Sermons by Pat Howell

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Our Trials Can’t Become Our Identity

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If we are not careful, it is easy for trials to define us.  Whether it be a disease or a life event, there are trials in life that are so significant that we forever changed.  But for Christians, our identity is in Christ, so we have to see trials from a Biblical perspective in order […]

Believing Without Seeing

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It is easy to dream about living in other times and places and imagine that our lives would be better there.  Perhaps Peter’s readers felt that way as they faced persecution, but he communicates that they live in a good time because they get to know Jesus whom they love even though they haven’t seen […]

Our Inheritance

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Have you considered that walking with Jesus in this life is but a dim picture of what awaits the Believer?  God has so much more for His children and He has promised us an inheritance that can’t be defiled or lost.  More than this fact, He also preserves His children so that we will definitely […]

Chosen…Exiled

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After reviewing the basics of Biblical interpretation we apply the principles to verses 1-2 of chapter 1.  What is Peter saying to his audience?  How does it apply to us?

Making the Problem the Problem

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During marital conflict it can be all too easy to assign blame to our spouse.  We often convince ourselves that they are the problem.  But problems have to be fixed and if the other person is the problem then we might find we are expending a lot of effort to “fix” our spouse.  This rarely […]

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?