Dec 3, 2017
“Ten Lepers a Cleansing”
   This is the last message in our series entitled The Miracles of Jesus that parallels our small group study. Today we are looking at the miracle in Luke chapter 17 where Jesus heals ten men of their leprosy and the response of each to that, not just physical healing, but complete life change that would result.
   With the contagious disease of leprosy, they would be “unclean” and outcasts to their family and community. They were no longer able to go to the Temple and offer sacrifices for the forgiveness of their sins so they felt isolated from God as well. There was no medical cure then for this disease so they were without hope unless Jesus intervened.    We will look at what these ten men had in common and the difference in the only Samaritan who was healed. How was he healed differently than the others?
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  • Dec 3, 2017“Ten Lepers a Cleansing”
    Dec 3, 2017
    “Ten Lepers a Cleansing”
       This is the last message in our series entitled The Miracles of Jesus that parallels our small group study. Today we are looking at the miracle in Luke chapter 17 where Jesus heals ten men of their leprosy and the response of each to that, not just physical healing, but complete life change that would result.
       With the contagious disease of leprosy, they would be “unclean” and outcasts to their family and community. They were no longer able to go to the Temple and offer sacrifices for the forgiveness of their sins so they felt isolated from God as well. There was no medical cure then for this disease so they were without hope unless Jesus intervened.    We will look at what these ten men had in common and the difference in the only Samaritan who was healed. How was he healed differently than the others?
  • Nov 26, 2017“The Fruitless Tree & Temple”
    Nov 26, 2017
    “The Fruitless Tree & Temple”
       This morning we are looking at two of the most misunderstood things that Jesus did during his 3-year ministry: the cursing of a fig tree and the driving out of the money changers and others from the Temple.
       Our small group study calls Jesus’ cursing of the fig tree a miracle and it is according to the biblical definition of a miracle. It is the only miracle of Jesus that destroyed something rather than bringing healing and wholeness.    But what was his reason for doing this? Was He angry because it didn’t have any fruit on it and he was hungry so He destroyed it? No, there is a deeper meaning to this that goes along with His overturning the tables of the money changers in the Temple. They are two object lessons that Jesus uses to teach us one truth.  
  • Nov 12, 2017“Ingredients of Great Faith”
    Nov 12, 2017
    “Ingredients of Great Faith”
       This morning is the fifth message in our series entitled The Miracles of Jesus that parallels our small group study. We will look at the miracle of Jesus healing the Canaanite women’s daughter who was oppressed by the demonic.
       Jesus said that she had “great faith”. We will address a few things about her faith that led to Jesus making that declaration based on what she called Jesus, the attitude in which she approached Him, and the great persistence that she had.    One of Jesus’ responses to her was calling the Gentiles, which she was, “dogs”. Did He mean that in a derogatory way? What was her response to Him? We will also address briefly the demonic and illness.
  • Oct 29, 2017“Staying Focused in the Storm”
    Oct 29, 2017
    “Staying Focused in the Storm”
       This is the fourth message in our series entitled The Miracles of Jesus. Today we are looking at Matthew’s account of Jesus and Peter walking on the Sea of Galilee.  Shortly after Jesus had fed the 5000 men plus women and children with five loaves of bread into small fish, he sent the disciples by boat to Capernaum a distance of maybe 2 miles. All of a sudden a huge storm started blowing them towards the center of the Sea. After many hours of rowing and getting nowhere, Jesus appeared to them walking on the water.
       We will look at how Jesus introduced himself, Peter’s faith to get out of the boat, why he started to sink, how we can keep from sinking in the midst of our life’s struggles or storms, and the disciples’ acknowledging Jesus’ divinity.
  • Oct 15, 2017“You Give Them Something to Eat”
    Oct 15, 2017
    “You Give Them Something to Eat”
    So far in our Miracles of Jesus series, we have studied Jesus healing the woman with the continual hemorrhage of blood and His turning the water into wine at the wedding feast in Cana.    This morning we are looking at Jesus multiplying the five small loaves of bread and two fish to feed the 5000 men plus women and children. It is unfortunate this has been called The Feeding of the 5,000 because adding the women and children there were potentially 15,000-25,000 people there.
       We will look at the setting, the disciples’ thoughts on what to do with this many hungry and tired people, Jesus’ compassion for them, what He did and then had His disciples do to this feed this many people. We will also address what God wants us as His people today to learn from this miracle.
  • Oct 1, 2017“Water to Wine”
    Oct 1, 2017
    “Water to Wine”
       This morning we are addressing the miraculous sign of Jesus turning water into wine at a wedding. The stone water pots were used for washing and ceremonial cleansing. The wine was a symbol of God’s New Covenant but also of the joy we can have in relationship with Him. Cleansing and joy are both available in Christ.
  • Sep 24, 2017“Unclean Woman, Clean Daughter”
    Sep 24, 2017
    “Unclean Woman, Clean Daughter”
       This morning we are beginning our fall message series entitled The Miracles of Jesus. It will parallel our small group study that will look at 6 of Jesus’ miracles and what we can learn from them for our lives.    This morning we are looking at the miracle of Jesus healing the woman who had an issue of blood for 12 years. There were horrendous social, emotional and religious ramifications of her being “unclean”. How did Jesus respond to her? Are there people that we might consider “unclean” and want nothing to do with? How would Jesus have us relate to them?