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June 2015

Goliath Doesn't Stand a Chance

A sermon by Pastor David Scharf  based on I Samuel 17. “As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people both now and forevermore.  Amen.”  (Psalm 125:2) In grade school, I was going to be a professional basketball player.  I entered into high school at 5’ ½’’, weighing in at 110 lbs., with speed matching that of a jungle creature…the 3 toed sloth.  I got cut from the JV basketball squad my freshman...

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Lessons from Christmas

A sermon based on Luke 2:1-7.  Of all the summer stories, I venture to say that you know the most about Christmas.  Last week, maybe not many of you knew that Rahab was the lead supporting female role in the battle of Jericho.  But the lead supporting female role in Christmas you know is… Mary.  You know that Jesus wasn’t born in a sterile hospital room like little “Dirk”, but Jesus was born in a stable.  You know that Jesus was born in a...

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Believe in God's Battle Plans

Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.  Amen. Last week we looked at how God fought for his people at the Red Sea.  Now fast forward 40 years.  We’re in Joshua chapters 5 and 6.  The Israelites we done wandering in the desert and it was finally time to enter the Promised Land.  God said that the entire country was theirs for the taking.  They would have to fight for it, but God promised to be with them...

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The Lord Will Fight for You!

June 7, 2015; sermon by Vicar Kurtis Wetzel based upon Exodus 14.    As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people both now and forevermore.  Amen. Imagine for a moment that you are one of those Israelites.  The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity.  Ten different plagues of supernatural proportions.  This new Passover meal.  Leaving Egypt!  It’s been a long time since an Israelite could leave Egypt in...

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