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Jun 29, 2020 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Maple Hill Presbyterian Church
Topics: Matthew 18:12-14, lost sheep, Good Shepherd, Father, sheepfold, safety, pointing people to Jesus
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Apr 26, 2020 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given for Discovery Church, Clayton, NC for Easter 3, 2020
Topics: Luke 24:13-35, blind, see, circumstances, Scripture, sacraments, prayer, remembering, invitation,...
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Apr 19, 2020 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given for Discovery Church, Clayton, NC for the 2nd Sunday of Easter 2020
Topics: Luke 24:36-49, I Corinthians 15:17-24, body, scars, first fruits, dead, resurrection, work, new...
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Apr 12, 2020 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given for Discovery Church, Clayton, NC for Easter 2020
Topics: Luke 24:1-11, hear, Good News, fake news, truth, resurrection of Jesus, women, disciples, obey,...
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Mar 2, 2020 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Discovery Church for the 1st Sunday in Lent 2020
Topics: Psalm 25, Mark 1:12-15, "Searching and Fearless Moral Inventory", shame, sin, test/trial,...
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Feb 10, 2020 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Discovery Church, Clayton, NC; part of a series on Matthew
Topics: Matthew 18:1-14, little children, humility, "secret sin", lost sheep, stumbling-block,...
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Feb 3, 2020 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Discovery Church, Clayton, NC; part of a series on Matthew
Topics: Matthew 17:24-27, taxes, temple, Peter, Jesus, disciples, teenagers, age, Holy Spirit
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Jan 27, 2020 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Discovery Church, Clayton, NC; part of a series on Matthew
Topics: Matthew 17:14-21, believing prayer, fasting, faith, unanswered prayer, Jesus, healing, demon...
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Jan 21, 2020 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Discovery Church, Clayton, NC, part of a series on Matthew
Topics: Matthew 16:21-28, suffering, sacrifice, self-denial, offensive, cross, Jesus follower, Jesus...
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Jan 6, 2020 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given for Epiphany Sunday 2020 @ Discovery Church, Clayton, NC
Topics: Numbers 24:17-19, Isaiah 60, Matthew 2, magi, star, Jesus, giving your best, convenience, New...
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Dec 30, 2019 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Discovery Church, Clayton, NC for the first Sunday of Christmas 2019
Topics: Matthew 2:21-40, Anna, Simeon, salvation, all peoples, light, praising God, Jesus, child, Messiah
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Dec 29, 2019 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Discovery Church, Clayton, NC for Christmas Eve 2019
Topics: Matthew 1:18-25, Titus 2:11-14, return of Jesus, hope, ungodliness, worldly lusts, soberly,...
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Dec 23, 2019 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given for the  4th Sunday of Advent @ Discovery Church, Clayton, NC
Topics: Luke 1:39-56, Micah 5:2-5a, Micah 6:6-8, Mary, Elizabeth, humility, courage, sons, Holy Spirit
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Dec 4, 2019 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Discovery Church, Clayton, NC for the First Sunday of Advent, 2019
Topics: Matthew 11:7-19, Malachi 6:1-6, John the Baptist, Jesus is coming, Advent, repentance, preparation,...
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Nov 25, 2019 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Discovery Church, Clayton, NC for Christ the King Sunday/Thanksgiving 2019
Topics: Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Isaiah 12, remember, thanks, stewardship, giving, confession, grace of God,...
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Nov 3, 2019 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Discovery Church, Clayton, NC for the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church 2019
Topics: Psalm 140, persecution, boomerang justice, protection, willing to obey, feelings, personal...
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Oct 28, 2019 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Discovery Church, Clayton NC for Reformation Sunday 2019 remembering All Saints Day
Topics: Psalm 149, Revelation 19:11-21, saints, godly ones, Word of God, Jesus, two-edged sword, humility,...
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Oct 21, 2019 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Discovery Church, Clayton, NC; part of a series on Matthew
Topics: Matthew 16:5-12, leaven, bread, Word of God, Pharisees, Sadducees, hypocrisy, Herodians, puns,...
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Oct 8, 2019 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given for World Communion Sunday 2019 @ Discovery Church, Clayton, NC; part of a series on Matthew
Topics: Matthew 15:29-39, feeding of the 4000, Gentiles, Communion, fellowship, Jesus, feeding, mission,...
