Left for Dead
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Left for Dead

I just love this picture, there is so much truth and victory in this picture. This is a mango tree that someone cut down to just a stump and left for dead. But the roots on this tree were strong. Not only did the tree live, it grew a new branch AND one fruit. Now...

Growing Must Change Direction
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Growing Must Change Direction

It is only April, and I am finding myself fighting thoughts of being bored with this year. Last year was a doozie for me, and I jumped into 2018 thinking it would be another year for strides of great growth. Over the last year and a half, I made a significant move in: A Relationship...

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Staying Down Deep
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Staying Down Deep

When I was a kid, I used to try and sit with my legs crossed at the bottom of the pool.  My cousins and I would pretend we were having a tea party down there. It never worked though.  I would get frustrated as we would float back up to the surface of the water;...

Roots Which Hold Tight
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Roots Which Hold Tight

Tree roots are fascinating to me. How do they hold onto the ground? It is just dirt!  Most my thoughts of dirt revolve around gardening, potting soil, puling weeds out of the ground, dirt falling through my fingers, and well… mud!  None of these aspects of dirt appear to me to be strong. Yet trees,...

The Broken Dishwasher
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The Broken Dishwasher

But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. – 1 Tim 6:6-8 Have you ever found yourself in that moment where you are thinking, “I could be happy...

Exceedingly
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Exceedingly

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Philippians 4:4 Last week we looked at the passage in Acts 16 where Paul and Silas were beaten, flogged, and thrown into the inner cell. But lest we think that was a onetime event 2 Corinthians 11 tells us Paul endured this kind of...

Rejoice Through it All
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Rejoice Through it All

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Philippians 4:4 Paul gives us this simple but firm command to rejoice, and not just sometimes but always! But has Paul lost his mind, has he not endured any difficult circumstances? Some would argue that given their life’s circumstances there is no way they...

Safety is Leaning Toward Failure
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Safety is Leaning Toward Failure

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8 Edwin Friedman in his classic work A Failure of Nerve says this, “If a society is to progress, then safety...

We are Going to Disagree
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We are Going to Disagree

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. – Proverbs 27:17 We love to quote this proverb but have we really ever considered what it means?

Kingdom Life
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Kingdom Life

Our Next kingdom Life is Wed Dec 6th. Dinner starts at 6:00pm and worship and teaching begins at 7:00pm. From Disciple Making Movements we will be talking about finding the person of peace.

Special Guest Speaker Amit Bhatia (PhD)
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Special Guest Speaker Amit Bhatia (PhD)

Please join us as we welcome Amit A. Bhatia, (PhD, Intercultural Studies). He has spent more than 20 years bridging the gap between academia and the church. Throughout seminary he served as a pastor in several different multi-ethnic congregations, and is currently serving as Director of Outreach at his church in Lincolnshire, IL. As a...

Africa Presentation
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Africa Presentation

This Sunday Aug 14th Amy and I will do a presentation on our recent missions trip to Mozambique. The presentation will start at 1:00pm.

Kingdom Life on Wed Nights
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Kingdom Life on Wed Nights

Kingdom Life will resume on Wed Sept 14th. Dinner starts at 6:00pm with worship and teaching starting at 7:00pm. Come join us! The rest of the schedule is: Sept 14th Sept 28th Oct 12th Oct 26th Nov 9th Nov 23rd Dec 14th Jan 11th Jan 25th Feb 8th