THE NARROW PATH

You’ve probably heard the phrase that following Christ is like taking a narrow path, but what does it mean for us to follow Christ on the narrow road? Let’s look at three ideas. First of all, when you and I follow Christ on the narrow way, we commit to grow spiritually and consistently seek God’s […]

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learning from the early church

It’s interesting to look back at the early church to see how they overcame their struggles and differences. The church was experiencing tremendous growth and this meant they had to get organized. They would make a decision about what it means to be a caring community of faith. In Acts 6:1-6, we see the people […]

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When anger holds us down

The Bible gives us the story of Elijah who had been in such high standing with God. He was God’s man, God’s prophet and had the support of all the people. You can read the full story in 1 Kings 19:9-13. Suddenly, things changed and Elijah was feeling deserted and disrespected. His feelings were hurt […]

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WHY GIVE?

There is one phrase in the Bible in which we learn so much about the nature of God and the nature of people: “For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son that whosoever should believe in him should not perish but have eternal life.” “For God so loved … that […]

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PROCEED WITH CAUTION OR GO FOR IT?

Before ascending into Heaven, Jesus gathered his disciples in Jerusalem to send them out on a great mission. I like to imagine what it would have been like to receive this message and I seriously doubt he would have told them, “Here is your great calling, be careful out there!” No, I think it’s more […]

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How will you spend your days?

As we prepare to go into fall, I’m reminded how fast the time flies between now and December, so I’d like to take just a moment to think about how we spend our time. There are three ideas I want to share with you to get you thinking about how you choose to spend your […]

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HOW TO ENCOUNTER GOD MORE

In this life, it’s inevitable that endings will come; people move away, friends die and sometimes health fails. We can spend so much time worrying about the past or future, that we forget to celebrate the present moment and it’s in the present moment where God meets us. So, how do we celebrate the present […]

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HEARING FROM GOD

God didn’t stop speaking to his people just because the Bible was written. I believe God still speaks to people today. It may or may not be audible, God usually speaks to us by the doors He opens, the directions He gives and even the doors He closes. I really believe God is still very […]

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HOW CAN YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

We talk a lot about sharing God’s love and bringing hope to the world. It has become a way for us as a family of faith to remain focused on what matters. There are so many ways in which you and I can share God’s love and all of them make a difference! Let’s look […]

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FAITH & POSSIBILITY

When you and I have faith in Christ it creates such possibility in our lives. It creates hope that moves us beyond our pain, grief and failures. But, how can we embrace this and what do we need to do to claim the power that our faith ushers into our lives? I think there are […]

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