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Gifted

As our children were growing up and I was involved in pastoral ministry in a few churches over those years it seems we had lots of conversations about “pastors’ kids” and “deacons’ kids” and how that was a recipe for disaster (as our PKs and DKs set out then to prove true!) Our teaching this weekend concerns the very first …

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Blessed are the Pure in Heart

Heart. Isn’t it interesting that the core blood pump of the human body has been so glamorized? On this day after Valentine’s we still have heart shaped treats, cards with stylized hearts on the covers and the most recognizable icon of the heart all around! So why has the heart come to symbolize love? The Bible also is guilty of …

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The Stories He Told – The Lost Sons

September 9, 2018 Speaker: Ian Campbell Luke 15.11-32; 2 Corinthians 7.10 Third in the “lost” trilogy this story has captured imaginations through the centuries. And this particular parable departs from our usual understanding of a story to tell a single lesson to one that is full of character exploration and rich meanings. The older brother is “lost” while still at …

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lost sons

Two sons were lost – one still at home and the other in a far off place. The less likely of the two found his way home. The older brother was bound by entitlement and pride and couldn’t find his way back to his father. The younger discovered the release of desperation and was free from the very cords that …