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Alpha: How Can I Resist Evil? – Upper Room

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As we near the end of our fall Alpha sermon series, we look today at the question, ‘How Can I Resist Evil?’  Rev. Schaefer looked at it from the perspective that when we know the song of our lives, of the church’s life, of the life of Christ, even when we step away from the […]

Alpha: What Does the Holy Spirit Do? – Upper Room

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Today, we are following up last week’s ‘Who is the Holy Spirit?’ discussion with looking at what the Holy Spirit does.  The Holy Spirit is the manifestation of the Trinity, and as such, it can be seen in action when we look around today.  Rev. Schaefer spent some time sharing how she witnessed the Holy Spirit […]

Alpha: Who is the Holy Spirit? – Upper Room

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As we near the end of our Alpha sermon series, we turn to the question of ‘Who is the Holy Spirit?’  The Holy Spirit is the very presence of God in this world.  It’s the manifestation of God’s love, and the sign of God’s compassion.  It guides us in how we treat each other.  The […]

Alpha: How Does God Guide Us? – Upper Room

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The focus of our seventh week of the Alpha series is on ‘How Does God Guide Us?’  So where DO we turn for guidance?  With so many other, distracting, loud voices constantly chattering around us, it’s very easy to loose track of God’s voice in the noice.  But when we listen, we can often hear […]

Alpha: Why and How Should I Read the Bible? – Upper Room

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According to theologian N.T. Wright, when asked how one should read the Bible, he replied, “frequently and thoroughly.” What is it about the Bible that makes it so influential?  Paul says that ALL scripture is inspired… breathed… by God.  It is a book of eternal and ancient, yet surprisingly current, faith.  It never claims to […]

Alpha: How Can I Have Faith? – Upper Room

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As we begin our  fourth week of the Alpha sermon series, we are examining the question: ‘How can I have faith?’ Faith is a simple concept, and at the same time, it can be a huge challenge to discuss. But when all is said and done, we realize that, at it’s simplest, faith is a journey.  On this journey, sometimes […]

Alpha: Why Did Jesus Die? — Upper Room

As we move into our  third week of the Alpha sermon series, we are examining the question: ‘Why did Jesus die?’ This is a question that has haunted Christians for centuries.  We know that God, who created us, is holy, loving and just, but the world is full of terrible sin and evil.  In fact, we all sin, in […]

Alpha: Who is Jesus? — Upper Room

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As we dig deeper into our fall sermon series, based on the Alpha program, today we look at Who is Jesus?  Jesus Christ has impacted more lives than any other human in history.  As a result of his life, there are 2.2 billion Christians in the world today.  In fact, Jesus is the answer to 300+ Old Testament […]

Alpha: Is There More To Life Than This? — Upper Room

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We are beginning our fall sermon series, based on the Alpha program ongoing through several of our Bible studies through early December.  The first and introductory study looks at the question: Is there more to life than this?  Rev. Schaefer pointed out that many people are looking for more, yet experience a sense of emptiness no matter […]