Author Archives: Josh

And none shall make them afraid

Note: this was given as a children’s message at Springfield Friends. It was so interesting to both the children and the adults that it became the main message for the day. I learned the story from one of the oldest … Continue reading

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God is always generous

Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. … Continue reading

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Where your heart is

Good morning, Friends! It’s Pledge Sunday today, but I’m not going to talk about our pledges. Most people have already handed them in. I want to talk about giving instead. Christians are generous people. That’s because we know how much … Continue reading

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The gifted church

Good morning, Friends! We’ve been talking for several weeks about a vision for Springfield, a vision of what we can do to grow spiritually. The first four years that I’ve been here we done a lot together, and it’s all … Continue reading

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The connected church

I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You … Continue reading

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A praying church

Good morning, Friends! I hope you’re all doing well this week! We’ve been talking for several weeks now about a vision of what Springfield could be. We’ve talked about being open to new ideas and new ministries, and several ideas … Continue reading

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The forgiving church

Good morning, Friends! I’ve got something a little unusual for you this morning. For the last couple of weeks, we’ve been talking about the nature and the purpose of the church. We talked one Sunday about how nice it would … Continue reading

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A light-bringing church

Good morning, Friends! A couple of weeks ago at worship, I asked a question. I described some of the different things we’ve done together during the past four years, and then I asked, “What do you want to do next? … Continue reading

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The encouraging church

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your … Continue reading

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What do you want to do next?

Good morning, Friends! I hope you’re all doing well today! Today is kind of a special day. I know all days are special, since today is a day that the Lord has made. But today is a special day for … Continue reading

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