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Don’t Give Up on God…for Joy by bob

December 14th, 2014

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With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.  (Isaiah 12:3) Isaiah 12:1-6 December 14, 2014 Joy Uninhibited The traditional theme for the third Sunday of Advent is joy.  Early in the fall as I was creating the sermon series on Isaiah I did a word search for “joy” in Isaiah, and this […]

I am not God’s Secretary of Wellness. Isaiah 9:1-7 December 7, 2014 A flicker from the future A TV commercial for a natural supplement claims to improve your vision so that “you will be able to see a candle flame from ten miles away.”  You can’t believe everything on TV, so I decided to verify […]

I will remember out loud the truth about who God is. Isaiah 63:7-14 November 23, 2014 Depression and preaching I could not sit down on Thursday of this past week to write this sermon without hearing Wednesday night in my head.  This fall I have been leading a marriage class each Wednesday evening, mostly video-based.  […]

“Fear does not work as long as there is hope.”  (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) Isaiah 61:1-11 November 16, 2014 A glimmer of hope About a year and a half ago, I shared from this pulpit that Linda and I had gone to see the first film in a trilogy called “The Hunger Games.”  I […]

“Love is the answer, but it is the type of love that may cost everything.” Isaiah 43:1-13; Ephesians 1:4-5 November 2, 2014 – Orphan Sunday Willful obedience I have asked several adoptive parents this week why they chose to adopt.  The parents I asked specifically were parents who already had biological children when they adopted.  […]