Archive for September, 2007

How to Triumph in Hard Times, Part 1

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

Do you face significant challenges in your life? Do you sometimes experience a sense of despair and deep tiredness, and maybe even feel like giving up?

With this sermon, Pastor Jeff begins a new series entitled How to Triumph in Hard Times. We’ll begin by looking at the Bible’s brilliant three-part formula for success in hard times, which comes from Romans 12:12: Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer.

Listen for a message of great encouragement!

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Everyday Miracles

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

This sermon explores “everyday miracles.” Does that sound like an oxymoron? Aren’t miracles, by definition, spectacular and amazing and not “everyday”?

We’ll look at the story of Jesus’ first miracle — turning the water into wine. We’ll see how we can partner with Christ to bring miracles to life, everyday. This sermon was presented by Deb Doty, Jesus MCC’s Director of Discipleship.

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You Don’t Bring Me Flowers

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

Does your relationship ever provoke thoughts like, “Why does he always misunderstand? Why is nothing I do good enough? What’s wrong with us?”

We’ll look at some very practical ways to express our love, as well as how to see and understand our spouse’s expressions of love. This is the fifth and final part of the sermon series on Building Successful Spousal Relationships. Many of the ideas in this sermon come from the book, The Five Love Languages.

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When Mercy Rains Down

Sunday, September 2nd, 2007

If you could pick only one thing to help you draw closer to God, which would it be:

  • prayer
  • Bible study
  • tithing
  • worship attendance
  • church membership

Answer: none of the above.  This sermon looks at the one thing that’s more potent than anything else for drawing us — individually or collectively — into the presence of God.

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