Sermons by “Pastor Ball”

God’s Messengers

“I will heal their waywardness and love them freely, for my anger has turned away from them.” Hosea 14:4

Last week we looked at the story of the divided kingdom. Perhaps you were challenged in seeing how the kingdom fell apart when kings did not follow the Lord with all their hearts. Under the leadership of Ahab and Jezebel, Israel is gripped by idolatry and greed. God sends prophets to call Israel to repent, but they are largely ignored. The power of God wins every time!

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A Kingdom Torn in Two

In three generations, Israel came to see that Samuel’s warnings about monarchy were true. Following Solomon’s rule, the divided kingdoms were marked by unfaithfulness to the Lord and nationalized idolatry, with righteous kings being the exception. Only the Lord’s continuing regard for the house of David kept his hand of judgment from falling.

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The Trials of a King

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit in me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.” Psalm 51:10-12

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From Shepherd to King

“The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7

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Standing Tall, Falling Hard

We all have moments when we get to choose. Will we live with God or will we place someone or something in between us? In this chapter we watch as Hannah lives out a beautiful relationship with the Lord. We also witness the Israelites choosing to place a king in the middle. Hannah stands tall, Israel again falls hard.

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The Faith of a Foreign Woman

“God goes to unthinkable lengths to bring outsiders in. He delivers the Savior of the world from a line that includes people who their communities even the church itself sees as belonging on the outside. God loves our outsiders! And we’ve come to know that people displaying unusual faith, are people being powered by an unusual force, the Holy Spirit of God.” Pastor Mark

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A Few Good Men…and Women

Sometimes the best of times turn out to be not the best of times. We turn to God quickly in our trials, but how to we keep God central when life is going well?

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Family, Faith, Tradition

“Faith traditions are an important component of the Christian life. Proverbs tell us to raise a child up in the way they should go and they will not depart from it. When God gives the Israelites the 10 Commandments, He talks about the repetition needed to truly embody them. What faith traditions do we have that help point the next generation to God and give a powerful testimony to His work in our lives?” We hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving giving thanks and praise to God with family and friends.

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THE STORY – Chapter 6

Wandering – “But Moses sought the favor of the Lord his God. ‘Lord,’ he said, ‘why should your anger burn against your people, whom you brought out of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand?'” Exodus 32:11

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