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Loving What Is

Fretting is not good for us. The Bible tells us to “fret not.” But we do it anyway because it feels like others are disrupting our peace.  Or we want life to go a certain way.  Or it’s more important to be what we think is “right” than to be free.  All of which leads […]

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Faith or Failure? A Biblical Tale

Samson is one of the most puzzling “heroes” in the Bible.  He was full of flaws, yet also chosen and called by God.  As we explore Samson’s story, we’ll wrestle with this big question: Can you have faith and not be faithful?

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Karma

It’s often said that the things we do – good and bad – have a way of coming back to us.  Is that really true?  If so, why then do bad things sometimes happen to good people – and vice versa?  Does God ever make exceptions to the principle of “sowing and reaping?”  If so, […]

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In Spite of Myself

If you need a word of encouragement, if you’re ever tempted to think you mess up too much for God to use you, if you need an extra dose of God’s grace, you need to hear this Sunday’s sermon – the fourth installment in our sermon series on the Life of Jacob.

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Caught In The Very Act

Those are some of the worst words in the English language.  You know the feeling.  You got caught or you catch somebody “in the very act.”  You have them dead to rights, or they’ve got you dead to rights.  What now?  What happens next is CRITICAL to both the offender and the offended.  That’s what […]

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We’ve Only Just Begun

On Sunday we’ll celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the founding of our church by asking: Why did God raise up a church like ours and what great things are next for us?  To guide our thoughts, we’ll explore three epic moments in Jesus’ life where he made clear what his churches should be like.  Let’s […]

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Liberation

Over the last 6 weeks, we have been exploring the wisdom of Father James Martin from his book  ‘Learning to Pray: A Guide for Everyone.’  This Sunday, we will be wrapping up our prayer series as we explore our desire for God; What is it that draws us to God and what is it that helps […]

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All My Failures

We all live with a keen sense of our failures.  Time and again, we mess up.  How does a healthy spiritual person address that?  This Sunday we’ll explore a three-fold pattern of wholeness embedded in the Old Testament and reflected in the highest holy day on the Jewish calendar – Yom Kippur.  Join us Sunday […]

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The Atomic Center of the Gospel Message

This week we will explore the single most important concept for us to understand if we’re going to be followers of Jesus.  The explosive power of Jesus’ message comes from this core concept.  Do you know what it is?  Have you internalized it?  Are you living it? Sermon Video Reference

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What Was Jesus Most Passionate About?  

Have you ever known someone who kept talking about the same thing over and over and over again.  Maybe baseball or politics or pets or music or video games.  We’re all deeply passionate about something.  And so was Jesus.  This Sunday we will explore the topic that dominated his imagination from the beginning of his […]

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Wounded Healers

For the past four weeks, we’ve explored the impact of the fall of humanity through stories of brokenness found early in the book of Genesis.  On Sunday, before leaving the theme of brokenness, we’re going to learn about the ultimate antidote to all that brokenness, as revealed to us by Jesus himself.  Come to church […]

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Broken

This Sunday we continue exploring profound life lessons embedded in the Biblical creation story, as we move into the later part of the story where everything starts to fall apart.  If you’ve ever experienced profound failure, you need to hear this.

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