Past Weekly Messages From The Pastor

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Week Beginning Message Title
December 10, 2017 The Cost of Things Worth Having
December 3, 2017 Would We Refuse the Great Invitation?
November 19, 2017 Broken Wings
October 29, 2017 Tempted to Switch Goals
October 22, 2017 Bearing What We Need to Hear
September 24, 2017 The Way We Are
August 27, 2017 After One Hundred Years, Where Do We Go from Here?
August 20, 2017 Reaching Forward
August 6, 2017 The Troubles of a Temporary Home
July 9, 2017 Pitfalls
July 2, 2017 What Is the Point of Life in Christ?
June 25, 2017 On Being a "Cheerful Giver"
June 18, 2017 Sins of Ignorance, Sins of Weakness
June 11, 2017 Validation
June 4, 2017 The Road That Leads to Life is Not Effortless
May 28, 2017 Journey's End
May 21, 2017 Sick or Sinful?
May 14, 2017 When We're Moved by Love
May 7, 2017 Head and Heart
April 23, 2017 To Know It Is to Weep
April 16, 2017 A Love Worth Dying For
April 9, 2017 A Key That Opens Many Doors
April 2, 2017 The Importance of Discernment
March 19, 2017 One Pearl of Great Price
March 12, 2017 Poverty and Wealth
March 5, 2017 Our Enemy Is Not Imaginary
February 26, 2017 Light and Liberation
February 19, 2017 The Integrity of True Worship
February 12, 2017 Learning What We Long to Know
January 29, 2017 Hard Times
January 22, 2017 Calm Enough to Consider
January 8, 2017 Ready to Listen
December 25, 2016 Hints of Glory
December 18, 2016 Deep Joy
December 11, 2016 Led by Light to His Dwelling
December 4, 2016 Seeking the Light of God
November 27, 2016 Praying for Light
November 20, 2016 God Is Not Neutral Toward Our Needs
November 13, 2016 On Loving Our Enemies
October 23, 2016 The Ultimate Paradigm
October 16, 2016 Made to be Filled
October 9, 2016 The Burning “Yes”
September 4, 2016 Walking with God
August 21, 2016 Greater Minds and Hearts
July 31, 2016 Going Toward God, Come Whatever May
July 24, 2016 The Simple Willingness to Acknowledge God
August 2, 2015 Start Thinking Creatively, Part 1
July 26, 2015 Dump Your Grudges!
July 19, 2015 “What’s Love Got to Do With It?”
July 12, 2015 Hints of Glory
July 5, 2015 Hearts That Feel Nothing
June 28, 2015 “Longing for Lost Fellowship”
June 14, 2015 No Time for Negligence
June 7, 2015 In a Broken World, We Yearn for Unity
May 31, 2015 Love and . . . Happiness?
May 24, 2015 Choosing Our Basic Outlook
May 17, 2015 When Meaning Makes a Thing Important
May 10, 2015 No Comfortable Cross
May 3, 2015 Love Transforms Suffering
April 26, 2015 The Freedom of a Right Focus
April 19, 2015 Preschool
April 12, 2015 Putting Pain Into Perspective
April 5, 2015 Rejoice, He’s Coming for You!
March 29, 2015 Everything Burns Away But the Beauty
March 22, 2015 Seeking God with Gratitude
March 15, 2015 Your Wreckage Can Be Repaired!
March 8, 2015 Insatiable
March 1, 2015 No Use Pretending
February 22, 2015 Substitute Satisfactions
February 15, 2015 Ears That Do Not Hear
February 8, 2015 Your Daily Devotions (4) Psalm 16:11 NIV
February 1, 2015 Your Daily Devotions (3) Psalm 139:23 NKJV
January 25, 2015 Your Daily Devotions (2) Isaiah 42:16 NKJV
January 18, 2015 Your Daily Devotions (1) Psalm 119:38 NKJV
January 11, 2015 Get Into God’s Word
January 4, 2015 The Positive Choice Is Possible!
December 28, 2014 Knowing God
December 21, 2014 God's Kingdom, God's Will
December 14, 2014 The Fountain of Life
November 30, 2014 The Longsuffering of the Lord Is Salvation
November 23, 2014 When Hope Makes Us Strong
November 16, 2014 Openness
November 9, 2014 Respecting the Name of God
November 2, 2014 Not Content with True Contentment?
October 12, 2014 Determined Not to Miss Out
October 5, 2014 Desperate Days
September 28, 2014 Grateful for the Work God Gives Us
September 21, 2014 He Can Rebuild a Ruined Heart
August 3, 2014 God, the Perfectly Faithful
June 29, 2014 Love Lets Us Be Free
June 15, 2014 What's Our Problem?
