Author Archives: Dana Crohn

WE ARE SANCTIFIED

1 Peter 2:9-12 To be sanctified, set apart, sounds good but what does it mean? The other question we should be asking ourselves is “as a sanctified person, what is it that I have been set apart to do?” In … Continue reading

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WE ARE FAMILY

John 17:13-26 I once read an editorial that claimed there were 34,000 different identifiable groups calling themselves Christian. Recently I read that someone else claims there are 1517 different recognizable denominations in the United States. Whether it is 34,000 or … Continue reading

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WE ARE LOVED

John 15:9-17 As the title of this sermon implies, it is about love. And I can imagine what you are thinking, “I’ve heard it all before”; “I get it”; “yada, yada, yada, whatever, let’s move on”. But I would like … Continue reading

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WE ARE SHEEP

John 10:1-16 We’re sheep? Really? I don’t want to be a sheep. Why can’t we be something cool like lions or tigers or bears? Like Max Lucado once wrote, “Couldn’t God have thought of something better than sheep? Of all … Continue reading

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WE ARE CHURCH

Romans 16:1-16 Jesus didn’t die for a building. He died for you and for me. He died for people, those who accept His forgiveness on His terms are the church. In this sermon, we will be looking at how God … Continue reading

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SOMETHING WORTH FIGHTING FOR

Jude 3-4; Philippians 1:27-28 Jude wanted to write to fellow Christians about the greatest thing they have in common, their salvation.  Instead, he felt the need to urge them to “contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all … Continue reading

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HOW TO BUILD A CHURCH

Acts 2:36-47; Ephesians 2:19-22 I recently asked a group of people what comes to mind when they hear the word, church. There answers were “a place to go and worship”, “a place to give your money”, “a place to fellowship”, … Continue reading

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A WALK TO THE CROSS/AT THE CROSS

John 19:16-42 There were lots of people that were at the cross but they were there for different reasons.  In this sermon, we will be looking at those people, their reasons for being there and then asking ourselves why we … Continue reading

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A WALK TO THE CROSS/SEIZE THE DAY

Luke 9:57-62 When we think about Jesus walk to the cross it can and does elicit from us an emotional response, but as we step across the line and commit to being a follower of Jesus, it’s important to understand … Continue reading

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A WALK TO THE CROSS/GETTING STARTED

Matthew 16:13-28 This sermon is the first in a short series that I am calling “A Walk to the Cross”. We all know about Jesus walk to the cross but what we’ll be focusing on in these sermons is the … Continue reading

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“GIT ‘R DONE”

Colossians 4:7-18 This sermon concludes the series I have been doing from the book of Colossians.  I hope that it has helped you to be strengthened in your faith and your walk with God.  As for the content of this … Continue reading

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SHINE JESUS SHINE

Colossians 4:2-6 The church is the body of Christ and therefore we should be thinking like Jesus and be motivated by the same goals and objectives. When people look at the church, they should see Jesus. In this sermon, we … Continue reading

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AS IF FOR THE LORD

Colossians 3:22-4:1 If we, the church, ever hope to be able to do the will of God, one thing must be foremost in our minds, and that is that Jesus is in charge not us. Paul’s emphasis throughout this letter … Continue reading

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A HAPPY, HEALTHY HOME

Colossians 3:17-21 In this sermon, we will learn the key to having “A Happy, Healthy Home.” http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/a_happy_healty_home.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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DOING IT CHRIST’S WAY

Colossians 3:1-17 A church is often defined by the rites, rituals, rules and traditions that various groups have set up for themselves, those things that they have determined make them acceptable to God. In this sermon from Colossians 3:1-17, we … Continue reading

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THE CHRIST-POWERED/CHRIST-CENTERED CHURCH

Colossians 2:6-23 In chapter three of Paul’s letter to the church in Colossae, he exposes those who are leading the church astray.  These false teachers are attempting to convince the church that there are things they need to be doing … Continue reading

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“COMPLETE IN CHRIST”

