Lent Series 2018: {re} imagine

The season of Lent ( Feb 14 - April 1) invites us into new rhythm of life oriented around the narrative of Jesus' life, death and resurrection. This is a time to fast from certain things of the world (you choose what to give up for 40 days) in order to feast on the many things of God that...

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The Inaugural King: Advent 2017

The word "inaugural" means, "marking the beginning."  During this Advent season, we celebrate the King whose arrival marked the beginning of his kingdom come.  Surprisingly, this kingdom would arrive in a rather unassuming way.  The crowning moment began with the birth of a child...

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Immeasurably More

The new theme for the year is "Immeasurably More". It comes from Ephesians 3:20 : “Now to [Christ] who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” (NIV).             ...

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Next Steps: Give More

This past week we tackled another installment of the Advent Conspiracy, focusing on the topic of giving more. We learned abut giving more practically, incarnationally and sacrificially. Want to go a little deeper in your learning and growth? Take some time to reflect on these questions: 1) When...

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Tags: advent, advent conspiracy, give more, incarnation, philippians, sacrifice

Next Steps: Worship Fully

What's your next step when it comes to worshiping fully? Worshiping fully was our topic last Sunday. Together we learned that worship is the act of ascribing goodness, glory and splendor to Someone or Something. We also learned that we can worship in our gathering on Sunday - and we can worship...

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Tags: advent, advent conspiracy, blind, freedom, oppressed, poor, prisoners, worship, worship fully

Next Steps: Perseverance

What's your next step in the area of perseverance? This past Sunday we learned about the story of Noah. It's a story that most of us know. And, through the story on Sunday we realized that Noah was a man of incredible perseverance. As such, he was a "type" of Savior, reminding us of Christ...

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Tags: christ, faithfulness, flood, noah, one-of-a-kind, perserverance

Griefshare: Surviving the Holidays

Have you, or someone you know, experienced the deep grief of losing a loved one.  The holiday season can be a particularly difficult time.  The GriefShare group would love to walk alongside you and encourage you through these challenging days.  Join them for a "Preparing for...

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Next Steps: Action in a God-Soaked World

              What is your next step? This past Sunday we learned about God's activity in the life of Esther. We discovered that Our Heavenly Father knows us, loves us, and invites us to particulate in his work in this world, even when we are a mess and our...

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Tags: courage, deliverance, esther, kingdom, one of a kind

Next Steps: Forgivness

This past Sunday, we continued in our "One of a Kind" series with a look at the weird and wacky story of Samson. We learned that Samson is one of a long line of failed 'saviors'. He is a Christ-figure but he is not the Christ. He brought some temporary help and deliverance to the nation of...

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Tags: forgiveness, grace, one-of-a-kind, samson

Next Steps: Courage!

This past Sunday we launched a new series entitled, "One of a Kind." We learned together about the story of Joshua. When Joshua faced a huge challenge he refused to measure his response by the circumstances he faced. Instead, Joshua knew to find courage for the way forward in what he knew to be...

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Tags: courage, joshua, sermons, one-of-a-kind, next-steps

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