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Latest Sermon

Why is Jesus Breaking Up the Family? The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Sep 8, 2019

By: The Reverend Bill Nesbit

This week Jesus lays out the true cost of discipleship for his followers. Anything, and he means anything, that comes between you and God, you must be willing to leave behind. This is difficult, because God gives us such wonderful things. So, what is the way forward?
The Scripture references are Jeremiah 18:1-11, Psalm 139:1-4,16,16-17, and Philemon 1-21. The Gospel reference is Luke 14:25-31.

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