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  • Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

    by Dion Frasier

    In the Philippian letter, Paul includes in his writing what was believed to be an early Christian hymn. In this hymn a Christological argument is made referring to Christ?s divinity and his astounding humility in giving up his rightful place as co-equal with God to become human and serve us. It sets the stage for the early church to pursue humility in all circumstances and stages of life. It is also the undeniable mark of a true servant leader.
    Primary text(s): Philippians 2:1-11

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  • Sunday, April 15th, 2012

    by Dion Frasier

    In this introductory sermon, we will set the premise for the rest of the series by examining the servant life of Jesus. As disciples we mimic the ministry of Jesus as a servant by putting others' interests above our own.
    Primary text(s): Mark 10:35-45

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  • Sunday, April 1st, 2012

    by Justin Kuhn

    Looking at Jesus' time between the palm branches and the cross - and how we are faced with similar options today.

    Primary text: Mark 8:34-37

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  • Sunday, March 4th, 2012

    by Dion Frasier

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  • Sunday, February 26th, 2012

    by Dion Frasier

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  • Sunday, January 8th, 2012

    by Dion Frasier

    Having been created in the image of God, from the beginning we were created for relationship.

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  • Sunday, December 25th, 2011

    by Dion Frasier

    Sing a new song to the Lord, for David's son is born this day!

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  • Sunday, December 11th, 2011

    by Justin Kuhn

    Disputes, apathy, ineffectiveness, complacency and discouragement all have the common effect of robbing disciples of their faith in God and belief that church can make a difference. Paul encourages Timothy and Titus to hang on and endure the hardships that WILL take place in the course of one's faith. What is the motivation to endure for the sake of the kingdom?

    Key verse: 2 Timothy 2:1-13

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  • Sunday, December 4th, 2011

    by Dion Frasier

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  • Sunday, September 25th, 2011

    by Dion Frasier

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  • 9/11 - Ten Years Later

    Special Sermon

    Sunday, September 11th, 2011

    by Dion Frasier

    A look back at the tragedy of 9/11on the tenth anniversary, with spiritual reflections of hope and healing.

     

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  • Sunday, September 4th, 2011

    by Dion Frasier

    A look at the apostles Jesus selected, their diversity and their enduring mission and message to the contemporary church.

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  • Sunday, August 28th, 2011

    by Dion Frasier

    Moving from complaint to compliance creates a thankful people. And it creates a people that relinquishes control of their destiny into the hands and control of God!

    Key Passage: Psalm 142

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  • Sunday, August 14th, 2011

    by Dion Frasier

    Prayer is an activity that helps us to hear God. It is helpful for us to view our prayer life as a dialogue. When you?re praying, leave room for God to speak through the scriptures, through others, through nature or through your experience.

    Key Passage: Psalm 50:1-15

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  • Sunday, August 7th, 2011

    by Dion Frasier

    Once we decide to pray to God, we confess our brokenness and state of desperation knowing only the Lord can help.

    Key Passage: Luke 18:1-8

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  • Sunday, July 24th, 2011

    by Dion Frasier

    Our ultimate companion is our father, God. But in addition, our father has given us each other. Let?s make the most of the opportunity to engage with the almighty in prayer with one another.

    Key Passage: Acts 4:22-31

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  • Sunday, July 17th, 2011

    by Dion Frasier

    By praying the Lord?s prayer, we are invited into partnership with Jesus and his mission of living and teaching the kingdom of God.

    Key Passage: Luke 11:1-4

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  • Sunday, July 10th, 2011

    by Dion Frasier

    Prayer is not about having the right formula but allowing God to spiritually form us. So Lord, teach us to Pray!

    Key Passage: Luke 11:1

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  • Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

    by Justin Kuhn

    "Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective."James 5:16

    The ministry of prayer and confession should never be underestimated in the life of the body of Christ. This sermon will conclude the series on James and launch us into a new series on prayer.

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  • Sunday, June 26th, 2011

    by Dion Frasier

    "Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." James 4:7

    Taking decided action to worship god and place him at the center of our existence. Our worship to God becomes a natural expression of our faith in him. We should be challenged to worship God and watch the natural progression of our treatment of others and thoughts about life as it mirrors God?s heart.

    Key Passage: James 4:4-17

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  • Sunday, June 19th, 2011

    by Dion Frasier

    "If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, "Love your neighbor as yourself," you are doing right." James 2:8

    Being active in a way that our faith is displayed in our deeds and actions is not limited to our outside witness, but also our lives within the community of faith. In this sermon we will explore the consistent teaching throughout the New Testament letters regarding our lives together in the body.

