer questions about Easter. What are the best arguments for the resurrection? How would you respond to some of the objections? If Jesus's death paid for our sins, why does it matter that Jesus was raised?
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April 22, 2019
Palm Sunday 2019
In a world often devoid of peace, and full of counterfeit offers, we meet Jesus, the King on a mission of peace.  He achieves that peace in a surprising way: Through sacrifice.  How will we respond to this King? Will we suppress Him? Will we fail to see Him? Or will we rejoice that He has come to set all things right? Here's the good news: Jesus will be praised, and we can join in the praise of all creation.  Text: Luke 19:28-44
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April 16, 2019
1 Corinthians: Build with Care
Does it matter how we live? If Jesus forgives all of our sin, and we’re already perfect in Christ (which we are), then what difference does it make how I live my live now? We know that we love Jesus, and we do want to please him out of our gratitude for what he has done for us. But is there anything more than that? Text: 1 Corinthians 3
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April 10, 2019
Jesus and the Sabbath (Mark 2:23-3:6)
God has given us rest as a way to preserve our lives. Jesus saw the Sabbath as a good gift of God for our flourishing.  He did not break the Sabbath law. He fulfilled it. As the one who fulfilled the law, he is able to give and save life.  Passage: Mark 2:23-3:6
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April 1, 2019
The Minor Prophets: Amos
The prophet Amos makes his way to Bethel, the city at the heart of the Northern Kingdom’s religious and political power, and he begins pronouncing judgement on all of Israel’s neighbors. But he does not stop there. At the climax of his judgement-list lies the harshest judgement of them all, and that one was pointed directly at Israel itself. However, if the people of Israel turn from their injustice and seek YHWH once again, they will find life and redemption. Date: 3/24/2019 Speaker: Colby Hetcel Text: Amos
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March 25, 2019
Fritz Stucki's Life Story
Fritz Stucki's Life Story
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March 18, 2019
1 Corinthians: The Mind of Christ
Text:  1 Cor 2:6-16  Is there anything that you can’t learn if you study really hard?  Is it possible for something to be so clear that even a child can understand it, and yet a mature and educated adult cannot understand at all?  That’s exactly the way it is.   Let’s learn more about it today. 
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March 18, 2019
1 Corinthians: The Power and Wisdom of God
Text: 1 Corinthians 1:18-2:5 We’re often afraid to share our faith with our neighbors. And if feels like there’s good reasons to be afraid, because what we have to say about Jesus really seems like foolishness – especially in the eyes of the unbeliever. But, that’s one of the things that makes the Gospel so beautiful! It is foolish to people, but it’s also the wisdom and power of God! Let’s see how that is true as we study together today in 1 Corinthians.
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March 4, 2019
1 Corinthians: Follow Jesus, Not Others
Text: 1 Corinthians 1:10-17 People often disappoint us.  Sometimes we’re disappointed when we see a Christian leader behave in competitive or jealous ways.  It can really hurt our feelings.  Or, if a gifted and loved leader falls morally, we’re also deeply wounded and grieved.    These kinds of tragedies can almost ruin our faith! But God wants us to follow Jesus alone.
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February 27, 2019
Jesus with Tax Collectors and Sinners (Mark 2:13-17)
What happens when we divide the world into groups: Two types of people, the "good guys" and the "bad guys"? In this short story from Mark, Jesus both challenges the Pharisees tendency to do this, and provides us with a different lens by which to view the world and our relationship to him. 
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February 18, 2019
Jesus in Conflict: The Son of Man (Mark 2:1-12)
Text: Mark 2:1-12 Title: The Son of Man Date: 2/10/2019 Quiz: Finish these lines: “Luke, I am your…” “Four score and …” “Life, liberty, and…” “I’ll never let go, Jack…” Pop culture is steeped in iconic quotes and imagery. We can say just a few words of a speech or a movie and a whole world comes into view. Now try this one… “The son of man has authority to…” For people in Jesus’s day, the expression “son of man” called to mind fantastic images and supernatural hope.  This message explores what the phrase "son of man" has to do with Jesus' identity and mission, and our identity and mission. 
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February 11, 2019
Darwin Buist's Testimony
At the end of this week, WPBF will be sending a team from our church to serve at The Pines Orphanage in South Africa. In preparation for the trip the team members have been sharing their testimonies and how that fits into this mission trip. This Sunday we got to hear from Darwin Buist. 
