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You know the cure- pass it on

2 Kings 5: 1-15 Imagine a doctor accidentally stumbles upon a cure for a dreaded disease.  He’s excited about the prospect but then he says to himself.  It’s too much trouble to get this treatment approved by the Food and Drug administration.  And what if someone sues me?  So he keeps it to himself. Sound a bit far-fetched?  Maybe.  Yet […]

God’s Word Gets It Done!

Text:  Isaiah 55: 10-13 We were at the Minnesota State fair.  It’s a great fair if you ever get to go.  We were in a building where you see people selling all kinds of things.  I usually avoid buying but have fun listening.  But one fellow caught my eye.  He was demonstrating some special kind of cleaning tool.  See how […]

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 […]