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May 3, 2020 I want to be Different 
 Scripture:
Matthew 7:13-14

 PowerPoint: Different PPT 

 
Song: Different (by Micah Tyler)
 

Back when I was a child attending Sunday School, our teacher showed us a picture of the narrow path and the broad way. Interestingly, I would have chosen the narrow path up the mountain. The adventurous and wild little path seemed so much more interesting than the broad way where people were dressed up and seemed to be strolling about in a boring fashion....


 


 

May 10, 2020 A Case for Tolerance

Scripture Reading: Mark 9:38-50


Mother's Day Resources

Note how Jesus counters the disciples’ Us vs. Them language. The disciples said: we stopped him cause he was not one of us. There it is, the us vs. them concept that is the cause for racism, sexism, heterosexism, unhealthy nationalism and racial / ethnic supremacy attitudes. If we could only stop that language, if we could only stop seeing the world in terms of “us vs. them,” we would actually have a chance to get along...



May 17, 2020 Overcoming Consumerism--
The Less You Want, The Richer You Are:
 Scripture:
Hebrews 13:5-6, Matthew 6:19-21
 PowerPoint: Consumerism PPT

 
Video: Consumerism VIDEO
 

Why is excessive living or “consumerism” so bad? Well, it means that relatively few people in this world are taking more than they need and waste the excess. Have you ever seen someone in line at the buffet in the cafeteria and put so much food on their plate that they couldn’t eat it and then threw the excess in the trash? What a waste of perfectly good food in the face of world hunger.

Consumerism Destroys the Environment...



May 24, 2020 Peer Pressure
 
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Song Link: "You Say" by Lauren Daigle
(Lyric Slides are in the PPT)
Scripture Reading: Psalm 1
 

There is a saying that goes like this: “Tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are!” and “a person is known by the company they keep!”...

 



May 31, 2020 Pentecost
 "Breath of God" Worship Service
Video: Breath of God
Preview on Youtube: Breath of God
Scripture: 
Acts 2:1-21, Ezekiel 37:1-14

 
A
t the original Pentecost event something extraordinary was reported to have happened to the disciples of Christ. Something changed them from the inside out and there were even descriptions of a physical manifestation such as tongues of fire and a miracle of language...

 


 

June 7, 2020
You can Be an Overcomer
 
PowerPoint Presentation
Scripture Reading:
James 1:2-4
 

Looking at our Bible verse of the day, I totally understand those that say: James goes a little too far. How can you call it a “gift” when bad things happen to you? OK, perhaps you can talk about a “silver lining,” or some “blessing in disguise,” but the challenges and trials we face often turn out to crush us...

 



June 14, 2020 Overcoming Self Criticism and Self Doubt

PowerPoint Presentation

Scripture Reading: Romans 8:31, 38-39

We sang songs about God’s affirmation of us, we heard Scripture passage that is super affirming. We are supposed to accept and love ourselves for who God created us to be, and yet, I bet you, most of us here this morning don’t have that positive, affirming relationship with ourselves. Many of us are much more critical of ourselves than we are of others. We’ll give other people the benefit of the doubt, but we won’t give ourselves any slack at all...