Friday Focus

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Friday Focus Archive

September 17, 2021
September 17, 2021 “Empowered” It was AW Tozer who wrote, “The Spirit-filled life is not a special, deluxe edition of Christianity. It is part and parcel of the total plan…
September 17, 2021
September 10, 2021
September 10, 2021 “The Lack Family” This coming Sunday we’ll welcome The Lack Family from California to lead our worship services at both 8:30 am and 10 am. The Lack…
September 10, 2021
September 3, 2021
September 3, 2021 “Drawing Near” When I think about it, I basically have three types of “friends.” Let me start with my “Trail Friends.”  Like the people I meet on…
September 3, 2021
August 27, 2021
August 27, 2021 “Draw Near” God loves it when His children are near to Him. He walked in the cool of the garden with Adam and Eve. He enjoyed intimate…
August 27, 2021
August 20, 2021
August 20, 2021 Freedom Webster’s defines freedom as “the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved”.  Over the course of time, we have learned much about freedom.  Freedom is perhaps…
August 20, 2021
August 13, 2021
Friday, August 13, 2021 Time to Get Out of the Boat My whole life I have fought a real, significant fear.  It isn’t the fear of water, but it is…
August 13, 2021
August 6, 2021
August 6, 2021 It’s Tempting… “It’s tempting” or “Don’t tempt me” are very common phrases to us.  Sometimes we use them jokingly and in passing, but sometimes we deal with…
August 6, 2021
July 30, 2021
July 30, 2021 Are You Different? In the last year of my basketball coaching career, I recall sitting in my athletic director’s office.  As I was wrestling with my call…
July 30, 2021
July 23, 2021
July 23, 2021 “Overcoming Lust” Just before he was executed for his terrible crimes, mass murderer Ted Bundy told Dr. James Dobson that his road to prison had begun with…
July 23, 2021
July 16, 2021
July 16, 2021 For our present sermon series, we’ve defined “maturity” as “having reached the advanced stages of a process.”  While that definition doesn’t suggest we’ve arrived, it does suggest…
July 16, 2021
July 9, 2021
July 9, 2021 The Bible: Rulebook or More? We are starting a four-week series on Spiritual Maturity.  There are lots of ways of describing maturity.  For this series, we will…
July 9, 2021
July 2, 2021
July 2, 2021 “That Which God Anoints” The Bible makes it clear that every born-again believer has been anointed by the Holy Spirit. (1 John 2:20) So, what does that…
July 2, 2021
June 25, 2021
June 25, 2021 “Good News is for Sharing” This title seems to go without explanation. So, how are we going to get a full sermon out of such a common sense…
June 25, 2021
June 18, 2021
June 18, 2021 “A Question of Obedience” Sunday’s message will come from Luke 6:46-49. After reading it a couple of times, answer the reflection questions I’ve included below. So why…
June 18, 2021
June 11, 2021
June 11, 2021 “A Question of Lordship” In concluding His sermon on the mount, Jesus said, “So why do you keep calling me Lord, Lord, when you don’t do what…
June 11, 2021