What Are You Thinking?  “Strong Minds” Romans 5:1-5 “…we also rejoice in our sufferings…” – Romans 5:3 What does perfect peace look like to you? Is it an untroubled life? A life devoid of all conflict and trail?  Paul says that true peace has less to do with any circumstances in our lives and more […]

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What Are You Thinking?  “Mind Bender” Luke 19:1-10 “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today…” Luke 19:5 What are you thinking?—and has your thinking got you sinking into a rut? Paul believed that no rut, no matter how deep, can keep Jesus from saving us if we make like Zacchaeus and […]

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Earthen Vessels “We Shall Not Die” Ps 90:1–6 “…from everlasting to everlasting you are God.” – Psalm 90:2 No earthly heirloom will last forever, but what about the meaning attached it? When it comes the  “Earthen Vessels” called you and me, the question is not “how long will these bodies will hold up?”, but “how […]

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Earthen Vessels: “Liquid I.D.”

Earthen Vessels: “Liquid I.D.” Eze. 36:25-28 “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you…” Eze. 36:26 U.S. Passport, virtual fingerprint, Real I.D.—there are lots of ways to back up our claim to be who we say we are. But when it comes to our most important identity, only one […]

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Band of Believers:  “Join the Band” 1 Peter 2:9-10 “…but now you are the people of God…” – 1 Peter 2:10 By His power and His presence in Christ, God  is creating, revealing, redeeming,  restoring, and will return again. But have power, too! Inspired by the Holy Spirit, we can move the needle of our […]

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Band of Believers: “Hope Returning” Revelation 21:1-4 “I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down…” – Revelation 21:2 Ever felt weary of following Christ? Of doing things “God’s Way”? Of making study, and prayer and weekly worship a “must do” part of your life? John has a vision to share with us that […]

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Band of Believers: “No Trespasses” 1 John 1:8-10 “…he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins…” The temptation of the ages is to play the “claim no blame” game when we do wrong. But the Band of Believers knows that the way to no trespasses is not by denial, but through the […]

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Band of Believers: “This Gift”

Band Of Believers: “This Gift”  “Look, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” – John 1:29 In a time of  “do-it-yourself-ism” our connection as a Band of Believers tells us that there is at least one job we will never do for ourselves.

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