Colossians 1:21-2:7 Paul writes the church in Colossae and tells them that his purpose, as a minister of the gospel, is to present everyone “complete in Christ”. In this sermon, we explore what that actually means. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/complete_in_Christ.mp3Podcast: Play in new … Continue reading

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THE BUCK STOPS HERE

Colossians 1:15-23 In life in general but especially in the religious world, we are often faced with the dilemma of who should I listen to and who has authority to tell me what is right and what is wrong? In … Continue reading

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TAKING IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Colossians 1:1-14 Often times when we study the New Testament epistles, we tend to look on them as something written to impart good doctrine. But we need to remember these letters were written to a specific group of Christians to … Continue reading

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STRENGTHENING THE CHURCH THROUGH CELEBRATION

Philippians 4:1-9  In this sermon, we will be looking at the last of the spiritual disciplines, celebration. Celebration may be the most difficult discipline because life isn’t perfect. In those imperfect times, we can lost sight of all that God … Continue reading

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“THE REASON FOR THE SEASON”

Matthew 10:34-39 If you ask people what they think is “The reason for the season?”, you will probably hear things like, “It’s a special time for kids” or “It’s a time to give and receive gifts” or “It’s a time … Continue reading

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STRENGTHENING THE CHURCH THROUGH GUIDANCE

Ephesians 5:21-32 In this sermon, we move on to the spiritual discipline of guidance. This discipline begins with the recognition that each of us is an integral part of God’s plan for the church. It requires us to value God’s … Continue reading

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ENGAGING THE WORLD THROUGH WORSHIP

John 4:19-26 When we think about worship, we often limit it to what we do on a Sunday morning. In actuality, there is nowhere in the New Testament that defines worship as those rites and rituals that folks do when … Continue reading

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STRENGTHENING THE CHURCH THROUGH CONFESSION

Matthew 5:21-26 In this sermon, we will be looking at the spiritual discipline of confession. Confession, as a spiritual discipline, is not about our need for the forgiveness of sins. Although necessary, that form of confession is between you and … Continue reading

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ENGAGING THE WORLD AS A SERVANT

Matthew 25:31-46 We need to keep in mind that unless we develop an attitude of total submission, like Jesus demonstrated, making others more important than yourselves, we will never be the servants God has called us to be. In this … Continue reading

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ENGAGING THE WORLD THROUGH SUBMISSION

Philippians 2:1-8  In this sermon, we will begin looking at the spiritual disciplines of engagement. The first one being submission. The first six were to prepare us for engaging the world, so now it is time to engage it. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/engaging_the_world_through_submission.mp3Podcast: … Continue reading

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PREPARING TO ENGAGE THE WORLD THROUGH SILENCE AND SOLITUDE

I Kings 19:9-14 Last week we looked at the spiritual discipline of simplicity. Through the practice of simplicity we learn to remove those things from our lives that we are putting before God. Through the discipline of silence and solitude … Continue reading

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PREPARING TO ENGAGE THE WORLD THROUGH SIMPLICITY

Matthew 6:19-34 Another key practice for integrating our faith with our lives is to simplify. We often times over complicate our lives to the point there is no room for God. In this sermon, we will see the importance of … Continue reading

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PREPARING TO ENGAGE THE WORLD THROUGH FASTING

Isaiah 58 Before you listen to this sermon, I highly recommend reading Isaiah 58. In that passage of scripture, God, through the prophet Isaiah lets His people know what He thinks about their practice of fasting. The next discipline we … Continue reading

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PREPARING TO ENGAGE THE WORLD THROUGH MEDITATION

Matthew 12:43-45 In this sermon, we will be looking at the spiritual discipline of meditation. Eastern meditation seeks to empty one’s mind and center one’s life on one’s self. On the other hand, Christian meditation seeks to fill one’s mind … Continue reading

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PREPARING TO ENGAGE THE WORLD THROUGH STUDY

Ephesians 4:11-16 People study the Bible for different reasons. Some simply to gain knowledge. Others seek to validate what they have already come to believe or to prove someone else wrong. Still others search the Bible when they get themselves … Continue reading

