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Beauty Is NOT In The Eye Of The Beholder! -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Our obsession with appearance causes us to discriminate.
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Just how open is our life to Jesus and are we missing anything?
Sticks And Stones -- But Mostly Names -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: A sermon on differentiating insults from nicknames and good-natured kidding.
Kissing: The Holy Kind -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: It wouldn't hurt to have a sermon concerning how we should show affection in the
Would Jesus Get A Divorce? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: This is a very difficult subject, but there is such a high percentage of persons
Born Again, And Again, And Again -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Christians need a comprehensive understanding about what it means to be born agai
Does Christianity Take The Fun Out Of Life? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: The title says it all: Does Christianity ask us to give up pleasures and good tim
Mistaking Santa Claus For God -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: We need to continue to grow in our understanding of God.
Is It Time For Another Flood? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: We need to consider the critical question: "What is the human condition?"
Drug Deal At The Cross -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Perhaps something as prevalent as drug problems in our society should not go unno
God May Not Even Know Our Country's Name -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: We have a difficult time understanding that everyone is a child of God and conseq
Stop Putting Out God's Fires -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: God is calling us and we aren't always listening or willing to respond.
Back When Snakes Had Legs And We Were Ignorant -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: A sermon to straighten out some inconsistencies and misleading thoughts perceived
The Trick Is To Hear The Rooster Before -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Because we forget some of our Christian obligations until too late, we need ways
Why Do Lions Eat Lambs? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Why is there so much violence and suffering in the natural world?
Crying Over Spilt Perfume -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Making the best of a bad situation, or picking up the pieces.
You Can't Do That In Church! -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Getting out of ruts and old habits that have lost their purpose or meaning is dif
A Word To The Wise About Strange Words -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: What about "speaking in tongues"?
Don't Fight, Don't Run -- What's Left? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: We need constant reminders always to seek peaceful or nonviolent solutions to con
Will Your Bones Dance Again? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Is there any evidence of eternal life or heaven?
When Christianity Is Bad Business -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: To do the moral or Christian thing in some instances means jeopardizing your job,
How Big Is Your Family? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Christians must fight racism in our communities and in ourselves.
Was Jesus An Uncle Tom? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Are the teachings of Jesus too passive and unworkable?
The Proper Way To Wear A Halo -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: A sermon seems necessary occasionally on the fine line we have to tread between i
Who Are The Real Christians? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Behind the query of who is and who isn't a Christian lies the fundamental questio

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For October 27, 2019:
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I have a notecard in my collection that has a powerful painting on the front. It shows a man with his back turned toward us, his clothing ripped and dirty, leaning his forehead on Jesus’ shoulder. Jesus has his arms wrapped around this man and is crying. The caption is something like “Safely Home.” To me, it represents all those of us who have lost a loved one in combat, or who have been wounded by the vicissitudes of life. It is a word of comfort, a word of hope for each of us. This man has made it into the arms of his Lord and has no need to be afraid or keep watchful anymore.
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The theme for this celebration of the Reformation is, appropriately enough, Freedom!

Psalm 46
This psalm is drawn from a Korah psalm (part of a collection of psalms likely collected by the Korahites, who were a group of Temple singers). The psalm (esp. v.1) inspired Martin Luther’s hymn, “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.” It is a song of Zion celebrating God’s ultimate victory over the nations.

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Psalm 46
This psalm was the basis for Martin Luther’s famed hymn, “A Mighty Fortress,” and so its phrases may provide some helpful illustrations. For Luther in this hymn and in other writings, the psalm was all about the Lord being our strength (Luther’s Works, Vol.11, p.364). Famed Puritan Jonathan Edwards helps us understand why God is our strength. In one sermon he claimed:

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C. David Mckirachan
The sanctuary was built in 1830. Boulders had been rolled into place and tree trunks had been laid across them. Fast forward to the two thousand’s. Having a unique perspective from the chancel, not to mention the pulpit, I noticed the northeastern corner, back where Margaret Borden and her buddies sat, was lower than the north western corner, where a few of our newer members laid claim. I mentioned it to a couple of the folks who took care of the building. They warned me not to make any jokes to Margaret. She was a tough guy.
David O. Bales
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Psalm 46

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Arley K. Fadness
“...all who humble themselves will be exalted.” (v.14b)

Good morning girls and boys,

Thank you for joining me today for my children’s message.

Here’s a made-up story: Once upon a time after a soccer game, Big Duke bragged to his friends how good he was. Big Duke bragged how he was the strongest, fastest, and smartest player on coach Egger’s soccer team. Big Duke boasted about the time he kicked a score even though other team mates had done the same many times before.
Arley K. Fadness
“So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.” (v. 36)

Good morning lovely children,

Do I have something exciting to show you today? Are you ready? (children respond)

Look — what is it? (show bird cage) When we sin, we lose our freedom. Sinning makes us end up in a cage. (open cage door) Sin is doing wrong things. Sin is believing wrong things. Sin hates God. Sin puts us in jail. (put inflated balloon in the cage) (close and lock cage door)

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"Stop that, it'll all end in tears!" my mother used to say when my brother and I were young and getting particularly excited or silly about something.

I used to think of that as just a ploy to stop us enjoying ourselves, for how could she possibly know how it would end? And why did she always assume the worst? But strangely, I discovered that she was nearly always right. Suddenly, from having a wonderful time, something would happen and one or both of us was plunged into despair with the accompanying tears.

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I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
-- 2 Timothy 4:7

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