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February 11, 2019
1 Corinthians: Confidence in God
What can we know for sure?  Can we be certain about anything?  The Bible certainly says so.  This message starts a new series in the book of 1 Corinthians. Text: 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 You are invited to join our church for worship Sunday mornings at 9:30 at 2260 Porter St. SW, Wyoming, MI 49519 www.wpbiblefellowship.org
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February 4, 2019
Charlotte Stucki's Testimony
We were blessed on Sunday to hear Charlotte (Char) Stucki's testimony.
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February 1, 2019
Genesis 22: God Will Provide
Genesis 22 is the heart-wrenching story of Abraham's near sacrifice of his dearly loved son Isaac. On the mountain, God provided a sacrifice of his own. He spared Abraham's son.  From here we can look through the lens of Genesis 22 to the story of Jesus where, on another mountain God again provided a sacrifice not sparing his own dearly loved Son. In this sermon we look at the cost of the cross to the Father, the cost to the Son, the cost to the believer, and the help of the Spirit. http://www.wpbiblefellowship.org/
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February 1, 2019
Zechariah (1/20/2019)
Text: Zechariah 3 Zechariah is a weird book. There’s flying scrolls, angelic visitations, bizarre dreams in the night, and Satan himself even makes an appearance. At first glance, this Minor Prophet might seem more like reading a science fiction novel than scripture.   However, Zechariah is one of the most quoted books in the New Testament. It might be odd, but it has a lot of important things to say about God’s grace and the work of the Messiah.
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January 23, 2019
Jesus in Conflict with Spiritual Evil (Mark 1:21-46)
Jesus comes as the Messianic King proclaiming the nearness of the Kingdom of God. This immediately sets him in conflict with rival kingdoms, those who have set themselves up in opposition to God. In this sermon on Mark 1:21-40, we see how Jesus shows his power over one of those rival kingdoms - the demonic spiritual world.  Date: 11/13/2019 Series: The Book of Mark: Jesus in Conflict
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January 14, 2019
The Gardening Church
How can we get the results we’re looking for? Are results guaranteed if we follow the right formula, or are they basically random, the products of a world completely outside of our control?   Asked theologically, does the outcome depend on us or does it only depend on God’s sovereignty?   In this message we explore the biblical metaphor of gardening to shed light on these questions. We ask what this means for us personally, and what it means for us as a church. Sermon date: 1/6/2019. Speaker: Steven Kopp. Primary text: 1 Corinthians 3:5-15.
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January 7, 2019
Christian Unity (12/30/2018)
Jesus' followers are unified in the gospel, in essence, in purpose, and in love. Text: John 17:20-23
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January 1, 2019
Christmas by the Book
We know so much of the Christmas story from carols and story books.    But, are those things really in the Bible?  What parts of the story do we know for sure, and what parts of the story have been added on by traditions?
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December 27, 2018
Genesis 20-21: Trust God's Leading in Your Life
It often seems like our lives are out of control. We don’t understand why things happen to us. It is helpful to remember that God is in control of all things, and he is working in all things for his purposes and the maturity of believers. We can see this hand of God in Abraham’s life from the stories in Genesis 20-21.
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December 17, 2018
Jeremiah in Jerusalem - Demolition and Reconstruction
Jeremiah was given the task of sharing some very bad news with Israel: armies were about to pour in from the north to bring about unparalleled destruction.    But he also brings a message of hope and restoration, of a great reversal that will happen… in God’s time.    In this exposition of Jeremiah 1:10-16 we look at how Jeremiah's message of destruction and hope, uprooting and replanting, demolition and reconstruction, work together, and how both point to Jesus.
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December 10, 2018
Jeremiah in Jerusalem - Jeremiah the Prophet (12/2/2018)
God doesn't always ask us to do easy things. Sometimes he asks us to do things that threaten our comfort, security, or approval of others. The call of Jeremiah is unique, but it also gives us a pattern of responding to the costly call of following God.
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December 3, 2018
Do I need to forgive someone right away?
"Do I need to forgive someone right away?" This post is Pastor Steve's attempt to answer the question above. It depends a little on what we mean by forgiveness. Do we mean releasing internal anger and hurt, or restoring a relationship, or both? What if it's not possible to restore the relationship? Does the nature of the relationship need to stay the same?
