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“Prayers For Those You Love” (Philippians 1:7-11 sermon)

During the American War for Independence, John Adams, one of our Founding Fathers, corresponded with his wife Abigail, and thankfully their letters back & forth have been preserved for us. They are full of humor, and history, and love. In … Continue reading

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“The Growing Christian Life” (I Peter 1:22 sermon)

I have noticed that a lot of time and effort is spent around here by people trying to make things grow. They are trying to grow grass in their yard; or tomatoes or flowers in their garden, or fruit trees … Continue reading

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Take Your Love To The Next Level

“Since you have in obedience to the truth purified yourselves for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart …”. (I Peter 1:22) Sometimes scripture points out weak areas in our lives on which we … Continue reading

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“The Real Thing: Love Triumphant”

I Corinthians 13:7-8 Archeologists in Italy have unearthed what some are calling the ultimate picture of love: an ancient farmer and his wife who were buried together, holding hands.  The wife’s head is turned, as if looking upon her husband.  … Continue reading

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“The Real Thing: The Purity of Love”

I Corinthians 13:6        A few weeks ago as we talked about the definition of love, we referred to C.S. Lewis’ quote, that “Divine Gift-love … desires what is simply best for the beloved.”  But what IS best for the … Continue reading

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What Love Does NOT

I Corinthians 13:5                       Have you ever taken a look in the mirror and exclaimed, “Oh, my!  I didn’t think I looked that bad!”?  Sometimes we feel like we look one way – when the truth is far different.  And as … Continue reading

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The Real Thing: Love Is Not Proud

I Corinthians 13:4b          Last year, in Santa Cruz, California, a family went on an outing together at a state park close nearby.  They made tacos, including mushrooms they had picked at the park – but unfortunately, the mushrooms were … Continue reading

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