Suffering Many Trials

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Reading: 1 Peter 1:3-12 Dear Friends, When you encounter obstacles and road blocks how do you respond?  When it seems like something is holding you back, what do you do?  That’s the scenario that Peter addresses in today’s reading.  Hint: your answer might be different than what Peter says we SHOULD do. Peace, Pastor Dave

Sustained By Community

Reading: Hebrews 10:19-25 Dear Friends, There’s only so much “you” to go around. Your life, and all of your resources, are not in endless supply. And once they’re spent, they’re gone. Doesn’t it make sense that we’d learn what it means to leverage our finite lives for maximum impact? This week we’ll look at how […]

Praise

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Reading: 1 Peter 1:3-12 Dear Friends, Here’s the nerdy part: verses 3 – 12 are actually all one huge, long sentence as Peter wrote it.  Here’s the applicable part: Peter begins his letter with praise! He has a spontaneous and loud burst of praise and then rattles off several things about God that stirs such praise.  That’s […]

Elect Exiles

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This week we start a new sermon series – “1 Peter – Called * Chosen Exiles * Suffering”……..1 Peter is really an awesome book of the Bible and this will be a great journey for us at Resurrection!  Peter writes to the elect exiles.  He writes to encourage and comfort them through life’s struggles.  He writes to reveal […]

Simple Generosity: A Basket

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Deuteronomy 26:1-15 Dear Friends, There is an ancient object that God prescribed to be part of worship.  The ancient, sacred object has all kinds of special meaning. It also has a specific purpose.  What is that object?  A basket! (Bet you didn’t see that one coming….) Let’s talk about it this morning! Peace, Pastor Dave

Simple Generosity

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Reading: Philippians 4:10-20 Dear Friends, We often make life very complex. Our world demands a lot out of us.  We get pulled in a lot of different directions.  God’s plan?  Well, His plan for us is quite simple (notice I didn’t say “easy”).  This will be a grace filled and highly practical series that focuses on  […]

Simple Generosity

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Reading: James 1:13-18 Dear Friends, James has put together some incredible thoughts here.  He reveals what comes from us (that’s the bad news).  He reveals what comes from God (that’s the good and best news). And then he reveals what God does through us (that’s the miraculous news!). Peace, Pastor Dave

Fan Into Flame

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Reading: 2 Timothy 4:1-14 Dear Friends, Paul tells “his beloved child” Timothy to fan into flame the gift of God.  What is the gift? And how in the world do we fan that flame?  That’s what we are considering today. Peace, Pastor Dave  

Simple Generosity

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Reading:  Luke 19:1-10 Dear Friends, Zacchaeus is such a great story. It shows us and reminds of so much.  Most importantly we’ve got a Jesus who’s entire purpose is to seek and save the lost. And … once we are found our lives change.  We do things differently. Namely – in this story – we […]

Simple Relationships: Out

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Reading: Luke 10:25-37 Dear Friends, Relationships can be very, very complex.  What we will consider in this three week set is much more simple.  Jesus lived a life in balance.  His relationships were balanced.  He had a relationship with His Father (UP).  He had a friendship with His  disciples (IN). He frequently spent a bunch […]