It’s Time to Start… We Are The First Fifty Luke 7:36-8:3 Sermon Notes Intro: Final test of a boat is how it holds water Big Idea: We are who God says we are X2: We live into our titles – Hopefully the ones God gives us. Story/Context: Jesus at Pharisee’s house for supper – people come and go (normal) Pharisee… Read More
When was the last time you opened your gift?
Announcements John 13:31-35 Sermon Outline – PNSJ 9&10:30 – April 24, 2016 Big Idea: Know the Love of Jesus and you will be the love of Jesus X2: Root yourself in God’s radical love and you will find yourself loving others radically #1: Start by restoring the word “Glorify” – used 5 times 4 verses Good Def/Biblical Def: Fulfilling what… Read More
If you’re one of us, this one’s for you.
Thanksgiving Letter 2015 Please read this letter the entire way through. Dear friend in Christ, If you are receiving this letter it is because you consider the Anglican Parish of the Nerepis & St. John your home church. We ask you to read this letter prayerfully. Thanksgiving is upon us. This is an opportunity to slow down for a minute… Read More
Time to Consider Doing Christmas differently??
In the series The Advent Conspiracy, Give More comes after Spend Less. This might seem like an oxymoron, but it’s not about giving more in quantity, but more quality. Because I’m sure, when you heard “more” your heart sunk a little bit. More? I can’t do more! With the decorations, the shopping, the baking, the parties, the family functions, I… Read More
Christma$ – 3 Ways to Redeem Gift-Giving
Christma$ – It doesn’t have to be this way Christma$… Spending money we don’t have on people who don’t need anything??? The First Christmas was messy, rustic, simple, beautiful and powerful… God came to earth as one of us… vulnerable… homeless… exposed… Fact: There was no exchange of gifts at the first Christmas. The wisemen did not arrive until over… Read More
What Giving Blood Taught Me About Giving in General
1. I have more than enough. The human body carries enough blood that I can give one pint every 56 days and not miss it. God designed us to have more blood than we need. I am sure that this is so that if the human body sustains an injury involving blood loss, the body can take advantage of… Read More