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March 4, 2018 “Shipwrecked, Revived, and Restored” Mark 5:1-20

“Shipwrecked, Revived and Restored.” Mark 5:1-20 FBC Rhinelander The year was 1876, Ira Sankey was traveling on a steamboat up the Delaware River on Christmas Eve. There gathered were a number of passengers, looking out at the calm, starlit night. Someone said, “Mr. Sankey is aboard!” and immediately there were cries of “Let him sing for us! Mr. Sankey please… Read more →

February 11, 2018 “The Significance of the Insignificant” Mark 4:21-32

“The Significance of the Insignificant” Mark 4:21-32 FBC Rhinelander A man named Andy loved sugar in his coffee; you know the kind of person that takes “a little coffee with that sugar type.” Well, one day while he was at a restaurant he poured three sugar packets into his coffee, as an attending waitress waited to take his order. Andy… Read more →

January 8, 2017 “Matters of the Heart” Mark 2:23-3:6

“Matters of the Heart” Mark 2:23-3:6 FBC Rhinelander The Sabbath (Saturday) was a big deal to the Pharisees. Did you know that at the time of Jesus, Jewish leaders had established 39 manmade Sabbath clarifications, with each having multiple subdivisions, making for over 1500 prohibitions a person could not do on the Sabbath? Here are some of them. • If… Read more →

December 17, 2017 “Faith is the Future” Luke 1:26-38

“Faith is the Future” Luke 1:26-38 The Christmas narratives in the Bible all share varying aspects of difficult dilemmas. To me the Christmas stories are so incredible because the birth of Jesus Christ required people to act in faith and willingly risk personal hardship to participate in God’s plan. (Elizabeth and Zechariah, Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, the wise men and… Read more →