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The Gospel of Christmas Eternal

The Gospel of Christmas Eternal Preached by Jason Abbott Do you have a place which you fondly remember and long to go back to? For me it’s the Rocky Mountains. My wife will tell you that every so often she catches me missing Colorado like one misses an old friend. …
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The Gospel of Christmas Future

The Gospel of Christmas Future Preached by Jason Abbott I listened to a former homiletics professor preach Revelation chapter twenty, and this is how he introduced his sermon. I quote: So, here’s a few things that I read this past week…as I began to do sermon preparation…. “When we come …
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The Gospel of Christmas Present

The Gospel of Christmas Present No Longer Slaves Preached by Benjamin Vrbicek This morning begins the second week of Advent. Advent means “coming” or “arrival.” It’s the time that Christians throughout the world focus on the arrival of Jesus—his arrival as a baby, his arrival into our hearts, and his …
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The Gospel of Christmas Past

The Gospel of Christmas Past Preached by Jason Abbott I walked into Starbucks a few weeks ago, a few weeks before Thanksgiving, and noticed (with some annoyance) that Christmas music was already being played in the shop. Now, I really do try to not be a humbug about seasonal sales …
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Love’s Austere and Lonely Office

Love’s Austere and Lonely Office Preached by Pastor Jason Abbott When I was teaching poetry, there were always certain poems I loved best. They were typically those that captured some beautiful and humble truth about life. This morning I’m going to share one of them in way of introduction to …
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A Song Of Identity

A Song Of Identity Preached by Pastor Benjamin Vrbicek In the winter of 1946-47, Bedouin shepherds found a series of caves in mountains near the Dead Sea. They were supposedly looking for a stray sheep. And what they found in those caves is of particular interest to us this morning, …
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A Savior for All

A Savior for All Preached by Pastor Jason Abbott As Benjamin explained last week, Isaiah ministered in a tumultuous time. Judah was almost constantly under the threatening shadow of some world power whether the Egyptians or the Assyrians or, eventually, the resurgent Babylonians. There were seemingly always wars or rumors …
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A Humvee With Mittens

A Humvee With Mittens Preached by Pastor Benjamin Vrbicek If you have been around the Bible for a while, you might know that some people consider the book of Romans in the New Testament to be, well, a Michelangelo of Theology – rich and beautiful and complex and dense and …
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Great Expectations in His Glory

Great Expectations in His Glory Preached by Jason Abbott I remember thinking when I was in middle and high school that I would someday very likely be a college athlete, perhaps even a professional athlete. These dreams weren’t even tied to a specific sport but transferred with the season. If …
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Great Expectations in the Heart

Great Expectations in the Heart Preached by Jason Abbott 1 John 4:7-16 7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 …
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