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The Master Doesn’t Care About the Amount

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On Sunday morning we wrapped up our very short sermon series entitled “The Possession Parables.” If you missed worship this week, I’d encourage you to listen to the message here. In Matthew chapter 25, Jesus tells his disciples a parable about a Master who entrusted three of his servants with...
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Way To Go First Pres!

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This past Sunday was a great morning of worship and prayer as we commissioned the young people of our church to “Walk in Love” (2 John 1:6) during the new school year. The Annual “Blessing of the Backpacks” is a great tradition of the church where we gather around the...
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Death and Hope

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It wasn’t a competition. But if it was, I am pretty sure I lost. A couple weeks ago Chris Griggs gave his “Sex Talk” sermon. I imagine both the title and content received some serious, curious and yet, nuanced, attention. I was on vacation at that time, so I missed...
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Letters to a Young Church

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I am loving our summer study of the books of 1 & 2 Thessalonians. If you have missed either of the first two weeks of the series, you can get caught up here. Part of what I find so compelling about these letters is that the Apostle Paul is writing...
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Summer Mode

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This week marks the summer solstice and the official beginning of summer. At First Pres Glen Ellyn the markers of our entrance into summer are all over the place.  Literally, all over the place. 270-some kiddos are running around campus this week having a blast, learning about God’s amazing love...
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Ready. Set. Pray!

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I’ve been thinking a lot this week of how often I have found myself in the Jonah story as we’ve worked our way through the book on Sunday mornings this spring. Runner from God at times? Check. Desperate prayer in desperate circumstances? Check. More concerned with my own comfort than...
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Preaching Justice

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Jonah is one of the least read books in the Bible. (At least according to handy analysis of what people access electronically.) I was quite surprised to see this. Surprised because it is short and easy to read; surprised because it is an engaging story; surprised because there are an...
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