Author Archives: Josh

What does an angel look like?

A few years ago, as I got ready for Christmas, I went around asking people, “You know, what does an angel really look like?” I’m sure if I asked each one of you, either you’d say: 1) “Well, I don’t … Continue reading

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What were they waiting for?

Good morning, Friends! I’ve got a question to start us off this morning. What do you all do to get ready for Christmas? What kinds of things are you doing this month? Are some of you buying presents? We do … Continue reading

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Not optional

Well, today’s a big day, Friends! I’m not talking about this being the Sunday after Black Friday. I’m not talking about who’s playing football this afternoon. Today we’re finishing up the series of messages I’ve been giving since September about … Continue reading

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Our Thanks/Giving Ratio

On his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and they called out in a loud … Continue reading

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Like yeast

Good morning, Friends! We’ve got something simple to talk about today. That’s because Jesus mostly talked with ordinary people, like you and me. Jesus often used ordinary, familiar things to talk with people about the kingdom. Have you ever noticed, … Continue reading

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Ready and waiting

Good morning, Friends! This fall we’ve been looking at stories Jesus told in the gospel. All of Jesus’ stories begin with some ordinary, everyday event, something we see all the time, and Jesus uses it to illustrate something important about … Continue reading

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Knock, knock

Good morning, Friends! Jesus used to tell a lot of stories. We’ve looked at a bunch of them in the last few weeks. Jesus thought that stories were the best way for people to learn about how God works. So, here’s … Continue reading

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Saints and Ain’t’s

Good morning, Friends! For the last few weeks, we’ve been reading some of the parables of Jesus. A parable is a story that makes you think. The word “parable” comes from the Greek words para, which means “in front of”, … Continue reading

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Who is my neighbor?

One time an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”“What is written in the Law?” Jesus replied. “How do you read it?” The legal expert answered, “‘Love … Continue reading

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Lost and found

Good morning, Friends! Last week we looked at a story Jesus told about a farmer. This morning, I want us to look at three stories Jesus told, which all have one thing in common. They’re all about something which is … Continue reading

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