Slow Down

June 18th

We live in a busy culture.  Our time is precious and we don’t have any to spare, so the last thing we want to do is wait.  We are gratified instantaneously.  We cram schedules full of activity for ourselves and our families and we rush...

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The Bible is a Wilderness

May 11th

What’s more attractive: riding in the car grooving to one of your favorite tunes, or reading/singing a psalm?  Which would you rather do on a Friday night, watch a movie or listen to a Bible story?  I’m going to assume that the honest answer for...

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The Trickle Down Effect

May 4th

“For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God” (Rom. 8:20-21). Why is the entire world...

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Forgiving Yourself

March 29th

Type in “forgive yourself” into an internet search engine and you’ll come up with hundreds of quotes and pictures that affirm you as a good person who deserves forgiveness.  Sometimes we do things that we feel sorry for and we can’t get past the guilt. ...

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Let’s Just Be Friends

February 22nd

Woe to those who are at ease in Zion, and to those who feel secure in the mountain of Samaria, the distinguished men of the foremost of nations, to whom the house of Israel comes. Go over to Calneh and look, and go from there...

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Knowing Christ

February 17th

“But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ. More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing about Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of...

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Where Can I Apply This?

February 9th

Our sermons often end with applications.  These applications answer the question “so what?”  Hearing the story of Israel coming out of Egypt might be nice, but so what?  Peter was miraculously delivered from prison, but so what?  How do these stories affect me?  What can...

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Stop “Going to Church”

February 1st

The phrase “going to church” is not a phrase that we get from the Bible.  When I say I’m going to church, what exactly do I mean?  Every time that I can recall using this phrase or hearing it, it refers to going to the...

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You’re Going to Fail

January 27th

“The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand” (Psa. 37:23-24). I decided to learn to snowboard the last time I went to...

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“God Knows My Heart”

January 19th

To many people, the fact that God knows our hearts is a comfort. It’s a way of releasing ourselves from the judgment of other people. “Others may say I’ve done something wrong, but God knows my heart,” we say. Sometimes it’s even a defense of...

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[Doing Good to All] Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. — Galatians 6:1 (NIV)

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