Going His Way – “Stand Up, Speak Up, Own Up”

“Stand Up, Speak Up, Own Up”  Matthew 10:16-33  It isn’t every day that going what seems to be the wrong way can turn out to be the right thing to do, but it can happen when we are going Jesus’ way.  When we need to go against the flow because...

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Miracle Mile: “Compatible”

Miracle Mile: “Compatible”  Matthew 9:14-26 What we wear or what we do can sometimes be inappropriate for our surroundings. In the same way, our thoughts, beliefs and our approach to life can be incompatible with the presence of Jesus in our hearts. What is compatible with Jesus? Think hope, confidence...

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Miracle Mile: “Paralyzing Past”

Miracle Mile:  “Paralyzed Past” Matthew 9:1-13 This week  on the road with Jesus, a man is  offered an unexpected but welcome miracle with a message: there is more than one way to be paralyzed, and a surefire way to be free. Find the Study Guide here: Miracle Mile_ Paralyzing Past Study...

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Miracle Mile: “The Need That Binds”

Miracle Mile:  “The Need that Binds” Matthew 8:10-12 How can we be more like Jesus? When it comes to differences of race, class, culture and creed we can make sure that the only difference that makes a difference to Him, makes a difference to us.     See the Study Guide...

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Miracle Mile: “Speed of Life”

Miracle Mile: “Speed of Life” Matthew 8:1-4 Jesus wasa master of the miraculous: spectacular, effective,  immediate miracles. But do miracles only come in a flash, at the speed of light? Or can they also unfold incrementally, slowly–at the speed of life?   See the Study Guide here: “Speed of Life” Study Guide

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Home Bound: “Eureka!”

Home Bound:  “Eureka!” Matthew 6:19-21 Where do you place your trust? On what do you ultimately depend?  Whatever it is,  Jesus says we will treasure it most and hold onto it the tightest. If this is true, should we not trust and treasure the one thing that is eternal? Should...

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Home Bound: “The Extra Mile”

“The Extra Mile” Matthew 5:21-48 Murder. Adultery. Divorce, and more. Jesus takes us down the road in considering how we see the toughest subjects of our time, and then asks us to go the extra mile and see them from God’s point of view.  Engage with the Study Guide here: The...

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Home Bound: “On Purpose”

“On Purpose” Matthew 5:13-1 Everyone  wants to feel like they are fulfilling their purpose in life…even if they are not quite sure what that purpose might be. Today, Jesus gives us a sense of purpose that goes beyond what we do to what we preserve and promote in our daily...

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Home Bound: “Home-Bound Heroes”

“Home-Bound Heroes”  Matthew 5:1-12  How far would you go to secure the kind of confidence and faith that leads to deep happiness? Would you go so far as to follow the ways of Jesus? Download the Study Guide here: Home Bound Heroes Study Guide  

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Home Bound: “Home Bound Adventure”

“Home Bound Adventure” Matthew 4:18-22 This time of  being homebound has not diminished our natural yearning for adventure and discovery. At the same time, it may have increased your awareness of those empty spaces in our lives that long to be filled. What kinds of things are competing to full...

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