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God Fights for You – Sanctuary

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Today we look at how God fights for us in the context of the story of Jacob.  Biblical history shows us in great detail that Jacob was NOT a great guy.  As a schemer and deceiver, Jacob saw what he wanted and always found a way to get it.  Even so, God not only fought with Jacob, He gave […]

The First Question Ever Asked – Sanctuary

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When looking at the story of Cain and Abel, the brothers in the book of Genesis, who gave sacrifices to God, the word that we considered today is ‘Envy.’  It was envy that drove Cain to murder Abel.  Envy, which comes from a feeling of discontent, is an emotion that causes a great deal of strife […]

Chasing the Light – Sanctuary

Epiphany (Star) Sunday is a celebration of the light shining through the star that guided the wise men to the Christ child.  This Sunday is a celebration of the light, and of God’s grace in the world.  This is the light that we need to hold on to.  It’s not ONLY a light to guide the […]

Christmas Stories: Christmas’ Greatest Gifts

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Everyone looks forward to getting gifts at Christmas.  Some are big, some are small, some are cool…. and some are… well, not.  But whatever the gift, we should always remember that Jesus (not gifts, not Santa) is the reason for this season of Christmas.  “For unto you is born this day  in the city of David a Savior, who […]

Christmas Stories: Defiant Joy – Sanctuary, 8:00pm

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As we celebrate Christmas Eve, our ‘Christmas Stories’ series looks at ‘Defiant Joy.’ Defiant Joy is not referring to the joy that we expect if we get every little Christmas detail just right — finding just the right gift, or wrapping our presents early, or taking the perfect photo for our Christmas cards. Defiant Joy is the joy […]

Christmas Stories: Defiant Joy – Sanctuary, 5:00pm

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As we celebrate Christmas Eve, our ‘Christmas Stories’ series looks at ‘Defiant Joy.’ Defiant Joy is not referring to the joy that we expect if we get every little Christmas detail just right — finding just the right gift, or wrapping our presents early, or taking the perfect photo for our Christmas cards. Defiant Joy is the joy that […]

Christmas Stories: Points of Grace – Sanctuary

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On the fourth (final) Sunday in Advent, we begin wrapping up our series on ‘Christmas Stories’ with a discussion on ‘Points of Grace.’  We know, as we listen to the stories of the birth of Jesus every year at Christmas, that God worked quietly in the background for centuries to both arrange for the prophesies of the […]

The Greatest Story Ever Sung – Sanctuary

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Presented by the FPCP Chancel Choir, directed by Dr. Jerry Smith, with organist Sue Scott and accompanist Sharon Smith, and featuring soloists Kimberly Swan and Dan Scruggs. This concert shares the Christmas story through carols and anthems, from the prophesies of old through the call to the faithful as we share in the joy that is the […]