Psalm 1 – The Blessing of Righteousness

The house I grew up in was built right behind a tiny stream.  I called that little green belt ‘the ditch.’  Our next door neighbor worked for the university and was conducting an experiment with some different trees.  There was this particular cottonwood tree that was planted right by the...

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The Hospitality of God

No doubt you’ve experienced those moments of fear and panic – not belonging, feeling out of place, forgotten, feeling like the “odd person out”.  It’s a natural part of life, I suppose, but it creates a great deal of stress, because often there isn’t one thing we can do about...

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7 Words to Change Your Life: Humility

When the word humility shows up, there are a lot of different things that may begin to come to your mind.  Some of what we see is really helpful, but some of what we see isn’t really humility.  Humility in its simplest form is understanding who I am in light...

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7 Words to Change Your Life: Repentance

As we continue through our sermon series of 7 Words to Change your Life, we come to the word repentance.  Repentance can be a difficult concept with which to wrestle.   But it’s necessary in the life of any believer.  Any true follower of Jesus will be a repeat repenter because...

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Church on a Mission: Discipleship Clarity

For the last four weeks, we have looked what it is to be a church on mission.  We’ve seen that our motivation is an urgency around the gospel.  We then saw that we have a necessity for ministry in our lives.  Finally, this past Sunday we saw the need for discipleship in...

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