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Remember Your Baptism – January 8, 2017

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:36:07 +0000

“Remember Your Baptism” Text: Matthew 3:13-17 This Sunday we remember our baptisms along with the baptism of our Lord Jesus. We will recall the covenant and sacred vows we made when baptized along with remembering what they call us to.

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Wisdom is Born of Wonder – January 1, 2017

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 19:17:29 +0000

“Wisdom is Born of Wonder” Text: Matthew 2:1-12 This week we will look at how the Magi and the Priests had two very different responses to the Epiphany of the Christ-Child. Sometimes the outsiders seem to have a better understanding of things than the insiders.

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The Word Became Flesh – December 25, 2016

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 16:27:51 +0000

“The Word Became Flesh” Text: John 1:1-14 This Sunday we celebrate that God has come to redeem us. God has come to be with us and for us! Taking on flesh and blood, he redeemed creation for his glory. We will take a look at the God who took on creation so that creation, even…

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And They Will Call Him Immanuel? – December 18, 2016

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 02:45:01 +0000

“And They Will Call Him Immanuel?” Text: Isaiah 7:10-16, Matthew 1:18-25 This week we take a look at Isaiah’s and Matthew’s understanding of Emmanuel – God with us. Using both the Old and New Testament lections (passages) we will see how Emmanuel is more than just a name, but instead is the identity of the…

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Gardens out of Deserts – December 11, 2016

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 23:17:15 +0000

“Gardens out of Deserts” Text: Isaiah 35:1-10 In the first two weeks of our Advent series on the Kingdom of God, we looked at the questions of “what” it will look like and “who” will be a part of it.  This week, Pastor Brent juxtaposes Isaiah 35 against the previous chapter to answer the question of “where”…

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The Peaceable Kingdom – December 4, 2016

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 01:02:22 +0000

“The Peaceable Kingdom” Text: Isaiah 11:1-10, Psalm 72 In the second week of our Advent series “A Different Kind of Kingdom,” we look at the peace that is to be found in the Kingdom of God using Isaiah 11:1-10. We look at how God is restoring creation to what it was originally meant to be…

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Swords into Plowshares – November 27, 2016

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 02:31:05 +0000

“Swords into Plowshares” Text: Isaiah 2:1-5 This week marks the beginning of Advent and the start of a new Church year.  We are also pleased to welcome Pastor Brent Neely in his first week with us as our pastor.  During this Advent season Pastor Brent will be looking into what the Kingdom of God looks…

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The Salvation of Jesus – November 20, 2016

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 21:30:04 +0000

“The Salvation of Jesus” Text: Luke 1:67-80 On this Christ the King Sunday, South Portland Church of the Nazarene’s Excutive Pastor Tim George joins us.  We often identify John the Baptist as one who helps us understand that the Christ who comes is the one who is King and brings salvation for us.  However, John’s…

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Hope for the Kingdom Come – November 13, 2016

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 23:39:28 +0000

“Hope for the Kingdom Come” Text: Isaiah 65 Pastor Tim George of the South Portland Church of the Nazarene delivers this week’s message.  In its time, the message of a new Creation in Isaiah 65 gave those who were in exile hope for the future, as it promised that God can and will do His…

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Being the People of God in a Foreign Land – November 6, 2016

Sun, 06 Nov 2016 22:24:07 +0000

“Being the People of God in a Foreign Land” Text: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 The book of Jeremiah documents the time before and during the Babylonian Exile when the lives of the Judeans changed dramatically.  Their situation has often been compared to ours in the present day.  Pastor Shane Ross from the South Portland Church of…

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Faith Promise Convention – Life Essentials – October 30, 2016

Sun, 30 Oct 2016 22:43:29 +0000

Faith Promise Convention – Life Essentials As part of our annual Faith Promise Missions Convention, we were pleased to welcome Rev. Cheryl Curlew as this year’s speaker to talk about Life Essentials, a 501(c)(3) organization located in Landry Village in South Portland.  Through God continuing to open many doors, in its first year Life Essentials…

