“Love Invades the IRS” (7-13/14-19)

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The first encounter between Jesus and Matthew was short and straightforward: Jesus saw, Jesus spoke, and Matthew surrendered.  Jesus said two words: “Follow Me.”  It is the shortest invitation to salvation on record. Matthew was completely different than Jesus.   Jesus was the Messiah; Matthew was a menace.  And yet, “God’s Loved Invaded the IRS!”  – Pastor Mark  

“Religion Gets a Makeover” (7-6/7-19)

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Besides being rich and famous, Nicodemus was a Pharisee, one of the elite scholars of his day.  He was the man with the answers.   But there was one question that kept gnawing at Nicodemus, there was a hole in his soul, and he didn’t know how to fill it.  That was until he had a face to face encounter with …

The Man No One Would Get Close To (6-29/30-19)

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Jesus’ power got people’s attention.  In fact, when Jesus moved crowds of people took notice.  If anyone was in need of a powerful touch, it was the leper who came looking for Jesus.  We are never told his name, or his story.  But what we learn is that this man was abandoned by many around him.- Pastor Mark Sermon Notes …

Jesus Reveals His Priorities (6-22/23-19)

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We often talk about keeping the main thing the main thing.  And yet, each one of us struggle when it comes to keeping our priorities in focus at all times.  Jesus was a master at this.  He always seemed to move His life carefully around a set of fixed spiritual priorities.  In every encounter that Jesus had with people, we …

A Woman with a Past (6-8/9-19)

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  We all have a past.  When Jesus met the woman at the well, she had no clue that Jesus knew everything about her, and yet He treated her with Grace and Respect.   And in turn He met her at the place of her deepest need.  He redeemed her past, and He gave her a hope and a purpose for …

Will the Real Jesus Stand Up (6-1/2-19)

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What was Jesus like – really like?  Being raised in the church, I grew up seeing my fair share of people’s impressions of who Jesus was… But are these lasting impressions of Jesus, transferable to adulthood and the complexities that come along with being a parent, a man, a woman, a spouse, a leader? – Pastor Mark Sermon Notes 6-2-19