Monthly Archives: August 2010

God’s love must be our model for life

During the 17th century, Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England, sentenced a soldier to be shot for his crimes. The execution was to take place at the ringing of the evening curfew bell. However, the bell did not sound. The … Continue reading

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What Does it Mean that God is Love? PII

God’s Love is Defining  Apr. 9  John 13:34-35; The distinguishing characteristic of Christ’s followers, Our standard is Christ’s love for us.  (cf.); John 3:23; 4:7-8, 11-12, 19-21). Lev 19:18; Mt 22:37-39; Mk 12:30-31; Lk 10:27  John 15:12-17: Christ’s love was not … Continue reading

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What Does it Mean that God is Love?

John 3:16; Romans 5:5-11; 1 Corinthians 13:1-8; 1 John 4: 7-12  For Network The answer to this is quite simple yet so complicated. It is simple in that God plainly and clearly tells us what Love is. In these descriptions … Continue reading

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Preparing to Grow!

(Sermon, Foothill 08-08-10) Passage: Matthew 22:36-40:  36″Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37Jesus replied: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’] 38This is the first … Continue reading

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Developing a Purpose

(Sermon 080110 Church of the Foothills) (Psalm 57; 138:7-8; Prov. 19:21; John 15; Romans 8; 12:1-3; Phil. 2:1-18) Psalm 57:1-2  1 Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me, for in you my soul takes refuge. I will … Continue reading

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God Really does have a Purpose behind your Problems!

God is our refuge and strength!   As a pastor I hear this lament all of the time, sometimes it even comes from my own lips, “Why doesn’t God help me in my troubles?” This is a legitimate question to ask. … Continue reading

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What is love? wedding sermon

  So much poetry and beautiful prose have been written over the millennia of human experience to try to capture its purpose and meaning. All of humanity in all cultures, places and time has sought out the meaning of love. … Continue reading

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