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Sep 30, 2019 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given for baptism/confirmation Sunday @ Discovery Church, Clayton, NC; part of a series on Matthew
Topics: Matthew 16:13-20, Who is Jesus?, 4 Big Questions, "Who do you say that I AM?", Lord and...
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Sep 16, 2019 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given @ Discovery Church, Clayton, NC; part of a series on Matthew
Topics: Matthew 16:1-4, sign from heaven, Pharisees & Sadducees, Jesus, Scripture, gospel, sign of...
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Sep 3, 2019 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Discovery Church, Clayton, NC; part of a series on Matthew
Topics: Matthew 15:10-20, heart, 10 Commandments, mouth, Examination of Conscience, evil thoughts,...
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Aug 13, 2019 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Discovery Church, Clayton, NC; part of a series on Matthew
Topics: Matthew 15:1-9, worship, lip service, heart, clean hands, Torah, tradition, 10 Commandments, honor...
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Aug 5, 2019 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Discovery Church, Clayton, NC; part of a series on Matthew
Topics: Matthew 14:3-12, John the Baptist, discipleship, obedience, baptism, confronting sin, righteous...
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Jul 24, 2019 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Discovery Church, Clayton, NC; part of a series on Matthew
Topics: Matthew 13:53-14:2, offended, offensive, preconceived ideas, fear, gospel, Jesus, listen,...
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Jul 18, 2019 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Discovery Church, Clayton, NC; part of a series on Matthew
Topics: Matthew 13:47-53, dragnet, judgment, urgency, responsibility, understanding, treasures, teaching
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Jul 8, 2019 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Discovery Church, Clayton, NC; part of a series on Matthew
Topics: Matthew 11:2-6, Hebrews 12:1-3, Hebrews 11, Isaiah, Malachi 3:1-4, doubt, faith, race of life, eyes...
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Jun 24, 2019 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Discovery Church, Clayton, NC; part of a series on Matthew
Topics: Matthew 10:40-11:1, disciples, welcome, reward, risk, prophet, righteous one, little ones, cold...
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Jun 11, 2019 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given for Pentecost Sunday, 2019 @ Discovery Church, Clayton, NC
Topics: Acts 2:1-41, Pentecost, Jesus, Lord, Christ, Savior, Repent, Holy Spirit
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Jun 5, 2019 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Discovery Church, Clayton, NC for Ascension Sunday, 2019
Topics: Luke 24:44-53, commission, witnesses, Scripture, repentance and forgiveness, suffering and...
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May 28, 2019 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given for the 6th Sunday of Easter 2019 @ Discovery Church, Clayton, NC; part of a series on Matthew
Topics: Micah 7:1-8, Matthew 10: 34-39, peace, first, J-O-Y, Jesus, others, you, last, relationships,...
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May 21, 2019 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given for the 5th Sunday of Easter, 2019 @ Discovery Church, Clayton, NC; part of a series on Matthew
Topics: Matthew 10:24-33, don't be afraid, deny, rewards, salvation, sparrows, valued, Gehenna, God's...
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May 16, 2019 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Discovery Church, Clayton, NC for Good Shepherd Sunday 2019
Topics: Matthew 9:35-10:23, Good Shepherd, distressed and depressed, sheep, love, equip, wolves, shrewd,...
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Apr 30, 2019 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Discovery Church, Clayton, NC for the 2nd Sunday of Easter 2019.  Part of a series on Matthew
Topics: Matthew 13:44-46, kingdom, value, treasure, Jesus, merchant, farmer, poor, rich, stumbling across...
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Apr 16, 2019 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Discovery Church, Clayton for Palm Sunday, 2019
Topics: Matthew 21:1-11, donkey owner, donkey, fear, unbelief, rebellion, sacrifice, rights, blessings,...
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Apr 8, 2019 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given for the 5th Sunday of Lent 2019 @ Discovery Church, Clayton, NC; part of a series on Matthew
Topics: Matthew 13:24-43, kingdom of heaven, evil one, spiritual space invaders, wheat & weeds, leaven,...
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Apr 1, 2019 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Discovery Church, Clayton, NC for the 4th Sunday in Lent 2019; part of a series on Matthew
Topics: Matthew 1:1-23, Sower, Word of God, soil, persecution, weeds & thorns, fruit, disciples,...
