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 to our lives–with no “wiggle […]

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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 Time 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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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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