Posts tagged with ‘Pastor Mark Klaisner’

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10/7/2018 When Dreams Become Nightmares

by Deanna DeBruin

Sermon: “When Dreams Becomes Nightmares Scripture Lessons:  I Timothy 6:6-10 Matthew 16:24-26   Most sermons don’t begin with a quote, but I want to begin with one today. I am not going to tell you who I am quoting yet, mainly because I want you to guess. These words are from another preacher. A preacher […]

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. […]

9/2/2018 How Many of Us Does It Take to Screw in a Lightbulb?

by Deanna DeBruin

How Many of Us Does It Take to Screw in a Light Bulb? Mark 7:1-23 I love it that as a church we can be comfortable enough in our own skin to laugh at our stereotypes and traditions. Someone once asked the profound question, “How many [Presbyterians] does it take to change a light bulb?” […]

8/28/2018 Dressed for Faithfulness

by Deanna DeBruin

    Dressed for Faithfulness Ephesians 6:10-20   Have you ever noticed just how confusing life can get sometimes? The simplest things can all of a sudden become so complex. Do you remember back to the Bush and Gore election and the hanging chads? It should have been straight forward right? But “No!” It got […]

8/19/2018 Exposing the Darkness

by Deanna DeBruin

Exposing the Darkness Ephesians 5:8-14   While in college, a group of us from the geology club, went spelunking. Don’t worry spelunking isn’t against the law nor is it some college drinking game. Spelunking in short is the hobby of cave exploring. We went exploring in the many caves found in southeast Missouri. Often many […]

8/5/2018 Embracing Your Higher Calling

by Deanna DeBruin

Embracing Your Higher Calling Ephesians 4:1-16 You and I have received a higher calling. Every person here this morning is going to be challenged to live according to a higher calling. There is a story of a couple who lived next door to a difficult family. There was a large lot separating their two houses, […]

7/29/2018 The Peace We Have in Christ: Building the Bridge of Love

by Deanna DeBruin

  Sermon “The Peace We Have in Christ: Building the Bridge of Love” *Scripture Lesson Ephesians 2:11-22 & Isaiah 58:9-12     Last week we talked about walls and how walls can cause great divisions between people, communities, and with God. Many of us remember these words from President Reagan as he spoke them on June […]

7/22/2018 The Peace We Have in Christ

by Deanna DeBruin

THE PEACE WE HAVE IN CHRIST Ephesians 2:11-22   When we think about peace, we often think of it as being the absence of sort of conflict. Often we want to make into a Kum Ba Ya moment.  Biblically speaking peace is about establishing justice, restoration, and with tranquility with God and neighbor.   Philippians 4:7 refers […]