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Love is Patient and Kind

“Love, love, love, love; the Gospel in one word is love. Love your neighbor as your brother; Love, love, love.” Growing up in the church, we often sang that little round in Sunday School. It was a simple little song that was easy for us children to pick up and sing – simple in words…

Connect with Love

John 13:34-35 (TEV) “And now I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. If you have love for one another, then everyone will know that you are my disciples.” ———————————- How many of you have played the game, “Connect Four?” The premise of…

Growing Spiritually as a Disciple

Last week we began a sermon series called W + 2.  Pastor John began the series by asking us to first Look Upward – to worship God with our head and our heart. That’s where our spiritual life begins – with worship of God. Next week Pastor Ken will lead us to Look Outward –…

#1:  Looking Upward – Worship God with Head and Heart

Today we begin a three week sermon series we’re calling W+2.  For several weeks you have seen teasers in the emailed newsletter and in the bulletin, and this morning you may have noticed new signs in the narthex.  What is W+2? Way back in January, we held a Leadership Retreat to assess where we as…

#11:  “Crossing Jordan”

What do you think of when you hear me say the phrase, “Crossing Jordan?”  I dare say that many people in our secular American culture, –          most of whom have no understanding of the Bible, may automatically think of the popular TV show by that same name that aired in the early 2000s.  I have…

10:  “God’s School of Hard Knocks”

How many of you out there would say you have lived a charmed life – that your whole life has been easy, that everything you hoped for has happened just as you planned, that you have never experienced any disappointments or heartaches or reversals?  Anyone?  Of course not.  I didn’t really expect that would describe…

WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR?

A modern definition of neighbor is: “a person who lives near another” or “one who adjoins with another nearby.”   As we gathered for our weekly Zoom Prayer Group Meeting last Wednesday, we realized that we had no idea who lived near whom.   Do you know who of this Body of Christ known as Tomoka United…

#9:  The Prescription for a Godly Nation

A man went to his doctor.  “You’ve got to help me,” he pleaded.  I don’t know what to do.  I Just can’t seem to remember anything –  I have no memory at all!  I hear something one minute, and the next minute, I’ve forgotten all about it.  Isn’t there something you can prescribe for me?” …

#8 Dividing Labor Multiplies Ministry

Do you like jokes?  I do – even though I’m awful at telling them.  I’m sure we all like jokes, especially when they are funny.  But even when they “groaners,” we still laugh. In joke-telling, no one is immune – all kinds of people can be the butt of a joke.  Of course, jokes can…