    Key Passage: James 2:1-26

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  • Sunday, June 5th, 2011

    by Dion Frasier

    "Do not merely listen to the word, do what it says." James 1:22

    It is a regular practice for Christians to read their bibles and listen to sermons and to become complacent in putting what they read or hear into practice. This tends to be the common source of the accusation that Christians are hypocrites. Let us be encouraged to be active in obeying in lifestyle the commands of our Lord.

    Key Passage: James 1:1-25

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  • Sunday, April 24th, 2011

    by Dion Frasier

    Love never fails! The resurrection of Christ was the cosmic and supernatural stamp that Love will always win. While we might doubt the lasting impressions of our love for one another, Jesus makes the claim that since love can overpower death, it can overpower dissension, conflict and sin! Love will allow us to claim victory in our marriages, in our families, in our church, and in our community!

    Key Verses: 1 Corinthians 13:8-13; 1 Corinthians 15

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  • Sunday, April 17th, 2011

    by Dion Frasier

    Love is not self seeking. The definition of agape is doing what's in the other person's best interest. Therefore the very definition of love assumes relationship. Love is a community experience and Jesus left us a lasting example of that love when he shared his last Passover meal and washed his apostles? feet. May we feast with him and continue this legacy of communal love.

    Key Verses: 1 Corinthians 13:5-7; John 13

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  • Sunday, April 10th, 2011

    by Dion Frasier

    One of the most difficult areas in the human condition is forgiveness. When we are hurt, it is hard not to hold someone to what they have done. God?s love is so powerfully demonstrated in the way he forgives and forgets! Can we ever love in this regard. How do we not keep record of wrongs?

    Key Verses: 1 Corinthians 13:5; Psalm 25; Psalm 130

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  • Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

    by Dion Frasier

    The continued testimony of love in the lives of God?s people is one of displaying the nature of God in our lives. In displaying a love that is kind we emulate the kindness of god and make for a better way of living in the body of Christ.

    Key verses: 1 Corinthians 13:4; Ephesians 4:29-3; Proverbs 11:17

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  • Sunday, March 27th, 2011

    by Justin Kuhn

    Our God is slow to anger. Our God is patient. How does our display of a patient love show others the very nature of God? Why do we lose patience so quickly in our relationship? Let?s explore God?s patience in his love for us and seek to love in a way that is patient.

    Key Verses: 1 Corinthians 13:4; Proverbs 14:29; Ephesians 4:1-3

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  • Sunday, March 13th, 2011

    by Dion Frasier

    It is undeniable that God is love. We are his offspring so are we love? Using 1 John 4 and 1 Corinthians as a launching pad, we will begin our journey into a discussion of the greatest gift of all - love.

    Key Verses: 1 John 4:7-20; 1 Corinthians 13

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  • Sunday, March 6th, 2011

    by Dion Frasier

    As we conclude this deconstruction of the "Plan of Salvation," we will tie in all we?ve been discussing by affirming the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives and in the life of the church.

    Key Verse: Acts 2:38

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  • Sunday, February 27th, 2011

    by Dion Frasier

    A brief historical look at Baptism and its origins. Have we lost the inward reality of this outward expression? How do we reclaim it?

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  • Sunday, February 20th, 2011

    by Dion Frasier

    What does God do on the inside of us that drives us to confess Him to be Lord? How does this lead to public confession through conversation and lifestyle? We will explore confessions of faith as they relate to God?s activity in the heart.

    Key Verses: 1 Kings 8; Romans 10:1-10

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  • Sunday, February 13th, 2011

    by Dion Frasier

    Do we desire the supernatural and extravagant change that God is so willing to do in our life? How does this change that God enacts in our lives affect the ongoing process of repentance throughout the duration of our spiritual journey?

    Key Verses: Ezekiel 18:19-32; 2 Peter 3:3-9

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  • Sunday, February 6th, 2011

    by Dion Frasier

    God has called his people to live by an abiding faith that is formed through witnessing His powerful work among His people.  The righteous ones live by faith and their faith is often highlighted in times of distress and uncertainty.  How does the cultivating of faith on the inside affect living faith on the outside?

    Key Verses: 2 Chronicles 20:1-21, John 12:35-46

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  • Sunday, January 30th, 2011

    by Dion Frasier

    'Hear O Israel, The Lord Your God is one!' This is the core confession of Judaism. It encompasses all the ideals related to cultivating a heart that listens to the one true God.

