Facing Rejection

Mark 6:1-6 Would you agree with me that it’s not fun to be rejected? Maybe we were rejected as teenagers by our peers for not being cool enough. Maybe we’ve been rejected by romantic interests. She said no to giving you her number or no to that second date. Maybe we’ve been rejected by potential…

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You Can Count on God

Lamentations 3:19-33 What is the worst thing that could happen to you? I’m guessing if I went around the congregation I’d get a whole bunch of different answers to that question, but may I suggest there really is only one right answer to that question? The answer to that question is that the worst thing…

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You’ve Got It All

Job had it all. He was rich. He had not only hundreds but thousands of animals. And back in Old Testament times, that was generally the way your wealth was measured by how many animals you had. He had thousands of animals. Not only that but he was blessed with a big family. 10 kids.…

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Our Delight

Psalm 1 What do you delight in? I would not be surprised if many of you said, “I delight in my family or my friends.” And because it’s Father’s Day, I would not be surprised if you said, “I delight in my role as a father.” Others of you might say, “I delight in my…

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You Win!

Genesis 3:8-15 When you look into the mirror, do you ever see the face of a loser? What I mean is, are you happy with yourself? Do you have regrets? Are you content with your life? I know that I have sometimes felt like a loser. What about you? It’s not uncommon to feel like…

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Get Some Rest

Deuteronomy 5:12-15 As I was studying for the sermon today, I was reminded of an article that a friend of mine had sent me some years ago. It was entitled, “Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren,” by economist John Maynard Keynes. Actually, the article was entitled, “The New Rules of Work.” Sorry, I skipped a line.…

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You’re on the Team

Acts 2:1-21 One of the more anxious times in my life was when I was a freshman in high school and I was trying out for the basketball team. I went my freshman year to high school up in Minocqua, Lakeland Union High School, big high school, about 250 kids in each grade. And so…

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His Hands Are Still Up

Luke 24:44-53 Do you feel blessed? I don’t know about you, but I don’t always feel blessed. Why am I having all these problems at work? Why am I having all these financial issues? Am I really getting this diagnosis right now? That’s the last thing I need on my plate. Do we think these…

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Best Sermon Ever!

1 John 4:7-11, 19-21 There’s an old legend, I guess, about the Apostle John. He spent his last days in the city of Ephesus, and he got to the point where he was an old man, and he really couldn’t handle being the full pastor anymore. But because he was so beloved, towards the very…

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