Ephesus: A seaport located on the West Coast of Asia Minor, now known as Turkey, and the capital of the Roman province. A city of 250,000, third in size only to Rome and Alexandria, Ephesus was a center of wealth, entertainment, religion, occult practices, and immorality. Why should we read this letter? Chapters 1-3 are […]

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Our Identity from the Book of Galatians

Galatians is the only letter of the Apostle Paul addressed to a group of churches. This letter presents Paul at his angriest, as he risks the good favor of the followers, to make sure they are on a pathway of truth, and not let into deception. Galatia referred to a geographical areas; the northern region […]

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The Values of Corinth: An individualistic mind set, focused on self-sufficiency; An obsession with upward mobility; they worshiped wealth; A competitive attitude concerning personal accomplishments and possessions; Immorality was the norm; their religions separated belief from behavior. Of all of Paul’s letters none is more personal y revealing of his heart than this on. 2nd […]

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How Can We Make Better Decisions?

What is the process you go through to make the decisions you make? What principles do you follow to make those decisions? Do you ever feel like the Apostle Paul as he shares in Romans 7:15-23? What I don’t understand about myself is that I decide one way, but then I act another, doing things […]

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I Believe, help my Unbelief

Extend your journey with Jesus as we explore the dynamics of “believing in Him.” We will join the story of a man who was desperate to believe that Jesus would provide a solution to a serious circumstance in his life. The results of this interaction changed his life profoundly. While our circumstances may well be different […]

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Our Identity from the Book of Romans

The book of Romans is a testament of faith in action. It tells us what we need to believe, and how to put our beliefs into action in the give-and-take of daily life. We could say the theme of Romans is, “everything we need to know about following Christ.” Romans is the longest of Paul’s […]

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Are You In The Zone?

There’s a popular phrase used mostly in sports and business. It’s called being in ‘the zone.’ The zone refers to that state when everything is clicking and you’re doing everything right; you can’t miss a shot, you anticipate the opposition, or you have a quick answer for every question. Anyone who has ever played sports […]

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Can You Verify Your Identity?

We all have expectations, whether it’s looking forward to church on Sunday, a new relationship or job, or even a new school year. Expectation is the act or state of looking forward to some occurrence; anticipation of a particular result based on our involvement. Have you thought of what our Lord’s expectations are of us? […]

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CONNECTING defined: To think of (something or someone) as being related to or involved with another person, thing, event, or idea; to have or establish a rapport; connecting with generations. As I reflect back over the past week and a half, I am amazed at how our church has been connecting. Though our midweek Collide […]

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