The Church Advancing: A Heart for the Gospel

“What do you have a heart for?” That’s a phrase that can get thrown around quite a bit.  You might have a heart for music, sports, nutrition, gardening, traveling or any number of other things.  But as followers of Jesus, do we have a heart for the gospel? This past Sunday in...

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Church Ignited: Sanctification Empowered

What comes to your mind when you think about being empowered?  There’s probably a host of different items that may come racing into our minds, but how many of us would think to answer: myself.  Many, maybe even most of us may rarely think of ourselves in this way, and...

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Church Ignited: Salvation Orchestrated

I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t know much about music.  (Ok… that’s being really generous.  I don’t know anything about music).  But you don’t have to know anything about music to appreciate a composer directing an entire orchestra.  One person directs every musician to create a specific...

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New Year, Same Problems

We always love a fresh start. Any time that we can have a second chance at something, we are all for it. We often see New Years Day as the beginning of that fresh start; a reset button, if you will. But it never works out that way. All of...

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From the Desk – 12/23

This past Sunday we looked at Matthew 1, specifically the genealogy of Jesus. What may at a casual glance look like ‘a list of names that I can’t pronounce so I’ll skip them,’ actually tells a very compelling story. Embedded in these names is the story of our Savior, and...

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Church Ignited: The God Who Heals

This past Sunday we saw in Acts 9 two healings done by the Lord through Peter. While the physical restoration is a blessing, it is the spiritual restoration that Jesus is ultimately after. There were two simple truths that came out of Acts 9:32-43, and two responses from the people....

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