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Know Where You’re Going:                                                                                   What lies at the bottom of the ocean and shakes? …. A nervous wreck! We may joke about it, lie about it, or just ignore it, but all of us at some time in life, are afraid. Whenever we face change, our palms begin to sweat, our mouth goes dry and our knees shake. All of us are facing change, for Linda & I, we’re looking at the uncertainty of retirement. For DPC, you will be facing the unpredictability of a vacant pulpit. So for my last sermon series, I thought we’d look at “New Beginnings.” Because when one ministry ends, a new one begins. We will soon be setting out on a new road, trying to figure out what lies ahead, and hoping that we’re heading in the right direction. 


June 2, 2019    Know Where You’re Going                                                                Isaiah 41:8-10 (The Message)  Galatians 4:4-7  (the Voice)                                                     John 14:4-11 (New Living Translation)\\


June 9, 2019   Fanning The Flame                                                                            Exodus 3:1-6 (New Living Translation)  2 Timothy 1:3-7  (New Living Translation)               Acts 2:1-4 ( The Message)\\


June 16, 2019   Getting Started                                                                             Jeremiah 29:10-14 (New Living Translation)  Ephesians 2:8-10  (English Standard VersionMark 6:35-44 ( The Message)\\


June 23, 2019   Mission Impossible (Jim’s Last Service)                                      Judges 6:12-18 (New Living Translation)  Acts 1:1-9  (New Living Translation)           Matthew 28:16-20 (New Living Translation)\\





May 26, 2019    Stuff Happens                                                                                 Genesis 41:37-41 (New Living Translation)  Acts 2:43-47  (New Living Translation)    Matthew 5:1-16 (New Living Translation)\\\






May 5, 2019    Somethijng To Celebrate!                                                                           2 Chronicles 7:6-10 (Revised Standard Version)  Acts 1:4-11  (New Living Translation)    Luke 17:11-19 (The Message)\\

Cross Purposes:                                                                                                           As we enter the season of Lent, we begin to be drawn towards the central tenant of the Christian faith … the cross. Jesus came to offer hope, forgiveness and new life, and the cross has become a symbol of Christianity symbolizing  hope, forgiveness and new life; at the same time, the cross is an instrument of an agonizing  death . As we look at the purpose of the cross, we notice an interesting play on words. When we say that something is at cross purposes, we mean that two things are at odds, they are, or seem to be working against each other. And it's this point of intersection or point of conflict that we are interested in.  

March 3, 2019    Cross Country  …                                                                                       2 Kings 5:1-7 (New Living Translation)  Galatians 3:23-29  (New Living Translation)        John 10:14-18 (The Message)\\


March 10, 2019    Cross Words  …                                                                                       Genesis 22:7-14 (God’s Word Translation)  Colossians 1:15-20  (The Message)               Luke 9:18-27 (New International Reader’s Version)\                                                                                  5

March 17, 2019    Cross Training  …                                                                                       Genesis 50:15-21 (New Revised Standard)  1 Corinthians 9:24-27  (New Living Translation)        Luke 10:1-9,17-20 (God’s Word Translation)\                                                                                         5

March 24, 2019    Cross Roads  …                                                                                       Joshua 24:14-15  (New Living Translation)  Hebrews 12:1-3  (The Message)                     Mark 10:46-52 (God’s Word Translation)\           


March 31, 2019    Cross Current  …                                                                                       Judges 16:15-17  (New Living Translation)  Colossians 2:6-15  (New Living TranslationMatthew 10:12-17 (God’s Word Translation)\

Without Limits:                                                                                                        Jesus said “I came that [you] might have life, and have it abundantly.” Jn. 10:10. Unfortunately, many of us live lives that could never be described as abundant. I think that sometimes we focus on our limitations instead of our potential. We shouldn’t allow what we can’t do, determine what we can do! Moses said ‘I can’t talk to Pharaoh, I have a speech impediment.’ Gideon asked ‘How can I lead Israel against this huge army? I’m from a small insignificant family in a small insignificant town.’ ‘I’m too young’ Jeremiah said. They saw only their limitations, but God saw their possibilities.  Jesus offers to help  us reimagine our talents, and calls us to a live “Without Limits

February 3, 2019    Life Without Limits  …                                                                         1 Samuel 17:41-45 (New Living Translation)  Romans 8:9-11 (New Living TranslationMatthew 4:18-20 (The Message)\                          

                      

February 10, 2019    Love Without Limits  …                                                                    Lamentations 3:21-25 (New Living Translation)  Luke 10:25-37 (New Living Translation)      1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (New Living Translation\            

February 17, 2019    Wisdom Without Limits  …                                                                         Proverbs 2:1-11  (New Living Translation)  Ephesians 1:16-18 (New Living TranslationMatthew 7:24-27 (New Living Translation)\                                                              

GMT A Study In Time:                                                                                             Do you know what GMT is? It stands for Greenwhich Mean Time. that’s the time when the peoplke of England are mean to each other. Just kidding, Greenwhich Mean Time is the standard time referenced by clocks all over the world. Time rules our lives, we wear watches, set alarms, ask for wake up calls, post reminders mark our calendars all to make sure we get places on time.  For our series “GMT a study in time.”  stands for God’s Mean Time, and it’s the standard that we should use to  synchronize our lives to.                     k

January 13, 2019    God’s Timing  …                                                               Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (New Living Translation)   Galatians 4:4-7 (New Living Translation)     John 11:1-15 (Revised Standard Version)\                                                                                                   j       k

January 20, 2019    When Is Too Late For God?  …                                         Habakkuk 3:16-19  (New Living Translation)                                                                     Philippians 4:10-13  (New Living Translation)  John 11:17-37 ((New Living Translation)\       K      

January 27, 2019    You Can’t Surprise God  …                                                         Isaiah 42:5-9  (The Message)  2 Corinthians 4:13-18  (New International Readers VersionMatthew 6:27-34 (The Message)\                                                                                                                                                                            

Daring To Dream Again:                                                                                                                                    Ever get lost in the clouds, without leaving the ground? Discovered yourself a thousand miles away, without moving your feet? Or suddenly realized that everyone is looking at you expecting an answer and you have no idea what they were talking about?                Daydreams can be the result of sitting in a hot room after lunch on a bright sunny day, they can be the result of boredom, but they can also be caused by creativity. It’s when we dream, that we find creative solutions to the troubles we face.                  Unfortunately, for many of us, we’ve forgotten how to dream, for some life can become a nightmare, while others find themselves sleepwalking through life, without the energy to live out their purpose. So the question is, how can we learn to dream again?

November 11, 2018    Sweet Dream Or Nighmare  …                                        Genesis 45:4-8 (New Living Translation)         Acts 9:10-16 (New Living Translation)            Luke 12:22-32  (New Living Translation)                                                                                                                    

November 18, 2018   Daydreamers  …                                                                  Genesis 37:5-11 (The Message)         Ephesians 3:14-21 (The Message)                              Mark 8:22-26  (New Living Translation)                                                                                                       k                                                             h                                                                                                                              


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