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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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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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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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The Journey through Grief

The Journey through Grief

Posted: 16 Dec, 2018 | Author: Dove Cranson

Life is hard. It is not what it was intended to be. Because of the brokenness in this world, we all experience pain, loss, and suffering. Grief is a path we must all walk through in this broken life. It is a product of the broken world we live in. When we are aware of […]

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Sword of Memory

Sword of Memory

Posted: 16 Dec, 2018 | Author: Steve Nelson

The Word of God is the sword of the Spirit through which we can fight the spiritual battles we face daily. Memorization is a practical way to sharpen our swords! In this message, Steve shares some practical tips that make memorization easy and effective. Download Handout: With blanks / Without blanks  

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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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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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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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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 5: Look Back to Move Forward

Knowing God s Will 5: Look Back to Move Forward

Posted: 09 Sep, 2018 | Author: Steve Nelson

Romans 12:1-2 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be […]

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Love Is  Listening Attentively – When I Already Have a Lot on My Mind

Love Is Listening Attentively – When I Already Have a Lot on My Mind

Posted: 10 Jun, 2018 | Author: Dove Cranson

Our world is full of beautiful, good things. It is also full of dark, broken, hurtful things. Instead of leaving us to our own misery or destroying us, Jesus came and entered into our dark world, taking the brokenness upon himself. In this message on listening we are taught to listen to the comfort of […]

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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 6: Transformed by Love

The God Embrace 6: Transformed by Love

Posted: 18 Mar, 2018 | Author: Dove Cranson

God loves me. He loves me deeply. He loves me with an everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:3). He loves me because He is Love (1 John 4:8). He loves me with a love that accepts me as I am (Romans 15:7). Jesus loves me enough to give of Himself for me (1 John 3:16). He loves […]

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The God Embrace 5: How Much More

The God Embrace 5: How Much More

Posted: 11 Mar, 2018 | Author: Steve Nelson

Romans 5:9 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God s wrath through him! NIV Romans 5 talks about how we used to be and how we are, and it addresses the kind of treatment we can expect from God. We used to be ungodly. We […]

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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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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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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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I Can Do All Things…

I Can Do All Things…

Posted: 29 Oct, 2017 | Author: Steve Nelson

God has given each of us amazing stories of how He has worked in our lives. Fear can keep us from telling people about these incredible events, and as a result, they miss out on learning from us and being encourage by what God has done in our lives. However, through him, we can be […]

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