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   Four Witnesses to the Resurrecton
   John 20:1-31
Sunday Morning Service,  April 16, 2017
The resurrection of Jesus is the climax of John's gospel which he wrote in order that we might believe on Jesus Christ. One of the amazing details of this story is that immediately after the resurrection, Jesus did not immediately appear to the masses but to special individuals and disciples from his ministry. Jesus' love for the individual comes through clearly in the narration of John. This narration also provides four powerful witnesses to the resurrection.

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   How Will You Be Remembered?
   John 12:1-8
Sunday Morning Service,  April 9, 2017
How do you want to be remembered one day? What would you like to leave as a legacy? The decisions that you make today will determine where you end up and what kind of impact you will make. Mary of Bethany is still remembered today because of her sacrificial giving for the Lord.

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   The Good Samaritan
   Luke 10:25-37
Sunday School,  April 9, 2017
What is our responsibility to others? How obligated are we? How much does God expect us to do? Jesus reminds the people not only of their obligation to love God but also to love their neighbor in this parable.

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   Four Days Late
   John 11:1-46
Sunday Morning Service,  April 2, 2017
Tragic things occur in all of our lives. Sometimes it may feel as if God is not there or showed up too late. Is God ever late? This passage reminds us that even when we may question where God is, He is always there and always right on time. Often, he allows difficulties in our lives for our good and His glory.

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   Have You Heard His Voice?
   John 10:22-42
Sunday Morning Service,  March 26, 2017
There are only two groups of people: Jesus' sheep and those who are not Jesus sheep. In proclaiming himself as the true Messiah, Jesus also challenges the people to decide on what they believe. Those who believe Jesus are his sheep since they hear his voice. Those who refuse to follow and believe are not and their unbelief will condemn them.

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   The Wise and Foolish Builder
   Matthew 7:24-27; Luke 6:47-49
Sunday School,  March 19, 2017
Jesus concludes his Sermon on the Mount with a series of parables and illustrations leading his hearers to the point of decision. He describes two gate and two roads (Matt. 7:13-14), two trees and two fruits (Matt. 7:15-20), and two foundations. As he concludes with an emphasis on the two foundations and the two builders, wise and foolish, Jesus is leading his hearers to the point of decision. Will they follow Jesus and his words or will they continue to follow the teaching of the scribes and pharisees? Their decision will determine whether the house of their lives will stand or fall.

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   I AM the Good Shepherd
   John 10:1-21
Sunday Morning Service,  March 12, 2017
In contrast to the bad shepherding that God's people had received in the past, Jesus proclaims that he is the good shepherd. Not only does he promise to be the good shepherd for the sheep but he also promised life and life more abundant to those who enter the sheepfold by him, the door. The good shepherd proclaims that he will lay down his life for his sheep and then take it up again.

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   Oh, Say, Can You See?
   John 9:1-41
Sunday Morning Service,  March 5, 2017
Sometimes God allows suffering in lives in order to manifest His glory. The story of the healing of the blind man is just such an occasion. Immediately following the miracle, people had to decide what to think and do about Jesus. Coming face to face with the truth always requires us to make a decision.

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   A Study in Contrasts
   John 8:12-59
Sunday Morning Service,  February 26, 2017
Following the Feast of Tabernacles, Jesus proclaims that he is not only the light of the world but the great I AM. Those who would believe his message are challenged to follow him.

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   Reactions to the Truth
   John 7:1-52
Sunday Morning Service,  February 19, 2017
While much of John's gospel relates to the signs that Jesus did and the teaching that emerges from those signs, John 7 and 8 do not mention any of the signs that Jesus did. Instead they occur during the occasion of the Feast of Booths. Jesus uses this festival of the Jews to demonstrate that not only is he the fulfillment of the festivals but he came to replace them.

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   I AM the Bread of Life
   John 6:22-71
Sunday Morning Service,  February 12, 2017
Although the feeding of the 5,000 was an incredible miracle, its purpose was much deeper than just demonstrating the power of Jesus. Jesus performed this miracle to teach a much truth regarding Himself. Jesus performed this miracle leading up to a lengthy discourse to confront the multitude with the truth that He is God and that He would give himself to provide eternal life. Confronted with the truth, the multitude was forced to make a decision regarding their response to the truth.

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   Sower and the Seeds
   Matthew 13:3-23
Sunday School,  February 12, 2017
This parable has been referred to by some as the parable of parables. It is the key to understanding the rest of the Kingdom parables. Jesus gives us a detailed interpretation of the parable as He explains it to his disciples. In Mark 4, Jesus even asked his disciples how they would understand the rest of the parables if they did not understand this one. The parable of the sower describes how the kingdom begins.

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   Faith Come in All Shapes and Sizes
   John 6:1-15
Sunday Morning Service,  January 29, 2017
Often during difficult time or times of uncertainty, our faith is tested. How will you respond when your faith is tested? Jesus used the dilemma of the feeding of the 5,000 as an opportunity to test the faith of the disciples as well as give them an opportunity to have their faith strengthened as they observed the compassion and power of Jesus.

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   A Question of Authority
   John 5:1-47
Sunday Morning Service,  January 22, 2017
John chapter 5 begins a new section in the study of the ministry of Jesus. The next four chapters deal with the opposition that Jesus received for doing good and the will of His father. Have you ever received opposition for doing the work of God, for witnessing, for doing the right thing? This section in the Gospel of John has much to teach us about persevering during times of persecution and opposition.