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All Are Welcome: Acts 10 – October 23, 2016

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 22:43:15 +0000

“All Are Welcome: Acts 10” Text: Acts 10 This week we welcome Pastor Amanda Lawton from the South Portland Church of the Nazarene to the pulpit.  In Acts 10, Peter has a vision that he initially doesn’t understand.  However, after visiting Cornelius, the God-fearing Gentile centurion, he realized that God “does not show favoritism but…

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Faithfulness in Prayer – October 16, 2016

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 20:59:02 +0000

“Faithfulness in Prayer” Text: Luke 18:1-8 Pastor Tim George from the South Portland Church of the Nazarene delivers this week’s message.  As people of God and as the Church, we are called to be faithful and continuous in our prayer, knowing that God will answer.  Prayer reminds us to be sacrificial in our lives – both…

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October 9, 2016

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 20:03:30 +0000

October 9, 2016 Text: 2 Kings 5:1-3,7-27 Luke 17:11-19 Congregation member Fred Yosua shares lessons from the cleansing of Naaman in 2 Kings and the ten lepers in the Gospel of Luke.  Both stories show the importance of being faithful to the things God asks, and grateful for what He has done.

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No Pockets in a Shroud – September 25, 2016

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 17:26:55 +0000

“No Pockets in a Shroud” Text: Luke 16:19 – 31;  1 Timothy 6:6-19 Congregation member Fred Yosua brings us this week’s message.  World wide wealth has grown dramatically in the last two centuries, as has out free time and lifespan.  How can we best use this abundance?

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“With Him is Great Power to Redeem” – September 18, 2016

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 19:37:52 +0000

“With Him is Great Power to Redeem” Text: Psalm 130 Pastor Brent Neely, Associate Pastor of Nall Avenue Church of the Nazarene in Kansas and our current pastoral candidate, delivers this week’s message.  Using the lens of Psalm 130 and aspects from his personal life, Pastor Brent will use this sermon to remind us that…

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Almost a Full House – September 11, 2016

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 20:35:16 +0000

“Almost a Full House” Text: Luke 15 This week Pastor Gloria encourages us to listen to the parables of the lost sheep and the lost coin with fresh ears.  Often we assume that “the lost” refers to the rest of the world, when sometimes we are the ones who are lost.  We should view those…

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Priorities – September 4, 2016

Sun, 04 Sep 2016 21:05:27 +0000

“Priorities” Text: Luke 14:25-33 District licensed minister Pastor Shane Ross from the South Portland Church of the Nazarene concludes his four-week series on the Gospel of Luke.  The decision to follow Jesus is a fundamentally life-changing one.  In this passage titled by some Biblical editors as “The Cost of Discipleship,” Jesus said that whoever seeks salvation through…

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Kingdom Status – August 28, 2016

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:30:53 +0000

“Kingdom Status” Text: Luke 14:1-11, Matthew 5:3-11 The society we find ourselves in thrives on status.  People considered to be of “high” status are all over the news whether or not they deserve attention; people considered to be of “low” status are ignored.  Christ, however, calls us to treat each other as equals, and to…

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Open Invitation – August 21, 2016

Sun, 21 Aug 2016 22:37:01 +0000

“Open Invitation” Text: Luke 13:10-17 When Jesus healed a crippled woman on the Sabbath day, the ruler of the synagogue indignantly told the people to come another day for healing, as there were six days for work.  Jesus showed that the Sabbath is not about rules or regulations, but release.  This invitation to be released by the grace…

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Being God’s People Today – August 14, 2016

Sun, 14 Aug 2016 21:53:16 +0000

“Being God’s People Today” Text: Luke 12:49-56, Hebrews 11:29-12:2 Pastor Shane Ross brings us this week’s message.  We are to live in this world as a separate and boldly distinct people who are called to live out the holiness of God.  What does living into that holiness that look like?  It looks like love; love…

