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Sermons by Mike Harris

Psalm 33 – Hope for 2021

1 Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous;     it is fitting for the upright to praise him. 2 Praise the Lord with the harp;     make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. 3 Sing to him a new song;     play skillfully, and shout for joy. 4 For the word of the Lord is right and true;     he is faithful in all he does. 5 The Lord loves righteousness and justice;     the earth…

Christmas: The reason to celebrate (John 3:16-21)

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because…

True Religion: The God who welcomes us home (Luke 15:11-24)

11 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them. 13 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. 14 After he had…

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…