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Heroes of the Bible: Jacob — Upper Room

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In part 2 of our Heroes of the Bible summer sermon series, we’re looking at Jacob, the founding father of the 12 tribes of Israel.  Jacob was a tricky guy.  Everyone knows a Jacob.  He’s the slick guy who always has to be the best: best car, best job, best angle, best everything.  And watch out, if […]

Heroes of the Bible: Noah — Upper Room

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We’re starting our new summer sermon series, Heroes of the Bible, with a look at Noah.  Noah and the Ark is probably one of the first stories we learn about in Sunday School.  It’s a story of faith, trust and hope.  It’s a universal story about how God looks out over the world, and decides that […]

Fruit of the Spirit: Goodness — Upper Room

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There couldn’t be a better way to close our sermon series on the Fruit of the Spirit than by focusing on Goodness, and doing that through the lens of the 2018 Mission Trip to the Colina de Luz Orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico.  At Colina, not only do the children and staff live out the concept of goodness […]

Fruit of the Spirit: Peace — Upper Room

As we recognize fathers on Father’s Day, Rev. Dr. Keith Provost joined us with a special look at a very important man – Joseph, the earthly father who was chosen to nurture Jesus as he grew up.  While Joseph gets overlooked and undervalued by most people as they study the life of Jesus, we can […]

Fruit of the Spirit: Gentleness — Upper Room

As we near the end of our series on the Fruit of the Spirit, today, we look at Gentleness, the act of being considerate or kindly in disposition, amiable and tender, towards others.  The lack of gentleness in society has been around longer than we might recognize.  In fact, it was written about by an […]

Fruit of the Spirit: Self Control — Upper Room

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As we continue our sermon series on the Fruit of the Spirit, we look at Self Control.  Having Self Control is having the ability to resist the things of the world, like donuts, or marshmallows, or records.  When we listen to God’s word for guidance, and we use our self control to avoid the worldly […]

Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness — Upper Room

As we continue our series on the Fruit of the Spirit, we look today at Faithfulness as seen through the story of Shadrach, Meschach and Abednego.  Their firm belief in God’s faithfulness aided them as they stood up against mighty King Nebuchadnezzar, were thrown into the fiery furnace, and came out unscathed.  We, too, face many fires in […]

Fruit of the Spirit: Love — Upper Room

We returned to the Fruit of the Spirit — Love (the original service did not take place due to a power outage).  We are told throughout scripture that the church is the Bride of Christ.  Thus, if we are a part of Christ’s church, then we are living today as God’s beloved.  God’s love claims us.  […]

Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness — Upper Room

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As we recognize Mother’s Day, we take a look at the Fruit of the Spirit of Kindness.  Rev. Schaefer pointed out, especially as we think about the kindness of mothers on Mother’s Day, that in a world where you can be anything, BE KIND.  It is something we can choose to be at any opportunity.  We […]

Fruit of the Spirit: Patience — Upper Room

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We continue our series on The Fruit of the Spirit with a look at Patience.  Rev. Schaefer began by asking the question, “How much time do we spend waiting?” We’re a society of waiting – waiting for traffic, in lines, on hold, for service people, for doctors, for packages, for special events, for the flowers […]