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Mar 24, 2019 Rev. LaVera M Parato
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sermon given at Discovery Church, Clayton for the 3rd Sunday in Lent 2019
Topics: Matthew 12:46-50, Romans 8:14-29, family, God our Father, Jesus our brother, sons, siblings,...
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Mar 13, 2019 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Discovery Church, Clayton for Ash Wednesday 2019
Topics: Joel 2:-17, Revelation 9:1-11, fasting, intercession, judgment, sin, repentance, destruction, Day...
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Feb 19, 2019 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Discovery Church, Clayton, NC; part of a series on Matthew.
Topics: Matthew 12:22-37, blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, confronting evil, spiritual temperature, words,...
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Feb 13, 2019 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Discovery Church, Clayton, NC; part of a series on Matthew
Topics: Matthew 12, 14-21, Isaiah 42:1-9, Jesus, Servant, Gentle, Just, Messiah, bruised reed, smoldering...
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Feb 4, 2019 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Discovery Church, Clayton, NC; part of a series on Matthew
Topics: Matthew 12:1-14, Hebrews 3-4, Hosea 6:4-11, I Samuel 21:1-6, Sabbath, rest, worship, Jesus,...
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Jan 29, 2019 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Discovery Church, Clayton, NC; part of a series on Matthew
Topics: Jeremiah 6:16-21, Matthew 11:20-30, woe, rest, Jesus, wisdom, discipleship, burdens, yoke, eternal...
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Jan 20, 2019 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Discovery Church, Clayton, NC; part of a series on Matthew
Topics: Isaiah 35:3-6, Matthew 9:27-31, Advent, miracles, faith, boldness, witness, Jesus as Messiah,...
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Jan 4, 2019 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Maple Hill Presbyterian Church, NC for the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.  
Topics: Psalm 119:113-128, persecution, faithfulness, commitment to Jesus, difficulty
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Sep 30, 2018 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Grove Presbyterian Church, Kenansville, NC
Topics: Hosea 6:4-11, Matthew 9:9-13, sin, sick, broken, Pharisees, Jesus, disciples, church, hospitality,...
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Aug 27, 2018 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC; part of a series on Matthew
Topics: Matthew 9:1-8, paralytic, faith, easy, hard, Jesus's authority, knowledge, helping, being helped,...
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Aug 23, 2018 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC; part of a series on Matthew
Topics: Matthew 8:23-34, fears, fear of the Lord, pleasing God, Jesus's power, storm, demons
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Aug 15, 2018 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC; part of a series on Psalms
Topics: Psalm 145, God is great, good, blessing, the Lord's Prayer, King, kingdom, daily bread, baptism,...
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Aug 8, 2018 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC; part of a series on Psalm 119
Topic: Psalm 119:169-176
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Jul 30, 2018 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville; part of a series on Psalms
Topics: Psalm 144, Ephesians 6:10-18, identity, God gifts us, God empowers us, God protects us, God...
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Jul 18, 2018 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC; part of a series on Psalms
Topics: Psalm 129, II Cor. 4:8-18, overcomers, adversaries, crushed, victory, harvest, persecution, prayer,...
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Jul 11, 2018 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC; part of a series on Psalm 119
Topics: Psalm 119:161-168, sin/shin, 7x's a day, 3x's a day, 5x's a day, Divine Hours, loving what God...
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Jun 25, 2018 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC; part of a series on Psalms
Topics: Psalm 142, I Samuel 22:1-2, I Samuel 24:1-7, suicide, despair, hopelessness, helplessness, never...
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Jun 11, 2018 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC for Graduation Sunday 2018
Topics: Psalm 119:105-112, light, lamp, Bible, sin, affliction, feet, mouth, hands, heart, joy
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Jun 6, 2018 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC; part of a series on Psalm 119
Topics: Psalm 119:97-104, II Timothy 3:14-4:5, mem, wisdom, direction, restraining from sin, value of the...
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May 21, 2018 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC for Pentecost Sunday 2018
Topics: Acts 2:1-21, John 14-16, Holy Spirit, work within us, Person, PRMI, justification, sanctification,...
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May 15, 2018 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given for Ascension Sunday 2018 at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC
Topics: Psalm 110, Acts 2:22-36, Jesus as King, Judge, and, Priest, Melchizedek, ascension
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Apr 29, 2018 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given for the 5th Sunday of Easter 2018 @ Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC
Topics: Matthew 8:18-22, Good Shepherd, Lord, Jesus, follow, scribe, reluctant disciple, rash disciple,...
