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  • Hunger

    Posted on July 27th, 2008 Pastor Kevin Draper No comments

    Based on: Isaiah 55:1-5

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    Are you looking forward to the pot-luck? I know it is still early in the morning, but have you started thinking about the food that’s down in the kitchen? Maybe Lutherans enjoy food more than others, I don’t know, but sharing a meal together is a great way to come together as a group of believers.  And a pot luck is a great way to do it.  Just think, you have all that food in front of you and you can try a little of this and little of that.  Then when you go back for seconds, you know exactly what you want.  There is usually more than enough for everyone to have their fill.

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  • What do you pray for?

    Posted on July 20th, 2008 Pastor Kevin Draper No comments

    Based on: 1 Kings 3:5-12

    What do you pray for?
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    You are walking down the street one day and you find an ancient looking oil lamp.  You pick it up and notice how dirty it is, so you rub it a little bit.  Out comes a genie to grant you your wish.  What would you wish for? Would you wish for power, fame, money, or would you wish for something to help you serve your Lord better?

    I’m sorry to disappoint you, but there is no such thing as genies in lamps.  Besides, if the genie was dumb enough or weak enough to get stuck in an old lamp would you really want to trust him to grant your wish?

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  • God’s Judgement is Coming

    Posted on July 12th, 2008 Pastor Kevin Draper No comments

    Based on: Joel 3:12-16

    God’s Judgment Is Coming
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    What you think about your birthday? Is it something you look forward to every year? Or is it something you dread? Either way, for as long as you live your birthday will come every year.  It is inescapable, isn’t it? The same is true of God’s judgment.  It is inescapable.  Another illustration as we talk about God’s judgment on the final day is the punishment you knew you would receive as a child when you did something wrong.  If your father was a disciplinarian you probably dreaded those words, “Just wait until your father gets home.”

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  • God’s Word Always Works

    Posted on July 5th, 2008 Pastor Kevin Draper No comments

    Based on: Isaiah 55:10-11

    God’s Word Always Works
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    When you were younger you probably played games and used your imagination to pretend you were something or someone else.  You imagined that things to be true that weren’t necessarily true as you played house or pretended to be at war with your neighbor.  I don’t know, maybe you still use your imagination, may be to pretend you won the lottery.  Today we are going to use our imagination a little bit and pretend that we can evaluate God’s statement that his Word is effective.  Of course we are only God’s creation, and we have no right to stand in judgment over what God says.  But for a few moments we are going to pretend and we are going ask the question, “Does God’s Word work?”

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