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Unburdening Ourselves of Our Judgments

Jesus says, “Judge not.”  But that’s easier said than done.  The urge to judge others severely is so strong it often feels overwhelming.  It’s hard to stop even when it poisons our soul.  This Sunday we’ll explore several spiritual principles that can help us to finally lay down the heavy burden of judging others.

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This Is Us

This Sunday we’ll look at a parable that reflects the deepest passion of Jesus’ heart, and consider what it would mean for us to reflect that same passion, as individuals and as a church.  If you’ve been thinking of inviting someone to church, this would be a great Sunday for them to get acquainted with […]

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The Pressure of Pretending

So what does God really want from us?  Many of us have been taught that God’s love is conditioned on our good behavior.  So we end up doing everything we can to appear to be perfect in order to earn God’s love and feel good about ourselves, resulting in a life full of pressure, stress, […]

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Nefarious Otherworldly Forces

Spiritual mystics throughout the ages have warned us that nefarious otherworldly forces – Satan and demons – are an unseen part of every human struggle.  Jesus himself seemed to agree.  So what should 21st century believers make of all this?  Is there really a spiritual dimension to every problem?  If so, how should we respond?  Join […]

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How Does Prayer Work?

Everybody says, “You should pray,” but nobody tells us how to do it – effectively.  Everybody says, “Prayer changes things,” but nobody explains how.  Would you like to understand prayer better?  Join us on Sunday, as we explore what Jesus taught about prayer.

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How to Think About God

Scholars tell us that one of Jesus’ core teachings about God was so revolutionary it “seemed disrespectful, indeed unthinkable, to the sensibilities of Jesus’ contemporaries.” (Source: Joachim Jeremias, New Testament Theology.)  This Sunday we’ll explore that revolutionary aspect of Jesus’ teachings and how it can transform the way we feel about life and God.

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Finding Meaning

Who am I?  Why am I here?  And what am I supposed to be doing with my life?  Philosophers have offered lots of different opinions.  But this Sunday we’ll explore how Jesus answered those critical questions.

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The One Time Jesus Failed

The title of Sunday’s sermon may surprise you.  Jesus fail?  How could Jesus ever fail?  But according to the Bible, there was one time he did.  You’ve probably never even heard the story, yet it’s critically important.  So this Sunday we’ll explore the one time Jesus failed – and what we’re supposed to learn from […]

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Like a Child

Again and again in the Gospels, Jesus tells us we must become like children.  For example, in Matthew 18:3, he said, “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”  What does it mean to become like a child?  What kind of change was Jesus […]

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The Fierce Urgency of Now

This Sunday, Pastor Jeff will begin a new sermon series called “Jesus, Light of the World.”  To get us started, we’ll focus on a passage where Jesus raises two key questions that will help us embrace the adventure of another year of life.  Start out 2020 on a high note with church this Sunday!

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The Magic of Christmas

So many Christmases have come and gone, and the story has been told to us so many times, it’s easy to become numb to the stunning spiritual significance of what happened on Christmas.  Sunday’s sermon will seek to awaken us to the wonder of it all – all over again!

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A Christmas Oasis: The True Gift Unwrapped

Our Annual Christmas Program will be presented, in music and drama, at both worship services this Sunday!  Be sure to invite a friend.  “A Christmas Oasis” will take us on a journey, as eight friends unwrap the deeper meaning of Christmas, with helpful insight from souls of Christmas past.  Their insights will be woven together […]

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