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True Rest is Found Only in Christ

Hebrews 4:1-11 Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it. For we also have had the gospel preached to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because those who heard did not combine […]

Christian Bear the Strain

Matthew 10: 34-42 Some of us are reading through a book in our Santa Rosa Bible class.  It’s written by a pastor who had a big aha.  What I mean is he realized that what the American church sometimes portrays as following Jesus is a far cry from what Jesus describes. I once lived across the street from a church […]

Christ Directs Our Focus

Matthew 22:34-46 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the […]

Wanted: Followers of Christ

Text:  Matthew 9: 9-13 In some ways, Christianity has always been a kind of scandalous religion. Think about the first followers of Jesus.  Among them was a man known as Simon the Zealot.  That’s what he had been; a kind of radical Mideastern revolutionary.  Or think about the apostle Paul.  This great missionary of the Lord Jesus admits he had […]

Father’s Day

Text: 2Corinthians 13: 11-14                                       June 19. 2011 I think of my dad today. Year after year, he worked hard to take care of my mom, my sister and me.  My dad was a mechanic.  He had calluses on his hands.  But no other kids had a dad who worked on those big planes like mine did. Some of you have […]