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Friday Focus Archive

January 21, 2022
January 21, 2022 Reach In More than 30 years ago, Robert Fulghum wrote a best-selling book, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. Here are a few of…
January 21, 2022
January 14, 2022
January 14, 2022 “Reach Out!” I looked up the phrase “reach out” and found it refers to “stretching out one’s arm in order to touch or grasp something.”  Additionally, it’s…
January 14, 2022
January 7, 2022
January 7, 2022 Reach Up Did you know there are 27 bones in the human hand?  The articulation of the human hand is more complex, complicated, and delicate than any…
January 7, 2022
December 31, 2021
December 31, 2021 “Reach Forward” We’re calling our opening 2022 sermon series – REACH. It’s designed to inspire all of us to extend our REACH in four directions – In,…
December 31, 2021
December 24, 2021
December 24, 2021 “Visible Faith” I’ve always loved the story Luke captures for us in Luke 5:12-24. One day while Jesus was teaching, some Pharisees and teachers of religious law…
December 24, 2021
December 10, 2021
December 10, 2021 “I Have Learned a Secret” I read an old story the other day about a Jewish man who went to his rabbi and complained, “Life is unbearable.…
December 10, 2021
December 3, 2021
December 3, 2021 Spend Less:  A Test of Your Treasure Many of you who know me well know that I have a reputation of being a bit of a “scrooge”…
December 3, 2021
November 26, 2021
November 26, 2021 Worship Fully This Sunday, we are going to dive into a very familiar scripture: Romans 12. This chapter has been formational in my journey from nominal believer…
November 26, 2021
November 23, 2021
November 12, 2021 Spiritual Hunger We heard a wonderful message from Tiger last Sunday about the marriage of faith and science, and for me, that has led to conversations about…
November 23, 2021
November 19, 2021
November 19, 2021 “Asking a New Question” As followers of Jesus, we daily find ourselves living in the tension between John 10:10 and John 16:33. It’s in John 10:10 that…
November 19, 2021
November 5, 2021
November 5, 2021 The Marriage of Faith and Science Last week Pastor Jamie spoke about God’s vision for marriage, and our church just hosted the XO Marriage Conference.  It made…
November 5, 2021
October 29, 2021
October 29, 2021 “A Tale of Two Visions” The story is told of a bickering couple who came to see their preacher due to ongoing marital conflict. When all three…
October 29, 2021
October 22, 2021
October 22, 2021 Empowered to be Courageous What a great series this has been!  We have been given so many great reminders about the Holy Spirit, and that a life…
October 22, 2021
October 15, 2021
October 15, 2021 “Empowered to See” The word “see” appears nearly 700 times in the Bible. That makes it, by comparison, a very significant word. I often miss what’s going…
October 15, 2021
October 8, 2021
October 8, 2021 A question for you to ponder: What would you have to see in a local church family to say … “WOW! That is a vibrant, healthy, spiritually…
October 8, 2021