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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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Animation 15: Summary – Life in Jesus

Animation 15: Summary – Life in Jesus

Posted: 30 Jul, 2017 | Author: Steve Nelson

The good life that really counts for something is not just found in a brief interaction with Jesus, but in a journey of trusting Him and following His lead! Download Handout: No blanks/Blanks

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Animation 14: Simon Peter

Animation 14: Simon Peter

Posted: 23 Jul, 2017 | Author: Dove Cranson

As we saw with the Pharisees (message 2 weeks ago), we cannot be made righteous by cleaning ourselves up but instead by humbly receiving Christ and His life in us. With Christ in our lives we are new, we are no longer sinners but blameless, pure children of God. This change is what Jesus did […]

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Animation 13: Good Samaritan – Life of Love

Animation 13: Good Samaritan – Life of Love

Posted: 16 Jul, 2017 | Author: Steve Nelson

We are all busy people. We want our lives to count and so we fill them up with all sorts of activities. One of the most fulfilling things we can dedicate ourselves to is loving others, but we need to be careful that the busyness of life doesn t choke out the things we really want […]

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Animation 12: Pharisees – Mr. Nice Guy?

Animation 12: Pharisees – Mr. Nice Guy?

Posted: 09 Jul, 2017 | Author: Dove Cranson

When Jesus walked this Earth he consistently showed love and grace and acceptance. Yet His love is much deeper than just trying to make people feel good. In fact, He spoke surprisingly harsh words to a certain group of people, the Pharisees. Why? At least in part it was because the Pharisees thought they could […]

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Animation 11: Levi – Jesus Eats with Sinners

Animation 11: Levi – Jesus Eats with Sinners

Posted: 02 Jul, 2017 | Author: Bruce Bradford

Do you ever feel like you ve made too many mistakes for Jesus to accept you? In Jesus interaction with Levi (Matthew), we see that there is love, forgiveness, and acceptance in Jesus, even for the really broken people. You past doesn t matter to Jesus. You don t have to fix your life before you follow. He […]

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Animation 9 – Zacchaeus   Life in Response

Animation 9 – Zacchaeus Life in Response

Posted: 18 Jun, 2017 | Author: Steve Nelson

The Christian life is not one of duty, obligation, and drudgery. Instead, it is a response to Him and what He has done for us. In the life of Zacchaeus we see that it s a choice to live for the One we love! Download Handout: Blanks / No Blanks

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Animation 8 – Rich Young Man – Missed Reward

Animation 8 – Rich Young Man – Missed Reward

Posted: 11 Jun, 2017 | Author: Dove Cranson

A rich young man came to Jesus asking how to find eternal life. He came confident in himself and in his own goodness. The answer Jesus gave him left him walking away sad. Despite his own accomplishments, possessions, and reputation he was lacking. But he couldn t bring himself to give up control and follow the […]

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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 5 – Sinful Religionists – Life in Life Received

Animation 5 – Sinful Religionists – Life in Life Received

Posted: 21 May, 2017 | Author: Steve Nelson

We think of the account of the woman caught in the act of adultery as a beautiful story of grace and forgiveness. And it is. At least for one person. But not everyone received life from Jesus. The religionists (the Pharisees and teachers of the law) walked away from life. They were more concerned about […]

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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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Animation 2   The Forgiven Paralytic

Animation 2 The Forgiven Paralytic

Posted: 23 Apr, 2017 | Author: Steve Nelson

In the account of the paralyzed man who was brought to Jesus, we learn that Jesus wants us to come to Him for forgiveness spiritual healing! This is one of the amazing ways we experience life from God. When we ask for and receive forgiveness, we are no longer defined by our loserness! We are freed […]

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Animation 1 – Nicodemus – Looking to Jesus

Animation 1 – Nicodemus – Looking to Jesus

Posted: 16 Apr, 2017 | Author: Dove Cranson

A man named Nicodemus came to Jesus in the secret of night only to get far more than he bargained for. As we look at this interaction with the Life Giver we find how to be born again into a new life. We do not get life by trying to be a better person, but […]

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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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Seeing the Unseen

Seeing the Unseen

Posted: 12 Mar, 2017 | Author: Steve Nelson

There are two realms: the seen and the unseen. The natural and the supernatural. Belief in the unseen world corrects our overemphasis on the seen world. To experience true and lasting life, our faith must be anchored in the unseen. 2 Corinthians 4:18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on […]

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Encourage

Encourage

Posted: 26 Feb, 2017 | Author: Steve Nelson

We should never be surprised when we find ourselves discouraged or even despondent. After all, we live in terrible times. Yet God offers hope in the midst of our trials. Jesus said, Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. We can find life from God even […]

