Sermons by Paul Peterson

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Stop the World, I want to get off!

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Bible readings: Isaiah 26:1-6 (NIV) A Song of Praise 26 In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah: We have a strong city;     God makes salvation     its walls and ramparts. 2 Open the gates     that the righteous nation may enter,     the nation that keeps faith. 3 You will keep in perfect peace     those […]

God beyond our Imagining

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Bible readings: Psalm 108 (NIV) A song. A psalm of David. 1 My heart, O God, is steadfast;     I will sing and make music with all my soul. 2 Awake, harp and lyre!     I will awaken the dawn. 3 I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;     I will sing of you among the peoples. 4 For great is […]

The call to Extraordinariness

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Bible reading: 2 Corinthians 4:1-12 (NIV) Present Weakness and Resurrection Life 4 Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. 2 Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to […]

In simple trust

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Bible readings: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 (NIV) Christ Crucified Is God’s Power and Wisdom 18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise;     the intelligence of the […]

Living Simply

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Bible reading: Luke 12:22-34 (NIV) Do Not Worry 22 Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. 24 Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they […]

The Lost Generation

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Bible readings: Matthew 5:13-16 (NIV) Salt and Light 13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. 14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on […]

We are Family

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Bible readings: Acts 2:42-47 (NIV) The Fellowship of the Believers 42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold […]

And now we really live!

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Bible readings: 1 Thessalonians 3:7-13 (NIV) 7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, in all our distress and persecution we were encouraged about you because of your faith. 8 For now we really live, since you are standing firm in the Lord. 9 How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy we have in […]

Good News for All

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Bible reading: Acts 10:34-48 (NIV) 34 Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism 35 but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right. 36 You know the message God sent to the people of Israel, announcing the good news of peace […]

The Holy Mysteries

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Bible readings: 1 Corinthians 11:23 (NIV) 23 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” […]