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  • Baptism is the miracle God performed on you

    Posted on January 25th, 2009 Pastor Kevin Draper No comments

    Based on: Mark 1:4-11


    Baptism is the miracle God performed on you
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    (In the Gospel we heard about Jesus being baptized by John.  For today, we will end up talking more about our baptism than Christ’s baptism, but the two are certainly related.)

    Imagine being the subject of one of Christ’s miracles.  What would it be like to be blind Bartimaeus when Jesus called for you and gave you your sight?  Or what would it be like to be the paralyzed man who needed his friends to carry him wherever he went?  What would go through your mind after Jesus tells you to “pick up your mat and walk” and you suddenly find yourself walking out the door carrying the mat that has carried you for so many years?  Perhaps it would be just plain cool to be Lazarus as you wake up to find yourself in your own tomb dressed for burial and you hear the voice of Jesus calling you from death back to life.  (Actually, you and I will have that very cool experience one day.)

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  • God has a Secret

    Posted on January 11th, 2009 Pastor Kevin Draper No comments

    Based On: Ephesians 3:2-12

    God has a Secret

    Imagine going to a place where you did not know the language.  Not only did you struggle to understand and be understood, but they did things differently too and you didn’t understand why.  When someone agreed to meet with you it seemed like they were always late.  When people talked to you they stood too close to you and put their hand on your shoulder.  You felt very uncomfortable.

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  • Jesus Became One of Us

    Posted on January 4th, 2009 Pastor Kevin Draper No comments

    Based on: Hebrews 2:10-18


    Jesus Became One of Us
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    Have you ever considered how utterly preposterous the Christian religion is?  I’m not saying that I don’t believe it.  By the grace of God I certainly do believe it, but when you look at the fundamental truth of Christianity, that the creator became one of his creation to save those he created, it is absurd to our human way of thinking.  No other religion has anything like it.  Of course there are Greek myths that talk about the gods only appearing to be human, but usually not for the benefit of human beings.

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