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Words of Life, Words Like a Knife

On Sunday, we’ll study a third thought-provoking story from the Life of Jacob.  It’s a perfect story for Mother’s Day because it will challenge us to consider: How have the words of your mother, father, and other key influencers shaped you?  And how are your own words now shaping those around you and even yourself?  […]

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Family Dynamics

Each of us is on a journey.  God put us here in a particular life context and set us in motion.  The challenge is to make sense of our journey and turn it into something beautiful.  For guidance, this Sunday we’ll begin a new sermon series on the turbulent, magnificent life of Jacob, as recorded […]

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The Heart of God

Each Sunday in December we're talking about the incredible gift of Jesus in our lives, guided by Isaiah's famous four-part Christmas prophecy.  The four descriptors used in Isaiah’s prophecy help us understand what Jesus is like and how he works in our lives.  This Sunday we'll explore the odd claim that Jesus was/is "Everlasting Father."  Wait, […]

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The Ups & Downs of Spiritual Life

This is a warning from the Emergency Broadcast System: As soon as you begin to gain momentum in your prayer life, something is sure to happen that threatens to disrupt it.  As the Scriptures say, “The devil is like a roaring lion, roaming about, seeking whom he may devour.”  This Sunday, as we continue our […]

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Chosen

Have you ever heard that God has “chosen” certain people?  Have you ever wondered who God “chooses” and how those decisions are made?   This Sunday we’ll explore those questions and more, as we begin a study of the book of First Thessalonians and launch a new sermon series called “The New Testament Mindset.”  This is […]

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Three Fathers, Three Lessons

Our parents are complex people.  Being a parent is complex.  Some of life’s most charged feelings revolve around our parents.  Life is usually not as simple as having perfect parents or perfectly awful parents.  Most parents fall somewhere in between, complex blends of strengths and weaknesses, triumphs and failures.  To try to put it all […]

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