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Friday Focus Archive

December 2, 2022
December 2, 2022 The Cast of Christmas: Joseph I pray you’ve had a great week and that God has been using you to bless others along your journey. As I…
December 2, 2022
November 25, 2022
November 25, 2022 As we approach the Advent season, I sometimes struggle with seeing it simply as dates on the calendar, a countdown to Christmas day. But as I prepared…
November 25, 2022
November 18, 2022
November 18, 2022 “The Cast of Christmas: Simeon” Are you good at waiting? I suspect you’re better at it than me. Christmas has a way of teaching us how to…
November 18, 2022
November 4, 2022
November 4, 2022 “Empowered to Face Opposition” Have you ever been ridiculed, persecuted, or opposed because of your faith? I’ve had a few of those experiences. In some cases, I…
November 4, 2022
October 28, 2022
October 28, 2022 Empowered to be Authentic Acts 4:32 – 5:11 “Half of the misery in this world comes from trying to LOOK, instead of trying to BE, what one…
October 28, 2022
October 21, 2022
October 21, 2022 “Empowered to Boldly Witness” Clergyman Phillip Brooks once said, “Nothing lies beyond the reach of prayer except that which lies outside the will of God.” As I…
October 21, 2022
October 14, 2022
October 14, 2022 “The Power of One” I hope all of you are enjoying the wonderful fall weather God has been sending our way. The vivid colors speak of His…
October 14, 2022
October 7, 2022
October 7, 2022 The Purpose of Light This coming Sunday we will bring our four-week series “Be A Light” to a close.  I hope that you would agree that this…
October 7, 2022
September 30, 2022
September 30, 2022 “Your Lampstand” I look forward to this coming Sunday as we continue to study Jesus’ words in Matthew 5:14-16. You are the light of the world—like a…
September 30, 2022
September 23, 2022
September 23, 2022 “Are We Hiding the Light?” Light, as we learned last Sunday, serves at least four important functions: it attracts, it guides, it reveals, and it warns. When…
September 23, 2022
September 16, 2022
September 16, 2022 Be A Light: Our Identity We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does.  Lighthouses don’t…
September 16, 2022
September 9, 2022
September 9, 2022 “Everybody Needs a Friend” This coming Sunday is “Bring a Friend Sunday” and I hope you’ll invite a friend to join you at church and at our…
September 9, 2022
September 2, 2022
September 2, 2022 “Forgiving Yourself” Have you ever heard someone say, “I know God forgives me, but I can’t forgive myself.”  Truth be told, I’ve spoken those words in my…
September 2, 2022
August 26, 2022
August 26, 2022 “Real Forgiveness” On Sunday we’ll continue our current sermon series with a message I’ve titled “Real Forgiveness.” Whenever someone alludes to something being “real,” it indicates “fake”…
August 26, 2022
August 19, 2022
August 19, 2022 “Total Forgiveness” It was C. S. Lewis who once said, “Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea until they have something to forgive.” It was in 2005…
August 19, 2022