Author Archives: Pastor Blake

Think About It

This week we will continue to look at Colossians 3 and consider how to develop character traits that please God and mark us as believers. Compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience are wonderful traits that impact those around us. The question is, how do we get them and grow in these areas? Paul started this […]

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Patience is a Virtue

This week we will consider the fifth character trait listed in Colossians 3:12 — patience. The only way to grow in the area of patience is to be put in frustrating situations where waiting is required. That doesn’t sound like much fun. The dictionary defines patience as: the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, […]

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Meekness Is Not Weakness

This week we will continue in our summer series on godly character traits. On Sunday we will learn the importance of gentleness. In Colossians 3:12, Paul lists some characteristics with which we are to “clothe” ourselves. So far we’ve talked about compassion, kindness and humility. Why does gentleness make this list? Some versions of the […]

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Kind of Kind

This week we will continue in our summer series on character traits by focusing on kindness as seen in 2 Samuel 9:1-13. In this passage, King David wanted to honor the memory of his best friend, Jonathan, by extending kindness to his deceased companion’s family. David went to great effort to track down Jonathan’s son […]

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Compassion Fashion

This Sunday we will take a look at how to clothe ourselves with compassion as we continue the Character Trait series. Sprinkled throughout the Old Testament are the words: “The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love.” Eight times this phrase is used — by historians, by psalmists and by […]

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Get Dressed

This week we will start our summer sermon series on godly character traits, as found in Colossians 3:12-14.  “As God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourself with compassion…” Every time we treat others with compassion and kindness, we reflect Him a little better and our joy deepens. When we choose to deal with […]

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Got Treasure?

This week we will conclude the series on Kingdom Treasure, as found in Matthew 13:44-46. In order to find the treasure, the man in the parable had to dig. The treasure didn’t show up on his doorstep one morning. He was in the field and he was digging. In the process, the man found something […]

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Confirm or Conform

This week we will have the supreme joy of witnessing 13 young people stand up before the congregation and confirm their faith. This is an extremely important step for our 8th and 9th graders. They live in a world that is trying to squeeze them into its mold, to conform to the standards of the […]

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The Treasure

This week we will be looking at Matthew 13:44-46. People come to faith in Jesus many different ways. It doesn’t matter whether you searched for the Lord or whether you just bumped into Him one day. It doesn’t matter if you grew up in Sunday school or spent your life on the streets. It doesn’t […]

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