Thanks-In-Giving Sermon 2                           Mark 12:38-44             – Your church council googled the average salaries for what a person who does your job makes per year and then cross referenced it with your offering statement.  Would you like to know what we found?  Btw- Jesus says, “unimpressed.” – Quick Bible FYI- “Tithing” […]

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John 6:25-35 British author Charles Dickens once said, “We are somewhat backward here in America. Instead of having just one Thanksgiving Day each year, we should have 364.”  “Use that one day just for complaining and griping,” he said. “Use the other 364 days to thank God each day for the many blessings he has […]

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Faith Alone! Sola Fide!

Pentecost 21         Romans 3:21-28              Pastor Andy Schwartz      21 But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22 This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, 23 for all have sinned […]

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As people living in this state of Washington, we’re used to hearing the word “nature”.  We hear how beautiful it is, how varied it can be, how we see it so much as we look around us.  But there’s more to nature than God’s creation.  In our text for today, we see God talking about […]

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A Great Heart-Check From God!

Romans 9:1-5      Have you ever met someone before who just didn’t get it? Now I’m not talking about the people that have a tough time with math or spelling or those people with whom logical thought just seems to allude them; I’m talking about the people who spiritually just don’t get it.  You’ve […]

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Relax- God’s Got This!

Romans 8:28-30                   28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.  29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he […]

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Galatians 6:12-16                          In 2013 Barna surveyed 718 self-identified Christians from a variety of denominations to find what extent their actions and attitudes line up with Jesus’s. Researchers found only 14%, or 1 in 7 Christians manages to hold Christ-like beliefs and also act in Christ-like ways. Yet, 51% or 1 in 2 Christians tend “to have […]

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