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Palm Sunday – What’s The Point?

It’s one of the most celebrated days on the Christian calendar – full of pomp and ceremony, palm branches and pretend parades.  But why?  Why should I care?  You could spend your whole life in church and never understand the personal significance of Palm Sunday.  This Sunday we’ll fix that.

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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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What’s Our Message?

On Sunday we will continue our intensive study of the first chapter of the New Testament to have been written – I Thessalonians 1.  There we’ll see that the early Christians had a real zeal for sharing their message with others.  Do we?  Should we?  And if so, what’s the best way to go about […]

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What Will Heaven Feel Like? 

Do you ever wonder what it will “feel” like to be in heaven?  That’s what we’ll explore this week.  For guidance, we’ll look at one of the most intriguing passages about heaven found in the book of Revelation.  And in the process, we’ll gain insight as to how we can experience a bit more heaven […]

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Child, You Are Mine

Have you ever thought about how your formative experiences with your parents affect how you relate to God in the here and now? This Sunday, we’ll think deeply about that question. We’ll explore a prominent model for how parenting shapes our way of relating to those around us, including God – then compare that model to […]

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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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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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Life In 110 Words

This Sunday we’ll continue our series on “Eight Epic Bible Passages” by looking at the single most famous passage in all the Bible – a passage that tells us what God is like, how God feels about us, and what we should expect in life.  Don’t miss God’s wisdom for your life! 

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My Finest Gift I Bring

If we could give God (and those around us) just one gift this Christmas season, what would it be?  This Sunday we’ll look to the story of the wise men and shepherds for an answer.  The answer will probably surprise – maybe even scandalize – you. 

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