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Friday Focus Archive

January 27, 2023
January 27, 2023 The world is full of questions.  We ask our parents questions, we ask our children questions, we ask our teachers questions, we ask our doctors questions, we…
January 27, 2023
January 20, 2023
January 20, 2023 The story of Gideon in the Old Testament is an example of a man who “LEFT HIS COMFORT ZONE” in order to OBEY HIS LORD.  Gideon’s story…
January 20, 2023
January 13, 2023
January 13, 2023 “Leaving Your Comfort Zone” This coming Sunday we’ll continue our present series challenging us to leave our spiritual comfort zones. I’m planning to look at three Old…
January 13, 2023
January 6, 2023
January 6, 2023 Leaving Your Comfort Zone When Opportunity Knocks Author Neale Walsch was once quoted as saying, “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”  Although I would…
January 6, 2023
December 30, 2022
December 30, 2022 “Making Your New Year New” God has spoken very clearly to my heart as I move into a new year – Jamie, making 2023 different from 2022…
December 30, 2022
December 23, 2022
December 23, 2022 “Is There Room in Your Heart?” Whew! I trust you’re staying warm as the cold north winds continue to blow over mid-Missouri. I also trust you’re ready…
December 23, 2022
December 16, 2022
December 16, 2022 “Hope is Now Here” Merry Christmas! Our church staff and worship leaders have been busy preparing for Sunday’s special service. Hope is Now Here promises to be…
December 16, 2022
December 9, 2022
December 9, 2022 The Cast of Christmas The Shepherds I’ve always been a bit captivated by the shepherds in the Bible.  To understand what Jesus wanted us to understand about…
December 9, 2022
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