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January 2017

Good News for the Spiritually Poor - Pastor Aaron Dolan

Jesus gives good news to the spiritually poor.  How many of you immediately assume that refers to others?  That’s a problem.  It’s a big problem, a problem that the Beatitudes address for us today.   That’s what these verses are called.  Jesus began the Sermon on the Mount with the Beatitudes.  A beatitude is a statement of “supreme...

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God Reveals Himself to Be Personal - Pastor John Roekle

John 1:29-41   The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is the one I meant when I said, ‘A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.’ 31 I myself did not know him, but the reason I came baptizing with water was that he might be revealed to Israel.” 32...

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What Kind Of God Is This? - Pastor Aaron Dolan

Matthew 3:13-17 It was in a letter to the editor, in the newspaper.  The writer was responding to a previous letter that urged everyone to remember and turn to the one true God, a loving God who cared for all people.  The second writer was incredulous.  And his letter had the marks of a rant.  “Loving God?  What kind of a god would allow children to be...

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Whats in THE Name? - Pastor John Roekle

Luke 2:21   On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise him, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he had been conceived.    What’s in THE Name?   Dear Friends in Christ, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as...

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