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Lost in the dark

Posted February 5, 2020
Have you ever lost something....in the dark?  It's frustrating isn't it?  What do you do?  You need to find a light so that you can see what's lost!Ever since the Fall of Adam, the entire world was lost and "in the dark!" Everyone was living in the darkness of their sin.  People had gotten so used to the darkness that they didn't even know they were lost! Then God sent his word to the prophet …
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State of the Kingdom

Posted January 30, 2020
Next week, President Trump will share the “State of the Union” address with the American people. With all that’s going on in Washington D.C., many people are wondering what will the president say? After the speech, political pundits will dissect every word and try to interpret how the speech supports their own political interests. Jesus gives His own “State of Kingdom” address in what we call “The Beatitudes” (the blessings) in the Gospel of Matthew. …
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Chosen for Change!

Posted January 23, 2020
Have you ever had a story that you just can’t wait to share with someone? You’re “chompin’ at the bit”! You’re just looking for someone to tell your story!  If there has ever been a time in your life when you just couldn’t wait to share your good news, then you know how Matthew felt.  St. Matthew that is.  The Gospel of Matthew starts off with a bang! It’s a blur!  The Gospel of Matthew …
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Sharing Love

Posted January 15, 2020
Have you ever heard of Albert McMakin? Chances are that you have never heard of him. The year was 1934 and Albert was a young farmhand from North Carolina who had recently come to faith in Jesus Christ. Albert was excited to share his faith, so he invited a friend named Billy Frank to an old fashioned revival. Billy didn’t really want to go, but Albert offered to let Billy drive the truck. Since Billy …
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Celebrate your new life in Christ!

Posted January 9, 2020
I’ve got this plant in my office. It’s just a common office plant. Something that you might see at a bank or a doctor’s office. It’s a “philodendron.” Just a fancy name for a common plant. But this plant is special to me because it was a gift from my Aunt Frances. I should really take care of it better, but it’s one of those plants that is kind of indestructible. I normally practice “benign …
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Happy New Year!

Posted December 26, 2019
The coming New Year, will be an opportunity to leave the old behind and begin the New Year with a fresh start. How about you? In this New Year, what’s your New Years’ resolution?  Is there some bad habit you want to break? Is there some better habit you wish to form?  The New Year gives us a chance for a fresh start!The problem with our New Year’s resolutions is that they often fail!  We …
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Finding Room for Jesus

Posted December 11, 2019
This Sunday, December 16 at 4:00 PM, our Vida y Fe (Life and Faith) Hispanic Mission will celebrate Posada.  Posada means “shelter” or “lodging”.  The Posada celebration is a retelling of the Christmas account where Mary and Joseph are looking to find lodging (posada) in Bethlehem so that the Christ child can be born.  At the Posada celebration a couple representing Mary & Joseph leads a procession around the church.  As they walk around the outside of the church they knock on …
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God With Us!

Posted December 4, 2019
Advent is all about God coming to live with us.  Eugene Peterson translates John 1:14 in this way, “The Word (Jesus) became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood.”  What an awesome thing!  Have you ever thought of Jesus that way? Not just that Jesus came to be born 2000 years ago in Bethlehem, but that Jesus is STILL actively living in your neighborhood today!  Jesus said, I will be with you ALWAYS!  That means right here, right now!  It …
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This Advent Season

Posted November 27, 2019
This Advent Season... Please join your Good Shepherd family this Advent season for weekend worship as we celebrate Jesus’ coming into our world with the theme: “Prepare The Way!” Advent marks the beginning of a new Church Year. The term “advent” is derived from a Latin word that means “coming”. Our Weekend Advent worship will lead us to experience the Love, Joy and Peace of our coming Savior!  We ask the Holy Spirit to “prepare the Way” …
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Where is your treasure?

Posted November 20, 2019
 Where is your treasure? Matthew 6:20-21Are you defined by what you possess?  For many of us living in our consumer driven society, the sad reality is …yes!  We live our lives, "keeping up with the Joneses".  We want what everyone else has, or more!  But this approach to life is a lie.  If our goal in life is to find happiness in the things that we buy, we will never be happy and content because that type of happiness will never last. …
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