Friday Focus

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Friday Focus Archive

May 24, 2024
May 24, 2024 Psalm 42 Spiritual Depression:  The Cause & Cure Biographical books and records of history speak of the story of a young Midwestern lawyer who suffered from such…
May 24, 2024
May 17, 2024
May 17, 2024    “I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall always be in my mouth.”   Most of the time when we use the word “bless”…
May 17, 2024
May 10, 2024
May 10, 2024 “Psalm One: Part 2” We got off to a great start last week with our new sermon series, “God’s Songbook.” I’ve never met anyone who didn’t like…
May 10, 2024
May 3, 2024
May 3, 2024 “God’s Songbook” I love the psalms. They contain just about every emotion known to humanity. That’s why in times of joy they give me language and voice…
May 3, 2024
April 26, 2024
April 26, 2024 Movies, TV shows, commercials, and books contain some famous and funny questions.  In Star Wars, there a climactic moment when Luke Skywalker asks Yoda, “Is Darth Vader…
April 26, 2024
April 19, 2024
April 19, 2024 “Do You Want To Be Made Well?” This is the question that Jesus posed to the man lying by the pool of Bethesda (John 5:6).  I want…
April 19, 2024
April 12, 2024
April 12, 2024 “Do You Have A Right to be Angry?” Jonah 4:1-11 Anger is an interesting thing. On May 15, 1894, the Baltimore Orioles came to Boston to play…
April 12, 2024
April 5, 2024
April 5, 2024 “Where Were You?” The Bible is filled with questions God poses to people.  The one above was posed when God broke His silence and began a conversation…
April 5, 2024
March 29, 2024
March 29, 2024 “Recognizing the Risen Christ” I’m so looking forward to our worship opportunities this coming Sunday. At 7:30 am we’ll gather at the Summit Building for our Sunrise…
March 29, 2024
March 22, 2024
March 22, 2024 Charles Lindbergh’s 1927 transatlantic flight highlighted the limitations of early air navigation technology. Though not the first person to cross the Atlantic by air (over 100 had…
March 22, 2024
March 15, 2024
March 15, 2024 The Basic of the Church I’ve appreciated our last two weeks on the Christian basics of prayer and service. A refresher on the basics is always good.…
March 15, 2024
March 8, 2024
March 8, 2024 The Basics of Service Last week’s message focused on the basics of prayer and gave us a plan we can follow to better implement the practice of…
March 8, 2024
March 1, 2024
March 1, 2024 The Basics of Prayer What do you think of when you hear the word “prayer?” Some might answer “dry and boring,”  while others would say, “thrilling and…
March 1, 2024
February 16, 2024
February 16, 2024 Divine Interruptions Shortly after joining the Navy, a recruit asked his officer for a pass to attend a wedding. The officer agreed but informed the young man…
February 16, 2024