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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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“Do Not Resist an Evil Person”

Leviticus 24:17-20; Psalm 69:22-28; Matthew 5:38–48 April 22, 2018 •  Download this sermon (PDF) Dear Congregation of Christ: This morning, I start with a few quotes: (1) from the conservative National Association of Evangelicals, “Ezekiel 33 says, ‘I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways […]

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“I Have Made a Covenant with My Eyes”

  Job 31:1; Matthew 5:27-32, 19:3-9; 1 Corinthians 7:10-16 April 15, 2018 • Download this sermon (PDF) Dear Congregation of Christ: I’d like to share with you some statistics from the Web, mostly from the websites of law offices. According to the American Psychology Association, roughly 40-50 percent of marriages in America end in divorce. […]

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“You Have Heard It Said . . . You Shall Not Murder . . . But I Say to You”

  Isaiah 53:7-9; Matthew 5:21-26 (text); Romans 7:12 April 8, 2018 • Download this sermon (PDF) Dear Congregation of Christ: As I sat in the Siskiyou County Courthouse last Friday for six hours, I couldn’t help but think about today’s sermon. You see, the criminal case for which I was summoned to be a prospective […]

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