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God’s Hand in Our Shrewdness

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Text:  Ruth 4:1-12

Sermon:  God’s Hand in Our Shrewdness

Date:  February 3, 2013

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We can sometimes fall into the error of believing that qualities such as shrewdness and ambition have no place in God’s plans.  The story of Ruth 4 gives us a different perspective, as we see Boaz’s cleverness to secure Ruth as his wife.

God’s Hand in Our Risks

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Text:  Ruth 3

Sermon:  God’s Hand in Our Risks

Date:  January 27, 2013

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On Sunday, January 27, we will continue studying the story of Ruth.  This is a strange story where Naomi gives advice that puts Ruth in a risky situation.  We will see how God’s hand works in our lives when we are in compromising situations.

God’s Hand in Our Blessings

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Text:  Ruth 2:14-23

Sermon:  God’s Hand in Our Blessings

Date:  January 20, 2013

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Even when we decide to give up on hope, God continues to make His plans work.

 

On Sunday, January 20, we will continue studying the story of Ruth.  We will see how God blesses His people, even when we might become resigned to the possibility that our status will never improve.

God’s Hand in Our Luck

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Text:  Ruth 2:1-13

Sermon:  God’s Hand in Our Luck

Date:  January 13, 2013

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We often blame God for our troubles and ignore God when we experience success.  In the first two chapters of Ruth, we get a glimpse of God’s hand working through trying circumstances, to restore peace in the lives of His people.

On Sunday, January 13, we will consider the story of Ruth, and how she “happened” to stumble into a situation where she and her mother-in-law were able to receive all they needed, and more.  Was she just lucky?

God’s Hand in our Suffering

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Text:  Ruth 1

Sermon: God’s Hand in Our Suffering

Date:  January 6, 2013

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In the book of Ruth, the Bible tells the story of a young woman who was lifted to prominence in Israel, even though she and her mother-in-law endured terrible trials.  On January 6, we begin a series of sermons on this book.

When we experience suffering, we are inclined to wonder why, and ask questions about God’s intentions for our struggles.  Naomi suffered multiple tragedies, which prompted her to let other know that she was bitter about her situation.

Suffering often leads to bitterness, and although the book of Ruth does not answer the questions we might have about why we are suffering, it does help us see how God responds to our trials.

The Church at Its Best

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Date:  December 30, 2012

 Text: Acts 2:29-47

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On Sunday, December 30, Rev. Rich Blauw led our morning worship service.

Christmas: Word Became Flesh

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Text:  John 1:14-18

Sermon:  Word Became Flesh

Date:  December 25, 2012

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On December 25, we will gather for a Christmas morning worship service at 9:30 am.  Our message will focus on the truth of God being present in our midst as we conclude our Advent series on John 1.

Advent 4: Word of Hope

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Text:  John 1:12-13

Sermon:  Word of Hope

Date:  December 23, 2012

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If you want to read the story of Jesus’ birth, you will probably look to the gospels of Matthew or Luke.  There you find the stories of angels, shepherds, wise men, and a stable.  You wouldn’t read Mark, because that gospel begins with Jesus’ ministry, and skips the story of His birth altogether.  You probably would not read John, even though his gospel does contain a unique telling of the story of Christmas.  This year, during the season of Advent, we will consider John’s unique telling of the Christmas narrative.

On December 23, our sermon focus on the hope that is found in Christ.

Advent 3: Word in the World

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Text:  John 1:1-10

Sermon:  Word in the World

Date:  December 16, 2012

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If you want to read the story of Jesus’ birth, you will probably look to the gospels of Matthew or Luke.  There you find the stories of angels, shepherds, wise men, and a stable.  You wouldn’t read Mark, because that gospel begins with Jesus’ ministry, and skips the story of His birth altogether.  You probably would not read John, even though his gospel does contain a unique telling of the story of Christmas.  This year, during the season of Advent, we will consider John’s unique telling of the Christmas narrative.

On December 16, our Sunday School Children will remind us of the story of Jesus’ birth, as they present the play, “The Good News Flash.”

Our sermon this morning will focus on Christ’s ongoing work through His people in the world.

Advent 2: Word and Creation

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Text:  John 1:3-5

Sermon:  Word and Creation

Date:  December 9, 2012

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If you want to read the story of Jesus’ birth, you will probably look to the gospels of Matthew or Luke.  There you find the stories of angels, shepherds, wise men, and a stable.  You wouldn’t read Mark, because that gospel begins with Jesus’ ministry, and skips the story of His birth altogether.  You probably would not read John, even though his gospel does contain a unique telling of the story of Christmas.  This year, during the season of Advent, we will consider John’s unique telling of the Christmas narrative.