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Saint

Saint

Posted: 17 Mar, 2019 | Author: Steve Nelson

Galatians 4:19 My dear children, for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you 2 Corinthians 3:18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate [reflect/behold] the Lord s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. Is […]

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And That...You Were

And That...You Were

Posted: 03 Mar, 2019 | Author: Steve Nelson

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that […]

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Two Views – Romans 10

Two Views – Romans 10

Posted: 17 Feb, 2019 | Author: Steve Nelson

Romans 2:13b-15 It is obeying the law that makes us right in his sight. Even Gentiles, who do not have God s written law, show that they know his law when they instinctively obey it, even without having heard it. They demonstrate that God s law is written in their heart, for their own conscience and thoughts […]

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Acts of Heroism

Acts of Heroism

Posted: 03 Feb, 2019 | Author: Steve Nelson

Acts 2:38-39 Peter replied, Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 This promise is to you, to your children, and to those far away all who […]

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Winning the War Waged

Winning the War Waged

Posted: 06 Jan, 2019 | Author: Steve Nelson

1 Peter 2:11 Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. When we put our faith in Christ, we become God s people and citizens of his kingdom. We no longer pledge our allegiance to this world, but to God. As the verse says, […]

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The Blessing of Generosity

The Blessing of Generosity

Posted: 30 Dec, 2018 | Author: Tom Schwieger

Acts 20:35b Lord Jesus himself said: It is more blessed to give than to receive. As Jesus said, there is a blessing that comes when we give. Developing a habit of generosity is an important part of our Christian expression of faith. Download

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The Christmas Celebrator

The Christmas Celebrator

Posted: 23 Dec, 2018 | Author: Steve Nelson

Jesus didn t come into the world simply as a baby or even as a teacher. He came as a savior, to rescue us from spiritual darkness, confusion, and sin. This is why Christmas is not just a celebration of traditions, lights, and gifts, but a celebration of Jesus. Download Handout: With blanks/Without blanks

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Connecting with God

Connecting with God

Posted: 18 Nov, 2018 | Author: Troy Roberts

We accept Christ s death on the cross as payment for our own sins we enter into an amazing relationship with our Father. Then what? What happens when we blow it, struggle, and doubt? This message looks at the examples of the prodigal son, David, and Peter to show the depth of God s ongoing commitment and […]

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We Are the Church

We Are the Church

Posted: 28 Oct, 2018 | Author: Dove Cranson

The church is a beautiful thing, precious to God, and a source of good to the world. The Biblical word church does not describe a building where people meet, or an event, but a group of people. We are the church. Being the church has many wonderful dynamics and is a rich experience I would […]

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Ellipsis

Ellipsis

Posted: 07 Oct, 2018 | Author: Steve Nelson

It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of everyone; the living should take this to heart. NIV11 You may have seen the famous poem The Dash, by Linda Ellis. It talks about how someday our tombstones will have two […]

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Loving One Another

Loving One Another

Posted: 09 Sep, 2018 | Author: Dove Cranson

We are called to love one another. What does loving one another look like? How is it possible to really experience love? In this message Dove attempts to answer those questions, finding that we can love each other because we have been loved by God through Jesus Christ. As we have received, so can we […]

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Knowing God s Will 4: Joyful Path of Suffering

Knowing God s Will 4: Joyful Path of Suffering

Posted: 26 Aug, 2018 | Author: Steve Nelson

1 Peter 4:1-2 Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. 2 As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God. NIV11 Sometimes suffering is […]

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Message to Myself

Message to Myself

Posted: 15 Jul, 2018 | Author: Dove Cranson

Identity is answering the question: who am I? Because of our experiences and perceptions, we each have messages to ourselves, telling us who we are. In Christ, we are given a gift of leaving behind these messages and taking on the Lord s opinion. He gets to say who I am, and He says I am […]

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Something Anything

Something Anything

Posted: 06 May, 2018 | Author: Steve Nelson

CT Studd, missionary to Africa, found a tract which was reportedly written by an atheist. It read as follows: Did I firmly believe, as millions say they do, that the knowledge and practice of religion in this life influences destiny in another, religion would mean to me everything. I would cast away earthly enjoyments as […]

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The God Embrace 8: Sharing in Christ s Life

The God Embrace 8: Sharing in Christ s Life

Posted: 01 Apr, 2018 | Author: Dove Cranson

Jesus came into this world to restore our connection to God: A connection one day in a restored world and a connection now through His life in us. Christ died and was resurrected, to overcome death that we might live forever, and that we might experience his life now. There is more beyond just this […]

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The Bread and the Blood   Easter 2018

The Bread and the Blood Easter 2018

Posted: 01 Apr, 2018 | Author: Steve Nelson

1 Corinthians 5:7b For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. NIV The Passover is a celebration commemorating the last of the Egyptian plagues, when the judgement of God passed over the homes that had lamb s blood on the door frames. In a similar way, Jesus, the Lamb of God, shed his blood so that […]