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Expecting Good from God

Expecting Good from God

Posted: 05 Feb, 2017 | Author: Dove Cranson

From Super Bowl losses, to the loss of loved ones, we will all have disappointments in our lives. In this message Dove wrestles through some of the disappointments in his own life, explaining some of the anchors he has found and continues to cling to along the way. It is the journey to find God […]

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Soldier, Cupcake, Christian – A Higher Calling 17

Soldier, Cupcake, Christian – A Higher Calling 17

Posted: 29 Jan, 2017 | Author: Steve Nelson

The church in Corinth had serious issues that Paul addressed throughout 1 Corinthians. He spoke so strongly on at times that you might think his letter to them would have ended their relationship. Yet as he concluded his letter in chapter 16, instead of writing an it-was-nice-knowing-you ending to their relationship, he penned a very ordinary […]

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First Importance – A Higher Calling 16

First Importance – A Higher Calling 16

Posted: 22 Jan, 2017 | Author: Dove Cranson

As we near the end of 1 Corinthians, the apostle Paul reminds his audience what is of first importance: the gospel. The gospel is the good news that Jesus Christ came and died for our sins, taking our place, and providing a way for us to have a relationship with God and to be with […]

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The Most Excellent Way – A Higher Calling 14

The Most Excellent Way – A Higher Calling 14

Posted: 08 Jan, 2017 | Author: Dove Cranson

Love is the greatest power on Earth and the true nature of God. In 1 Corinthians 13 we see the beauty and excellence of love. Through Jesus we can participate in this divine life. Download Handout  

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Loving Authority – A Higher Calling 12

Loving Authority – A Higher Calling 12

Posted: 04 Dec, 2016 | Author: Dove Cranson

What comes to mind when you think of authority and the submission to authority? Our own experience and cultural context have inevitably shaped that view. We probably all know examples of the abuse of authority and realize the potential to be taken advantage of. As we look deeper, we see that a loving authority is […]

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My Work in the Lord – A Higher Calling 10

My Work in the Lord – A Higher Calling 10

Posted: 20 Nov, 2016 | Author: Dove Cranson

As we continue to look at the Higher Calling we have in Jesus, we see the example of Paul to work with extreme effort to bring the good news of Jesus to others, breaking down barriers and enduring difficulties in the process. What is the source of his dedication and sacrifice? Is he trying to […]

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My Situation – A Higher Calling 8

My Situation – A Higher Calling 8

Posted: 06 Nov, 2016 | Author: Dove Cranson

Each of us lives in a situation that is not always easy. In fact life is often extremely challenging, and it is easy to think that if we were only in a different situation then we would be happy and fulfilled. If only I had a spouse, or if I didn t have one but could […]

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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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Being Wronged – A Higher Calling 6

Being Wronged – A Higher Calling 6

Posted: 23 Oct, 2016 | Author: Dove Cranson

It is the reality of life that each person gets to enjoy pleasures and happiness. Also each human being experiences loss and sadness. Through this adventure of learning to trust God we are called to a bigger perspective. We can learn to be content with what we have been given and trust […]

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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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God Wants to Do GreatThings through Your Life

God Wants to Do GreatThings through Your Life

Posted: 11 Sep, 2016 | Author: Dr. Michael Parsa

We often don t think of ourselves as being very gifted or having much to offer, but God has great things He wants to do through our lives! The gifts and talents God has given us can be used to help people and to make an incredible difference in God s kingdom. In this message, ER doctor […]

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Women of God – Holy Ambition

Women of God – Holy Ambition

Posted: 10 Sep, 2016 | Author: Kathleen Nelson

Kathleen Nelson shares her story of how the Lord led her down a personal journey, and clarified six biblical areas in her life in which God has already called her to live out a “holy ambition.” Download Handout    

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God s Love in Our Failure

God s Love in Our Failure

Posted: 28 Aug, 2016 | Author: Dove Cranson

Dove uncovers in his own life and others how our perception of what others think of us can be so crippling. This has created a tendency to hide our shortcoming and emphasize our strengths. Failure can become debilitating. But with the unconditional love of God as our solid foundation we can walk through failure and […]

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One Man’s Journey toward Victory over Lust

One Man’s Journey toward Victory over Lust

Posted: 23 Aug, 2016 | Author: Tommy Tinajero

Tommy courageously shares his story of how an addiction to pornography threatened his walk with God, inner peace, and marriage. Most (if not all) of us can relate to such life-consuming struggles, but God doesn t want that to be the end of the story. He can help us to be free and to fill our […]

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