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PREPARING TO ENGAGE THE WORLD THROUGH PRAYER

Acts 4:23-31 When we think of spiritual disciplines, we may think of those exercises that have been used to escape the world. But as disciples of Christ we are to be moving our spiritual lives from cloisters, closets and church … Continue reading

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“IT’S ALL HEART FROM HERE”

I Timothy 4:6-16 The Christian walk is not always easy. It seems like the more we walk by faith the greater the obstacles to overcome. As Peter said, “Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone … Continue reading

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LIVING A WORRY FREE LIFE

Matthew 6:25-34 In this sermon, we will examine what Jesus has to say about living a worry-free life in a troubled world. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/living_a_worryfree_life.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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“SING AND BE HAPPY”

John 16:16-22 In John 16:22, Jesus said to His disciples, “…but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice and no one will take your joy away from you.” He didn’t present this as a suggestion but as … Continue reading

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A TRANSFORMED MAN

Acts 4:1-22 In the previous sermon, I focused on how important it is for us to be “craving the word of God”. If we are to grow as disciples/disciple makers and help other disciples grow so that they can fulfill … Continue reading

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CRAVING THE WORD OF GOD

1 Peter 1:22-2:3 An important part in disciple making is to teach them to obey everything that Jesus has commanded us to do (Matthew 28:20). This makes it imperative that all disciple/disciple makers know Jesus’ teachings and commands. We may … Continue reading

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“RENEW MY SPIRIT”

2 Corinthians 5:10-6:2 As disciples of Christ, we are to join together with other believers, helping one another to overcome what ever may be holding us back and to challenge one another to grow into more effective disciple makers. In … Continue reading

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“LET THE LOWER LIGHTS BE BURNING”

Matthew 5:13-16 The church is to be letting its light shine, as Jesus said, “so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” I think we all get that and see … Continue reading

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YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE

Galatians 6:1-10 The focus of this sermon is on another key element in understanding how we can better fulfill Christ’s command to make disciples. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/you_will_never_walk_alone.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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“LOVE NEVER FAILS”

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 The church in Corinth was filled with talented people. God had given them a whole array of gifts and abilities and they felt driven to use those gifts and abilities for God. But as you read through … Continue reading

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LIVING OUT OF THE OVERFLOW

1 Thessalonians 1:1-10  I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that I forgot to turn the recorder on until I was ten minutes or so into the sermon. The good news is that it will download really fast … Continue reading

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GROW AS YOU GO

Ephesians 4:11-16 Jesus left His disciples with the command to make disciples who would then make disciples who would then make disciples and on and on it was to go. The presumption then is that these disciple makers are disciples … Continue reading

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RESPONDING TO THE SNARKY

About a month ago I heard one of our young people say to someone, “You don’t have to be so snarky.” Having never heard that word used before I asked her what it meant. She said that it meant rude … Continue reading

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A “DAY BY DAY” DEVOTION

Acts 2:36-47 It is easy to fall into the habit of just “doing church” – attend services, give some money, volunteer some time. We can become so programmed, that we totally lose sight of the meaning behind what it means … Continue reading

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TURNING THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN TOO

1 Timothy 6:11-16 This sermon is a continuation of last week’s sermon. In that sermon, I expressed my concern about the modern church not only not turning the “world upside down” but is itself being “turned upside down” by the … Continue reading

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“TURNING THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN”

In Luke 24:44-49, we have Luke’s account of the great commission. It is where Jesus tells His followers to go out and win the lost world to Him. And as we know they took that commission very seriously. Starting with … Continue reading

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“WHY DO YOU LOOK FOR THE LIVING AMONG THE DEAD?”