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   Making Disciples
   Matthew 29:18-20
Sunday Morning Service,  January 15, 2017
Why are you here? What is your real reason for being as a Christian? Are you living up to the expectations of Jesus Christ for you as a Christian?

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   Faith in Action
   John 5:45-54
Sunday Morning Service,  January 1, 2017
The start of new year always brings promise and excitement with it. However, it may also bring great sorrow and tragedy. Sorrow and tragedy test our faith. If we place our faith and trust in Jesus, we can find peace, contentment and growth in the midst of difficulty.

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   The Greatest Message Ever Given
   Luke 2:8-21
Sunday Morning Service,  December 25, 2016
 
Of all of the Christmas gifts ever given, God's gift on that first Christmas Day was the greatest. It was an appropriate gift, given out of a heart of love, and given to everyone. What will you do with that tremendous gift?

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   Relief for the Thirsty Soul
   John 4:1-42
Sunday Morning Service,  December 18, 2016
Jesus trip to Samaria was God's divine appointment for the evangelism of the Samaritan people. Jesus went out of his way to minister to a simple Samaritan woman and share with her the gospel message. Not only is this conversation a wonderful example of evangelism but also Jesus teaches the Samaritan woman what real worship is.

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   Birds and Lillies
   Matthew 6:25-34
Sunday School,  December 18, 2016
Jesus exhorts His followers not once, not twice, but three times to not worry and fret over the material needs of this life. What is Jesus actually teaching in this passage? What is He not teaching? Is it truly possible to live worry-free lives?

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   The Greatest Gift Ever Given
   John 3:16-21
Sunday Morning Service,  December 11, 2016
Christmas tradition for Americans has become a time filled with gifts and giving. We give out of hearts filled with love and good cheer to people who are special to us. John 3:16 describes the greatest gift ever given by God out of a heart filled with love for us. A gift given even though we were not only undeserving of the gift but the enemies of God when he gave it.

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   You Must Be Born Again!
   John 3:1-15
Sunday Morning Service,  December 4, 2016
Being a good person is not enough. Being religious is not enough. In fact, nothing that you can do will ever earn eternal life for us. You must be born again!

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   The First Sign: Creative Power
   John 2:1-12
Sunday Morning Service,  November 27, 2016
While the turning of the water into wine was a great sign, it was certainly more than simply meeting a desperate need and saving a family from embarrassment. Jesus' turning the water into wine was a manifestation of his glory and a demonstration of his creative power and ability to make all things new.

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   Light and a City
   Matthew 5:14-16
Sunday School,  November 20, 2016
In the midst of a world that Jesus stated was not only living in darkness, but loved their darkness (John 3:19-21), he has commanded believers to be the light. The purpose is not to draw attention to ourselves but so that through our good works men and women in darkness will glorify God.

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   A Unique Invitation
   John 1:35-51
Sunday Morning Service,  November 13, 2016
In the calling of his disciples in this passage, Jesus issued invitations to come and see, and to follow him. For Andrew and Philip, these calls were not only life changing, but they were also followed by an excitement to reach out to others and share the truth of Jesus Christ with them.

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   Salt and Its Savor
   Matthew 5:13
Sunday School,  November 13, 2016
This metaphor is a part of a much larger sermon, the Sermon on the Mount. To accurately understand and interpret it, one must view it in the context in which Jesus used it. In order to be salt in the world as Jesus intended his disciples to be, they must understand and apply the beatitudes.

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   Who Are You?
   John 1:19-34
Sunday Morning Service,  November 6, 2016
John the Baptist had such an influential ministry that the Jewish leaders decided to investigate it and attempt to shut him down. The questions remain for us to investigate: Who was John? Why was he baptizing in the wilderness? What was the heart of his message?

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   What Will You Do with Jesus?
   John 1:6-18
Sunday Morning Service,  October 30, 2016
After being confronted with the reality of who Jesus is (God in the flesh, the creator, the light that leads to life), the question remains as to what you will do with Jesus. John the Baptist, the world, and the Jews all responded in different ways to Jesus and the truth. What will you do?

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   Who Is This Jesus?
   John 1:1-5
Sunday Morning Service,  October 23, 2016
With three synoptic gospels already having been written, why did the Apostle John write his gospel? Amidst all of the miracles and teachings of Jesus, John had a special burden to present selective miracles and encounters in the ministry of Christ so that his readers would not only have the facts of Jesus’ life and ministry, but so that they might believe and have life.

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   Four Thieves Who Would Steal Your Joy
   Philippians
Sunday Morning Service,  September 25, 2016
 
The Apostle Paul has a lot to say about joy and rejoicing in the book of Philippians. However, he also acknowledges that there are four thieves that will steal our joy if we are not careful and watchful.

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   Prescription for Happiness
   Psalm 119:1-8
Sunday School,  September 25, 2016
 
Many people spend their lives searching for happiness, not realizing that it is not found in circumstances or possessions. Happiness and blessing can only be found in a proper relationship to the Lord and His word.

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   In Times of Uncertainty
   Isaiah 6:1-8
Sunday Morning Service,  August 28, 2016
 
How do you handle times of uncertainty or transition? As Christians, we must see God as He is, see ourselves as we are, and act accordingly.

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   Survey of Romans
   Romans
Sunday School,  August 28, 2016
 
Paul's great doctrinal thesis on salvation.

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