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True Peace – August 7, 2016

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 18:19:48 +0000

“True Peace” Text: Colossians 3 The South Portland Church of the Nazarene’s Associate Pastor Cheryl Curlew concludes a four week study on the book of Colossians by looking at Chapter 3.  In this part of the letter, Paul stresses the importance of casting off earthly desires and emotions and instead letting the peace of Christ…

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Nothing Added – July 31, 2016

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 00:07:23 +0000

“Nothing Added” – July 31, 2016 Text: Colossians 2 In his letter to the Colossians, Paul warned them of false teachers who tried to supplement the Gospel with their own messages or traditions.  Paul tells the Colossians that Christ and His teachings alone have “all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”  In our world today this is…

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Images – July 24, 2016

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 19:20:28 +0000

“Images” Text: Colossians 1:15-28 We continue our study of the Book of Colossians with Cheryl Curlew, the South Portland Church of the Nazarene’s Associate Pastor.  The Book of Genesis reveals that humans were created to be in God’s image but that perfect reflection was destroyed by disobedience.  Paul affirms to the Colossians that God has…

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A Worthy Life – July 17, 2016

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 19:16:31 +0000

“A Worthy Life” Text: Colossians 1:1-14 This week we begin a four week study on Colossians with Pastor Cheryl Curlew, Associate Pastor of the South Portland Church of the Nazarene and the Director of Life Essentials, a local 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  In this first message, Pastor Cheryl talks about living a life worthy of God,…

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I’d Do It All Over Again – July 10, 2016

Sun, 10 Jul 2016 18:39:57 +0000

“I’d Do It All Over Again” Text: John 9:1-11 This week, we welcome Pastor Amanda Lawton, the youth pastor at the South Portland Church of the Nazarene.  When Jesus heals the blind man in John chapter 9, he says that the blindness was not due to the sin of the man nor of the parents,…

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Faith is Consistently Hopeful – July 3, 2016

Sun, 03 Jul 2016 19:01:26 +0000

“Faith is Consistently Hopeful” Text: Mark 13 Concluding our series on Faith, Pastor Tim Brooks, Executive Pastor of the South Portland Church of the Nazarene, takes us through Jesus’ words in Mark chapter 13.  Although the warning of destruction to come seems harsh at first, early readers of the gospels would have seen Jesus’ references…

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Faith is Sacrificial – June 26, 2016

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 00:58:40 +0000

“Faith is Sacrificial” Text: Mark 10:17-31 In the third installment of a sermon series on faith, South Portland Church of the Nazarene’s Executive Pastor, Tim George, examines the conversation between Jesus and the rich young ruler. Despite the man’s faithfulness to the laws, Jesus called him to give up everything and live sacrificially. Faith depends…

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Faith is Powerlessness – June 19, 2016

Sun, 19 Jun 2016 23:19:55 +0000

“Faith is Powerlessness” Text: Mark 9:30 – 50; Philippians 2:1-11 In Mark chapter 9 Jesus’ disciples argue, debating which among them was the greatest.  Jesus tells them, “anyone who wants to be first must be the very last.”  Pastor Tim George continues our series on faith by going through this story and explaining how faith…

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Faith is Prayer – June 12, 2016

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 21:44:32 +0000

“Faith is Prayer” Text: Mark 9:14-29 South Portland Church of the Nazarene’s Executive Pastor Tim George begins a four week sermon series on what faith is.  In this first installment it is revealed through the story of Jesus healing the boy in Mark 9 that faith is prayer.  While the boy’s father believes Jesus can…

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Jubilee Kingdom – June 5, 2016

Sun, 05 Jun 2016 20:27:11 +0000

“Jubilee Kingdom” Text: Luke 4 Concluding our series on wilderness experiences, Pastor Dylon Brown describes the ancient Israelite law of the “Year of Jubilee” and how Jesus began His ministry following His temptation in the wilderness by proclaiming that the Year of Jubilee had come.  Jesus’ fulfilment of the Scriptures allows us to continue proclaiming…

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Manna and Storehouses – May 29, 2016

