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The Beatitudes

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will…

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Drawing Near to God

We embark on a journey of Drawing Near to God by exploring some Spiritual Disciplines. All of the classic spiritual disciplines can be found in some form in scripture. Several years ago I had a bit of a ‘bad attitude’ toward these spiritual practices. Then I signed up for a two year experience called Deeper…

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We begin a message series on Ezra and Nehemiah – this is challenging stuff! I have been deep into some background study of this time in the history of God’s people of Ancient Israel. We will primarily be focusing on the book of Nehemiah and look to Ezra from time to time to fill in…

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Biblical World View

A worldview is a lens through which we view and interpret our life in this world. Everyone has a worldview: What is yours? Here, we explore the Biblical worldview for 5 weeks together. Did God create everything out of nothing? What is sin and how did it come into the world? Was God caught off guard by…

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The Book of Ruth

This story takes place during the time of the ‘judges’ where everyone ‘did as they saw fit’. It was also a time of famine in the land. Famine would be a good way to describe the state of these women’s hearts as well. Naomi decides to go back to her homeland of Judah where she…

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Advent 2016: A Bloodline of Grace

During Advent, we will explore the women of the genealogy of Jesus. By mentioning these particular women, his Jewish audience is ‘hearing’ something powerful. Jesus bloodline is a bloodline of grace. God carries out his plan of salvation for the world through ordinary, yet extraordinary, sinful people. In spite of the unfaithfulness of God’s people,…

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