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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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Exchanging Fear and Anxiety for Trust

Exchanging Fear and Anxiety for Trust

Posted: 24 Nov, 2018 | Author: Dove Cranson

This message looks at the fear and anxiety that can be in all of our lives at times. It describes the process turning towards trust in an amazing and loving God. This process involves realizing the anxiety, giving it to God in honest, worshipful prayer, asking God for what we need and then trusting in […]

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Lightshine

Lightshine

Posted: 21 Oct, 2018 | Author: Steve Nelson

But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day. The way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know over what they stumble. Proverbs 4:18-19 ESV In our early 20s, a friend and I explored Spring Cave in northwestern Colorado. Within a […]

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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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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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Thanks

Thanks

Posted: 13 Aug, 2017 | Author: Dove Cranson

This message continues on the theme from two weeks ago that life, perfection, righteousness is found in Christ s life in us. A full life, perfection, and righteousness are not achieved from our own power to change ourselves, or even from good circumstances, but from the gift of God. Today we look at how giving thanks […]

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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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God’s Special Favor Beats Your Special Cookies

God’s Special Favor Beats Your Special Cookies

Posted: 26 Jun, 2016 | Author: Steve Nelson

God s not just after our obedience; he s after our hearts! Do you ever feel guilty, dirty, and like you have nothing to offer to God? And then, to feel better, do you start doing things like going to church, reading the Bible, or giving money at church? An amazing illustration from Haggai helps us see […]

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Following God into his Plan

Following God into his Plan

Posted: 02 Apr, 2016 | Author: Blaise Nelson

Sometimes we want to set our own course in life, but God has a different plan. In this message, Blaise tells the story of finishing college and wrestling with giving 100% of his life to whatever God wanted for him.   Download

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Disciple the Heart: Give

Disciple the Heart: Give

Posted: 20 Dec, 2015 | Author: John Houser

Merry Christmas from the Rio! In this message John Houser speaks about the joy of giving. The more we give, the less time we spend with out stuff. And less time you spend with something, the less you love it. And the less you love the things of the world, the easier it is to love […]

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Tithe and Giving

Tithe and Giving

Posted: 08 Mar, 2014 | Author: Steve Nelson

“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” -2 Corinthians 9:7   Download Handout

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Putting Money in Its Place 3: Good Resource

Putting Money in Its Place 3: Good Resource

Posted: 09 Jun, 2019 | Author: Steve Nelson

Money is a great resource, but a poor master. What are the 7 purposes for the money with which God has entrusted us?

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Putting Money in its Place 4: A Matter of Honor

Putting Money in its Place 4: A Matter of Honor

Posted: 16 Jun, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson

God has given us all that we have and He allows us to honor Him by giving some back.  And He blesses us in the process.

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I Will Trust in You

I Will Trust in You

Posted: 11 Aug, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson

We have a faithful God who is always trustworthy! May we grow to trust Him more and more.

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Kingdom of Heaven

Kingdom of Heaven

Posted: 03 Nov, 2019 | Author: Mike Kimball

Jesus is a life giver and we want to experience life as we engage in living actively as members of the kingdom of heaven.

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Thanksgiving 21 Years Later

Thanksgiving 21 Years Later

Posted: 10 Nov, 2019 | Author: Steve Nelson

In the midst of the heartache of life, we are loved by a God who gives us a living hope. And for that, we can give thanks.

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Rethinking Sin Culture

Rethinking Sin Culture

Posted: 24 Nov, 2019 | Author: Steve Nelson

When we call evil good it is not loving. Rather it muddles lines—lines that God drew to bring us good.

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Loving Well: Forgiving

Loving Well: Forgiving

Posted: 17 Nov, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson

Just as God offers us forgiveness through Christ, we too can find God’s strength to forgive others. 

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Life. Life, Life.

Life. Life, Life.

Posted: 19 Apr, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson

God doesn’t just promise life in the next life after we suffer and struggle through this life. He promises life in this life as well as life in the next.

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Fishing Like Jesus

Fishing Like Jesus

Posted: 09 Aug, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson

The story of the Woman at the Well gives great insights as to how to winsomely connect people to our life-giving God.

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New Life with Christ 8 - Labor of Love

New Life with Christ 8 - Labor of Love

Posted: 24 Jan, 2021 | Author: Steve Nelson

One of the ways we respond to God's love is that we love him back. Practically, we do this by giving him our lives. 

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New Life with Christ 10 - Stewardship of Serving

New Life with Christ 10 - Stewardship of Serving

Posted: 14 Feb, 2021 | Author: Steve Nelson

Colossians 1:24-25 Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church, 25 of which I became a minister according to the stewardship (NAS,NKJ) from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, ESV

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Life-Giving Apologies

Life-Giving Apologies

Posted: 18 Jul, 2021 | Author: Steve Nelson

Life-giving relationships require life-giving conflict resolution. Learn how to apologize meaningfully to breathe life into your brokenness!

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Heart of David 2: Becoming Secure in God

Heart of David 2: Becoming Secure in God

Posted: 17 Oct, 2021 | Author: Dove Cranson

Like David we can cultivate a dynamic relationship with God that becomes a life-giving source of strength and security.

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Avoiding Implosion - Trajectory Lessons from David and Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11)

Avoiding Implosion - Trajectory Lessons from David and Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11)

Posted: 26 Dec, 2021 | Author: Steve Nelson

A lesson from David and Bathsheba on setting and maintaining a life-giving trajectory.

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Repenting Well - Course Correction Lessons from David and Bathsheba (Psalm 51)

Repenting Well - Course Correction Lessons from David and Bathsheba (Psalm 51)

Posted: 02 Jan, 2022 | Author: Steve Nelson

Responding well when caught in sin sets a life-giving course in both our human relationships, and our relationship with God. 

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Restoring Joy - Course Correction Lessons from David and Bathsheba (Psalm 32)

Restoring Joy - Course Correction Lessons from David and Bathsheba (Psalm 32)

Posted: 09 Jan, 2022 | Author: Steve Nelson

Confession and repentance are not bad. Rather, they restore Joy! This study through Psalm 32 will help us remember this life-giving principle.

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Don't Just Pray: The Story of Hezekiah

Don't Just Pray: The Story of Hezekiah

Posted: 29 May, 2022 | Author: Steve Nelson

In the story of Hezekiah we find one of the most amazing answers to desperate prayers.

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Not to the Right or Left: The Story of Josiah

Not to the Right or Left: The Story of Josiah

Posted: 12 Jun, 2022 | Author: Steve Nelson

The story of Josiah helps us understand the importance and feasibility of setting and maintaining a life-giving course. 

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Loveronomy: The Kings' Backstory

Loveronomy: The Kings' Backstory

Posted: 26 Jun, 2022 | Author: Steve Nelson

Understanding the love story of the kings helps us guard our most precious and life-giving relationship!

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