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Burned Out Savior
Burned Out Savior Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs, 9/9/18 Jesus Christ is not his first and last name.  Instead, affirming him as both Son of God and Son of Man simultaneously, he is a comingling of divinity and humanity.  But when it comes to Christology, or the study of Christ, the Church’s scholarship has focused...
Belonging to God
Belonging to God Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs, 8/8/18 Evangelism, for many, is a four-letter word.  Utter it in an elevator, at a casual dinner or on the street corner, and people will recoil emotionally, refuse to make eye contact and duck for cover.  Regrettably, it has a reputation for turning the Bible into a...
The Sinful Side of David
The Sinful Side of David Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs, 8/1/18 The biographers have been kind to David.  The musician who strummed his way into the hearts of his fellow Israelites one song at a time.  The winsome shepherd boy who slayed the Philistine giant, felling Goliath with a smooth stone and a rough refusal...
The Welcome Table
The Welcome Table Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs Jesus had already been out on preaching tour in Galilee.  Between pulpits, he turned Simon’s house into an infirmary and tussled with a strongman, stilled a raging storm and unchained a demoniac, stopped a hemorrhage and brought a little girl back from the dead.  The Disciples, back...
Insignificant Ministries
Insignificant Ministries Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs, 6/13/18 Of the Synoptics, Mark is the oldest gospel.  Matthew and Luke must have used the original manuscript as source material when they penned their narratives about Jesus.  And while they borrowed story and sentence unedited from Mark, today’s text was different.  There was something about the parable...
Abide In My Love
    “Abide In My Love” / John 15:9-17 Sermon by Pastor Mark Siler, 5/2/18 Our country is founded on the notion that we all are created with the unalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  While Jefferson and his cohorts may have been wise in recognizing this as a basis for...
Philip’s Faithfulness
Philip’s Faithfulness Sermon by: Rev. Brian Combs, 4/25/2018 Philip was not one of the original disciples, nor even an apostle.  Outside of the inner circle, he needed to put something down on his business card, so they gave him the title of evangelist and sent him out to the sticks of Samaria with little to no...
Showing Your Scars
Showing Your Scars Sermon by Rev. Brian Combs, 4/4/2018 In the early 17th century, the phrase “Doubting Thomas” entered our common vocabulary.  Since then, it has been an insult reserved for only the most habitually agnostic, the skeptic unwilling to accept even the most obvious truth.  When the derogatory label is assigned to Christians, doubting...
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