Posts by fccshelbyville

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April 1, 2018 What Faith Can See: God; Easter Sunday Worship

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Good morning, and Happy Easter! Today is not only Easter. Can anyone else tell me what today is? That’s right; it is also April Fool’s Day. I’m certain there is more than one skeptic making a joke out of the fact that Easter and April Fool’s Day fall on the same date. I can hear […]

April 1, 2018 Roll Away That Stone! Easter Sunrise Service

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Good morning and Happy Easter! He is risen! He is risen indeed! Welcome to our Sunrise Service; we are grateful you are here, and we are grateful for our hard-working deacons, who have prepared such a wonderful smelling breakfast we will enjoy in, oh, I should have you eating by 9:00 a.m.:) Our Scripture text […]

March 18, 2018 What Faith Can See: A New Story

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There are few things as powerful or that capture our imaginations as much as that of a story. We love stories. We read stories to our children and when friends and family members get together they share stories. The Bible shares a great many stories. It shares stories of our forbearers in faith and stories […]

March 11, 2018 What Faith Can See: Grace

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This morning we continue the series of messages that will take us through the month of March and into Easter. The title of the series is What Faith Can See. In this series I am speaking about passages in the gospels that demonstrate how difficult it was for the disciples and others to understand the […]

February 25, 2018 The Beatitudes – Blessed Are the Persecuted

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Today, someone, somewhere in the world, will lose their life. It will not be as a result of hunger or disease. It won’t be a result of their age or infirmity. The loss of life will result from religious persecution. This morning we complete our series of messages on the Beatitudes, as we talk about […]

February 18, 2018 The Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Peacemakers

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Today we continue our series of messages on the Beatitudes, with a message on the seventh beatitude – blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Considering the events of the past week I would say that the timing of this beatitude is certainly, well, timely. I would say that except […]

February 4, 2018 The Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Merciful

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For five weeks now we have been studying the Beatitudes, one of the greatest and most beautiful passages, I believe, in all of the Scriptures. The Beatitudes are not only one of the greatest and most beautiful passages, they are also one of the most challenging of passages, especially when we dig in deeper and […]