Posts tagged with ‘Pastor Mark Klaisner’

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2/10/2019 Which One Loved Him More?

by Deanna DeBruin

The Questions Jesus Asked “Which One Will Love Him More?” Luke 7:36-50 Today we are going to look at one of the most awkward questions asked by Jesus. In his interaction with Simon the Pharisee and the woman who interrupted the dinner seeking Jesus’ forgiveness Jesus asked; ‘Which one would love him more?” Looking at […]

2/3/2019 Perfected in Love

by Deanna DeBruin

Perfected in Love James 2:14-18 Who then is a Methodist? In the words of John Wesley, himself, A Methodist is one who has “the love of God shed abroad in his heart by the Holy Ghost given unto him;” one who “loves the Lord his God with all his heart, and with all his soul, […]

1/27/2019 Pursuing Grace

by Deanna DeBruin

Revival: Pursuing Grace Scripture: Ephesians 2:8-10 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God—not the result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God […]

1/20/2019 A Crisis of Faith

by Deanna DeBruin

Sermon Reflection Revival: A Crisis in Faith Romans 4:3-5 & 5:1-2 Last week we left Wesley with the desire to be an altogether Christian. He hoped to glorify God in everything he did, to be holy in his thoughts, words and deeds. He got up early to pray. He fasted two days a week. He […]

1/13/2019 A Longing for Holiness

by Deanna DeBruin

A Longing for Holiness 1st Peter 1:13-16 and James 1:22-27 Society in the 1700’s was polarized. Rationalism had led people to believe they no longer needed God. The rich struggled with materialism and the poor with lack of necessities. Into this world a priest and Oxford professor named John Wesley came to trust in Christ […]

1/6/2019 Precursors to Revival

by Deanna DeBruin

Who Was John Wesley? John Wesley was born in 1703 in Epworth, England, the 15th child of Samuel Wesley and his wife Susanna Wesley. His father was a graduate of the University of Oxford and a Church of England rector. In 1689 Samuel had married Susanna, the 25th child of Samuel Annesley, a Dissenting minister. […]

11/25/2018 A Strange Kind of King

by Deanna DeBruin

A Strange Kind of King John 18:28-40 In this divine drama that we see being played out in John’s gospel we witness the clash of kingdoms. It is the clash between the Kingdom of God and the Roman Empire. In this encounter Pilate summoned Jesus to his palace (Called the Predtorium) and asked him that […]

11/11/2018 A Call to Action

by Deanna DeBruin

A Call to Action Matthew 9:9-13   Walking on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France one truly sensed that we were walking on Holy Ground. In the pastoral calm of that beach your mind flashes back to the newsreel films of our brave soldier getting ready to face both their destiny, as well as their mortality. […]

10/21/2018 Cultivating Contentment

by Deanna DeBruin

Cultivating Contentment Hebrews 13:5-11 Luke 12:15 By Pastor Mark Klaisner   We take what we see and our view of the world for granted. There are illusions in this world that trick our minds and our hearts. Today we’re going to examine cultural illusions in light of our faith and take another look.   Watch […]

10/14/2018 Wisdom and Finance

by Deanna DeBruin

Wisdom and Finance   Proverbs 21.5,20,21 Luke 15.11-16   John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.   Proverbs 8:22-23, 30-31: 22 says of Wisdom: “The Lord brought me forth […]