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What Kind of King?

Pastor Dale E. Austin                                                                        John 18:33 – 37

As we wind up each year on the church calendar – and today is the final Sunday on that particular calendar – we generally turn to a consideration of Jesus as king. To some extent, this is quite ironic, because Jesus never referred to himself as a king. Continue reading

Tips for “Back to School” Ministries

Giving Credit Where it’s Due

Pastor Dale E. Austin                                                                                  Luke 17:11-19

We’ve been hearing a lot recently about income inequality.  The idea isn’t that everyone should share in the wealth of the country equally, but that everyone should be able to share fairly.  Of course, that isn’t happening  Continue reading

Happy first Sunday of Lent!

How To Be Happy

 Pastor Dale E. Austin                                                                           Matthew 5:1-12

Today we begin a brief series on what we’ve come to know as Jesus’ “Sermon on the Mount” or Words To Live By.   It covers three chapters in Matthew’s gospel, so given the usual attention span of most adults, it’s unlikely that Jesus preached it all in one setting.  Rather, this is probably a compilation of several messages which have been gathered together into one location.  When and where the words were spoken, however, are relatively insignificant.  What’s important for us is who spoke the words and what they tell us.    Continue reading