Let’s face it. We are all looking for something but the great tragedy is that it is often right in front of us and we just can’t see it. In this sermon from Luke 24:1-43, we will notice some things … Continue reading

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“WHEN DARKNESS REIGNS”

“Every day, I was with you in the temple courts, and did not lay a hand on me. But this is your hour – when darkness reigns.” Luke 22:53 (NIV) That darkness that Jesus speaks of did reign and would … Continue reading

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“FATHER, IF YOU ARE WILLING”

Luke 22:39-46 Prayer is one of the most powerful tools we Christians have and prayer can give us the power to change the circumstances of our lives. I believe that, I’ve seen that and I know that it is true. … Continue reading

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“THE TIME WILL COME”

Luke 21 In this sermon, we will be looking into a very scary story that has been made into good fiction over and over again. Matthew 24 and Luke 21 are two of the most debated passages of scripture. Everyone … Continue reading

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CALLING YOUR OWN PLAYS

  God has paid us the ultimate compliment. He allows us to make our own decisions, to call our own plays. He trains us, He advises us, He encourages us, He has even given us the play book and the … Continue reading

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THE EYES OF JESUS

Luke 19:41-44 In chapter 19 of Luke’s Gospel, as Jesus moves steadily toward Jerusalem and the cross, we are given some insight into how Jesus sees things. In this sermon, I talk about what Jesus sees and how we too … Continue reading

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ALL THINGS POSSIBLE IN PRAYER

One of the many gifts that Christ has given us through His sacrifice was direct access to the Father through prayer. I don’t know about you but I didn’t grow up as a praying person. Oh sure there was the … Continue reading

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“ALL THINGS POSSIBLE”

Luke 18:18-34 It seems sometimes that what Christ is asking us to do the impossible. The goal of this sermon was to help us all see that “All Things are Possible”. http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/all_things_possible.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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“INCREASE OUR FAITH”

In Luke 17:10, Jesus tells His disciples that if they do the things they are commanded to do that they are to say, “We are unprofitable servants; we have done that which was our duty to do.” (KJV) I don’t … Continue reading

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AN UNDENIABLE TRUTH

In Luke 16:19-31, Jesus tells the story of the rich man and Lazarus. The picture that is painted for us depicts a scene of the afterlife that many find difficult to accept. Many would like to believe that hell doesn’t … Continue reading

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SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?

Luke 15:11-32 In Luke fifteen, Jesus’ response to the mutterings of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law is to tell three parables about lost things being found. Their accusation is that Jesus hangs out with and eats with sinners.  With … Continue reading

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THE COST OF THE CROSS

Luke 14:25-35   http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/the_cost_of_the_cross.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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“GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER?”

Luke 13:22-31 In verse 23 of Luke 13, someone in the crowd following Jesus asks Him, “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?” And as is typical with Jesus, instead of given a direct answer to a … Continue reading

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THE FEAR FACTOR

Luke 12:1-34 As we have been going through Luke’s gospel, we have seen that from the moment Jesus called individuals to follow Him, He took advantage of every opportunity available to prepare His disciples for the job ahead. Through those … Continue reading

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“YOU JUST MIGHT BE A CHRISTIAN”

Luke 11:37-54 In Luke 11:37-54, we find Jesus holding the religious leaders’ feet to the fire so to speak. He exposes the kind of men they really are, which is in stark contrast to what they believe themselves to be. … Continue reading

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“GO AND DO THE SAME”

Luke 10:25-37 My wife had asked our 11 year old grandson Mason to make her a bookmark.  On that bookmark he had drawn a man straddling a chasm.  On one side of the chasm was Satan and all things dark.  On the … Continue reading

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WHEN WE GROW UP

Luke 9:57-62 I believe that many people want to follow Jesus but their perception of what that means may not be what Jesus expects from His followers.  From this passage in Luke, we are introduced to three individuals who want … Continue reading

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TAG! YOU’RE IT!

Luke 8:4-18  In this sermon from Luke chapter 8, we will be looking at two parables from Jesus.  The first is the parable of the soils where He tells us the way His message will be received by others.  In … Continue reading

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“DO YOU SEE THIS WOMAN?”

