Falling Into the Psalms: Psalm 27 – Upper Room

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Today, we started a new series for the fall entitled ‘Falling Into the Psalms.  Our first look was at chapter Psalm 27 – ‘The LORD is my light, and my salvation–whom shall I fear?  The LORD is the stronghold of my life–of whom shall I be afraid?’  Darkness is actually the absence of light.  It’s barren and […]

Falling Into the Psalms: Psalm 27 – Sanctuary

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Today, we started a new series for the fall entitled ‘Falling Into the Psalms.  Our first look was at chapter Psalm 27 – ‘The LORD is my light, and my salvation–whom shall I fear?  The LORD is the stronghold of my life–of whom shall I be afraid?’  This psalm, written by King David as he is facing […]

Soldier, Athlete, Farmer – Upper Room

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As we celebrate Labor Day, we look at how the biblical concept from Genesis of the Sabbath as a day of rest coincides with Paul’s letter to Timothy encouraging him to work hard and live up to the examples of the soldier, the athlete and the farmer.  These three types of people can be held […]

Soldier, Athlete, Farmer – Sanctuary

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As we celebrate Labor Day, we look at how the biblical concept from Genesis of the Sabbath as a day of rest coincides with Paul’s letter to Timothy encouraging him to work hard and live up to the examples of the soldier, the athlete and the farmer.  These three types of people can be held […]

Teaching Discipleship: Paul — Upper Room

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As we close our series, ‘Teaching Discipleship,’ we will end with one question – What choices will you make in your own life when it comes to your faith?  Rev. Schaefer shared with us a comparison of the story of Lot’s wife, who looked back at the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah against God’s instruction, […]

Teaching Discipleship: Paul — Sanctuary

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As we close our series, ‘Teaching Discipleship,’ we will end with one question – What choices will you make in your own life when it comes to your faith?  Rev. Schaefer shared with us a comparison of the story of Lot’s wife, who looked back at the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah against God’s instruction, […]

Teaching Discipleship: Stephen – Upper Room

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As we continue our Teaching Discipleship sermon series, we looked this week at Stephen, the first Deacon and the first martyr for the Christian faith.  Stephen was an example of someone who didn’t take the easy way out.  He stood up for his faith, fervently and to the end.  He didn’t turn away Christ and […]

Teaching Discipleship: Stephen – Sanctuary

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As we continue our Teaching Discipleship sermon series, we looked this week at Stephen, the first Deacon and the first martyr for the Christian faith.  Stephen was an example of someone who didn’t take the easy way out.  He stood up for his faith, fervently and to the end.  He didn’t turn away Christ and […]

Teaching Discipleship: All the Rest — Upper Room

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As we start to wrap up our discussion on Teaching Discipleship with the last of the 12 Disciples – James the Less, Simon the Zealot and Thaddeus or Jude – we took a few minutes to look at the overall role of these 12 men.  They were chosen by Jesus to be his disciples, or […]