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Sermon / February 21, 2016 / Luke 13:34 / Under God's Wing / Pastor Terry Defoe

Sermon / February 21, 2016 / Luke 13:34 / Under God's Wing / Pastor Terry Defoe

Posted in 2016 / Audio Sermons / Lent / Pastor Terry Defoe / ^Luke

My message is based on these words from Luke's Gospel, chapter 13. Jesus' says in verse 34: 34 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were...


Sermon / January 24, 2016 / Luke 4:16-19 / Hidden in Plain Sight / Pastor Terry Defoe

Sermon / January 24, 2016 / Luke 4:16-19 / Hidden in Plain Sight / Pastor Terry Defoe

Posted in 2015 / Audio Sermons / Epiphany / Pastor Terry Defoe / ^Luke

Our sermon text is found in Luke’s Gospel, chapter 4. I’m reading verses 16 to 19: 16 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and, on the Sabbath day, he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to...


Funeral Sermon / Gertrude Lauridsen / January 6th, 2016 / 2 Timothy 4:6-8 / Pastor Terry Defoe

Funeral Sermon / Gertrude Lauridsen / January 6th, 2016 / 2 Timothy 4:6-8 / Pastor Terry Defoe

My message this afternoon is based on these words, penned by the Apostle Paul in his second letter to Timothy in the New Testament, chapter 4. Paul says: ... the time for my departure is near. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store...


Sermon / January 3, 2016 / Pastor Terry Defoe / Ephesians 1:18 / The Eyes of the Heart

Sermon / January 3, 2016 / Pastor Terry Defoe / Ephesians 1:18 / The Eyes of the Heart

Posted in 2016 / Audio Sermons / Pastor Terry Defoe / Sermons / ^Ephesians

Our sermon text for this Second Sunday after Christmas is found in Paul's letter to the Ephesians, chapter 1. I’m reading verse 18, where he says: I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you... (N.I.V.) Today's sermon...


Funeral Sermon / Arlene Hubick / January 2, 2016 / Psalm 57 / Pastor Terry Defoe

Funeral Sermon / Arlene Hubick / January 2, 2016 / Psalm 57 / Pastor Terry Defoe

My message is based on the 57th Psalm, highlighting the following verses: Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me, for in you I take refuge.  I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed.  God sends forth his love and his faithfulness. Be exalted, O...


Sermon / Dec 27, 2015 / Luke 2:25-26 / A Gift for Simeon & Anna / Pastor Terry Defoe

Sermon / Dec 27, 2015 / Luke 2:25-26 / A Gift for Simeon & Anna / Pastor Terry Defoe

Posted in 2015 / Audio Sermons / Christmas / Pastor Terry Defoe / Sermons / ^Luke

Our sermon text on this first Sunday after Christmas is found in Luke's gospel, chapter 2. I’m reading verses 25 and 26: 25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. 26 It had...


Sermon / Christmas Day 2015 / Luke 2:4-7 / Diamond in the Rough / Pastor Terry Defoe

Sermon / Christmas Day 2015 / Luke 2:4-7 / Diamond in the Rough / Pastor Terry Defoe

Posted in 2015 / Audio Sermons / Christmas / Pastor Terry Defoe / Sermons / ^Luke

Our sermon text for this Christmas Day is these very familiar words from Luke's Gospel, chapter 2, verses 4 through 7: Joseph went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee, to Judea, to Bethlehem, the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to...


Sermon / December 20th, 2015 / Luke 1 / Mary's Advent Song of Praise / Pastor Terry Defoe

Sermon / December 20th, 2015 / Luke 1 / Mary's Advent Song of Praise / Pastor Terry Defoe

Posted in 2015 / Advent / Audio Sermons / Pastor Terry Defoe / Sermons / ^Luke

Our sermon text is found in Luke's gospel, chapter 1. I'm reading verses 46 to 49: 46 And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed,...


Sermon / Pastor Terry Defoe / December 6th, 2015 / Luke 3:1-3 / Straight Paths

Sermon / Pastor Terry Defoe / December 6th, 2015 / Luke 3:1-3 / Straight Paths

Posted in 2015 / Advent / Audio Sermons / Pastor Terry Defoe / Sermons / ^Luke

Our sermon text on this Second Sunday in the season of Advent is found in Luke’s Gospel, chapter three, verses 1 to 3: 1 In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar … 2 during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John, son of Zechariah, in the desert. 3...


