It’s About Jesus, Not Gratitude

Jesus heals ten lepers but only one, a Samaritan, comes back and says, “Thank you.”  Jesus praises this one.  In this sermon, we’ll explore the dangers of ingratitude and the benefits of gratitude with an…

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The Forgiven Forgive

This section of Luke 17 includes four “sayings” of Jesus.  In this sermon we will focus on the saying about forgiveness, “if the same person sins against you seven times a day, and turns back…

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Have You Ever Been Through Hell?

Gospel Message | Luke 16:19-31 “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with…

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A Tale of Two Sons

Gospel Message | Luke 15:11-32 Then Jesus said, “There was a man who had two sons. The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the property that will belong…

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Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God

Jesus tells the parable of the lost sheep, lost coin, and lost son in response to the Pharisees grumbling about him welcoming sinners and eating with them. The Pharisees’ perspective on sinners is that they…

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No Such Thing as a Half-Way Christian

You’ve heard of setting a high bar?  Well, Jesus doesn’t just set the bar high here—he sets it as high as it can possibly go.  If you’re going to follow me, he says, your commitment…

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