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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Not So With You

August 9, 2020 Mark 10:35-45 Do you remember the first time you got to be boss? Maybe you got left in charge while your mom was going to the supermarket. Maybe you got the coveted Assistant to the Assistant Manager position. But what is it that most people do when they get to be the […]

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Out Of The Heart

July 26, 2020 Mark 7:1-15 There is only one group in the whole Gospels that get this kind of response from Jesus: Pharisees. If there was something that made Jesus angry was the imposition of rules on others without a passionate relationship with God. You can force people into a loving relationship with God. Peter […]

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Where One Eats, Two Can Eat…

July 19, 2020 Mark 6:30-44 Mark takes the time to tell us that Jesus saw the people as “sheep without a shepherd.” His heart was moved by compassion. Jesus saw them hopelessly lost in need of direction. The disciples saw the same people, at the same time, but they saw them as a problem. The […]

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Two By Two

June 16, 2020 Mark 6:6b-13 How long should you be trained to heal somebody, proclaim the gospel and get demons out of complete strangers? If you were given the task to train people for this purpose, how would you have designed the training? What kind of certifications would people need? For Jesus it was clearly […]

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Unexpected Jesus

July 5, 2020 Mark1:1-8 Have you looked everywhere for something that is right in front of you? If we are honest, we have looked for our keys everywhere only to realize that we have them in our hands all along. The beginning of Mark is sort of like that moment. Mark wants you to understand […]

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From Fear to Faith in Relationships

June 14, 2020 Genesis 3:9-13 The reality is that those who are closer to you can hurt you more than those you keep at a distance. The pain is real. But the fear of intimacy leads us to live outside the community that God has designed for us. The reality is that there is a […]

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