    Key Verses: Deuteronomy 6:1-9, Romans 10:12-17

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  • Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

    by Dion Frasier

    Paul said we are the aroma or fragrance of Christ. If we have experienced Christ, our lives will look like Christ. We will love like Christ, serve like Christ and share the good news of the Kingdom like Christ!
    Key Verse: 2 Corinthians 2:14-16

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  • Sunday, January 16th, 2011

    by Dion Frasier

    Where do we start when share the gospel message of Jesus? Do we start with rules, doctrine, church organization or do we start with Jesus Christ. If Jesus is to receive the ?preeminence? in all we do, then our teach must start with Jesus Christ!
    Key Verse: Colossians 1:9-20

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  • Sunday, January 9th, 2011

    by Dion Frasier

    Nothing compares to knowing and experiencing Christ. Whatever our motto or purpose statement or mission statement says, at the heart of our experience is Christ. At the core of our being is the ambition declared to the Philippian church declared by Paul, 'Everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus [our] Lord."
    Key Verse: Philippians 3:1-11

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  • Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

    by Dion Frasier

    At the heart of the Christian experience is Jesus Christ. The church is important, doctrine is important, morality is important but Jesus Christ is most important!
    Key Verse: Colossians 3:1-17

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  • Sunday, May 16th, 2010

    by Dion Frasier

    Old Rugged Cross, At The Cross, The Wonderful Cross

    The imagery of the cross stands at the religious experience. We are beneficiaries of the blessings that flow from the cross of Christ and these songs of worship often tell the story of Christ's suffering and our redemption.

    Key Text: Colossians 1:15-20

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  • Sunday, March 15th, 2009

    by Dion Frasier

    The greatest and most bloody revolutions in history have been fought over issues of leadership. France threw off the yoke of her extravagant monarchy in the revolution of 1789. Thirteen years earlier, the Americans had fought for the right of self-governance. England, Germany and Russia?each in her turn?struggled to determine what form of government would be best. Princes, presidents, prime ministers, and priests have formed governments and attempted to lead nations. It appears that human beings are vitally interested in how they will be lead.

    The Israelites struggled over this same issue as well. Many of the conflicts recorded in the Old Testament arise over the matter of government and how the people respond to their leaders. Judges, prophets, priests and kings try their hands at managing the Israelites. From the time of Moses, through the judges, until the anointing of Saul, the children of Israel argue over the best means of providing leaders for themselves.

    You would think that, at least when it comes to those who claim to be God's people, we might listen more closely to Him who is our ultimate leader and King. God has always had a plan for providing his people with leadership, a means of transmitting his will and wisdom through agents he himself chooses. The book of 1 Samuel tells of that plan and of our failure to follow it through much of our history.

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  • Sunday, March 8th, 2009

    by Dion Frasier

    The picture we get from the book of Judges is that Israel is in deep trouble. There is a general breakdown of moral standards and religious practice throughout the land. Most of the people had left Jehovah and were worshiping other gods instead. At least eight references are made to the Israelites forsaking God in favor of the local Canaanite gods. Even the Levites were engaging in a form of idolatry (see Jdg 17:5 ff). The Israelites were fighting among themselves over territory and booty and power. There are stories in Judges of deception and murder, rape and immorality, human sacrifice and human slaughter. The constant refrain running through Judges is, "Again the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the Lord . . ."

    It is in this setting that the story of Ruth unfolds. "In the days when the judges ruled" (Ru 1:1), we find a family moving from Bethlehem to Moab in search of food. The story that follows offers a touching and heartening story of one woman's piety and personal integrity.

    That woman is Ruth, a native of Moab and the daughter-in-law of Naomi. Ruth's devotion to Naomi and her sense of honor sets the book of Ruth apart from Judges - in the middle of a pig-sty of immorality we find a pearl of virtue and dignity. The fact that Ruth was a foreigner serves only to highlight a theme which will recur throughout the Bible - rightness before God is not determined by genealogy or nationality but by the quality of an individual's heart. Ruth has so pure a heart and shows herself to be of such integrity, God includes the story of this Moabitess in his Holy Scriptures and involves her in the family tree of both David and the Messiah to come.

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  • Sunday, March 1st, 2009

    by Dion Frasier

    Maybe you have heard it said, "Apostasy is only one generation away." Our tendency to turn from God is well documented in history, and fully demonstrated in Judges.

