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Sciencing Anger

“Sciencing Anger” Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Pastor Dave Clear Genesis 4:6 Seven things I have learned not to do 1.  Not “soon angry” 2.  Not “never angry” 3.  Not “long angry” 4.  Not “often angry” 5.  Not “made angry” 6.  Not “make angry” 7.  Not “with the angry”

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Sciencing Fellowship

“Sciencing Fellowship” Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Pastor Dave Clear I Corinthians 5:7-13 Several statements: 1.  Fellowship defined is “shared community.” 2.  I must begin with a mindset of being a servant. 3.  Therefore, I try to be what others need me to be. 4.  I must control what influences me. 5.  The most powerful influence is […]

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The Spending Crisis

“The Spending Crisis” Sunday, May 22, 2016 Pastor Dave Clear Deuteronomy 28:12; Proverbs 22:7; Proverbs 25:28 Review “The Spending Crisis” Illustration – the marshmallow test (one marshmallow now OR two marshmallows later? There are two kinds of people in the world: 1.  People who make interest and 2.  People who pay interest! Words that should […]

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Declaration of Dependence

“Declaration of Dependence” Sunday, May 15, 2016 Pastor Dave Clear Psalm 33:12 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom He hath chosen for His own inheritance.”  – Psalm 33:12 Review “Recovery” 1.  “Returning” to a normal state of health, mind, or strength. 2.  “The action or process of regaining […]

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Taking Inventory

“Taking Inventory” Sunday, May 1, 2016 Pastor Dave Clear Psalm 139:23-24 Review Illustration:  the prodigal son took inventory of himself and his situation Recovery begins with a fearless moral inventory. Why: 1.  Being honest with ourselves does not come easily or naturally. A.  We do not like to take responsibility for our bad decisions. B.  […]

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The Credibility Factor

“The Credibility Factor” Sunday, May 8, 2016 Pastor Dave Clear Proverbs 11:3 Review Nehemiah 5:14-19 1.  Nehemiah’s story Nehemiah comes to rebuild the walls. There are enemies without. But now he is dealing with an enemy within–Jews who are abusing and using each other. 2.  Nehemiah’s action Nehemiah is right to be angry! Unfair interest […]

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Sciencing Mystique in Relationships

“Sciencing Mystique in Relationships” Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Pastor Dave Clear Ephesians 5:28-33 * Mystery:  to get a sample (but not all) of something * When the mystery is gone, we lose interest! * Anything you overindulge in makes you sick! Several points of application: 1.  Modesty leaves mystery in place and is vital for […]

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We the People

“We the People” Sunday, April 24, 2016 Pastor Dave Clear Matthew 7:3-5 Review Illustration:  patient and spilled water on the floor.  Whose job is it? 1.  The root of our financial crisis is not financial. A.  The financial crisis is a symptom. B.  Two things really get a person’s (or a nation’s) attention: (1)  Financial […]

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Sciencing Leadership

“Sciencing Leadership” Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Pastor Dave Clear Matthew 4:23-25 Jesus did not contain one characteristic of leadership as the world would define it today.  And yet He was the greatest leader who ever lived! A position of leadership does not mean there’s leadership! Leaders lead when they are followed. Notice that Jesus did […]

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Forgiven and Forgiving

“Forgiven and Forgiving” Wednesday, December 30, 2015 Pastor Dave Clear Matthew 18:21 Grace must impact both our friendships and our forgiveness! Forgiveness is not natural. Three barriers of an unforgiving heart: 1.  Revenge – “I’m going to get even!” 2.  Resentment – “I’m going to stay angry!” 3.  Remembering – “I will never forget!” To […]

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Being an Example in Spirit

“Being an Example in Spirit” Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Pastor Dave Clear I Timothy 4:12 *  Paul was the example first to Timothy. *  The word spirit can usually be interchanged with the word heart. *  Be an example in spirit means to have the right heart attitudes. Paul’s attitude 1.  He had a persistent […]

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A Double Portion of Elijah’s Spirit

“A Double Portion of Elijah’s Spirit” Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Pastor Dave Clear 2 Kings 2:9-12 Follow the progression: v.1 – Gilgal The place of new beginnings The place of “what was” v.2 – Bethel The place of a vision The place of “what could be!” v.4 – Jericho The place of great faith The […]

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