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Apr 26, 2018 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given for Good Shepherd Sunday 2018 @ Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC
Topics: Psalm 23, Matthew 14:13-21, Lord, Shepherd, Jesus, lack nothing, feed, 5000+, valley of the shadow...
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Apr 16, 2018 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given for the 3rd Sunday of Easter 2018 @ Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC
Topics: Isaiah 53, Matthew 8:1-17, healing, redemption, curse of the Fall, humility, power of prayer,...
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Apr 10, 2018 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given for the 2nd Sunday of Easter 2018 @ Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC
Topics: Psalm 136, Colossians 1:15-20, redemption, thanksgiving, God's love, firstborn of all Creation,...
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Apr 2, 2018 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC for Easter Sunday 2018
Topics: Matthew 28:1-15, I Corinthians 1:18-31, foolishness, wisdom, world, God, death and resurrection of...
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Mar 19, 2018 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given for the 5th Sunday of Lent 2018 @ Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC
Topics: Psalm 119:9-16, bar mitzvah, Lent, spiritual disciplines, purity, sexual, verbal, motivational,...
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Mar 5, 2018 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given for "Celebrate the Gifts of Women" Sunday 2018 at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC
Topics: Luke 7:36-8:3, women, Jesus, ministry, mission, burial, Mary of Bethany, Simon, leper, Pharisee,...
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Feb 25, 2018 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given for the 2nd Sunday in Lent, 2018.  Part of a series on Psalms
Topics: Psalm 143, Romans 3:19-26, devil, temptation, spiritual battle, humble, teach, righteousness of...
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Feb 18, 2018 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC for the first Sunday in Lent 2018
Topics: Psalm 91, Matthew 4:1-11, temptation of the Lord, shelter, protection, salvation, long life,...
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Feb 18, 2018 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given for Ash Wednesday 2018 at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC
Topics: I John 3:16-24, Love, Jesus, Ash Wednesday, Valentine's Day, self-sacrifice, loving others
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Feb 14, 2018 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given for Transfiguration of the Lord Sunday 2018 at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC
Topics: Psalm 97, Matthew 17:1-13, transfiguration, glory, light, darkness, resurrection, return of Christ,...
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Feb 5, 2018 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC; part of a series on Psalms
Topics: Psalm 131, Matthew 18:1-4, Jesus, rest, contentment, pride, humility, disciples, greatest, knowing,...
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Jan 29, 2018 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC; part of a series on Psalm 119
Topics: Psalm 119:145-160, Matthew 11:28-30, preserve my life, revive, enemies, prayer, Jesus as Judge and...
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Jan 17, 2018 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC for Baptism of the Lord Sunday, 2018
Topics: Matthew 3, Isaiah 8:1-15, scandalon, offensive Christians, gospel, Christ, fall, crushed,...
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Jan 2, 2018 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville for the 1st Sunday after Christmas 2017, a recognition of Blue Christmas
Topics: Blue Christmas, suffering, comfort and joy, Matthew 2, Hebrews 2:10-18, Egypt, holy innocents,...
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Dec 20, 2017 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC for the 3rd Sunday of Advent 2017
Topics: Isaiah 61, Luke 4:16-30, I Thessalonians 5:12-28, good news, setting captives free, Gentiles,...
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Dec 11, 2017 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given for the 2nd Sunday of Advent 2017 at Antioch Presbyterian Church
Topics: Micah 5:1-5a, Luke 2:8-18, Ephesians 2:11-22, walls, peace, Jesus, tribulation, shepherd
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Dec 7, 2017 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given for Christ the King Sunday 2017 at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC
Topics: Ezekiel 34:17-31, Matthew 25:31-46, Jesus Christ, King, Shepherd, Prince, sheep, goats, fat, lean,...
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Nov 22, 2017 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC; part of a series on Psalms
Topics: Psalm 141, Daniel 1, courage, enemies, pressure, conformity, worth of Jesus, prayer, tongue, heart,...
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Nov 13, 2017 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given for stewardship dedication Sunday 2017 at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC
Topics: Genesis 1:26ff, I Corinthians 6:9-20, stewardship of the body, gluttony, sloth, excess, self-image,...
