Posts tagged with ‘Pastor Mark Klaisner’

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7/8/2018 Never Give Up!

by Deanna DeBruin

Never Give Up! Mark 6:1-6 Mark Klaisner   When I was doing my seminary internship in Belfast, Northern Ireland I had to have some minor surgery. While I was in Hospital my friends bought me a humorous book to help we in my convalescence the book is entitled “The Book of Heroic Failures”. In it […]

7/2/2018 The Healing Community

by Deanna DeBruin

The Healing Community Mark 5:21-43 Pastor Mark S. Klaisner Roy Howard, in his book “The Purpose of Healing”, shares a powerful testimony. He writes that while visiting someone in a nursing home he stepped out of the elevator and found himself in a room where frail men and women were slumped in their wheelchairs staring […]

6/24/2018 Harvesting What We Plant

by Deanna DeBruin

Harvesting What We Plant Mark 4:26-34   There is a wonderful story about a very precocious child. He was sitting in his first grade class as the teacher was reading the story of the Three Little Pigs. She came to the part of the story where the first pig was trying to gather building materials […]

6/10/2018 A House Divided

by Deanna DeBruin

A House Divided Mark 3:20-30 On June 16th, 1858 on the steps of the state capitol building in Springfield, Ill. Abraham Lincoln gave one of the greatest speeches in the history of American politics. It was a speech that gave prophesy to a war that would rip our country apart between north and south, between […]

6/3/2018 The Christ Within

by Deanna DeBruin

“The Christ Within” 2 Corinthians 4:5-12 Pastor Mark Klaisner   A few years ago, First United Methodist Church in Abilene, Texas, bought a new sign or marquee. The message on the sign could be changed each week. The purpose was to advertise the church to the thousands who passed by daily on a busy highway. […]

5/27/2018 Having the Faith to Follow

by Deanna DeBruin

Sermon: Having the Faith to Follow John 3:1-17   How much faith does it take to follow? How much trust in God must we have? What does it mean to be part of the kingdom? How can we be born again? Those are the questions that puzzled and haunted Nicodemus.   Those are the questions […]

5/20/2018 Confirmation: I Am the Vine

by Deanna DeBruin

I AM THE VINE John 15:1-7   One of the important truths of success is the realization that we are connected to something greater than ourselves. In fact, if we seek to be happy and fulfilled in life we must understand that our connection to that source of life is essential. Jesus tells us that […]

5/13/2018 A Salute to the Moms in Our Lives

by Deanna DeBruin

Sermon: A Salute to the Mom’s In Our Lives Scripture Lesson   John 17:6-19 and Romans 16:13 Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit my mom at her care facility in the Chicagoland area. It has been a very rough year for her, so it warmed my heart to see her light up when I surprised her with […]

May 6, 2018 Falling in Love with God

by Deanna DeBruin

Falling in Love with God I John 5:1-6 Are you in love with God? In 1 John, the author has a lot to say about the love of God and the way that love changes our lives. We love because God first loved us. God’s love fills us to overflowing so that it flows through […]