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Why Does God Scare Us?

Posted by Pastor Jeff Heimsoth on

Why Does God Scare Us? After further threats they let them go. They could not decide how to punish them, because all the people were praising God for what had happened. Acts 4:21 A man had been healed. People in the city were excited, yet the leaders felt compelled to arrest Peter and John...

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Tags: confession, fear, forgiveness, hope, sin

Refreshing

Posted by Pastor Jeff Heimsoth on

Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord . . . Acts 3:19 It is a word I associate with soft drink or mouthwash ads—refreshing. When I think of forgiveness, my descriptors tend to be: relief, healing or “I...

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Tags: forgiveness, joy, life

Be Healed!

Posted by Pastor Jeff Heimsoth on

Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord. and that he may send the Messiah, who has been appointed for you—even Jesus. Acts 3:19-20 Earlier in this chapter the man who had been lame from birth was healed. Now Peter...

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Tags: forgiveness, healing, repentance

First Steps

Posted by Pastor Jeff Heimsoth on

“Brothers, what shall we do?”Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Acts 2:37-38 It does not fit our sense of how to fix things. Peter had just accused thousands of people of crucifying Jesus...

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Tags: baptism, forgiveness, repent

Major Surgery

Posted by Pastor Jeff Heimsoth on

One of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.” Isaiah 6:6-7 Isaiah knows he should die in the...

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Tags: atonement, forgiveness, hope

Think WE not ME

Posted by Pastor Jeff Heimsoth on

Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Matthew 18:21 Peter had a lot to learn. Jesus had just taught them about forgiveness and Peter’s first question shows he did not understand. It...

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Tags: forgiveness, restoration, unity

Guilt and God

Posted by Pastor Jeff Heimsoth on

  The king was distressed, but because of his oaths and his dinner guests, he ordered that her request be granted and had John beheaded in the prison. Matthew 14:9-10 Yesterday I reflected on why King Herod would believe that Jesus was the ghost of John the Baptist. That is an absurd...

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Tags: faith, forgiveness

One More Time, Please?

Posted by Pastor Jeff Heimsoth on

In your great mercy you did not put an end to them or abandon them, for you are a gracious and merciful God. Nehemiah 9:31  God saved them, they would get distracted and ignore him, they would suffer then cry out to him for help, he would have compassion on them and save them again. It was...

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Tags: forgiveness, mercy, restoration

The Elephant in the Room

Posted by Pastor Jeff Heimsoth on

When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” John 21:15  It was the first time we see a...

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Tags: forgiveness

Elevating the Trivial

Posted by Pastor Jeff Heimsoth on

Then the Jewish leaders took Jesus from Caiaphas to the palace of the Roman governor. By now it was early morning, and to avoid ceremonial uncleanness they did not enter the palace, because they wanted to be able to eat the Passover. John 18:28  The Jewish leaders had conducted an illegal...

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Tags: forgiveness, hypocrisy

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