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The God Embrace 3: Demonstrative

The God Embrace 3: Demonstrative

Posted: 25 Feb, 2018 | Author: Steve Nelson

Romans 5:8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. ESV In human relationships, when we assess someone s love, we don t just take their word for it. It is not enough. We consider a wide variety of factors. How have they treated us? How have […]

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The Commands of Christ 10: Make Disciples

The Commands of Christ 10: Make Disciples

Posted: 28 Jan, 2018 | Author: Steve Nelson

Jesus heart is that all the world would hear His message of hope and grace. Our call is to spread this message. We don t need to feel guilty about how we ve failed at this in the past, but it would be good to think about how we can take steps down this path so that […]

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The Commands of Christ 9: Stand

The Commands of Christ 9: Stand

Posted: 21 Jan, 2018 | Author: Dove Cranson

We are called to stand, to persevere in our faith, to finish this race, even through the troubles that come. This work is something God is able to do for us as we trust Him. He began the work in us and He will complete it. We are called to trust Him, even through the […]

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The Commands of Christ 8: Prayer

The Commands of Christ 8: Prayer

Posted: 14 Jan, 2018 | Author: Steve Nelson

We are all good about praying when we are desperate. Can we bring that desperation back into everyday life? When we don t know what to do, God is there for us! Download Handout: With blanks / Without blanks For further study: Prayer reference sheet  

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Goals

Goals

Posted: 31 Dec, 2017 | Author: Mike Kimball

What is the goal? Answering this question is not always easy, but we need to be able to ask and answer that question as it helps us focus on the things that truly matter in life. Download

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Commands of Christ 7: Follow Me

Commands of Christ 7: Follow Me

Posted: 17 Dec, 2017 | Author: Dove Cranson

Many times Jesus gave the invitation to come, follow me. What would that mean for our own lives? Can we follow Him? Would Jesus love me if he really knew me? What would it cost us to follow Him? What would we gain? If we decide it is worth it, how can we truly follow […]

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The Commands of Christ 6: Give

The Commands of Christ 6: Give

Posted: 10 Dec, 2017 | Author: Steve Nelson

Jesus gave instructions to be generous, promised blessings for our giving, and implied that giving impacts our hearts! Luke 6:38 [Jesus said, ] Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will […]

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The Commands of Christ 5: The Lord’s Supper – Remember

The Commands of Christ 5: The Lord’s Supper – Remember

Posted: 03 Dec, 2017 | Author: Dove Cranson

The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me. In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my […]

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Commands of Christ 4: Be Baptized

Commands of Christ 4: Be Baptized

Posted: 26 Nov, 2017 | Author: Steve Nelson

What does it look like to follow Jesus? In this message, Steve uses the story of Ruth to illustrate the devotion of a follower of Jesus. Ruth's heart was to follow Naomi into a completely new life. When we become Christians, we do the same. Baptism is simply our first step at following Jesus lead […]

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Commands of Christ 3: Repent and Believe

Commands of Christ 3: Repent and Believe

Posted: 19 Nov, 2017 | Author: Dove Cranson

At some point, we realize we cannot be the person we should be, could be, or want to be. So, how can we truly change? How can we go down a different path? How can become fit for Heaven or a life with God? The answer is to repent and believe. This message looks at […]

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The Commands of Christ 2: Love People

The Commands of Christ 2: Love People

Posted: 12 Nov, 2017 | Author: Steve Nelson

To embrace God s call to love others, we must commit ourselves to loving those who are difficult, inconvenient, and uncomfortable for us. God is not simply calling us to love those who give us the warm fuzzies, but to love the unfuzzy. Mark 12:29-31 The most important [command], answered Jesus, is this: Hear, O Israel, […]

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The Commands of Christ 1: Love God

The Commands of Christ 1: Love God

Posted: 05 Nov, 2017 | Author: Dove Cranson

Jesus said his followers should teach other followers of Jesus to obey everything he commanded. So what did Jesus command? What are we supposed to obey and teach others to obey? This talk looks at what Jesus said was the first and greatest commandment: to love God. How can we love the infinite God of […]

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Witness

Witness

Posted: 15 Oct, 2017 | Author: Steve Nelson

Christians are not just messengers of God s plan of mercy and forgiveness, but we are witnesses of how He has worked in our lives! Each of us has a story of how God saved, healed, or met us in some critical life event. In fact, if we stop to think about it, we likely have […]

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The Father’s Heart

The Father’s Heart

Posted: 24 Sep, 2017 | Author: Dove Cranson

As followers of Christ, we have been given a mission to bring the good news of Jesus to all of El Paso and beyond. This message addresses why anyone would want to be a part of that mission and how they could be. Download Handout

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