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Sermons on Christlikeness

In Good Hands

If you’ve been watching the Olympics, you know there have been some unbelievable stories unfolding. Records broken, bones broken, spirits both lifted and crushed. The stands have been packed with fans cheering for their country’s pride… as well as proud parents watching all those early morning drop offs and late night pick-ups finally paying off. Our own Michael Phelps continues to add…

Looking for God?

The healing story that was read for us this morning is only found in the gospel of John. A man, born blind miraculously healed with spit and mud. This might be just one of the grosses miracles, but a miracle nonetheless. The assumption is this man’s birth was a defected because of something he or his parents did; i.e. sin. If that were…

Joy in Philippi. Joy in Humility.

For many of you it shouldn’t be a surprise to learn the Apostle Paul patterned his life after Jesus. Yes, he was “a rebel, an outlaw, a renegade, and a sanctified troublemaker,” as Mark Driscoll so aptly describes. Paul was also single, homeless, lived by other’s welfare and charity, and was hated so much by the religious and political elites that he…

Stumbling Block or Stepping Stone?

In this wonderfully dark and cryptic passage in Mark, Jesus tells his disciples two very important things. 1) Don’t be a stumbling block especially to the young believers. But instead 2.) be the salt of the earth. The reading also talks of hell. Or what the original Greek text refers to as Gehenna…the garbage dump outside Jerusalem. While we should not overlook…