Overflowing Generosity

The Psalm today says, “Hallelujah! Happy are they who fear the Lord and have great delight in his commandments!Their descendants will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches will be in their house, and their righteousness will last forever. Light shines in the darkness for the upright; the righteous are merciful and full of compassion.” Our Psalm today encourages us to fear the Lord in a way of respect and realize that God will provide for our needs. The righteous trust that God has a good plan and will provide for them. The righteous look to the ways of the Lord and find it a good and trustworthy place to be. The righteous pass down their faith and generosity so that the generations of people will continue to be a light to those around. The righteous are to be merciful to those around them so that the love of Jesus might be seen in our actions and our lives and that we the Church would be known for our compassion. The righteous are to have compassion for others and not harden off their hearts to the needs of others.

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Rejoice all the earth!

Amen, and I say let our spirits Rejoice! For We are wonderfully and uniquely made in the image of our loving God; and therefore I am assured that we have within us, the raw capacity to love, serve, protect, and care for one another; but we, in our corrupted nature, often struggle to move in the way of love, or fully discern, the way of truth and that of a pure heart, from those competing voices, of our flesh and our self-interest and the world. So, when we consider the precepts of God, that call for us to love one another, how would we say we are doing?

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Ten Years of Ministry in Middleburg!

Two important symbolic actions were taken as the foundation of our church building was poured. A copy of the Bible was placed in the foundation, and two verses were written in the slab that would support this structure: Deuteronomy 32:47 and Hebrews 4:12. The Word of God is literally the foundation of this church! But we are not just called to remember the word of God, the word of God calls us to action. Jesus tells us that we are to be salt and light to this world. What does that mean? Listen to find out.

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Loving your Neighbor

We can see needs around us all the time. How often do we stop to help? There are lots of reason we might give for not helping, and some of them are probably good ones. But if we always pass by without helping, it may be evidence of a heart problem.

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Struggling Against Temptation

Sometimes being a Christian can be a hard thing. The struggle against temptation is real, and it can feel like a heavy burden. How can we prevail in the face of temptation? We can follow the example of Jesus who was “tempted in every way as we are, yet without sin.”

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I am a Disciple

To be a disciple is to be a follower of Jesus. Jesus called his disciples and they learned from him by listening to his words and watching his actions. Today we can still learn from Jesus through two foundational disciplines. Reading and studying the Scriptures (and doctrine) and praying.

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Indestructible Socks (A Thanksgiving Sermon)

Our God is the most excellent provider that you could hope for. Yet, how often do we stop to give thanks for the ways he has blessed us? When we don’t give thanks, we can deceive ourselves into thinking that we are the ones who have provided, but this is a pitfall that comes with some specific dangers.

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Taste and See

2018-08-12 – Year B – Pentecost 8-7 – The Rev. Christopher Klukas Deuteronomy 8:1–10; Psalm 34; Ephesians 4:25–5:2; John 6:37–51   As David continued to flee from Saul, he went…

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Jars of Clay

2018-06-02 – Year B – Pentecost 5-29 – The Rev. Christopher Klukas Deuteronomy 5:6–21; Psalm 81:1–11 (12); 2 Corinthians 4:1–12; Mark 2:23–28 Today we heard the 10 Commandments as our…

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