Sermons by Pastor Dave Prill

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Holy Thursday – Giving Up Entitlement

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Readings: Luke 22:1-13, John 13:1-17, John 13:31-38 Dear Friends, In John 13 Jesus has one of those moments where everything becomes crystal clear.  He knows exactly who He is, He knows where He has come from and He knows exactly how powerful He is.  How powerful is He?  Well He’s the most powerful man—ever.  What […]

Giving Up Compromise

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Reading: Luke 19:28-44 Dear Friends, Holy week is filled with folks that compromise.  They go against their gut, go against their character or allow fear to change their behavior. Pilate compromises.  The disciples compromise.  The religious leaders compromise.  Jesus?  He’s determined.  He’s convicted.  He knows exactly what this day, this Palm Sunday is all about. […]

Giving Up Temporary

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Readings:  2 Peter 3:1-14; Luke 12:16-22 Dear Friends, Temporary.  Eternal.  We know that our hearts, minds and eyes should be focused on eternal things.  But boy, we get distracted, don’t we?  The everydayness of life sometimes fools us into focusing on this world instead of what is to come.  That’s the bad news.  The good news […]

Giving Up Enemies

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Reading: Matthew 5:43-48 Dear Friends, Ok, if we are honest, we will never be able to “give up enemies.”  As long as we are alive on earth and in relationship with others, enemies will happen. But, Jesus does have some challenging things to say about enemies.  Let me give you a hint: giving up on […]

Open Ended

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Reading: Daniel 7:1-14 Dear Friends, The story of God is big and open ended.  His story always has been and always will be.  It is bigger than any story ever.  But – it’s interesting – we often tell closed stories.  Stories that had a beginning … and an end.  And we tell those like they […]

Reformed Relationships

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Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:15-21 Dear Friends, Old and New.  Paul teaches us and celebrates some incredible truths in this section of scripture.  The blood of Jesus reforms things.  It drives out the old. And it brings in the new.  Specifically – and this is awesome – it reforms our relationships.  With God.  With others.  Let’s […]

Authority?

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Reading: Matthew 11:1-6 Dear Friends, Disappointed. Disappointed with life.  The circumstances.  How nothing is going right.  Disappointed with God.  Ever been there?  Wondering where God is or why he is doing or not doing whatever it is that’s impacting you.  In today’s reading John expresses such disappointment.  And Jesus’ answer?  Well, it is  encouraging and perspective broadening.  Let’s talk about it. Peace, Pastor Dave

Pray Then Like This

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You’ve probably said it a million times.  Sometimes you might say it without even thinking.  Today, we will slow down.  We’ll say it in a little different way than we’ve heard before.  And we’ll consider how Jesus demonstrates it in the smallest of ways.  What is it?  The Lord’s Prayer.

The Engaged Church. I’m Important. Acts 6.

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Today’s Scripture: Acts 6:1-6 Along our journey, we’ve talked about the most important job of the church: To be a witness.  We seen how the church began to face obstacles from outside itself in regards to that job.  Today we see that the early church had obstacles within itself as well. Obstacles that threatened to […]