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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The Declaration of Dependence

The day was Thursday, the 4th of July, the year was 1776. Fifty-six members of the Continental Congress signed a document that would declare independence from England. These men understood that their commitment to this Declaration of Independence could cost them everything they had. But they believed it would be worth it. For a number […]

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Celebrate Father’s Day with Us!

On July 19, 1910, the governor of the state of Washington proclaimed the nation’s first ‘Father’s Day.’ It wasn’t until 1972 though, that President Richard Nixon signed a proclamation making Father’s Day a federal holiday. It has taken longer for Father’s Day to catch on than Mother’s Day. One historian wrote, “Men scoffed at the […]

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Good News!

GOOD NEWS! This week has provided us with our two presumptive candidates for the presidency of our country. Over the summer, they will be seeking our support and calling us to follow them all the way to the White House. BETTER NEWS… there is Another who says, You didn’t choose me. I chose you; I […]

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You’re Invited

It’s amazing what takes place when we ask Jesus into our lives, the New Covenant relationship put into motion. Jesus exchanges His robe of righteousness for our robe of sinfulness, His strength and power for our weaknesses, and His resources for the challenges we face. Sunday I will share more of His provisions; but heed […]

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Can You Say No?

I remember when I finally got it; when I was finally able to say no to a temptation that I had constantly given in to. Even when I knew it was wrong, and knew I would face the temptation again, I thought I had the ability to “just say no.” But that was the problem; […]

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