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  • Jesus Said; “I Am” Sermon Series Part 6

    Jesus used many images to describe himself. This week in worship we will explore what Jesus meant when he said; “I am the resurrection and the life.” Come and join us for worship this coming Sunday.

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  • Jesus Said; “I Am” Part Five by Pastor Michael Ida

    9/1/13                        Scripture: John 10:11-18 click here to download  Three Sundays ago we talked about sheep and if you were here that Sunday you might remember hearing me say that sheep were highly valued in the Hebrew culture. They were valued because they were a food source but even more importantly they were valued because of […]

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  • Jesus Said: I Am” Sermon Series Part 4 by Pastor Michael Ida

    8/25/13                      Scripture: John 15: 1-8 Click here to download I’m sure some of you can identify with the main character in our drama? I was lucky when I was growing up. I was one of those kids that always managed to fit in. But there are many in today’s world who really struggle to fit […]

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  • Jesus Said; “I Am” Sermon Series Part Five

    Jesus used manyt images to describe himself. Come and join us for worship as we explore what Jesus meant when he said; I am the good shepherd.

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  • Jesus Said “I Am” Series Part 4

    Jesus used many images to describe himself. These images all convey truths about Jesus. Come and join us this Sunday for worship as we explore what Jesus meant when he said, “I am the vine, you are the branches.”

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  • Jesus said; “I Am” Part 3 by Pastor Michael Ida

    8/11/13                   Scripture: John 10: 1-10 click here to download  For the last two Sundays we have been talking about images that Jesus used to describe himself. We talked about light two Sundays ago, and last week we talked about bread and how bread was central to the Jewish meal. Like bread, Jesus should be central […]

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  • Jesus Said, “I Am” Part 2 by Pastor Michael Ida

     8/4/13                      Scripture: John 6:25-40  click here to download Last Sunday we looked at the first of our seven “I Am” sayings spoken by Jesus. Jesus said; “I am the light of the world.” And if you were here last Sunday you’ll probably remember how Jesus used this image of light to reveal certain truths about […]

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  • Jesus said;”I Am” Sermon Series Part 3

    Jesus used various images to describe himself. This week we will look at how Jesus used the image of a gate to convey a truth about his ministry. Come and join us for worship this Sunday as we examine what Jesus meant when he said; “I am the gate of life. whoever enters through me […]

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  • Jesus Said: “I Am” Sermon Series Part 2

    Jesus used various images to describe himself. This week we will look at how Jesus used the image of bread  to convey a truth about his ministry. Come and join us for worship this Sunday as we examine what Jesus meant when he said; “I am the bread of life. Those who come to me […]

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  • “Jesus Said: “I Am” Part 1″ by Pastor Michael Ida

    7-28-13 Scripture: John 8:12-18
    I am the light of the world. I am the bread of life. I am the good shepherd. I am the gate. I am the resurrection and the life. I am the way, the truth and life. I am the vine. These are the “I Am” sayings of Jesus. And for the next seven weeks we are going to look at these sayings in worship.

    Our writer John is the only one of the gospel writers to tell us about Jesus and his “I Am” sayings. Luke doesn’t mention any of these saying in his gospel, neither does Mark or Matthew. The “I Am” sayings are unique to John. And because they are unique many scholars question whether or not Jesus really said them.

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  • Mission Trip Presentation

    On Wednesday night July 24th at 6 PM, Pastor Mike and the mission team will be showing slides from their recent mission trip to Camp Tamarack. This should be a fun informative presentation. All are invited to come to this event. for.

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  • “Inner Attitudes” by Pastor Michael Ida

    7/21/13                        Scripture: 1 Chronicles 16:8-24 click here to download I had a nice visit with Delores Hoppe from our church the other day. As many of you know Delores is spending some time at Willowfield Nursing Home, for some physical therapy. Her recent fall put her in the hospital and from there she was transferred […]

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  • A Bible Study On 2 Timothy

    A Study On Second Timothy Introduction/ Chapters 1 &2 Introduction Author: All scholars are in agreement that Paul is the author of this second letter to Timothy. Paul probably wrote this letter between the years of 66-67 AD. Paul is now in prison in Rome when he writes this letter. Unlike Paul’s first imprisonment in […]

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  • Bible Study On 1st Timothy

    A Study On First Timothy Introduction & Chapter 1 Author: Scholars are in agreement that Paul is the author of this letter to Timothy. Scholars estimate that Paul wrote this letter between 63 and 65 AD.   Purpose: The purpose of this letter was to bring words of encouragement and instruction to young Timothy as […]

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  • “Engage Your Mind Before Putting Your Mouth In Gear” by Pastor Michael Ida

    6/30/13    Scripture: James 3: 3-12 click here to download I’m sure all of us can remember when we were growing up hearing the phrase, “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” Ever wonder where that phrase came from? Actually that phrase has been with us since 1862 when […]

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  • A Study On The Book Of Ruth

    Introduction   The title of this book is gleaned from its main character who is Ruth. Ruth is not an Israelite but a Moabite, who was married to a Jew named Mahlon. The name Mahlon means weakling. As we discover, Ruth is a young widow in the story. The book of Ruth is one of […]

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  • Upcoming Praise Service

    This Sunday July 21st the Praise Team will be leading worship. It should be a fun service. Bring a friend and come.

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  • “When God Carries Us” by Pastor Michael Ida

     6/23/13                    Scripture: Isaiah 40: 28-31  click here to download It was the biggest interview of my life and it took place two months before I graduated from seminary. I was scheduled to be interviewed by representatives from the Board of Ordained Ministry.  The purpose of the interview was to see if I was ready to […]

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  • “A Fathers Blessing” by Pastor Michael Ida

     6/16/13                        Scripture: Genesis 27: 30-40  click here to download Whenever I read the story of Jacob with his two sons I always feel sorry for Esau. You kind of get the impression that Esau was slow mentally or kind of naïve. Esau was probably a simple guy who wasn’t the sharpest pencil in the box […]

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  • “Virtues That Make Us Effective and Productive” by Pastor Michael Ida

     6/9/13         Scripture: 2 Peter 1: 5-9  click here to download I recently got a smart phone. I never really wanted one, as I was perfectly content with my old flip open phone, but when that phone died, after getting wet for the third time, I needed a new phone. I was going to get another […]

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  • “They Stood In The Shadows: Part 4” by Pastor Michael Ida

     5/26/13                Scriptures: Acts 18: 24-28 click here to download    Today we are going to wrap up our sermon series. It’s my hope that you have enjoyed this series. I also hope that you have learned something about some of these behind the scenes players like Titus and Timothy and Barnabas, Phoebe and Lydia. Now […]

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