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Sermon from 11 September 2022

Sermon Title: “Your Private Decisions Can Have Very Public Outcomes”
Pastor: Doug Miller
Scriptures: Proverbs 27:12
Synopsis: The prudent take refuge when they see danger but the foolish run ahead. The challenge for each of us before we make decisions is to slow down, carefully consider our consequences and make our decision. Rushing decisions can have consequences for us now and consequences for others both now and later. Join us a we begin a brand new series designed to help us make wise decisions for ourselves and others both in the present and the future.

Sermon from 04 September 2022

Sermon Title: “A Simple Prayer”
Pastor: Doug Miller
Scriptures: Matthew 5:8, 6:5-15
Synopsis: We want to be open-minded, but we naturally resist things we can’t control or don’t understand. So how can we learn to be open to changing our ideals and beliefs? Especially if our existing thoughts may cause us to think wrongly about something? Change is never simple and never easy. But it begins with a simple prayer and asking God to change our perspective. It is amazing what God can do as He works to change hearts and people.

Sermon from 14 August 2022

Sermon Title: “If Then Why?”
Pastor: Doug Miller
Scriptures: Matthew 6:5-15, Proverbs 30:8–9
Synopsis: If God already knows my needs, why pray? Because the purpose of prayer is to surrender your will, not impose it. Compared to most of the world, many of us run the risk of losing an active sense of dependence on God because we have so much. How can our prayers help combat that?

Sermon from 24 July 2022

Sermon Title: “Life Changers”
Pastor: Doug Miller
Scriptures: James 1:2-5
Synopsis: Earlier in the month we talked about important relationships. But what about life changing circumstances? Many times God uses the circumstances of our lives to test the strength of our faith. Look at the apostle Peter who struck out (3 times) denying our Lord in the final hours of his life. A big failure, but in the end, Jesus hands him the keys to the kingdom. Later, Peter gets an A+ after his encounter with the Sanhedrin. Think about our own lives, the lessons we learn and the lessons it sometime requires us to review again and again before we get it right. God uses all of those incidences to strength our faith muscle to prepare us for the days ahead on our continuing faith journey.
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