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The Principle of Planting Seeds

The Principle of Planting Seeds

Posted: 20 Jan, 2019 | Author: Steve Nelson

John 12:24 Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. In 2004, a college student came up with the idea to steal a book of Audubon s bird illustrations from his school library. It […]

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What We Desire is in Jesus: Life, Grace, and Truth

What We Desire is in Jesus: Life, Grace, and Truth

Posted: 12 Jan, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson

When we are honest, what do we truly want in life? If we got to the bottom of what drives us, what would we find? Do you see in yourselves a deep desire for love, for a sense of worth or belonging, for respect, peace, beauty, wisdom, freedom, greatness, or immortality? Where do we find […]

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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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We Don t Have to Hide from God

We Don t Have to Hide from God

Posted: 30 Sep, 2018 | Author: Dove Cranson

Genesis 3:8-9 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, Where are you? Jesus invites us […]

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Knowing God s Will 6: Hearts on Course

Knowing God s Will 6: Hearts on Course

Posted: 23 Sep, 2018 | Author: Steve Nelson

Proverbs 23:19 Listen, my son, and be wise, and set your heart on the right path. NIV11 Once, when I was a kid, my family went to church at a drive-in theater. My dad pulled up, put the speaker on his partially rolled-down window, and we quietly sat through the service. We were on vacation […]

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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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Love Is  Sticking with It   When Starting over Seems Easiest

Love Is Sticking with It When Starting over Seems Easiest

Posted: 03 Jun, 2018 | Author: Steve Nelson

[Love] always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Corinthians 13:7 NIV Is that the kind of love you desire? Sometimes instead of being protected, we get hurt by those we love. Trust is something that we value, but once that trust gets violated, it is hard to get it back. As long as […]

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Animation 6 – Woman at the Well – Sharing Life

Animation 6 – Woman at the Well – Sharing Life

Posted: 28 May, 2017 | Author: Dove Cranson

There is something in us that makes us want to share with others the good things we have found. Whether it is a great movie, a sunset, a revolutionary product, a new love, or something else we find exciting, we have a desire to pass it on. How much more, despite hesitation or cultural opposition, […]

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Animation 3: The Adulterous Woman – Life in the New Life

Animation 3: The Adulterous Woman – Life in the New Life

Posted: 07 May, 2017 | Author: Steve Nelson

The religious leaders tried to trap Jesus by bringing before him a woman who had been caught in the act of adultery. Would he withhold mercy and have her put to death, or would he show mercy and ignore the law? One response would put Jesus in a horrible light with the people, and the […]

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Not Just Robots

Not Just Robots

Posted: 26 Mar, 2017 | Author: Dove Cranson

Dove shares his conviction that the greatest aspiration in all of life is to know God. God has sent his Son into the world to pay a price for us so that we can be with God. Anyone who desires to come to God is welcomed into His family, through Christ. In this relationship with […]

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Our Secret Lives

Our Secret Lives

Posted: 19 Feb, 2017 | Author: Dove Cranson

Dove shares about the opportunity to develop an ongoing, growing relationship with the living God. He unpacks Jesus call in the beginning of Matthew chapter 6, to pray, give, and fast in secret not for the approval of others but for God only. When done with a desire to discover the heart of God, not just […]

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Emphasis of Love [Tongues & Prophecy] – A Higher Calling 15

Emphasis of Love [Tongues & Prophecy] – A Higher Calling 15

Posted: 15 Jan, 2017 | Author: Steve Nelson

If God were to give you a special supernatural gift, what would you want? Would you like to speak in tongues? Know the deep mysteries of God? Heal the sick? Any of these gifts would be amazing, but there is something even more incredible. It s love. 1 Corinthians 12-14 is the most extensive passage on […]

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Marriage and Divorce – A Higher Calling 7

Marriage and Divorce – A Higher Calling 7

Posted: 30 Oct, 2016 | Author: Steve Nelson

Marriage is intended to be a beautiful life-long relationship. Unfortunately things don t always go as God desires in our broken world. In this message we look at what the Bible teaches on divorce and remarriage from 1 Corinthians 7 and from the teachings of Jesus. Download Main Handout / Supplemental Reference on Divorce See also: Pizza Seminar: What the […]

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Transformation: A Higher Calling 3

Transformation: A Higher Calling 3

Posted: 02 Oct, 2016 | Author: Steve Nelson

Have you ever seen Christians sin and wondered how they could act so unchristian? And have you wondered why Jesus hasn t changed them more? And what about in your own life? Have you ever thought that the power of God should have transformed you more? In this message, Steve explains how the power of God […]

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Galatians: The War Over You

Galatians: The War Over You

Posted: 28 Mar, 2015 | Author: Dr. Michael Parsa

“So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. But if you […]

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The Unstoppable Power of Delight

The Unstoppable Power of Delight

Posted: 08 Sep, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson

You have permission to delight, not only in the gifts of God but in the fullness which is in the Giver. 

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New Life with Christ 16 - Life after Death

New Life with Christ 16 - Life after Death

Posted: 04 Apr, 2021 | Author: Dove Cranson

For those who are willing to believe, the truth of life after death is evidenced in the past, the present, and the future.

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Love One Another & Let God Write the Story

Love One Another & Let God Write the Story

Posted: 30 May, 2021 | Author: Dove Cranson and John Meyer

In the midst of loss, God's love for us shines out as we love each other and choose to listen to His voice. 

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Googling God - What is Reality

Googling God - What is Reality

Posted: 13 Jun, 2021 | Author: Dove Cranson

There is only one reality, that we all live in and there is also a variety of subjective inner realities that we live from.  God desires to bring us each into the truth.

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