True Love or The Most Excellent Way, By Dr. Chuck Pedersen, Pastor

1 Corinthians 13: 13Read:

 1 Corinthians 12: 31 – 1 Corinthians 13: 8 

I.Introduction

II.The Importance of Love in Our Lives

III.What Love is Not

IV.What Love is

V.The Practice of Love in Our Everyday Lives

VI.Conclusion

Christian Joy. By Dr. Chuck Pedersen, Pastor

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13 (NIV)May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”  Romans 15:13 (NIV)

I.       Introduction

II.     Experiencing Joy

III.   Why We Have Joy

IV.   Where Our Joy Comes From

V.    Conclusion

The Gift of Hope. By Dr. Chuck Pedersen, Pastor

Isaiah 35:4Isaiah 9:1-7 New International Version (NIV)

9 Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the nations, by the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan—

                2 The people walking in darkness have seen a great light;on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.
You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as men rejoice when dividing the plunder.
For as in the day of Midian’s defeat, you have shattered the yoke that burdens them, the bar across their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor.
Every warrior’s boot used in battle and every garment rolled in blood will be destined for burning, will be fuel for the fire.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.

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I.     Introduction
II.    Israel’s History
III.  Isaiah Offers Hope
IV.  The Reality of This Hope
V.   Conclusion