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Pride v. Humility

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(excerpted from Tom's January 29 message) These words from Romans are worth remembering daily –  Romans 12:3 (NIV) “Don’t think of yourselves more highly than you ought…” You see pride goes much deeper than simply bragging; it is the delusion that I am the...

How do you define the Holy Spirit?

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Yesterday we talked about the Holy Spirit and how he works in our lives. We asked folks here on Wednesday evening to give us a word or description of the Holy Spirit and I was encouraged by what I read. There were several, great one-word applications; words that are very descriptive of the...

January 19 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio Sometimes inspiration comes from the most unlikely examples. Hi I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Of all the six legged critters of the insect kingdom, the dreaded cockroach is one of the most disgusting. Most of us would...

December 22 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio The joy of Christmas is always best viewed through the eyes of a child. Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Each December as we unpack our nativity scene I smile to remember a Christmas when our oldest daughter Emily was...

December 15 Minute Message

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Listen to the Audio As the old saying goes, imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery but to be a counterfeit anything…well, that’s just worthless. Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. As a teenager I worked in a small...

Minute Message December 1

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Listen to the Audio It has been wisely said, “A good laugh is sunshine in a house.”  Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message.  The capacity to laugh is a wonderful gift from God and distinguishes us from the rest of his...

Minute Message November 24

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Listen to the Audio Every November our congregation hosts a traditional Thanksgiving meal for international students and families living in Bloomington.  We Americans often forget that this cherished holiday is unique to our country and those who visit our shores want to share in the...

Minute Message November 17

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Listen to the Audio Do you ever feel like your efforts go unnoticed? You work just as hard as the next guy, but he gets all the credit. Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Does the name William Dawes sound familiar in your study of American...

Minute Message November 10

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Listen to the Audio The measure of your true wealth is what you'd be worth if you lost all your money. Hi I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Eighty-one years ago this month, Parker Brothers introduced America to a board game that is still a hot...

Minute Message November 3

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The next time someone accuses you of being thin skinned, just smile and remind them that the thickness of your skin is just right. Hi, I’m Tom Ellsworth from Sherwood Oaks Christian Church with a minute message. Our skin, the largest bodily organ, covers the entire surface of our body...

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