In This I Believe: An Almighty God

October 18, 2020   Isaiah 44:1-8  Have you ever been given the runaround in a medical, government, or customer service office? “No, you have to go to the other office first and then come here.” “Unfortunately, you have to have the signature of this other person and then we can help you.” Nobody can do anything. Everyone […]

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Habakkuk: From Doubt to Faith 2

October 11, 2020 Habakkuk 1:12-2:20 When is the last time that you had to deal with a child in a temper tantrum? I remember some years ago standing in the middle of a Target aisle with one of my sons. At the time he was only 2-3 years old. Target seemed like a quick one […]

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Habakkuk: From Doubt to Faith

October 4, 2020   Habakkuk 1:2-7, 3:16-18  Have you ever noticed how children have very short memories when it comes to their own mistakes but they have very long memories when it comes to their brothers’/sisters’ mistakes? “Mom, he did not wash the dishes like you asked him!” “Yes, and you did the same thing just two days ago! […]

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Belong in Family

September 27, 2020    Acts 10:9-16  Although you can understand in your mind theological concepts about God, you can never fully experience the love of God outside of community. Individuals make decisions to follow Jesus, but by following together in community, they become disciples. Church should be a safe place where we can “take off the […]

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Become in Relationship with God

September 20, 2020 John 15:1-8   This is the better known (yet often misunderstood) aspect of discipleship. At our church, we challenge disciples to grow in their relationship with God by building spiritual habits like praying, engaging scripture, and worship. As spiritual habits develop, their character becomes like that of Christ. To become a disciple […]

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Bless the Community of Faith in Love

September 13, 2020 1 Peter 4:7-11   How do you tend to handle your clothes when you stay in a hotel? Some of us think that being in a hotel is an opportunity to throw clothes anywhere. We think that at the end of the day we are just going to be there for a […]

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Bless the Community in Mission

September 6, 2020James 1:22-27 As disciples we live on a mission to our local community. We see ourselves as missionaries called to serve the city of Kissimmee, FL in the name of Christ. We pick up the cause of the orphan, the widow and the oppressed as our own. Although we could ignore the pain […]

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A Disciples Job Description

August 30, 2020 Luke 15:25-33   We all have seen crazy job descriptions in our lifetimes. Perhaps we are used to seeing them more when we had newspapers, but I guarantee you that they are readily available online. I saw one that asked for “15 energetic people” to replace “15 lazy people.” What happened in […]

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Rejected Stone

August 23, 2020 Mark 12:1-12 You can lease a car for five years at a “low” price. You can drive it. You can care for it. You can wash it. You can get the windows tinted. You can get the best music system known to man. You can do that, but none of it means […]

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The Temple and The Fig Tree

August 16, 2020 Mark 11:12-25 The role of the fig tree was to provide fruit. Hungry people could eat and be satisfied by its fruit. That was the purpose of the fig tree. The role of the temple was to connect people with God. People desperate for a relationship with God could come and be […]

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