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    “Strange Stories; Relevant Truths Part 3 ” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download   “Strange Scriptures; Relevant Truths Part 3”            Pastor Michael Ida                  10/26/14            Scripture: 2 Kings 6: 1-7   Two Sundays ago we looked at a really bizarre scripture and if you remember I told you that I was a bit hesitant to use that scripture because I didn’t want to offend anyone. […]

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    “Strange Stories; Relevant Truths Part 2” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download   “Strange Stories; Relevant Truths Part 2”           Pastor Michael Ida             10/12/14                Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:20-27   Last week we began our sermon series on strange biblical stories and as I said last week there are a number of bizarre stories in the bible especially in the Old Testament. Now as we […]

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    “Strange Texts; Relevant Truths Part 1” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download    “Strange Texts; Relevant Truths Part 1”                Pastor Michael Ida                 10/5/14              Scripture: Exodus 17:8-16   Six years ago I did a sermon series on strange biblical texts, some of you might remember that series because many of you told me that you enjoyed it. In fact at that time some of […]

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    “So What Are You Doing?” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download     “So What Are You Doing?”                    Pastor Michael Ida                            9/28/14                     Scripture: Romans 7: 4-6   When I first heard Mathew West’s song that we played during the offering I knew that I would have to use it in worship, for its message is so timely. “I woke up this morning […]

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    “The Challenge To Remember” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download     “The Challenge To Remember”             Pastor Michael Ida                  9/21/14                   Scripture: Deuteronomy 8:11-18   Recently two men were arrested for stealing and ATM machine. Quietly the two men broke a glass window in the front of a small neighborhood grocery store. Entering the story they removed the screws holding the ATM […]

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    “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” Sermon written by Jonathan Edwards in 1741 presented by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download     Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God by Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) Preached July 8th, 1741 “In due time their foot will slip”–Deut. 32:35 In this verse the vengeance of God is threatened upon the wicked unbelieving Israelites, who were God’s chosen people, and who lived under the means […]

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    “Those Who Came Before Us” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download    “Those Who Came Before Us”               Pastor Michael Ida                       9/7/14                      Scripture: Hebrews 11: 29-40   Paul’s mentor Barnabas or the gifted preacher Apollos probably wrote the book of Hebrews and the words that we just got done reading. Writing primarily to recent Hebrew converts to Christianity, who were living around Rome, […]

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    “Is Giving an Obligation or an Opportunity?” Sermon by Michael Ida

    click here to download    “Is Giving An Obligation Or Opportunity?”           Pastor Michael Ida           8/31/14               Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9: 6-11   Last Sunday in worship we read how Paul wrote to the Corinthian church to try and gently nudge them to give to his special mission offering for the church in Jerusalem. As Paul talked […]

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    “When You Walk With Christ” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download    “When You Walk With Christ”                    Pastor Michael Ida                        8/24/14                       Scriptures: Luke 6:37-38 2 Corinthians 8:1-7 For more than a year the church in Corinth had failed to respond to the special offering that Paul was collecting for the mother church in Jerusalem. The Jerusalem church had fallen on hard times […]

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    “Those Who Are Forgotten” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download      “Those Who Are Forgotten”                Pastor Michael Ida                     8/10/14                Scripture: Lamentations 5: 1-22   Unfortunately there are all kinds of people like Norm in this world of ours, people who feel forgotten, people who are overlooked, people who have fallen off our radar.   Some of these people are in […]

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    “Relationship Builds Trust, And Trust Brings Reward” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download    “Relationship Builds Trust, And Trust Brings Reward”              Pastor Michael Ida           8/3/14        Scripture: Luke 5: 1-11   One of the things I like about Luke’s gospel is that he tells us an occasional fishing story. Now when it comes to fishing there are no guarantees that you are going to be […]

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    “What God Can Do With Average” by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download 7/13/14                Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:1-13 One of the greatest pressures we all operate under is the imperative to succeed. The pressure to be a success is found in business, it’s found in sports, in education, and even in the church. Now days the pressure to succeed is so pervasive that even […]

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    “If My People” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download       “If My People”                          Pastor Michael Ida                                  7/6/14                    Scripture: 2 Chronicles 7: 11-14 King Solomon inherited a country that was morally and socially broken. Solomon thought that if he built God an elaborate and ornate temple, then God would see to it that many of the problems in the […]

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    “Everyone Has One” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download  “Everyone Has One”                           Pastor Michael Ida                            6/29/14                        Scripture: Exodus 3: 15-17   Moses has had his experience with the burning bush. He has had his first encounter with God, but now God tells Moses that he has to go and tell his fellow Hebrews about his experience.   If you read […]

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    “Not Condemn, or Condone, But Correct” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download      “Condemn, Condone, or Correct”                  Pastor Michael Ida                        6/22/14                   Scripture: John 8: 1-11   James the brother of Jesus gives us what I think is the best definition of sin found in the bible. Let me read it to you. Read James 4: 17. Short and to the point James […]

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  • Fathers Day

    “What Families Need: Godly Leadership” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download     “What Families Need: Godly Leadership”             6/15/14                Pastor Michael Ida              Scriptures: Micah 7:1-7 Ephesians 4:17- 5:2 How many of you had a hero when you were growing up? I did. My first hero was Green Lantern. He was strong and muscular and with his magic ring he could do just […]

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    “Truths Found In The Vineyard”

    click here to download  “Truths Found In The Vineyard”                    “Pastor Michael Ida”                    6/1/14                 Scripture: Matthew 19:1-16   Hopefully all of you remember that we read this parable in worship two Sundays ago. And when we read this parable I told you that it was packed with truths and that I might end up preaching on […]

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    “When Others Experience Good Fortune” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download  “When Others Experience Good Fortune”            Pastor Michael Ida               518/14                Scripture: Matthew 20:1-16   Whenever I fish with my son Paul there always is a bit of competition that takes place in the boat. I don’t think I bring that competition on but it’s there as Paul tries his hardest to out-fish […]

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    “Will the Real Mom Stand UP?” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download  “Will The Real Mom Stand Up?”                   Pastor Michael Ida                   5/8/14                    Scripture: 1 Kings 3: 16-28   The story this morning is probably not the typical scripture that is read on Mothers-Day, but it’s a story that surprisingly says a lot about the role of a mom. Two unwed mothers, with questionable […]

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    “Those Times That Push Us” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download   “Those Times That Push Us”                   Pastor Michael Ida                  5/4/14                     Scripture: Isaiah 40: 29-31   Ever since that ferry sank in Korea my heart has been burdened for all the families that lost a child. Some of you know what that is like, to lose a child. And if you know […]

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    “But Some Doubted” Sermon by Pastor Michael Ida

    click here to download        “But Some Doubted”                         Pastor Michael Ida                          4/27/14                         Scripture: Matthew 28: 16-20   Last Sunday we talked about how the risen Lord came and visited with his disciples. Judas wasn’t there for that visit. And because he wasn’t there he missed out on feeling a sense of peace, he […]

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