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  • Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

    by Kent Berry

    Early in the second century, one of the most interesting heretics in all of church history came to prominence. While in Rome, Marcion preached the gospel as he thought it really happened. The Old Testament, in his view, was the product of a sick and evil mind. "Look at all the lying, pillage, and killing," he said. "Look at the favoritism: Yahweh selects a race of idolatrous schemers to be his chosen people, and calls an adulterous murdering brigand 'a man after my own heart.' No," concluded Marcion, "the one who made the world and inspired the Old Testament could not be good . . . The Old Testament god may be the powerful creator, but he is not the good heavenly father Jesus proclaimed."

    Have you ever had Marcion's problem with the Old Testament?

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  • Sunday, February 15th, 2009

    by Dion Frasier

    Think of a young family man, a man with a pretty wife and beautiful children, a man with great promise and potential. He has a nagging pain in the back and, on going to the doctor, is informed that he has cancer. There are only weeks left of what should have been decades. Why do things like that happen?

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  • Sunday, February 8th, 2009

    by Dion Frasier

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way . . .
    Charles Dickens,
    A Tale of Two Cities

    Mankind has not always had the luxury of making transitions thoughtfully. Sometimes we have been thrust rudely into the future with neither a "please" nor a "thank you." On occasion, however, we can see these transitions coming. We have had the opportunity to stand on the threshold of these transitions and think carefully about where we are going . . . and why . . . and what we hope to find when we get there.

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  • Sunday, February 1st, 2009

    by Dion Frasier

    In 1961, J. B. Phillips wrote a small but excellent book entitled Your God Is Too Small. The idea behind this book is that we have many notions of God which are simply inadequate to describe our great Jehovah. Since our ideas about God are flawed, our behavior toward him is often equally flawed. If we see God as a benevolent grandfather, we tend to take his mercy for granted and overlook his judgment. If we think of God primarily as a stern and harsh disciplinarian, we are likely to emphasize his punishment and overlook his grace.

    Perhaps the greatest problem Phillips addressed was man's tendency to make God into a bigger version of himself . . . we try to create God in our own image. We make him think like us and react like us and feel like us. Too often, we become the yardstick against which the character of God is measured. Our worship of this kind of "god" quickly degenerates into a worship of ourselves.

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  • Sunday, January 11th, 2009

    by Dion Frasier

    Two families are waging a battle in which only one side can be victorious; the losing side is doomed to extinction.

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  • Sunday, January 4th, 2009

    by Dion Frasier

    Unfortunately, having a Bible is not the same as being hungry for what it says. The sad truth is that many of us do not read any of the Bibles in our possession. We open them on occasion. We read along when someone else is reading publicly. We can even recall vague snatches of scriptures learned in childhood. But as for a consistent, disciplined, sequenced pattern of personal Bible reading or study... we do not feel the need to dine on God's word.

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  • Sunday, November 30th, 2008

    by Dion Frasier

    Does everyone feel like they're a part of the body of Christ? Sadly the answer is no, but gladly, it doesn't have to remain that way. In preparation for a major push in 2009, we will have spiritual dialogue on how we can become energized through community!

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  • Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

    by Dion Frasier

    The righteous live by faith. Today we will explore the outrageous claims about faith and explore why it's so hard to buy into these claims. But hopefully, we will emerge with an understanding that our faith in the impossible and the outrageous can fuel an energized life in the church!

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  • Sunday, November 16th, 2008

    by Dion Frasier

    Someone has noted, "a church that prays together, stays together!" From time to time we need to be reminded that the church has been called to be active participants in prayer. In an aggressive attempt to challenge the church in prayer, I will offer some practical and timely ideas to engage the church in prayer.

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  • Sunday, November 9th, 2008

    by Dion Frasier

    Praise and Worship as imagined in scripture is not a matter of fulfilling a legalistic requirement but rather an activity of choice in recognition of one's relationship with the Father. Our collective praise and worship should be reflected in us as we emerge out of praise and worship as an energized people.

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  • Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

    by Dion Frasier

    Much has been made in recent years about the make up of churches. Serious dialogue has been made about the diversity of the church (gender, race, socio-economic). Can we say with a genuine heart that all are welcome here? Is the answer a reflection of who we target for evangelism?

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  • Sunday, October 26th, 2008

    by Dion Frasier

    1 Peter 3:15 says we should always be ready to give an answer concerning the hope that is in us. How ready are we to share the story that God is writing in our lives?

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  • Sunday, October 19th, 2008

    by Dion Frasier

    This is a very relative question to ask in the realm of evangelism. Do we place too much focus on people finding our church rather than people finding Christ?

