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Who We Are In Jesus Christ – John 13:1-17

Who We Are In Jesus Christ – John 13:1-17
By Pastor Lee Hemen
February 24, 2007 AM

It had been a tough three years. Walking from place to place along dusty roads, facing the ridicule and anger of those you were supposed to respect and look up to. Hiding sometimes from the mob in order to get enough sleep, a little food, or just some quite down time. Then there was the fact that you knew that a time would come when you would have to finished what was laid out before you. You realize it is your last few days on earth, walking with the people you cared about, and trying to get your message across to a lost generation that had completely rejected you and your message. Who would face such odds and continue in their life’s work under such circumstances?

Jesus did. He did because that was who He was. Knowing that His time had come to leave this world, He sets in motion a series of events that would change the world forever. But before He did this He lovingly does something quite special for His …

Who We Are In Jesus Christ – John 13:1-17

Who We Are In Jesus Christ – John 13:1-17
By Pastor Lee Hemen
February 24, 2007 AM

It had been a tough three years. Walking from place to place along dusty roads, facing the ridicule and anger of those you were supposed to respect and look up to. Hiding sometimes from the mob in order to get enough sleep, a little food, or just some quite down time. Then there was the fact that you knew that a time would come when you would have to finished what was laid out before you. You realize it is your last few days on earth, walking with the people you cared about, and trying to get your message across to a lost generation that had completely rejected you and your message. Who would face such odds and continue in their life’s work under such circumstances?

Jesus did. He did because that was who He was. Knowing that His time had come to leave this world, He sets in motion a series of events that would change the world forever. But before He did this He lovingly does something quite special for His …

What God Has Called Us to Be – Luke 4:18-19; Mark 10:45; Luke 19:10

What God Has Called Us to Be – Luke 4:18-19; Mark 10:45; Luke 19:10
By Pastor Lee Hemen
February 10, 2008 AM

The words “humility” and “servanthood” for much of modern Christianity have become emotional outpourings rather than personal goals. We are encouraged to discover them by feeling them anew or by doing activities that sensitize us to our inner spirituality. This is a sickening concept built on a lie that gives us a false sense of self-worth. Why would I say that? Because we find in the life of Jesus the very essence of what the Christian is supposed to be. Our goal and mission in life is not found in feelings of faith, but rather in the discovery of who we are and whom Jesus is and what He has called us to be. Every human being should ask the question: What has God called me to be?

For many modern churches they have adopted sloganeering as a means to teach people about their life’s mission statement or “purpose.” Kind of like the US Army does with their motto of “Be all you can be,…

Being Wise About Relationships – Proverbs

Being Wise About Relationships – Proverbs
February 3, 2008 AM
By Pastor Lee Hemen

Friction is a consistent element in human relationships. Husbands and wives sometimes disagree over financial, parenting, or household decisions. Church members conflict over issues such as worship styles, budget, or ministries. Coworkers disagree over how to accomplish a project, bosses, or work ethic. All of us have many relationships. We interact with friends, coworkers, and family members almost daily. We may see church members several times a week. We get together with extended family at reunions and holidays. Someone once quipped, “You can pick your friends but you are stuck with your family forever.” How then are we to relate to others?

The Book of Proverbs addresses many of these relationships by giving us basic moral and spiritual principles. Today we will deal with three basic areas that are important in building and maintaining healthy relationships. First, we need to be careful how we speak. We c…