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Core Values – Specificity

This Sunday we have our 3rd Core Value of Specificity.  Probably the least common of all the 4 key terms.  That means some extra explanation of the concept. I’m going to be preaching from 1 Peter 4, especially verse 10.  It’s a very nice summary of how God has given each of us a gift for…

Core Values – Authenticity

I’m going to be teaching from Acts 5 in the Ananias and Sapphira passage.  Might seem like a strange passage for this topic, but stay with me.  Three times in the book Luke mentions how powerful the work of God was as illustrated by people selling their properties for the common good.  Seems this is…

Core Values – Simplicity

So we start our annual review of Core Values.  Simplicity first.  This is the sense that while life isn’t easy, it isn’t really complicated.  Or it doesn’t have to be.  It is possible to focus on just a few things and turn away from the many distractions that call out to us. For the sermon…

Matthew 3

John announces a new era: the kingdom of heaven- a time for repentance (change) and confession of sin (contrition). John stirs the pot and the hearts of the people.  He’s a wild and fiery preacher. But not everybody’s happy about this…

Matthew 2

Matthew’s account continues with the Magi from the east. Herod’s arrogance can’t thwart God’s salvation plan no matter how hard he tries. God is always one step ahead of him and protects the Holy Family against all odds.