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  • Sunday, October 12th, 2008

    by Dion Frasier

    The great commission of Jesus Christ encourages the disciples to Go which requires proactively pursuing those who do not know Jesus or his gospel. How do we in the 21st century make a commitment to follow this commission?

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  • Sunday, September 28th, 2008

    by Greg Gaines

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  • Sunday, September 28th, 2008

    by Dion Frasier

    Bezalel and Oholiab are two obscure biblical characters that get little to no fanfare for their role in God's work in ancient Israel. But they are concrete examples of how God makes the most of his people by filling them with the Holy Spirit and using their skills to benefit the community of God and its witness in the world!

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  • Sunday, September 21st, 2008

    by Dion Frasier

    We are all the same, yet we are all different. We all have a single purpose, yet we all have been blessed with various talents, gifts and skills. This is cause for celebration on being a part of the glorious body of Christ!

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  • Sunday, September 14th, 2008

    by Dion Frasier

    By exploring the language employed in the biblical text, we will examine the biblical meaning of Spiritual Gifts. We will also explore and conclude that God is the origin of these gifts and it is his prerogative as to the distribution of these gifts.

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  • Sunday, September 7th, 2008

    by Dion Frasier

    In Paul's letter to the Ephesians, he envisions the work of the church as being a place where God connects the different pieces together (ministries, peoples gifts and talents) as a way to administer service to the world. It begs the question, what has God called me to be in the work of the church? The body will be encouraged to enter into prayerful dialogue with the Lord regarding this question.

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  • Sunday, August 31st, 2008

    by Dion Frasier

    At a point in our spiritual journey, we are referred to as babes. This signifies that there will be a period of growth. Spiritual growth is a target of all the ministries of the church. To this end, we strive. This was the encouragement to the Ephesian church by Paul in Ephesians 4. This will conclude the sermon series on change and launch the beginning of the next series on the Spiritual gifts in the body.

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  • Sunday, August 24th, 2008

    by Dion Frasier

    The Lord's work in our lives is a work to change us and sanctify us for a special work in this world. The change that takes place in our lives is meant to be a blessing to this world. That's why we are called saints - holy ones or separated ones.

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  • Sunday, August 17th, 2008

    by Dion Frasier

    One of the most prominent metaphors in scripture is the idea of God's cleansing. This was very important in the Old Testament, and there were many rituals centered on purifying that which was unclean. In the New Testament, there is likewise an issue of being spiritually cleansed and made pure.

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  • Sunday, August 10th, 2008

    by Dion Frasier

    Throughout scripture, we are reminded that the Holy Spirit lives in us, works in us and changes us. Through a brief survey of these reminders we need to come to grips with that, while we play a role in our change, the change in our lives should be credited to the work of the Holy Spirit in us.

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  • Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

    by Dion Frasier

    God has made a commitment to His disciples to stick with them. As God's own workmanship, he is committed to fix, heal and restore that which is broken.

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  • Sunday, July 27th, 2008

    by Dion Frasier

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  • Sunday, June 29th, 2008

    by Perry Brown

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  • Sunday, June 8th, 2008

    by Dion Frasier

    Peter's First Denial

     15Simon Peter and another disciple were following Jesus. Because this disciple was known to the high priest, he went with Jesus into the high priest's courtyard, 16but Peter had to wait outside at the door. The other disciple, who was known to the high priest, came back, spoke to the girl on duty there and brought Peter in.

     17"You are not one of his disciples, are you?" the girl at the door asked Peter.
          He replied, "I am not."

     18It was cold, and the servants and officials stood around a fire they had made to keep warm. Peter also was standing with them, warming himself.


    Peter's Second and Third Denials

     25As Simon Peter stood warming himself, he was asked, "You are not one of his disciples, are you?"
          He denied it, saying, "I am not."

     26One of the high priest's servants, a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, challenged him, "Didn't I see you with him in the olive grove?" 27Again Peter denied it, and at that moment a rooster began to crow.


    Jesus Reinstates Peter

     15When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon son of John, do you truly love me more than these?"
          "Yes, Lord," he said, "you know that I love you."
          Jesus said, "Feed my lambs."

     16Again Jesus said, "Simon son of John, do you truly love me?"
          He answered, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you."
          Jesus said, "Take care of my sheep."

     17 The third time he said to him, "Simon son of John, do you love me?"
          Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, "Do you love me?" He said, "Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you."

        Jesus said, "Feed my sheep. 18 I tell you the truth, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go." 19Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. Then he said to him, "Follow me!"

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