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  Psalm 118:1-29; Matthew 26:30-32; Hebrews 2:10-12 August 26, 2018 •  Download this sermon (PDF) Dear Congregation of Christ: Who among you are not familiar with the chorus, “This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” This short song is from Psalm 118 verse 24, one […]

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Bulletin: August 26, 2018, Using the New Trinity Psalter Hymnal

  This Lord’s Day, we began using the new Trinity Psalter Hymnal, thanks to an anonymous donor from Immanuel’s United Reformed Church in Salem, Oregon. So I introduced this new songbook with a sermon from Psalm 118. I also discussed the new features and differences with the old Blue Psalter Hymnal during our Sunday School […]

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The Temple Destroyed, Then Raised Up

  Christ, the Church, and every Christian is God’s temple Amos 9:1-15; Acts 15:12-17 August 19, 2018 • Download this sermon (PDF) Dear Congregation of Christ: Concerning the end times, someone wrote, “the Antichrist will allow the religious Jews to rebuild the Temple and to initiate daily sacrifices… Now the rebuilding of the Temple constitutes […]

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“Justice into Poison, Righteousness into Bitterness”

  Amos 6:1-14; Ephesians 3:14-19 July 15, 2018 • Download this sermon (PDF) Dear Congregation of Christ: Once in a while, when listening to Pandora music, the 1960s song by the Rolling Stones, “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction!” plays. This song was banned at first, then later, some of the words were censored because of sexual […]

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Not a Famine of Bread or Water, But of the Words of the LORD

  Amos 8:1-14; John 6:53-58; 66-69 July 29, 2018 • Download this sermon (PDF) Dear Congregation of Christ: Before last year’s Super Bowl Sunday, a survey showed that 59 percent of churches who have Sunday evening services or other activities planned to continue as a normal Sunday. But 36 percent also said that they would […]

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So Far Out of Plumb for God to Relent

  Amos 7:1-17; 2 Peter 3:8-10 July 22, 2018 • Download this sermon (PDF) Dear Congregation of Christ: Do you know why the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy is four degrees out of plumb? This world-famous tower was built as a bell tower of the main cathedral of the city. Construction began in 1173, […]

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Chosen But Sinful

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  Amos 3:1-4:3; 1 Timothy 6:17-18 June 24, 2018 • Download this sermon (PDF) Dear Congregation of Christ: In the legal sense, “insanity” is defined as, “mental illness of such a severe nature that a person cannot distinguish fantasy from reality, cannot conduct her/his affairs due to psychosis, or is subject to uncontrollable impulsive behavior.” […]

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The Gift of Pentecost (Feast of Weeks)

  Leviticus 23:15-22; Joel 2:28-32 (text); Acts 2:1-24, 36-41 © May 20, 2018 • Download this sermon (PDF)Beloved congregation of Christ: Here are some quotes about the Holy Spirit from a church not far from us: [1] Since early in 1998, we have had feathers fall in our meetings. At first I thought birds were […]

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“Pray Then Like This”

Psalm 121:1-8; Matthew 6:9-15 May 6, 2018 •  Download this sermon (PDF) Dear Congregation of Christ: Last Thursday, the National Day of Prayer was commemorated at the White House. In 1775, even before the Declaration of Independence, the Second Continental Congress established national days of prayer. In the 1800s, various other national days, including Thanksgiving, […]

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“Lord, Teach Us to Pray”

  Nehemiah 1:5-11; Matthew 6:5-8 April 29, 2018 • Download this sermon (PDF) Dear Congregation of Christ: The Christian media is full of books, articles and quotes about prayers. I will mention a couple of quotes: First, “Do you realize that movements on earth govern movements in heaven? Do you realize that a child of […]

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