Author Archives: Pastor Blake

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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Put It All Behind Us Now

This week we will look at John 21:15-19. Many of us are tied in knots with resentment and bitterness. Something may have happened in our past and we have not forgotten. Every one of us has people who have hurt us. Perhaps it was an unkind word, a betrayal, or an abuse. We’ve experienced disappointment […]

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Clearing Their Heads

This week we will be looking at John 21:1-13. This was Jesus’ third post-resurrection appearance with His disciples. It had been a long night of fishing. Although being out on the lake was peaceful, no fish were biting. For professional fishermen, this would have been frustrating. Yet, it was in this very circumstance that God […]

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The Great Reversal

This week we will be looking at John 16:20-22. In this passage, Jesus foretold about the disciples’ great grief that would be turned into stunning joy. Out of the jaws of defeat, Christ’s resurrection was a life-changing victory. Jesus transformed the cross from a memory of torturous death into a living memorial of triumph. Even […]

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Sunday’s Coming!

Since Ash Wednesday, back on February 14th, we have been building up to Easter morning. We have walked through the 40 days of Lent together. We gathered around the tables and we ate soup; we prayed and listened and felt the tug of the Holy Spirit on our souls. It has been a season of […]

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A New Look

This week we celebrate Palm Sunday, the day of Jesus’ triumphant entrance into Jerusalem a few days before His death on the cross. Prepare your heart for worship this week by reading Luke 19:28-48. Holy Week can be a sobering time, as we witness all that Jesus endured in order to save us. It’s a […]

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