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John


  • I Belong to Others Because I Belong to God

    I Belong to Others Because I Belong to God

    Jesus as the savior not only unites us with God but with one another.

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  • Make Every Effort

    Make Every Effort

    Sermon Notes Main Verses: John 17:20-23, Ephesians 4:1-6 Introduction: We all possess different motivations driving our decisions to come to church for the first time. For some, it’s to learn more about the Bible. For others, it is to make a public statement about their belief in God. And still for others, like church, because […]

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  • Unordinary Story

    Unordinary Story

    Sermon Notes John 20:30-31, 3:1-16 Consider: “Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance, the only thing it cannot be is moderately important.”(C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity) Key Terms: Belief (πίστις)– certainty that comes from being convinced by evidence or a compelling source Hope (ἐλπίς) – an expectation of something to […]

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  • What Jesus Teaches Us About Grief

    Sermon Notes Main Verse: John 11:1-44 Key Thoughts: God offers consolation in our Great Need God offers comfort in our Deepest Grief God offers us answers to Calm Our Fears Discussion Questions TALK IT OUT: Pastor Tim quotes German theologian Jurgen Moltmann who says, “God weeps with us so that we may someday laugh with […]

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  • The Power of the Resurrection

    The Power of the Resurrection

    Sermon Notes Key Thought: The resurrection of Christ is the whole point behind Easter. It’s also the cornerstone of Christianity. But this event means more than a free ride to heaven. According to the Apostle Paul, the power manifested in the Resurrection of Christ is the same power operating on the inside of us. But like any kind […]

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  • Death is Not the End

    Death is Not the End

    Sermon Notes Key Thought: We often struggle under the weight of painful loss. Sometimes the grief seems so large that it overshadows our faith. In these moments we can turn to the writings of the Apostle John. And even though John faced many hardships, he lived out his life with a vibrant faith that has […]

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  • Service Call

    Service Call

    Sermon Notes: You have a calling:You cannot understand that calling apart from your identity. You cannot understand that calling apart from living in community You cannot understand that calling apart from embracing Jesus’ Divinity The greatest person has given us the greatest command that can have the greatest results. Jesus- Loving your NeighborPaul- Be an Ambassador […]

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  • The Power Myth

    The Power Myth

    Sermon Notes Opening Thought – For someone who exudes all kinds of power all over the world, Jesus had an unusual distance from worldly power while in this world. Myth – If I possess more worldly power, then I will have less worldly fear. Jesus said “no” to worldly power Luke 4:5-6 – (not power […]

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  • Healing Without Judgment

    Healing Without Judgment

    Sermon Notes Today’s Heroes – EMT / Doctors / Healthcare ProfessionalsThey bring healing without judgement The Star of Life Origins in Greek mythology Growing evidence that it is tied to an older story from the Old Testament. In the Old Testament, what emotions do humans experience in when they are in God’s presence? Job 40:4-5 […]

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