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Nov 6, 2017 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC for the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, 2017
Topics: Psalm 119:81-88, Jesus's words, persecution, perseverance, deliverance, justice, prayer, revival,...
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Oct 31, 2017 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given for Reformation Sunday 2017 at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC
Topics: Ephesians 2:1-10, Reformation, 5 solae, Solus Christus, Solo Christo, penal substitution,...
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Oct 15, 2017 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC; part of series on Psalms
Topics: Psalm 135, Numbers 21:21ff, praise, boss, leaders, idols, sacred history, God as Judge, God working...
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Oct 3, 2017 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC for World Communion Sunday, 2017
Topics: John 6:22-40, Communion, Bread of Heaven, Bread of Life, eternal life, abundant life, gift, person,...
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Sep 27, 2017 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC; part of a series on Psalm 119
Topics: Psalm 119:89-96, lamed, God's Word, certainty, truth, settled, "Has God said?",...
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Sep 13, 2017 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC; part of a series on Psalms
Topics: Psalm 128, I Cor. 7:10-16, blessings, vocation, family, husbands, wives, children, olive shoot,...
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Sep 5, 2017 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC; part of a series on Psalm 119
Topics: Psalm 119:49-64, zayin, Heth, persecution, obedience, night, Christian fellowship, Communion,...
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Aug 30, 2017 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC; part of a series on Psalms
Topics: Psalm 125, trusting in God, unshaken, God's protection
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Aug 23, 2017 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC; part of a series on Psalms
Topics: Psalm 124, I Corinthians 15:12-20, "What If", resurrection of Christ, Romans 7-8
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Aug 15, 2017 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC; part of a series on Psalm 119
Topics: Psalm 119:33-48, paths, freedom, covetousness, worthless things, Philippians 4:10-14, I Peter...
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Jul 31, 2017 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given @ Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC; part of a series on Psalms
Topics: Psalm 123, John 15:12-17, servants, friends, Jesus, Master, Lord, love one another, command, plan,...
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Jul 19, 2017 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC; part of a series on Psalms
Topics: Psalm 120, Ephesians 4:17-32, lies, deceit, falsehood, words matter, corrupt speech, kindness,...
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Jul 10, 2017 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC; part of a series on Psalm 119
Topics: Psalm 119:65-72, spiritual heart disease, heart transplant, cure, Jesus Christ, sin management, sin...
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Jul 5, 2017 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC; part of a series on Psalms, particularly Psalm 119
Topics: Psalm 119:17-32, gimel, daleth, guidance, comfort, enemies, affliction, Holy Spirit, Scripture, hope
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Jun 26, 2017 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC; part of a series on Psalms
Topics: Psalm 119:1-8, aleph, joy, obedience, God's Word, law, Scripture, knowledge, statutes, judgments,...
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Jun 12, 2017 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC for Trinity Sunday 2017
Topics: John 14:15-27, Father, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Son, Advocate, with, in, live, temple, heaven, presence,...
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Jun 5, 2017 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given for Pentecost 2017 @ Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC
Topics: Psalm 104, Acts 2:1-4, Pentecost, Holy Spirit, Creator, Provider, Sustainer, Creation, messengers,...
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May 30, 2017 Rev. LaVera M.Parato
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sermon given for Ascension Sunday 2017 @ Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC
Topics: Psalm 93, Acts 1:1-11, ascension, work, clothes, Creation, Intercessor, redemption, Sustainer of...
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May 22, 2017 LaVera M. Parato
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Sermon given at Antioch Presbyterian church, Jacksonville, NC for the 6th Sunday of Easter; part of a series on Psalms.
Topics: Psalm 133, John 17:9-23, unity, glorifying Jesus Christ, essential tenets, communion, fellowship
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Apr 30, 2017 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given for the 3rd Sunday of Easter 2017 @ Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC; part of a series on Psalms
Topics: Psalm 111, Passover, Hallelujah, God's works, wonders, Word, fear of the Lord, obedience, praise,...
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Apr 17, 2017 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given for Easter Sunday, 2017 at Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC
Topics: Luke 24:1-35, Job 19, Emmaus, Redeemer, lives, resurrection, Scripture, hope, difficult times, faith
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Apr 3, 2017 Rev. LaVera M. Parato
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sermon given for the 5th Sunday of Lent 2017 @ Antioch Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC
Topics: Psalm 71, Mark 15:25-32, forsaken, old age, mocking, presence of God, shame, conception to death,...