Category Archives: Sermons

Choppin’ wood – sermon by James Moore

Good morning. I am freshly Kojacked for you this morning. Some of you don’t get that reference, you’re too young, and some of you do get it, so you’re…well-seasoned. Interesting story about Kojak. Kojak, Telly Savalas, was born in 1922 … Continue reading

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Temptation

Good morning, Friends! This morning I’m going to take us back to a story that I haven’t told for quite a few years now. It’s a story from the very beginning of when Jesus was first starting out. I always like … Continue reading

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Follow Me

Good morning, Friends! I have a confession to make to you all this morning. I am not very good at fishing. When I first interviewed by phone for the opening at Springfield 3 years ago, one of the members of … Continue reading

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God with us

This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband … Continue reading

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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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