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Holy Happiness Part 6: Love is the Kindling

the following is the written version of the sermon from October 15th; the audio file of that sermon was corrupted due to a power black-out during service. -------------------- THE PROBLEM WITH PEOPLE We talk a lot about how the church is not the building or the event or the service, it's the people. The word church comes from the word ecclesia, which means "called out...

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Count It All Joy

The apostle James tells us that we should "count it all joy" when we face many trials in life. He says this because of the good that comes out of persevering in our faith when troubles inevitably make their appearance. This is principally the good of a deepened and more Christlike character. Acquiring such a character is truly a blessing in the long run, both in this life ...

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**the following is an excerpt from a recent sermon, which was not recorded due to technical errors. Does Everything Really Happen for a Reason? Have you ever heard anyone say that? Of course you have. Maybe someone said it to you after a difficult circumstance and you wanted to punch 'em? Now no doubt we all want to believe this. We especially like to beleive this after...

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Holy Pleasure

We must find our joy in God's joy, our happiness in His happiness. Human beings are forever trying to achieve these legitimate states of being through illegitimate means. This is perhaps one of the more profoundly accurate definitions of sin. We dig our own wells, ignoring the one true Well, and drink deeply of the poisoned water we bring up from its depths. That water ki...

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