Sun, 29 May 2016 20:34:41 +0000

“Manna and Storehouses” Text: Exodus 16:1-3, 11-30; Matthew 14:13-21 This week, Pastor Dylon Brown examines the wilderness experience of the Israelites in the Book of Exodus.  During their suffering in the desert, the Israelites looked back at their enslavement in Egypt with a warped memory.  Even when God provided them with manna amidst their struggle,…

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Wrestle – May 22, 2016

Sun, 22 May 2016 20:13:40 +0000

“Wrestle” Genesis 28:10-22 Genesis 32:24-30 Pastor Dylon Brown of the South Portland Church of the Nazarene begins a multi-week series on wilderness experiences.  In the first installment, Jacob wrestles with God in the wilderness amidst his solitude and loneliness.  After this experience Jacob was given a new identity, and also experienced reconciliation with his family. …

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The Work of the Spirit – May 15, 2016

Sun, 15 May 2016 21:04:25 +0000

“The Work of the Spirit” Text: Acts 2:1-12, 8:26-40 This week, Shane Ross from the South Portland Church of the Nazarene joins us and shares the story of Pentecost through the eyes of a fictionalized disciple from Jesus’ time. He also speaks about his own experiences with the work of the Holy Spirit. While the…

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How to Follow Jesus When You Can’t Follow Jesus – May 8, 2016

Sun, 08 May 2016 22:20:24 +0000

“How to Follow Jesus When You Can’t Follow Jesus” Text: Ephesians 1:15-23 For early and current followers of Jesus alike, His instructions to “follow me” are difficult.  How do you follow Jesus when He has been crucified, buried, resurrected, and ascended to new life?  Much of the Epistles and the other books of the New…

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Turn Out That Light! – May 1, 2016

Sun, 01 May 2016 20:44:54 +0000

“Turn Out That Light!” Text: Revelation 4 & 5, 21-22 Pastor Gloria finishes our look at the Book of Revelation. John’s vision of the throne room is one that celebrates creation and redemption. That worship tells us to be stewards of our creation and to carry the Gospel message of redemption through Jesus to the…

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You Are Here – April 24, 2016

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 21:39:51 +0000

“You Are Here” Text:  Revelation 21:1-6 Pastor Gloria continues our study of Revelation.  Just like the early church, we are “here” in between the time of Jesus’ life on Earth and the events of Revelation.  As the church and as individuals, we are called to shine the light of Christ as outposts of the Kingdom…

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Annual Meeting – April 17, 2016

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 22:47:51 +0000

Annual Meeting – Rev. Cecil Jones Text: Ephesians 4:1-16 On Annual Meeting Sunday, Maine District Superintendent Rev. Cecil Jones joins us and delivers this week’s message. The Book of Ephesians contains many good things for us individually and collectively as the Church, however it is especially helpful during times of transition. It reminds us of…

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I Can Only Imagine – April 10, 2016

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 00:34:45 +0000

“I Can Only Imagine” Text: Revelation 1 – 5 This week Pastor Gloria continues our study of Revelation, learning what a peek into Heaven reveals for living as the Church today.

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The Lion or the Lamb? – April 3, 2016

Sun, 03 Apr 2016 19:05:10 +0000

“The Lion or the Lamb?” Text: Acts 5:27-32, Revelation 1:48, 21:1-6 In Revelation, God sent a message through John showing the community of that day (the Seven Churches of Asia) how to be the organized witness to the Presence of Jesus and the People of God in a world that was broken.  Pastor Gloria suggests…

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All the Way to Bethany – March 27, 2016

Sun, 27 Mar 2016 22:38:49 +0000

“All the Way to Bethany” Text: Luke 24 On this Resurrection Sunday, Pastor Gloria looks at two stories from Luke 24 – the road to Emmaus, and Jesus’ ascension in front of the Disciples at Bethany.  In both cases, Jesus reveals Himself through the familiar.  Pastor Gloria reminds us that except for the miracles, much of…

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Down the Road a Piece – March 20, 2016

