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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Church on a Mission: Ministry Necessity

On Sunday as we continued in our sermon series Church on a Mission, we saw the aspect of Ministry Necessity. It was in Ephesians 4 where we saw Paul expound on the necessity of ministry in our lives. I’d like to focus our attention around just two of the points...

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Church on a Mission: Missions Sunday

This past Sunday was such a great time hearing from many of our missionaries about the various ways that God is moving.  It was both encouraging and challenging at the same time. Encouraging: to be reminded that God is at work.  That regardless of what we may see or perceive, the gates...

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The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector

Jesus told the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector (Luke 18:9-14) to “some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and treated others with contempt (v. 9).”  This verse is important because it reveals the basic reason why Jesus told the parable: to address the self-righteousness of...

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Persistent Love: Return to Me

I’ll admit, the last few weeks in Malachi have been blunt and really in our faces in some areas.  Yet in the midst of that, God continues to appeal to His people to respond first and foremost to His grace and compassion.  Notice what we saw in Malachi 3 this...

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