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September 2015

Where Did You Get Your Education? - September 27, 2015

Pastor Schroeder

Text: James 3:13-18

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The book of James, one could say, is a “challenging” book of the Bible. We could call it challenging for two reasons. The first reason is that there are some verses in this particular book that are hard to understand. If you have done much Bible reading, you have come to understand that that is nothing new, and it’s never a bad thing if God’s Word makes us slow down and think for a while about what God wants us to know and believe. 



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Straight Talk on Persecution - September 20, 2015

Pastor Leyrer

Text: 1 Peter 4:12-19 

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Dear Friends in Christ, If we thought the wholesale affliction of people for nothing else than their allegiance to Jesus Christ was a thing of the past, or if we do acknowledge it as a present day reality but choose not to dwell on it because it’s too unpleasant, this last year put the certainty of Christian persecution front and center. In fact, it’s become unavoidable as world events unfold.



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Unity Comes from Sacrifice - September 13, 2015

Pastor Bitter

Text: Ephesians 4:1-6

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Over the last few years, numerous articles have been published labeling the present day as the loneliest era in American history.  One widely circulated article states that 1 in 4 Americans don’t feel like they have a significant social connection in their lives.  If you don’t count family, the article contends, the statistic indicate 1 out of every 2 Americans don’t feel like they have a significant social connection in their lives (http://spectator.org/articles/59230/loneliness-american-society). 



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Christian Conduct Conforms to Christian Confession - September 6, 2015

Pastor Leyrer

Text: James 1:17-27

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Dear Friends in Christ, One of the routine criticisms leveled against Christianity which we’ve all undoubtedly heard – usually from those who want to justify why they themselves are not part of a church – is that the church is full of hypocrites; that people who give the impression of being very devout and saintly on Sunday often by their words or actions reveal themselves to be anything but on Monday.



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Wisdom Comes by Faith - August 30, 2015

Pastor Bitter

Text: Hebrews 11:24-28

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It takes 10,000 hours of practice.  In his book Outliers, renowned author Malcom Gladwell shares his analysis of highly successful people and concludes that 10,000 hours of practice could make anyone an expert in any field. 



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