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Our Ruins-His Restoration- Dr. Paul Dean

Our Ruins-His Restoration- Dr. Paul Dean

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Being a follower of Christ is not easy, and the Bible never makes that claim. If we want to endure we need to one, recognize that there is difficulty coming; and two, we have to put our hearts in the right place. So be encouraged as Dr. Paul Dean shares stories from the Bible as well as his own experience of God's provision and faithfulness.

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Making Wise Decisions - Dr. Greg Sutherland

Making Wise Decisions - Dr. Greg Sutherland

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Have you ever suffered due to your own poor decisions? We all have. So what does it take to make wise decisions? Join Dr. Greg Sutherland as he guides us through Biblical Decision making.

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Sending Savior - Week 32 - Mark 8:14-21

Sending Savior - Week 32 - Mark 8:14-21

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When we focus on the physical we’re going to miss the spiritual. Far too often we are so focused on our physical wants or needs that we forget God’s providence in the current and the past.  And in those situations, God has given us stories to reference His faithfulness when physical circumstances get tough.

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Sending Savior - Week 31 - Mark 8:11-13

Sending Savior - Week 31 - Mark 8:11-13

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As adults we take pride in our independence and in our ability to do life on our own. Unfortunately, this same pride makes us proud before God and we find it rather easy to do life apart from Him. Jesus offers another way; the way of humility and dependence and complete reliance upon a Good Father who loves us very much.

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Sending Savior - Week 30 - Mark 8:1-10

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Sending Savior - Week 30 - Mark 8:1-10

Jesus is the promised Saviour few want, but all need. He saves broken desolate people from themselves and eternal damnation. He has the power to make desolate hearts and lives flourish no matter the past, place, or circumstance.

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Sending Savior - Week 29 - Mark 7:31-37

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Sending Savior - Week 29 - Mark 7:31-37

There are no accidents. God's timing and presentation are always perfect and always personal. Jesus gives you exactly what you need, when you need it. Because he knows you intimately; loves you deeply, and wants to experience the joy of his salvation more than you ever will. 

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Sending Savior - Week 27 - Mark 7:1-23

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Sending Savior - Week 27 - Mark 7:1-23

We often try to clean up our lives and our hearts through external methods like exercise, reading, going to church, and even ministry. Jesus turns the tables yet again by saying nothing you do on the outside can fix what's inside, you can only fix the inside from within, through faith in Him.

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Sending Savior - Week 26 - Mark 6:45-56

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Sending Savior - Week 26 - Mark 6:45-56

How often do we forget about Jesus in our day to day, moment to moment routines? Probably more often than not. Jesus is still there, we may not see him or recognize him, but He is there, walking on the stormy waters our lives.

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Sending Savior - Week 25 - John 13:34-35

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Sending Savior - Week 25 - John 13:34-35

Jesus commands us as His followers to love one another, not for our sake for but His, so that OTHERS may know that we His followers. In the context of the church, this means community and membership are paramount. So that we disciples of Christ can love those around us as He loves us.

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Sending Savior - Week 24 - Mark 6:30-44

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Sending Savior - Week 24 - Mark 6:30-44

The story of Jesus feeding the five thousand is about so much more than just fish and bread. Instead, this story shows us that Jesus is on a mission to use under-resourced and inadequate people like you and me to point the world to Himself.

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Sending Savior - Week 23 - Mark 6:6-29

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Sending Savior - Week 23 - Mark 6:6-29

You are either for Jesus or against Him. You are either helping forward the mission of God and participating in the expanse of His kingdom or you are NOT. There is no middle ground. Which side of the line are you on?

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Sending Savior - Week 22 - Mark 6:1-6

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Sending Savior - Week 22 - Mark 6:1-6

What’s keeping you from experiencing freedom and fullness of life? Human reason, fear, and religion keep lots of people from receiving the grace of God that is provided to us in the person of Jesus. Jesus enters into our world and promises to set us free and give us the abundant life we so desperately long for. His only requirement is faith; will you trust and follow Him?

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Arise - Week 21 - Mark 5:21-43

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Arise - Week 21 - Mark 5:21-43

We celebrate Christmas because the Most High blessed us with the presence of His Son, the God Man, the embodiment of holiness, grace, mercy, justice. On this day, Easter, we look upon the cross that the same God who sent his Son as the divine emissary to Earth, that same God allowed His Son to be put to death, nailed to a wooden cross in the most spectacular display of grace, forgiveness, and love that could not have been imagined, so that we who were once destined for death may have eternal life.

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Sovereign Lord - Week 20 - Mark 5:1-20

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Sovereign Lord - Week 20 - Mark 5:1-20

Discipleship is the call for every Christian? Do you believe it? And if so, what motivates obedience to this call? It’s a one-word answer, Mercy! Remembering and rehearsing God’s unwavering mercy in your life will lead you to proclaiming the good news of Jesus to others!

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Sovereign Lord - Week 19 - Mark 4:35-41

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Sovereign Lord - Week 19 - Mark 4:35-41

We often feel when life is utter chaos that God has lost control and we question his love and sovereignty.  The Lord of all, in His love for us, allows the chaos so we can find and appreciate true life in Him. At the crossroads of trust and fear, consider that the opportunity to turn and trust in Jesus. Because, when you do the great all-powerful God of the universe has promised to rescue you and give you abundant life.

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Sovereign Lord - Week 18 - Mark 10:26-34

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Sovereign Lord - Week 18 - Mark 10:26-34

We don’t understand everything now, but one day we will. We don’t see all the fruit of our gospel labor now, BUT one say we will! We cannot see the entirety of the Kingdom of God now, but it’s growing all around us and one day we will experience it in all its fullness as it completely realized! Have Faith!

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Sovereign Lord - Week 17 - Mark 10:13-16

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Sovereign Lord - Week 17 - Mark 10:13-16

Have you forgotten who you are? Jesus said, "Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the Kingdom of God." There is a direct correlation between the acceptance of our identity as beloved children of God and thriving in our walk with Jesus and truly loving all those around us.

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Sovereign Lord - Week 16 - Mark 4:21-25

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Sovereign Lord - Week 16 - Mark 4:21-25

In a dark world we struggle to see the light, often we just ignore the light and walk farther into the void. This week we affirm that our God is the God of light. He is the light that pierces the darkness, illuminates our path, and fills the void. Join us as we bask in the light that is the Gospel of Jesus Christ and allow Him to break the shackles of darkness in our life so that we can live in the freedom that is His Holy name.

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Sovereign Lord - Week 15 - Mark 4:1-20

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Sovereign Lord - Week 15 - Mark 4:1-20

Being a Christian is more than being good and acting nice. It's not even primarily about keeping the rules and being "moral". It is being forgiven through trusting in the work of Another. In Mark 4:1-20, Jesus distinguishes who the insiders and the outsiders are in the Kingdom of God and it all boils down to who hears. "He who has ears, let Him hear." Are you hearing rightly?

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