Power Encounter

Power encounters are the clashing of the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of this world. In Luke 8, there are four such encounters, and in each case, Jesus illustrates His power and authority over them. Across the lake from Galilee, v. 26: A demon-possessed man, v. 27; His description,...

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Think on These Things

We need to…awaken the wonder of God; …possess the attitude of Christ; …access God’s view so we can see the big picture; …consider our daily actions and their impact and influence on all who we interact with; …align our goals with God’s goals.     Today we add one more...

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The WOW Factor

What is needed today to bring fresh life into the church and to give us a platform to impact and influence our community is to awaken the wonder for our God. How do we do this? The letter of Philippians provides us with the answers. In these four short chapters,...

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The WOW! Factor

Ware a people who wander… We need to be a people who wonder! The wonder of God is that moment of spiritual awakening that makes us curious to know God more. God invites us to look up, open our eyes to the wonder all around us, and seize the opportunity...

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Living In The Middle

Jesus wants us to understand the Gospel story, to know and understand why God sent His Son. If we are in a growing relationship with Jesus, we are able to understand, and as we develop as His disciples, our understanding will increase. Jesus shares another parable, but this one is...

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Living In The Margins

What is a parable? Simply, a placing beside; a story with a spiritual point, an illustration from everyday life that all could relate to; taking something that is understood to illustrate something that is not understood. In the Parable of the Sower, Jesus is looking for the transformation of the...

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The Look

The way we look at things greatly impacts our lives, whether it’s with a positive view or a negative view, and the way we look at things has a lot to say about who we are and how we react or respond to others. Simon, the look of contempt… He...

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