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Sermons by Mike Harris

Hosea 14:1-9

Hosea 14:1-9 (NIV) 14 Return, Israel, to the Lord your God.     Your sins have been your downfall! 2 Take words with you     and return to the Lord. Say to him:     “Forgive all our sins and receive us graciously,     that we may offer the fruit of our lips. 3 Assyria cannot save us;     we will not mount warhorses. We will never again say ‘Our gods’…

Guilt and Grace (Hosea 5:1-6:6)

Hosea 5:1-6:6 (NIV) 5 “Hear this, you priests!     Pay attention, you Israelites! Listen, royal house!     This judgment is against you: You have been a snare at Mizpah,     a net spread out on Tabor. 2 The rebels are knee-deep in slaughter.     I will discipline all of them. 3 I know all about Ephraim;     Israel is not hidden from me. Ephraim, you have now…

The God who wants us back (Hosea 2:2-3:5)

Hosea 2:2-3:5 (NIV) 2 “Rebuke your mother, rebuke her,     for she is not my wife,     and I am not her husband. Let her remove the adulterous look from her face     and the unfaithfulness from between her breasts. 3 Otherwise I will strip her naked     and make her as bare as on the day she was born; I will make her…

Seeing Christmas Differently (Luke 2:1-20)

Luke 2:1-20 (NIV) The Birth of Jesus 2 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register. 4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town…

Why are you afraid of other people? (Luke 12:1-7)

Luke 12:1-7 (NIV) Warnings and Encouragements Meanwhile, when a crowd of many thousands had gathered, so that they were trampling on one another, Jesus began to speak first to his disciples, saying: “Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. 2 There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will…

The Great Storm (Psalm 29)

Psalm 29 (NIV) A psalm of David. 1 Ascribe to the Lord, you heavenly beings,     ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. 2 Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;     worship the Lord in the splendour of his holiness. 3 The voice of the Lord is over the waters;     the God of glory thunders,     the Lord thunders over the mighty waters. 4 The voice of the Lord is powerful;     the voice of the Lord is majestic.…

The Gospel Work

1 Thessalonians 2-3 (NIV) Paul’s ministry in Thessalonica 2 You know, brothers and sisters, that our visit to you was not without results. 2 We had previously suffered and been treated outrageously in Philippi, as you know, but with the help of our God we dared to tell you his gospel in the face of strong opposition. 3 For the…