Luke 7:36-50 Too often in life we make judgments based on what we see on the outside without looking to see what’s underneath.  Simon the pharisee would look at a woman and only see someone who is a sinner and therefore someone who … Continue reading

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“DO GOOD TO THOSE WHO HATE YOU?”

Luke 6:27-36 Of all the things Jesus has commanded us to do, loving our enemies is perhaps the most difficult.  In this lesson, we explore the how and the why of loving our enemies, doing good to those who hate … Continue reading

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“JESUS, FRIEND OF SINNERS”

Luke 5:27-35 Here’s a question for you.  What criteria would you use to decide who you’re going to hang with?  When we look at Jesus as He begins His ministry, we might question His choices.  Not only does He preach … Continue reading

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“BEEN THERE, DONE THAT!”

Sometimes it seems the troubles and temptations of life are too overwhelming to overcome but the good news is that they can.  The Hebrew writer told us that “we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as … Continue reading

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“A VOICE OF ONE CALLING IN THE WILDERNESS”

Luke 3:1-14 At some point in everyone’s life, they wonder, “what is my legacy?”, “how will I be remembered?” 0r “what is my purpose in life?”  If there was ever anyone who had a clear picture to the answers to … Continue reading

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LIVING IN PRAYERFUL EXPECTATION

Luke 2:21-35 One of the amazing things about God’s story is how He continually uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things.  Some of the people we meet in God’s story we are familiar with because they stand out.  People like … Continue reading

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ORDINARY PEOPLE

As the Gospel of Luke begins, he  will tell us the story about how God is about to change the face of history.  Not through the rich and powerful, but through ordinary people.  These are the poor, the oppressed, the … Continue reading

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GETTING OUR HOUSE IN ORDER

As the book of Revelation begins we are given insight as to what Christ is looking for in His church.  We are shown what is right but also what is lacking and what congregations need to do in getting our … Continue reading

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PASSING THE TORCH

2 Timothy 4:1-8  Death is an inevitability.  No one gets out of this alive,.  Some will see it coming and some won’t, but it will happen.  This isn’t something that we like to think about or talk about.  We would rather … Continue reading

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“CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG”

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 I once read an editorial that stated that there are 34,000 different identifiable groups calling themselves Christians.  I don’t know how he came up with that number but I do know that we Christians all have beliefs, … Continue reading

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CHANGED PEOPLE CHANGING PEOPLE

Acts 2:36-47 Warning! This sermon is about change and if change is something you have been avoiding and are happy with the status quo then you will not want to listen to this sermon. At the end of the sermon … Continue reading

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AFTER WORDS

John 20:19-31 In the disciples minds, Jesus was dead and buried and all of their hopes, and plans died with Him.  They were gathered together, full of fear, worrying themselves sick about what they didn’t know and believing that death … Continue reading

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LAST WORDS

As Jesus hangs from the cross He surveys the crowd.  He sees those He loves and those who love Him.  He also sees the carnival like atmosphere with those mocking Him, passersby gawk as they travel in and out of … Continue reading

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“WHO DO YOU SAY I AM?”

Luke 9:18-27 I began this sermon by showing a Youtube video.  Whether you listen to my sermon or not I encourage you to watch this video.  You can access it by going to Youtube and searching for “The Real Jesus … Continue reading

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“THE SECRETS OF THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN”

Matthew 13:3-17 “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is near” was the message preached by John the baptist, Jesus and those that Jesus would send out.  So it would seem that knowing what the kingdom of heaven is would be … Continue reading

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“THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX”

John 4:7-26 In Jesus’ day, religion had become so mired in rules and tradition that people had lost focus as what God really wanted for His people.  Everyone had put themselves into a box of their own making or of … Continue reading

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“YOU GIVE THEM BOOKS AND THEY EAT THE PAGES”

Throughout God’s story, He has been doing everything He can to teach His people on how to be in a right relationship with Him as well as with each other. But as we have seen throughout The Story, no matter … Continue reading

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“A TREASURED POSSESSION”

Malachi 3:13-18 Throughout God’s story, He has been seeking to bring His people back into an intimate relationship with Him.  In the book of Malachi, we are shown what it will take to be in a good relationship with God. … Continue reading

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WHO ME?

