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“Preparing the Way for Our King” (Luke 3 sermon)

In 1789 George Washington was elected as the first President of the United States — and the country went wild with celebration. Washington, who was reluctant to take the office, left his home at Mount Vernon to make his way … Continue reading

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“Coming Back To Worship ‘In The Spirit'” (Luke 2:27 sermon)

It’s good to see people starting to come back and participate in our worship services again — it’s been growing over the last 2-3 weeks, and hopefully that will continue. But many are suggesting that we won’t ever get back … Continue reading

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“Blessed Is She Who Believed” (Luke 1:45 sermon)

A few months ago, our ladies ministry had a neat fellowship, in which they painted little decorative signs for their homes, with a portion of scripture on each one. The ladies painted some good verses: “I can do all things … Continue reading

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“The Refiner’s Fire” (Malachi 3:1-4 sermon)

Ruth Bell Graham was the wife of the famous evangelist Billy Graham. Billy had of course garnered so much world-wide attention, having been seen on tv, and having written so many books, and so on — but after some years, … Continue reading

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“Faith In Crisis” (Psalm 74 sermon)

Psalm 74 “Faith in Crisis” (COVID crisis Sunday #4, 4/05/20) The verses we find here in Psalm 74 are not going to make many “verse-of-the-day” Bible calendars: “O God, why have You rejected us forever?” “The enemy has damaged everything … Continue reading

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“We Are The Temple” (II Corinthians 6:16 message)

II Corinthians 6:16       “We Are The Temple”   The White House is one of the most recognizable buildings in the United States.  It was finished in the year 1800, when Thomas Jefferson moved in, and every U.S. … Continue reading

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“Living Your Faith At Home” (I Peter 3:1-7 sermon)

Many of us are familiar with the famous story, “Rip Van Winkle.” Last year for the first time I really read the story in Washington Irving’s Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon. In it he describes Rip Van Winkle: “He would never … Continue reading

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“A Pastor’s Farewell” (Acts 20 sermon)

Cheryl & I want to thank you for the last 4 years we have been allowed to serve at Pleasant Ridge. It is very difficult to say farewell to people with whom we’ve ministered and loved and been loved — … Continue reading

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“Neglecting God” (Zephaniah 1:1-6 sermon)

You never know what your kids are going to do with the things they hear you say. We had not been at  our church in Tulsa Oklahoma very long when we pulled up to a convenience store, and Cheryl saw … Continue reading

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“Come Away … And Rest” (Mark 6:30-32 sermon)

In the 1860’s, Mark Twain took a steamboat tour of Europe and the Holy Land, during which he visited Rome. He wrote about his experience there: “Afterward we walked up and down one of the most popular streets for some … Continue reading

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