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Sermons by Mike Harris

True Religion: Generosity (Luke 14:12-14)

12 Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. 13 But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 14 and…

True Religion: Humility (Luke 14:7-11)

7 When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honour at the table, he told them this parable: 8 “When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honour, for a person more distinguished than you may have been invited. 9 If so, the host who invited both of you will come and…

True Religion: Compassion (Luke 14:1-6)

14 One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully watched. 2 There in front of him was a man suffering from abnormal swelling of his body. 3 Jesus asked the Pharisees and experts in the law, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath or not?” 4 But they remained silent. So taking hold…

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.…