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November 26, 2018
1 John - Assurance: The Nature of God (11/25/2018)
The phrase “Love Wins” has a lot of traction in our culture today. It represents the idea that in the end, God’s love will overcome anything and everything else in order to bring us good. Is that what it means when the Bible says, “God is love”?
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November 26, 2018
1 John - Assurance: Assurance of Eternal Life
Have you ever doubted that you were saved? What do we do with those kinds of doubts? Can we really know for sure? This sermon looks at what the book of 1 John has to say about these important questions.
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November 19, 2018
Minor Prophets: Haggai
Have you ever been excited for something to happen that didn’t quite live up to your expectations? At home? At church? The people in Haggai’s day were excited to return to their land after 70 years in exile. But when they returned, their expectations were not met. And because of it, they responded with disobedience. How do we respond to disappointment, and what can Haggai teach us about this today?
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November 12, 2018
Jeremiah in Jerusalem - The Spiral (11/4/2018)
This sermon explores the series of decisions and events that led up to the destruction of Jerusalem at the time of Jeremiah. As the Assyrians raided the land once again and sent the people into exile they would have asked, "how did we get here?" The author of Kings wants us to know the answer to that question.
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November 5, 2018
Jeremiah in Jerusalem - Judah's Reformers (10/29/2018)
Reform: To make a change for the better.    Israel’s history is bleak: A divided kingdom, unrelenting pressure from violent neighbors, and a long series of corrupt kings.   But there were a few bright spots too: Kings that brought much needed reform.    Could these kings save Israel?   What can we learn from their example? This sermon summarizes the reigns of Joash, Hezekiah, and Josiah.
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October 29, 2018
1 John - Assurance: The Works in Jesus (10/21/2018)
Are we even able to do good works at all? Do our works ever please God? It depends. Let’s think about it today.
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October 26, 2018
1 John - Assurance: The Work of Jesus (10/14/2018)
Title: The Work of Jesus Text: 1 John Series: 1 John - Assurance Speaker: John Dubois Date: 10/14/2018
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October 26, 2018
Mark: Prepare: Follow Me (10/7/2018)
Title: Follow Me Text: Mark 1:14-20 Series: Mark: Prepare Speaker: Steven Kopp Date: 10/7/2018
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October 26, 2018
1 John - Assurance: The Nature of Sin (9/23/2018)
Title: The Nature of Sin Series: 1 John - Assurance Text: 1 John Speaker: John Dubois Date: 9/23/2018
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October 26, 2018
Mark: Prepare: Baptism and Temptation (9/26/2018)
Title: Baptism and Temptation Series: Mark - Prepare Text: Mark 1:9-15 Date: 9/16/2018 Speaker: Steven Kopp
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October 26, 2018
Jonah (8/26/2018)
Title: Jonah Series: Minor Prophets Text: Jonah Date: 8/26/2018 Speaker: Colby Hetcel
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October 22, 2018
Mark: Prepare: Prepare the Way (8/19/2018)
Title: Prepare the Way Series: Mark - Prepare Text: Mark 1:1-1:8 Date: 8/19/2018
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October 22, 2018
1 John - Assurance: The Person of Jesus (8/12/2018)
Title: The Person of Jesus Series: 1 John - Assurance Text: 1 John Date: 8/12/2018
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October 22, 2018
1 John - Assurance: Special Fellowship with God (8/5/2018)
Title: Special Fellowship with God Series: 1 John - Assurance Text: 1 John Date: 8/5/2018
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October 22, 2018
Mark: Prepare: Jesus Messiah (7/15/2018)
Sermon Title: Jesus, Messiah Text: Mark 1:1 Summary: Jesus isn't always who we expect or want him to be, be He is exactly what we need him to be.
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October 19, 2018
1 John - Assurance: Word of Life (7/29/2018)
Text: 1 John 1:1-4. Series: 1 John: Assurance Speaker: John Dubois The coming of Jesus, into the world, is the greatest good news of all. Jesus came clearly and tangibly. His followers really saw him and heard him in time and space. They touched him, and he was really there! The basis for our faith is grounded in the certain reality of the coming of Jesus. We therefore have great confidence in God through Jesus.
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October 12, 2018
Jeremiah in Jerusalem - Israel's Road to Exile (9/30/2018)
Pastor Steve's first sermon in his series on the book of Jeremiah. This sermon examines the Northern Kingdom's road to destruction and exile. It serves as a warning for us today and establishes the context for Jeremiah's prophetic word to Judah.
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October 12, 2018