Sermon

The Flatline is not the Finish Line

From Eternity

March 10, 2019

heaven eternity hell purpose

Theories about the afterlife have been part of the culture of every major civilization. Why? Because God planted eternity in the heart of...

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Article

God wants me to do what?!

doubt faith purpose

You don’t have to have read the Bible or go to church to have heard of Moses. Moses told Pharaoh to let his people go, parted...

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How to know if an opportunity is from God

prayer planning purpose

I remember the look on their faces when I told them I wanted to move to East Asia. To put it mildly, they were horrified. They would ask ...

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Article

10 reasons to read the Bible

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Why read the Bible? Why wake up 15 minutes early each day? Why go to all that trouble?  After all, sleeping is better than reading, ...

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How to know when you’re worshipping your work

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I’d been happily working at the office for almost two years when out of nowhere everything changed. What once was a joyous environm...

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Sermon

Born to Worship

From So Will I

Nov 18, 2018

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Jesus didn’t die so we could worship for 75 minutes a week at church. We are made to worship as we gather + as we go — with w...

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Devotional

Your story is a blessing

From Reasons For Your Hope: A 5-Day Study to Discover the Power of Your Story

evangelism hope purpose

Paul’s God-confidence is everywhere in the New Testament. His faith in God has been lived in public from beginning to end, and he i...

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Your story is a calling

From Reasons For Your Hope: A 5-Day Study to Discover the Power of Your Story

evangelism hope purpose

Healing of the man born blind was not what you may call a straightforward “win.” The miracle was undeniably good (John 9:1-34...

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Your story is for your freedom

From Reasons For Your Hope: A 5-Day Study to Discover the Power of Your Story

evangelism hope purpose

It’s not hard to feel sorry for the Gerasenes demoniac (Mark 5:5-20). He spent years isolated, hated, feared. He’s chained up...

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Devotional

Your story is about Jesus

From Reasons For Your Hope: A 5-Day Study to Discover the Power of Your Story

evangelism hope purpose

The young woman came running into the marketplace holding her skirt, breathless, sweat on her brow. In her eyes, you could see the wonder...

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Your story is the truth

From Reasons For Your Hope: A 5-Day Study to Discover the Power of Your Story

evangelism hope purpose

Imagine if you were in the crowd when Paul shared his story or when one of his letters was being read to you by a church elder. Paul&rsqu...

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