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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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“The Real Thing: A Different Kind of Love”

     There is an obscure people group in Northern Europe, in northern Finland, Norway, and Russia, called the Sami People.  They live not far from the arctic circle and, of course, have much more exposure to ice and snow than … Continue reading

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“The Four Loves”

Ok, I have to admit, I took the advice of Prince Humperdinck from “The Princess Bride” and did something I never do: “Skip to the end!” I had started a C.S. Lewis book I had never read before, The Four … Continue reading

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