Christmas: The Hope of Christmas

As we approach Christmas this weekend, my question for each of us is this: what are you hoping for this Christmas?  We all bring some type of hope with us to Christmas, the question is tied to where we find our hope.  In Matthew 1, what we see is this...

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Freedom in the Gospel: Walking in the Spirit

As we finished the book of Galatians on Sunday, we saw the very practical and tangible ways that walking in the Spirit is manifested in our lives.  While there is both a horizontal and vertical component to this (horizontal is my relationship with others, and vertical is my relationship with God),...

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From the Desk: Thanksgiving

For years my mom has had what she has called a thankful list.  It’s nothing fancy, usually just some notebook paper taped to the wall.  She starts at the beginning of each year, and as life unfolds writes things that she is thankful for on the paper.  At this point...

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Freedom in the Gospel: The Blessing of Faith

When you think of blessings, what typically comes to your mind?  You may think of physical items like your home, car or possessions.  You may think of your health, family or friends.  Hopefully one of the things that comes to your mind is the incredible blessing that we find in...

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Freedom in the Gospel: Justified

When’s the last time that you stopped to really consider all that the gospel is and its implications for our life?  When’s the last time that you thought on the reality that through faith in Jesus, we are declared righteous by God, forgiven of our sins and brought into the...

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Freedom in the Gospel: Only One Gospel

As we begin our study in the book of Galatians we’re reminded of the reason Paul originally wrote to the Galatian churches.  As false teachers came in and began to promote a false gospel, Paul wrote to remind the Galatians of the true gospel and its rightful place in their...

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