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9/30/2018 Seventy Times Seven

by Deanna DeBruin

  Seventy Time Seven Matthew 5:23-24 &18:21-22 In Star Trek II, The Wrath of Kahn, 1982: Kahn famously said; Kirk, old friend, do you know the Klingon proverb, “Revenge is a dish best served cold”? Sometimes revenge can be deliciously sweet, yet most of us understand that vengeance is not a satisfactory response to being […]

9/23/2018 The Necessity of Forgiveness

by Deanna DeBruin

The Necessity of Forgiveness Matthew 18:23-35   As Mark Twain once wrote; “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”   This morning we are going to focus on the necessity to forgive, and why it is so essential in defining who we are as disciples of Jesus […]

9/16/2018 Hope and Forgiveness

by Deanna DeBruin

Hope and Forgiveness Matthew 5:43-46 For the next three Sunday’s we are going to focus on the importance forgiveness in our lives and how by embracing forgiveness we can open the door of spiritual and emotional healing. We can’t live out our discipleship fully if we weighted down with the baggage of hurt and resentment. […]