June 8, 2014 Being Lost Takes Persistence, Too
June 1, 2014 Joyful Longing
May 18, 2014 Patience While We Make Progress
May 11, 2014 Being “Human” Requires No Apology
May 4, 2014 Full Mouths, Empty Souls
April 27, 2014 What Do We Hope to Gain?
April 13, 2014 Consequences Can't Be Avoided Forever
March 30, 2014 Does Your Life Look Desperate?
March 23, 2014 Becoming Real
March 9, 2014 Professed Beliefs vs. Practical Beliefs
March 2, 2014 We Must Try to Grow
February 23, 2014 One Thing We Must Always Do
February 16, 2014 Love's Quest
February 9, 2014 Ebenezer
February 2, 2014 Good and Right and True
January 26, 2014 Taking Time to Think About God
December 22, 2013 Those Who Will See God
December 15, 2013 The Beauty of Holiness
December 8, 2013 Silence and Solitude
December 1, 2013 Glory and Grandeur
November 24, 2013 Philosophies, Choices
November 17,2013 In Our Hearts, Do We Turn Back to Egypt?
November 10, 2013 Doing What We Can Do
November 3, 2013 God Minimized
October 20, 2013 Tender Hearts
October 13, 2013 Persistent Love
September 29 & October 6, 2013 We Can Truly Change
September 22, 2013 Is There Anything We Can't Let Go Of?
September 8 & 15, 2013 Each Vessel Is Uniquely Broken
August 18 - Sept. 1, 2013 According to Each One's Need
August 11, 2013 Strength for the Loyal Heart
August 4, 2013 Learning to Long for God
July 28, 2013 Center
July 14 & 21, 2013 Light on the Road
July 7, 2013 Only Truth Shows the Way to God
June 16 - 30, 2013 More Than Mere Suffering
June 9, 2013 Dark Days of Faith
June 2, 2013 The God Who Waits for Our Return
May 26, 2013 This Is Our Wisdom
May 19, 2013 Delighting in God
April 28, May 5 & 12, 2013 What the Highest Hope Will Do
April 14 & 21, 2013 We Must Know God to Love and Worship God
April 7, 2013 Reaching Forward
March 24 & 31, 2013 What Sacrifice Means
March 17, 2013 If We Had Such a Heart
March 10, 2013 Godly Fear
March 3, 2013 The Danger of Undiscovered Sin
February 24, 2013 Do We Fear to Go Where God Is Not?
February 17, 2013 The Ultimate Reason to Refuse Sin
February 10, 2013 The Excellence of His Majesty
February 3, 2013 When We Realize What Mercy Means
January 27, 2013 Fruit-Bearing Discipleship
January 20, 2013 Elevating Our Aim, Enlarging Our Desires
December 16, 23 & 30, 2012 Handle with Care!
December 2 & 9, 2012 Seeking God with the Whole Person
November 25, 2012 Emptiness
November 18, 2012 Harvest of Joy
November 11, 2012 The Feast Within
November 4, 2012 Godly Sorrow
October 28, 2012 Selfish Motives Are Not Enough
October 21, 2012 When the Flesh Is Weak
October 14, 2012 He Knows
October 7, 2012 Moved by Gratitude to Seek and to Serve
September 30, 2012 A Key That Opens Many Doors
September 23, 2012 The Grace of Giving
September 16, 2012 Higher Ground
September 2 & 9, 2012 Making a Commitment to Closeness
August 19 & 26, 2012 Time Wasted?
August 12, 2012 God Not Only Gives, God Graciously Receives
August 5, 2012 Feeling Our Pain, Facing Our Sin
July 29, 2012 Delighting in God’s Law
July 22, 2012 Foolish Disregard
July 8 & 15, 2012 Music to Our Ears
July 1, 2012 Awed by God’s Grandeur
June 17 & 24, 2012 The Next Step Is Always Our Most Important
June 10, 2012 This We Seek: To Be Made Pleasing to God
June 3, 2012 The Road That Leads to Life is Not Effortless
May 13 & 27, 2012 Only the Loving Heart Truly Worships
May 6, 2012 Different ... and Better
April 29, 2012 Real Theology
April 22, 2012 Creative Tension vs. Emotional Tension
April 15, 2012 Delighting in God
April 1, 2012 Love Your Pastor
March 25, 2012 The Great Encounter
March 18, 2012 The Door Is Closed to the Unforgiving Spirit
March 4 & 11, 2012 Love and Not Obey?
February 26, 2012 Are We Looking for Automatic Obedience?
February 19, 2012 Shining Faces
February 12, 2012 Carefulness in Speaking of God
February 5, 2012 Be Still!
