Category Archives: HICC

Spiritual Growth involves Teddy Bears and Cattle prods (Hebrews 5:11-6:12)

When we think of encouraging others we often think of a nice person coming up to us and giving us a good pep talk that leaves us emotionally bolstered and ready to give even more of ourselves to a cause.  … Continue reading

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The State of our Church

I delivered this state of the church report yesterday to our congregation at its annual congregational meeting. Introduction I have 2 main things that I want to speak to you this morning.  The first is about a vision for our campus, … Continue reading

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Micah 3 – Cannibals, Wordsmiths and God’s People

Alferd Packer headed across the San Juan Mountains in 1874 with 5 other folks.  By the end of the winter, after being lost in the snowy Rockies, Packer alone emerged and was charged not only with murder but also with … Continue reading

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Getting what we don’t deserve (Micah 2:1-5)

In 1996, NBC released a serial that ran for 4 years, its name, The Pretender. In that serial, Jarod is a genius able to become anyone and do anything.  He is an imposter of sorts with a photographic memory and … Continue reading

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Consider your life: God’s judgment is fierce (Micah 1:3-7)

Last week we began by learning a little bit about Micah and the prophecies he uttered.  Today we will take our first crack at understanding the book and its meaning in our day and age.  If you recall, the book … Continue reading

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Justified Forever (Galatians 3:1-5)

Plato, in Timeaus, makes the statement that there are 2 kinds of fools:  One lacking instruction and the other due to madness.  What he is saying is that fools exist because they haven’t been taught, have been taught incompletely OR … Continue reading

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The Promised Child of Abraham – Genesis 17:19

We are into Advent, the second week of four when the church has historical focused on the incarnation of Christ.  This year we are going to explore a few of the promised children in the Scriptures.  We will begin with … Continue reading

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The Child Promised to Abraham – Genesis 17:19

We are into Advent, the second week of four when the church has historical focused on the incarnation of Christ.  This year we are going to explore a few of the promised children in the Scriptures.  We will begin with … Continue reading

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Praising God for the Gospel – Ephesians 1:3-14

Today we continue our journey into Paul’s prayer life as we explore his Praise of God for the Gospel.  You may be surprised that Ephesians 1:3-14 is included in a series on Paul’s prayers but really, it makes perfect sense.  … Continue reading

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Praying to Share the Gospel- Ephesians 6:18-20, Col 4:3-4, Philemon 6

I believe we have the first prayer request of Paul for himself today?  At least the first request in our series so far.  Paul has been praying prayers of Thanksgiving.  His prayer life has been full of gratitude for the … Continue reading

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