Sermons from January 2013

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Which is Easier to Say: Healing and Forgiveness

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HEALING – a change in a dimension of one’s existence bringing wholeness – it can be physical, emotional, mental, attitudinal. The New Testament uses the word ‘therapeuo’ from which we get our word therapy. It includes the concepts and dynamics of restoration, recovery and renewal.

FORGIVENESS – a change in the inner person, the heart, soul, changing ones perception of the Lord, themselves and others; literally to lift away, let go, cancel, remit, release, pass over.

God Is the Source of Life

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THE END OF LIFE: The intersection of natural death versus physician-assisted suicide.
“I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken…” Psalm 37:25
“’I was sick and you looked after me…When did we see you sick?…’I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’” Matthew 25:36,39,40

“Love Your Enemies” and Other Impossible Things We Can’t Do on Our Own

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27 “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29 If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. 30 Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. 31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.