Meaningful Labor

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We all want our lives to mean something. We all want our toil and labor and sweat and effort to accomplish something, to count in some way. We all have this insatiable thirst for our lives to be about more than just survival or even pleasure or entertainment. But Solomon says your no matter how ...

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Hearers and Doers

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As we finished our series on the Sermon on the Mount this past week, we started by highlighting how many times Jesus set himself up as the ultimate authority. He didn't quote from other teachers or prophets, but simply stated "I say to you!" He claimed authority on human happiness, relationships, ...

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Worry is Wasteful

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Worry has such a deadening effect on the Christian life. It chokes us and uses up our energy, so that we are left unfruitful in God's kingdom. Looking at this passage in Matthew 6:25-34, it struck me that worry is a serious weapon. Worry has hurt the lives of many people. Worry causes us to lose ...

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To Serve is to Treasure

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The Sermon on the Mount is about the importance of making Christ our treasure - to treasure him by serving him and giving to him. Every person is tempted to treasure money. We might treasure the security, the comfort, the opportunity, the freedom, the social benefits or some other promise money ...

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The Coming of God

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We finished our Morning Star series by looking at a passage from Isaiah chapter 9. Isaiah prophesied prior to the Assyrian invasion of Israel and this particular text looks forward and envisions the nation conquered by the Assyrians. They are starving, they’re crushed under all sorts of ...

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The Entrance of God

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Herod the Great was one of the greatest known builders of the Roman empire. His building achievements are still impressive by even modern standards. We remember this incredible architect as Herod the Great. But was he great? What is true greatness? Jesus answers that question for us. "You know ...

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The Silence of God

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For the third message in our Christmas series, we find ourselves in the blank pages between the testaments. These are often called the 'silent years' because there was no biblical or recorded prophet. However, this time period was anything but silent historically. The nation of Israel endured some ...

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The Promise of God

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In our Morning Star Series, we remembered the political situation in which Daniel found himself. Daniel was experiencing prophetic darkness. There was nothing. There was no hope. It would have be easy to look around and conclude that God had abandoned his people and that all was lost. Daniel lived ...

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The Judgement of God

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This week we began our Christmas 'advent' series that we've entitled The Morning Star. The objective is to look at the story leading up to our Messiah, starting in the darkness of the OT exile and ending in the light of his life. We will do this in five messages: The Judgment of God The ...

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The Golden Rule

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Anyone who says “I live by the Golden Rule” has never read it. The Golden Rule says you’re supposed to meet the needs of other people with all of the joy and creativity, with all of the power and intensity with which you meet your own needs. Nobody can do that - ever! It is ...

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