13 Reasons: “Backbone”

13 Reasons “Backbone” John 2:12-17 “…Zeal for your house will consume me…” John 2:17 The story of St. Valentine tells of a love that was persistent and tough–a love that had backbone–and that pointed others to Christ. Jesus also demonstrated a love that stands up, speaks out and is unafraid...

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13 Reasons: “Wiggle Room”

13 Reasons “Wiggle Room”  Luke 6:27-31 “But I tell you who hear me; Love your enemies…” Lk. 6:27 Are there clear teachings of Jesus that you wish were not so clear? Jesus tells us what is right in black and white, and we are called to apply what he says...

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13 Reasons: “Hear the Word”

13 Reasons “Hear the Word” 1 Samuel 24:1-4a “…I will give your enemy into your hands…” Stories are powerful. They have the ability to get under our skin and shape us form within. What are the stories that are shaping you right now?  Download  the Study Guide here: Hear the Word...

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13 Reasons: “A Long, Long, Time”

13 Reasons “A Long, Long Time” Psalm 16:5-8 “Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken” – Psalm 16:8 The Church helps us gain perspective on who we are by giving us perspective in who God is.    Find this week’s Study Guide here: A Long, Long...

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13 Reasons: “Truth’s Consequences”

13 Reasons “Truths’ Consequences” Romans 1:18-20  They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them”.  – Romans 1:19  Relativism privileges personal preferences over any objective standard of truth. But the Church confesses the notion of universal truth. Download the study guide here: Truths Consequences Study Guide ...

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Make Room: “Here’s Hoping”

Make Room!  “Here’s Hoping” “He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” – Micah 4:2 How we hope can have as much of an impact on how we live as what we hope for. Is it time to make room for extended-play, miracle minded...

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What Are You Thinking? -“Brave Minds”

What Are You Thinking?  “Brave Minds” Philippians 2:1-11 “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus…” Philippians 2:5 Paul urged the church to have “the mind of Christ”, but how do we do that? While we may never know the fullness of Jesus’ mind, a quick look...

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