Category Archives: Pastor Tom’s Note

Participating in Handel’s Messiah

A great backstory to Handel’s Messiah is that the first performance in Dublin was organized as a fundraiser to release debtors from prison. The concert raised 400 Pounds and 142 prisoners were set free as a result. In this way … Continue reading

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Wonderful Counselor

Pastor Tom’s Note Wonderful Counselor Isaiah 9:2-7 Listen to the Sermon Here Have you ever been caught up in a situation where poor decisions were made by those in leadership? I think most of us would have to answer in … Continue reading

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Ancient Promise Fulfilled: The King has Returned

Pastor Tom’s Note Ancient Promise Fulfilled: The King has Returned Listen to the sermon here In the movie The Lion King, Simba is banished from Pride land for something he didn’t do (much like Joseph in the Bible). In The … Continue reading

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Treasures in heaven

Pastor Tom’s Note Treasures in Heaven Listen to the sermon here You know the phrase, ‘miss by an inch, miss by a mile.’ This is in essence what happens to the rich man in Mark 10:17-22. He did everything right … Continue reading

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Comfort for those who mourn

Pastor Tom’s Note: Comfort for those who Mourn Listen to the sermon here Who can forget Elton John’s rendition of “Candle in the Wind” at Princess Diana’s funeral? The world has seen many times of mournings before and after this … Continue reading

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Honor Everyone?

Pastor Tom’s Note Honor Everyone? 1 Peter 2:11-17; Ephesians 2:8-10 Listen to the sermon here Peter’s words, “Honor everyone, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the emperor [literally ‘king’]” (1 Peter 2:17), seem impossible to follow. What do you mean, … Continue reading

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Pastor Kyle’s Note: Costume Change

Pastor Kyle’s Note: Costume Change November 1, 2017 Listen to the sermon here Hopefully you didn’t walk into work this morning dressed in a Halloween costume. The time for wearing that costume has passed. That was yesterday’s wardrobe. And what’s … Continue reading

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Mercy for you and me

October 24th, 2017 Pastor Tom’s Note: Mercy for You and Me Listen to the sermon here In 1 Peter 2:9-10, Peter lines up great markers of identity: “chosen lineage( -ESV “race)”, “royal priesthood,” “holy nation,” “people of his own possession.” … Continue reading

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Pastor Tom’s Note: The Imperishables

Pastor Tom’s Note “The Imperishables” listen to the sermon here Cataclysmic events such as the recent onslaught of hurricanes, floods and earthquakes are stark reminders that  “creation itself is in bondage to corruption” (Rom 8:21).  The word “corrupt” can also … Continue reading

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Turning the World Upside Down

Fall Preaching Series: Turning the World Upside Down Last Sunday we began a new sermon series examining the radical faith of 1st century Christians. In the midst of their own sense of hopelessness in trying times, the Early Church articulated … Continue reading

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