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 to be set apart. Will […]

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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 Study Guide  

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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: “Enjoy the Joy”

Make Room! “Enjoy the Joy” Matthew 11:2-10 “Go back and report to John what you hear and see…” Matthew 11:4 As hard as things can be and as dire as the news may seem, God is always on the move. In a world that seems hemmed in by darkness, can we Make Room to enjoy […]

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Make Room! “Keep the Faith, Baby” Isaiah 11:1-5 “A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.” Isaiah 11:1 Isaiah had a vision of a wonderful savior whose legacy, Spirit and character set him apart. But what about the people he saves? Can you and I […]

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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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