Sermons by Pat Howell

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F.A.I.R. P.L.A.Y.

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Conflict is a normal aspect of marriage.  But it doesn’t have to mean we fight nor does it have to be unhealthy. When it comes to conflict it is important that we don’t seek to “win at all cost” but that we play fair.

Do You Want Joy?

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The obvious answer to the question, “Do you want joy?” is “of course!” but when we consider that the path to joy is dismissed by so many it does make one wonder.  Do you want joy?  Do you desire to have a deep abiding joy that mere circumstance can’t rob?  In this sermon we consider that […]

He Came to Serve

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Have you considered that Jesus is still serving His people?  He said being great in God’s Kingdom is about service.  There is none greater than He so none serve beyond Him now.  How does He still serve?  What does that mean for our walk with Him?

Did Jesus Really Come to Judge?

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Jesus said, “I came to judge the world.”  He also said that He didn’t come to condemn the world.  How do these two statements mesh and what does it mean for us?

The Impartial Judge

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“God sees my good intentions right?” “When God sees my struggles and the environment I grew up in, He understands that I am not perfect but He knows I have a good heart.” These statements and others voice what many think of how God judges.  But do our good intentions really sway God’s judgment?  Let’s […]

We Are His Body – 2 Sam 5

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The covenant between David and Israel is a picture of the covenant between Jesus and His church.  It shows who we are to be in the covenant and who Jesus is to be.

A Meek King – 1 Sam 3

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In this volatile world the idea of a leader being meek appears to some as silly.  But God’s kingdom and God’s people are under a meek King, thus, all those who are his pursue meekness.  And when this King declares peace with an individual then all who are in His Kingdom must also seek peace […]

The Next Step – 2 Sam 2

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Life and the Plan of God are often so big that we lose our place.  We forget what we are responsible to do in God’s plan for history.  The result can be that we work to orchestrate our history to our plan and miss God.  Though our part in God’s plan isn’t easy, it doesn’t […]