Esther 4:1-17  One to the unique things about the book of Esther is that God is never mentioned, no one prays, no miracles happen and the book is never mentioned anywhere else in the Bible.  But through Esther’s story we … Continue reading

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“CONSIDER YOUR WAYS”

Haggai 1:1-7 To do God’s will and His work in spite of opposition, fear, struggles and distractions is an act of faith.  And without faith it is impossible to please God.  As the Israelites returned to Jerusalem after 70 years … Continue reading

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“LIVING AS ALIENS”

One of the greatest challenges of being a kingdom person is remembering that you are always part of God’s kingdom even as you are living as aliens in the world.  In chapter 18 of The Story we meet four young … Continue reading

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I WANT TO QUIT, BUT I CAN’T

There is nothing more frustrating than when you are talking to someone and it is obvious they couldn’t care less as to what you have to say.  When God called Jeremiah to be His spokesperson, He made it clear to … Continue reading

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BONUS DAYS

Four weeks ago my day started out like any other day with things to do, places to go, and people to see. Everything going as it always does. It was a beautiful day so I decided to take the motorcycle … Continue reading

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“CREATE IN ME A CLEAN HEART”

Psalm 51:1-13 In this next chapter of The Story, we find King David, the “man after God’s own heart” making some really bad choices.  His journey down this road away from God is a familiar one that starts with a … Continue reading

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WAITING ON THE LORD

Psalm 37:1-9 We have become an impatient people.  We want what we want when we want it!  We live in a world with a fast food mentality even in our relationship with God.  We would like a drive through window … Continue reading

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“HERE I AM”

A key factor in having and being in a good and successful relationship is good communication.  In chapter ten of The Story, we are introduced to some new characters, some listen, some don’t and one in particular demonstrates some selective … Continue reading

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A Sliver of Light

The Book of Ruth This sermon from the book of Ruth is to help those who have, at times in their lives felt lost, alone without a ray of hope.   http://media.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/p/content.blubrry.com/danacrohn238/a_sliver_of_hope.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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“THEY FORGOT THE LORD THEIR GOD”

Have you ever felt lost, alone or abandoned and wondered why?  In this sermon from chapter eight of The Story, we see through the lives of the people, in the book of Judges, the source for this feeling and the … Continue reading

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Tumblin’ Down Walls

As I was reading the account of the taking of Jericho in chapter seven of The Story, my first thought was, I wonder what these people were thinking. Let’s face it, quietly marching around a city once a day for … Continue reading

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CROSSROADS

Deuteronomy 30:11-20 In the journey of life, we are always coming to crossroads.  Each time we make a choice, there are consequences.  Some, as we look back, were awesome, bringing us to a place we never knew existed.  Other times, the choice we made … Continue reading

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THE GOOD OLD DAYS

No less than six times, in chapter 6 of The Story, the people longed for the “good old days”. It is always interesting to see how we cling to the familiar and comfortable no matter how damaging and unhealthy it … Continue reading

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When We say, “I Do”

  Two people meet; there is an attraction; that attraction moves them to want to get to know that person better. As they get to know one another, their feelings and desires grow to the point that they can’t imagine … Continue reading

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“HEAR, O ISRAEL”

Deuteronomy 6:1-9  In the Ten Commandments, God is giving the Israelites something more than some random rules to follow.  In essence God is saying to them and subsequently to all who will choose to enter into His story from this … Continue reading

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UNDERESTIMATING GOD

I have come to believe that the biggest problem that keeps us from getting out of the lower story and into God’s upper story has been that we (mankind) underestimate God.  Starting at the very beginning with Adam and Eve … Continue reading

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THE NEXT RIGHT THING

  Have you ever suffered for doing the right thing? Or maybe you just felt that life was unfair. In chapter three of The Story, Joseph was sold into slavery because his brothers hated him for being their father’s favorite … Continue reading

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