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When My Old Faith Fails

From time to time, we all have experiences that cause us to ask deep – sometimes troubling – questions about our faith.  It’s so common there’s even a term for it; it’s called a “faith crisis.”  This Sunday we’ll look at someone in the Bible who had a faith crisis who modeled for us how […]

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When You Run Out

From time to time, we all get to the place where we’re completely spent – nothing left to give; we’ve run dry.  What then?  This Sunday, we’ll explore a Gospel passage offers a powerful formula for how to respond in times when you feel completely depleted. Today's Scripture John 2:1-11 Discussion Questions "Going Deeper" Sunday […]

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Does My Perfect Soulmate Exist?

This week Pastor Jeff is going to share insights for how we can build beautiful lifetime relationships, drawing on the teachings of Genesis 2 and two recent best-selling books, “Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give” (Ada Calhoun) and “The First Love Story” (Bruce Feiler).  This may be the most important sermon you’ll ever hear about building […]

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Religionless Christianity

. . . is a phrase coined by Rev. Dietrich Bonhoeffer while in prison shortly before he was executed by the Nazis.  He didn’t live long enough to fully develop the idea, yet it’s a strangely compelling phrase.  Religion has earned a bad reputation.  We long for something more genuine and life giving.  So what […]

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How Not To Mess Up Your Life

Life is full of important decisions.  Get ‘em right, and you’ll thrive.  Get ‘em wrong, and you’ll struggle.  So this Sunday we’re going to explore what the prophet Hosea has to say about how to make good decisions.  We’ll discover three keys to making solid, life-giving decisions. Today's Scripture Hosea 8:1-7 Discussion Questions "Going Deeper" […]

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Sing It Anyway

On Sunday we will celebrate our mothers, while at the same time exploring what God wants to say to each of us, personally, through the prophet Ezekiel, as we continue our series on Old Testament prophecies.  We’ll use examples of great women of faith to bring alive the key points of Ezekiel’s prophecy.  Invite your […]

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Your Creation Blueprint

This Sunday we continue our new sermon series in which we’re taking several Old Testament prophecies and applying them as if they were spoken directly to us and for us – because they were!  This week we’ll study a prophecy that tells you how to know what God wants you to do with your life.  […]

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What Should Have Been

When we face hard times, it’s easy to get stuck wishing we could go back to a “better” time.  It’s easy to nurse regrets.  To ask, “What if?”  To ruminate over “what should have been.”  This week we launch a new sermon series called “Ancient Bible Prophecies: Could They Foretell Your Future?”  Each week we’ll […]

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Chain-Reaction Miracle!

If Easter is simply a story about something incredible that happened 2,000 years ago, it feels a bit irrelevant, frankly.  But what if it’s not?  What if the miracle that began on the first Easter is still playing out in our world today – and we can experience it and share it right where we […]

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The Last Straw

Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, culminating in Good Friday and Easter.  This Sunday we’ll study the Gospel story that most scholars believe was the proverbial “straw that broke the camel’s back” – one last, great, daring act by Jesus that sealed his fate on the cross.  Today's Scripture Mark 11 (select verses) Discussion […]

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The Greatest Provocation

We’re getting closer and closer to Easter, counting down the days to Jesus’ death.  As we do so, we’ll continue unraveling the murder mystery surrounding Jesus’ death, exploring clues left behind in the Gospel record.  This week we will explore Jesus’ greatest provocation – an idea so heretical, the religious establishment had no choice but […]

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This Sunday we continue our journey to the cross by looking at yet another Gospel passage that resulted in yet another death threat against Jesus.  This week we will focus on a passage where Jesus launched a frontal assault on how religion often uses rules as an instrument of control.  Each one of us will […]

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