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Holiness – A Queer Concept

This Sunday we will be celebrating LBGTQ Pride at LifeJourney!  The sermon will focus on a core teaching of Jesus that’s critical to understanding what He came to teach us and why God affirms same-sex relationships.

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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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Impulse Control

This week we’ll conclude our current sermon series by exploring the 9th core characteristic of a Spirit-filled life – self-control.  Studies show that our level of self-control – a learned trait – is a stronger predictor of success in life than many other factors, including intelligence.  We’ll explore several biblical principles that can help us grow our self-control, […]

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The Grit of Greatness

This week Pastor Jeff is going to talk to us about the 8th core characteristic of a Spirit-filled person.  The Greek word Paul uses for the 8th characteristic is “pistis.”  The meaning of the word is profound and potentially life-changing.  Invite a friend to tune in with you.

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Transformational Kindness

In recent weeks, we’ve been exploring the core characteristics of a Spirit-filled person.  This Sunday – Pentecost Sunday – we’ll continue that theme by focusing on the kindness.  In the process, we’ll look at some oft neglected stories buried deep in the Old Testament that contain rich teachings about what it means to simply be […]

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How Good Is Good Enough?

What’s the difference between being religious and spiritual?  Being religious is often associated with rote rule-keeping.  Rules, rules, rules.  Being spiritual is completely different and so much more beautiful!  That’s what we’re going to explore this Sunday as we continue our sermon series about being salt and light in a hurting world.

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Chill

Think of someone you’ve known who exudes gentleness and patience.  Wouldn’t you like to be more like them?  As we all know, it’s easier said than done.  But this Sunday we’ll explore some ideas that might help, as we continue our sermon series about being salt and light in a hurting world.

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Never Outsource Your Peace & Joy

Have you ever known someone who exuded peace and joy even during life’s toughest times? How is that possible? This Sunday we’ll explore the Biblical formula for experiencing a peace and joy that defies life’s ups and downs. As we do so, we’ll draw on stories from the lives of some amazing women of faith, […]

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Contact Tracing

You’ve heard the phrase thrown about a lot lately, but on Sunday we’re going to explore it from a very different angle. According to the Bible, every contact we have with someone else leaves an enduring trace on them and us – for better or worse. If we want to be Jesus’ hands and feet […]

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Quarantined

This Sunday we’ll look at a Biblical quarantine story and ask what great lessons we can learn from that experience for what we’re facing today.  Believe it or not, something really good could come out of this time of social distancing and sheltering at home. Supplement Sermon Links: Examples of “Habits of Grace” https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/themelios/review/habits-of-grace-enjoying-jesus-through-the-spiritual-disciplines/ https://spiritualfitclub.com/spiritual-activities-self-care-begin-today/ https://sumaiyawood.com/kick-start-your-daily-spiritual-practice/

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How To Be A Super-Spreader – Of Hope!

At a time of unrelenting gloom and doom, we’re going to launch into a new sermon series on Sunday that will explore how each of us can claim our power and become Super Spreaders of Hope!  As someone recently said, “Coronavirus is highly contagious, but hope is even more so – so spread hope.”

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Rising from our Pain

Join us for our Easter Sunday celebration as we dig deep into Jesus’ resurrection encounter with Simon Peter and draw from it a powerful two-part formula for how we, like Christ, can rise from our deepest pain.  Because as followers of Jesus, Easter is not just a miracle that took place 2000 years ago; it’s […]

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