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Keep Runnin'. . .
Charlie’s niece, Andrea, comes home from Boston looking for a sure thing and finds it not in Mossy Creek but in the valley of the shadow of death.

(This sermon was written to the glory of God and dedicated to the doctors and nurses who treated the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.)

 

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He Changed His Mind. . .
Ashley, Ms. Stacy, and Jubal wrestle with God's decision to flood the world and discover in the legend of the dogwood tree that God changed His mind and flooded the world one more time--this time with mercy and grace.

 

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Weedin’ and Cuttin’ Just Won’t Do. . .
Jubal, Charlie, and Pastor Marianne discover that Lent has less to do with spiritual weeding and getting rid of personal dead wood than it does working with Jesus, the Master Gardener, in becoming faithful and fruitful disciples.

 

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And It Rained. . .
Who was present for Jesus' birth and who wasn't? Join the folks in Mossy Creek in finding out that the answer to that question doesn't matter  as long as the Light of the World was there.

(This sermon was written to the glory of God and in honor and memory of those who died at
Sandy Hook Elementary School.)

 

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The Perfect Swing. . .
Grace and righteousness, mercy and personal responsibility—those are the matching and balancing parts of the church's message to people who find themselves on opposite sides of a jail cell.

 

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It Don't Add Up. . .
Pastor Marianne, Jubal, and Charlie find out the hard way where God is in the middle of disasters where some people live and others die.

(This sermon is dedicated to the glory of God and in memory
of “Big K, WKCW, 1420 on your AM dial, broadcasting from high
atop the breezy knoll in Warrenton, Virginia” and in memory of Tomcat Reeder.)

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Workin' On a Building. . .
Different denominations, different ways of building faith, different ways of reviving faith, and different ways of doing evangelism--apparently God's plan for the Church and continuing Jesus' ministry includes a lot of faithful diversity.


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So Where Did He Go?
Emmy Lou wrestles with the issue of where Jesus was between His death on Good Friday and His resurrection on Easter. As the "pioneer and perfecter" of our faith, did Jesus go home to God, His heavenly Father? Or did He "descend into hell" as the Apostles' Creed claims?

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The Same, Just Different. . .
What do Good Friday and a children's prayer have in common? That is what Stevie Ray and Jessie find out the hard way in 'The Same, Just Different.'


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Make it Plain. . .
Pastor Marianne discovers in a pulpit-exchange that sermons that make her point clearly are more important than worrying about what people think about her and what she has said.

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The Gospel of Should. . .
Pastor Marianne helps Charlie Atkins and Mr. Jubal discover that the best pastors and church leaders are the ones who practice what they preach.


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A Different Kind of Hope and Faith. . .
Pastor Marianne finds out what she really believes about suicide when she has to preside over the funeral of a young woman who took her own life.

(This sermon was written to the glory of God and dedicated to the
memory of Jessica Marie Hilden.
Ephesians 2:8)


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The Parable of the Ol' Broke Tractor. . .
Charlie Atkins finds out what it is like to be left on the side of the road and what it is like to be shocked when he meets his very own Good Samaritan.


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Chapter Twenty-two
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Wiggle Room. . .
Dave Johnson and Charlie Atkins can agree on the importance of sharing the Good News with everyone in Mossy Creek but can't agree on how to do it.


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Chapter Twenty-one
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It's Simple, But It Ain't Easy. . .
Bobby Ray discovers that when Jesus successfully resists temptation, He becomes the model for His disciples who have to resist their own temptations.


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Nothin' Goes to Waste. . .
Mr. Jubal helps Ashley discover that in the kingdom of God nothing goes to waste-God uses everything to carry out His plans.


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Chapter Nineteen
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Lord, Have Mercy…
We were made to worship God and enjoy our relationship with Him. So, weekly worship each Sunday is important. But loving and helping God's people is, too. Find out how Pastor Marianne finds a way to do both things at the same time.



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There Ain't No Shortcut, Sugar Pea …
God is always working to make everything in our lives work out for the best. Does God do that with suffering, too? Mr. Jubal says, “Yes.” Ashley isn't so sure. Find out what suffering and discipleship have in common in There Ain't No Shortcut, Sugar Pea.


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I Ain't Skeered…
Loving people for all you're worth isn't always the easiest thing to do. But that is the kind of new creation Jesus wants His disciples to help create and live in. See how Mr. Jubal figures out how to do that when Ashley's daughter, Grace is baptized.


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Nothin's Changed…
Dave and Corrina love their kids. But Ashley and Walker are turning that into a challenge in completely different ways. How do you love your kids no matter what? How does God love us no matter what? Find out in Mossy Creek's version of the Good Samaritan.


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Chapter Fifteen
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Right in the Middle of the Road…
Give Caesar the things that are his, and to God the things that belong to God. That is easier said than done. Find out how two pastors and a military chaplain do that and end up being good and faithful servants.

(This sermon is written to the glory of God and dedicated to the memory of the Reverend James McCormick, Jr., a chaplain and major in the U.S. Army.  Revelation 14:13 .)


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Chapter Fourteen
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The Problem with Chicken Little…
Is Advent about preparing for Jesus' birth or His return? Lots of people have lost of answers to that question. See how Bobby Ray and Pastor Marianne answer that Advent question.

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Chapter Thirteen
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Heels and Hose…
What does it take to be a great disciple? Jesus says it means being a great servant. Looks can be deceiving. Come see what great disciples and church leaders look like.


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The Crayon Kingdom…
Who is the greatest? Corrina thinks it is her. Ms. Ruth has never given that question a thought. Join us in the Crayon Kingdom and find out what it takes to be Jesus' disciple and a great leader.


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Chapter Eleven
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Stand Up!
It isn't easy standing up for what you believe. If that involves a high school athlete and a coach, it's even harder. What can you do? Where can you go? Find out how Stevie Ray answers those questions in Stand Up!


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