Sun, 20 Mar 2016 20:27:52 +0000

“Down the Road a Piece” Text: Psalm 18:19-24, Luke 19:28-40 Pastor Gloria continues to concentrate on what it was like to be with Jesus and His community living in the moment.  Prior to Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, He told some of His followers that they would find a colt on which He would ride.  As they went ahead…

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We Have This Moment – March 13, 2016

Sun, 13 Mar 2016 22:04:34 +0000

“We Have This Moment” Text:  John 12:1-8 Pastor Gloria Coffin delivers this week’s message.  When Mary Magdalene poured oil on Jesus’ feet, likely her most prized possession, it was an act of extravagant worship.  We too are called to live extravagantly for God, using this moment to share the most spectacular miracle of God’s love for…

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Come to Yourself – March 6, 2016

Mon, 07 Mar 2016 13:26:43 +0000

“Come to Yourself” Text: Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 Come to yourself and celebrate during Lent as congregation member Fred Yosua gives this week’s sermon about the parable of the Prodigal Son.

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The Oracles of God – February 28, 2016

Sun, 28 Feb 2016 20:09:46 +0000

“The Oracles of God” Text: Romans 3:1-2; Deuteronomy 8:3; John 1; Hebrews 4:12 Rev. George van Syckel delivers this week’s message.  The Oracles of God are the written Word and the Living Word and are what sets us apart from the world.  Our goal should be to know Him, and then make Him known to others.

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The Love of God – February 21, 2016

Sun, 21 Feb 2016 20:43:55 +0000

“The Love of God” Text: Romans 2:4 Rev. George Van Syckel joins us for this week’s message.  It can be difficult to find God’s word in the second chapter of Romans but it ultimately becomes the foundation of His message of love for us.  God’s love is equitable, impartial, and unbiased.

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Luke 4:1-13 – February 14, 2016

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 19:57:07 +0000

Luke 4:1-13 Pastor Tim George, Executive Pastor from the South Portland Church of the Nazarene, brings us this week’s message.  Despite temptations to use shortcuts and settle during difficult situations and transitions, God calls us to faithfulness in the midst of trying times.  When we do this, God provides for our needs.

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The Incarnational Body of Christ – February 7, 2016

Sun, 07 Feb 2016 22:58:52 +0000

“The Incarnational Body of Christ” Text: Exodus 34:29-35, Luke 9:28-36, 2 Corinthians 3:12-18 Shane Ross from the South Portland Church of the Nazarene delivers this week’s sermon on Transfiguration Sunday.  Christ sometimes leads us, both as individual Christians and the Body of believers, to some difficult places.  Often, though difficult, those are places we see…

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The Greatest of These – January 31, 2016

Sun, 31 Jan 2016 20:11:21 +0000

“The Greatest of These” Text: I Corinthians 13:1-13 Pastor Stephanie Malcolm delivers this week’s message.  Paul teaches the members of a divided church how to be the greatest.

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An Unexpected Host – January 24, 2016

Sun, 24 Jan 2016 19:32:12 +0000

“An Unexpected Host” Text: Luke 24:13-35 Pastor Steve Malcolm delivers this week’s message.  In today’s scripture lesson, two of the followers of Jesus learn to think about Jesus and the world differently from a strange guest.

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More Gifts? – January 17, 2016

Sun, 17 Jan 2016 22:54:46 +0000

More Gifts? Text: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; John 2:1-11 Many of us believe that we have limited spiritual gifts, however the Holy Spirit fills each of us with many different gifts.  Pastor Gloria encourages us to be aware of them and be ready to open them and share them with others during our day.

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Shhh! It’s A Secret – January 10, 2016

Sun, 10 Jan 2016 22:52:45 +0000

Shhh! It’s A Secret Text: Luke 3:15-18, 21-22; Acts 8:14-17; Ephesians 3:1-12 In his letter to the Ephesians, Paul mentions the secrets of God’s plan which were revealed through the power of the Holy Spirit.  Pastor Gloria talks about these secrets and how we are a part of God’s plan when we allow ourselves to be…

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