January 29, 2012 Giving Our Best To God
January 22, 2012 Becoming Adept at Devotion
December 18, 2011 Surrendering to God's Intention
December 11, 2011 Inner Strength, Inner Light
December 4, 2011 Peaceful Management of the Moments
November 27, 2011 Aspiring To Be Acceptable
November 20, 2011 Harvest Day 2011
November 6 & 13, 2011 Brilliance Against a Dark Background
October 30, 2011 When the Road Forks
October 16 & 23, 2011 What Does God Want Us to Learn?
October 9, 2011 Damaging Desires
October 2, 2011 Moments Make a Life
September 18 & 25, 2011 Both Rest and Responsibility
September 11, 2011 Seeking a God Who Is Both Far and Near
September 4, 2011 Awakening to God
August 28, 2011 Checkmate
August 21, 2011 Love, Obey, Worship
August 14, 2011 An Important Redefinition
August 7, 2011 Believing That God Is Real
July 31, 2011 Active Love and the Knowledge of God
July 24, 2011 Discipleship and Self‑Denial
July 10 & 17, 2011 No Compromise
July 3, 2011 Anomie
June 19 & 26, 2011 Able to See God's Glory
June 12, 2011 Yielding to God
June 5, 2011 Christianity Is Not a Detour
May 29, 2011 Accepting Our Assignments
May 22, 2011 The Love of a Soul Near Its Home
May 15, 2011 Are We Awake to God's Wonders?
May 8, 2011 Herein Is Our Glory
May 1, 2011 Capacity for Joy
April 24, 2011 A Truth That Each One Must Deal With
April 17, 2011 Repenting Before We Sin
April 10, 2011 A Faith Strengthened by Doubt
April 3, 2011 Why Don't We See?
March 27, 2011 A God of Both Mercy and Justice
March 20, 2011 A Necessary Turning
March 6, 2011 Ashes and Anguish
February 27, 2011 A Greater Sense of the Possible
February 20, 2011 A Broken World
February 13, 2011 Bondage to Self
February 6, 2011 Choosing Our Focus
January 30, 2011 Labor of Love
January 23, 2011 Captivated
January 16, 2011 A Weary World
January 9, 2011 Logos
January 2, 2011 Alpha and Omega
December 26, 2010 Today
December 19, 2010 The Night the Angels Sang
December 12, 2010 Always Upward
December 5, 2010 Some Thoughts on God's Goodness
November 28, 2010 Tests and Opportunities
November 21, 2010 To the King Be Honor
November 14, 2010 Ordinary Trials, Extraordinary Results
November 7, 2010 Friends of God
October 31, 2010 On Being Glad That God Is Good
October 24, 2010 Let Us Run the Race
October 17, 2010 What Happens to Faith as Life Unfolds?
October 10, 2010 The Groaning Heart
October 3, 2010 Ask, Seek, Knock
September 26, 2010 In the Midst of It All
September 19, 2010 Is It God We Desire, or a Particular Path to God?
September 12, 2010 Ordinary Trials, Extraordinary Results
September 5, 2010 Reserved for God Alone
August 29, 2010 The Pursuit of Christ's Love
August 22, 2010 What's Ahead Is Worth Reaching For!
August 15, 2010 More Than Mere Insurance
August 8, 2010 Powerful Truth
August 1, 2010 When Our Questions Are Not Answered
July 25, 2010 It's a Serious Sin to Discourage Others
July 18, 2010 Child-Like Wonder
July 11, 2010 Blessed Are the Pure in Heart
July 4, 2010 Light and Liberation
June 20, 2010 Choosing to Live
June 13, 2010 Worthy Art Thou
June 6, 2010 Pitfalls
May 30, 2010 Grace Teaches Us to Say No
May 23, 2010 The Joy of Fulfilling Our Purpose
May 16, 2010 First Love
May 9, 2010 A Mother's Love
May 2, 2010 The Possessive Life
April 25, 2010 Inevitable Return
April 18, 2010 Seeking for . . . Recognition?
April 11, 2010 Willing to be Stirred Up
April 4, 2010 Bereft
March 28, 2010 Feeling Our Pain, Facing Our Sin
March 21, 2010 A Dry and Thirsty Land
March 14, 2010 When We Do without God
March 7, 2010 The Groaning Heart
February 28, 2010 Faith and Love Firmly Fixed
February 21, 2010 Friendship as an Ingredient of Love
February 14, 2010 Single-Minded Love
February 7, 2010 Beloved
January 24, 2010 Is Regret Good for Us or Bad?
January 17, 2010 Resolution
January 10, 2010 Can We Be Confident?
January 3, 2010 Surrendering to God's Intention
December 20, 2009 Joyful Strength
December 6, 2009 The Prince of Peace Brought a Sword