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God Is Merciful

A Poor Example of Mercy Do any of you remember a game called “Mercy”? You stood facing your opponent, locked fingers, and tried to bend back each other’s fingers until one of you couldn’t stand the pain and cried out, “Mercy.” At that point you proved your superior strength and, hopefully, stopped hurting your opponent. As you might imagine, this game was a lot less about mercy and compassion than it was about boys trying to hurt each other. My…

God is Immutable

The Study of God Today we continue our series on the nature and character of God. As I prepare these messages and chew on these attributes, I find that sometimes my mind seems to be doing acrobatics as I try to understand things that are seemingly incomprehensible. Charles Spurgeon said, “No subject of contemplation will tend more to humble the mind, than thoughts of God.” In wrestling with the vastness of God – a deity who is, in a sense,…

God Is Infinite

Today it is my pleasure to kick off a new message series we’re calling “God is. . . .” Some of you may feel a little disappointed at going from such a practical series as “Anxious for Nothing” to one some of you might expect to be dry and boring. I understand any apprehension you may have. I’ll be using some big words from theology (the study of God) like “omnipotence” and “omniscience,” and maybe your eyes will start to…

Alliance Of Love

God is love, and he loves every person beyond what we could ever fathom. In this message, one of our elders, Kirk Irwin, describes how our response to this incredible outpouring of love should be to share the Good News of that love with others and to serve God with all our heart.

Breaking Free Into Victory

Where We’ve Been Today we conclude our series called “Anxious for Nothing,” and like a teacher at the end of a school year, I’m going to give you a bit of review. To be honest, some of today’s message may feel a bit repetitive to those who have been here every week for this series. Most of the time I don’t expect you to commit to memory everything I say in a message. I want you to put it into…

Asking For Help

Our Problem with Independence and Privacy Do you know what one of my greatest fears is? It’s having some sort of accident or disease that leaves me completely dependent on other people. I hope this doesn’t offend anyone, but I really don’t want to ever be in a condition for an extended period of time where people have to feed me, help me go to the bathroom, get dressed, blow my nose, wipe my mouth – you get the picture.…

Filter Your Thinking

How We See the World This morning we will talk about how we all see the world. I’m sure many people assume everyone sees the world exactly the same way “I do.” The truth is, we all have different eyes, different color receptors, and brains that pick up details differently than other people. For instance, my vision is green-deficient. For me to see a green that really looks bright, it is WAY TOO bright for other people. At my last…

Prayer Brings Peace

You can do this! You can overcome the anxiety or depression that is weighing you down – not because you are amazing, but because you trust a God who is.