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Ditch the self-help.

Happy First Day of Summer!!! Or does it not arrive til midnight tonight, or some strange thing? Never mind, it’s going to be hot (enough) and sunny today; and tomorrow is Field Day (ham radio)! And we’re celebrating the start … Continue reading

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“I make myself a slave to everyone…” (1 Cor. 9:19-22)

Gotta get this sermon note in here, since it kinda follows on the last one. (If you want my sermon notes Category, you can find it way down there on the right.) So the last teaching from 1 Corinthians was … Continue reading

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just because I can, doesn’t mean I should

It was such a great church service yesterday… the choir sounded fantastic, the organist led us in some lively worship, and Brian, as usual, preached an excellent sermon. No wonder some of us have been “wishing” that this spirit-filled person, … Continue reading

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Who knows?

Just a couple of quick sermon notes… from “long ago” now, since we’ve been away, I’ve been teaching, etc. I was going to uncheck the cross-post to Facebook, but I’m also going to include–in honour of our 34th anniversary–a poem … Continue reading

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foolishness

Brian’s sermons are always straightforward and right from scripture, and able to be applied personally… or, personally for our church. Some have argued that they don’t see how we’re a “Dysfunctional Family”… hmmm… yeah, I guess now that all those … Continue reading

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getting serious about unity

I’ve been missing sermon notes lately… not that they haven’t been excellent sermons, that’s for sure! Before Easter, Pastor Brian was doing a series on “Becoming God’s Functional Family” (which he stopped for an Easter break). The notes I’ve just … Continue reading

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“Service Pleasing to God”… is exciting!!

From 1 Thessalonians 2:1-20 Properly motivated service: Seeks God’s help–knowing you need it for anything you do (that’s worthwhile); seek it to START, including just knowing WHAT to do. Submits to God’s testing. No matter what it looks like, or … Continue reading

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New Chapters

Haha, it looks like I’m posting less, when I’m actually doing more posts… since I’ve decided not to publish everything to Facebook (so I feel freer to do extra ones). And it seems like this has resulted in fewer readers… … Continue reading

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Faith, presumption, delayed obedience

This sermon seems to me, to particularly apply to our church, at this time in our history. It’s titled “Following by faith – or fear?” I’m using a lot of Brian’s very words, here… This one is based on the … Continue reading

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testimony of prayer

Let’s see if I can get these sermon notes up-to-date. First one is about “The Place of Prayer”–meaning both that it’s good to have a special, physical place to pray (even though we can pray anywhere), and that prayer should … Continue reading

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