Sermon / November 15, 2015 / Pastor Terry Defoe / Psalm 16 / A Delightful Inheritance

Sermon / November 15, 2015 / Pastor Terry Defoe / Psalm 16 / A Delightful Inheritance

My message is based on the 16th Psalm. From the New International Version of the Bible, the writer says: Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge. Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup;  you make my lot secure. I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not...


Sermon / November 8th, 2015 / Pastor Terry Defoe / 2 Cor 8 / Giving Joyfully & Generously

Sermon / November 8th, 2015 / Pastor Terry Defoe / 2 Cor 8 / Giving Joyfully & Generously

Our sermon text is found in Paul's second letter to the Corinthian Christians, chapter 8. I'm reading verses 1, 2, & 4: And now, [fellow believers], we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy...


Sermon \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ Nov 1, 2015 \ Philippians 1 \ All Saints Day

Sermon \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ Nov 1, 2015 \ Philippians 1 \ All Saints Day

Our sermon text on this All Saints Sunday is found in the book of Philippians in the New Testament chapter 1, verses 3 to 6. The Apostle Paul says to the Christians at Philippi, and to us here today: I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray...


Sermon \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ Stewardship Initiative \ I Cor 13:13 \ Building Relationships

Sermon \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ Stewardship Initiative \ I Cor 13:13 \ Building Relationships

My message is based on these words from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthian Christians, chapter 13. I’m reading verse 13: And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. (N.I.V.)  Today, we begin a month-long discussion of stewardship here at Mount...


Sermon \ October 4th, 2015 \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ Hebrews 2 \ I Love to Tell the Story

Sermon \ October 4th, 2015 \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ Hebrews 2 \ I Love to Tell the Story

Our sermon text is found in the book of Hebrews in the New Testament. I'm reading chapter 2, verse 9. The writer says: ...we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, now crowned with glory and honor, because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste...


Sermon \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ September 20th, 2015 \ James 3 \ God's Wisdom

Sermon \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ September 20th, 2015 \ James 3 \ God's Wisdom

Posted in 2015 / Audio Sermons / Pastor Terry Defoe / Sermons / ^James

Our sermon text this morning is found in the book of James in the New Testament, chapter 3, verse 17. James says: ...the wisdom that comes (down) from heaven is first of all pure, then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, and sincere.    I begin with...


Sermon \ July 12, 2015 \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ Psalm 85 \ Down, But Not Out!

Sermon \ July 12, 2015 \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ Psalm 85 \ Down, But Not Out!

Psalm 85. I’m reading verses 8 & 9: 8  I will listen to what God the Lord says;     he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants —     but let them not turn to folly. 9 Surely his salvation is near those who fear him,     that his glory may dwell in our land. (N.I.V.) This morning,...


Sermon \ June 28, 2015 \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ 1 Cor 8:1-2 \ Blessed to Be a Blessing

Sermon \ June 28, 2015 \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ 1 Cor 8:1-2 \ Blessed to Be a Blessing

And now, [fellow believers], we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. 2 In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. (N.I.V.) Christians are interested in the growth of the church....


Sermon \ June 21st, 2015 \ Mark 4:35-38 \ The One Who Cares \ Pastor Terry Defoe

Sermon \ June 21st, 2015 \ Mark 4:35-38 \ The One Who Cares \ Pastor Terry Defoe

Posted in 2015 / Audio Sermons / Fathers Day / Pastor Terry Defoe / Sermons / ^Mark

35 That day, when evening came, [Jesus] said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it...


Sermon \ Pentecost & Confirmation Sunday \ May 24th, 2015 \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ Acts 2

Sermon \ Pentecost & Confirmation Sunday \ May 24th, 2015 \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ Acts 2

On this combined Pentecost and Confirmation Sunday 2015, our sermon text is found in the second chapter of Acts, verses 1‑4: When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole...


Sermon \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ May 10th, 2015 \ I John 5 \ The Way of Love

Sermon \ Pastor Terry Defoe \ May 10th, 2015 \ I John 5 \ The Way of Love

Posted in 2015 / Audio Sermons / Pastor Terry Defoe / Sermons / ^1 John

4 ...everyone born of God OVERCOMES the world. This is the victory that overcomes the world – our faith! 5 Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. (N.I.V.) The Apostle John wrote the letter we call "First John" when he was well on in...