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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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Bloom Where You Are Planted

Bloom Where You Are Planted

Posted: 22 Jul, 2018 | Author: Dove Cranson

At times, it seems like the solution to the pain of life and the path to find happiness is to change our circumstances, our bodies, our habits, our relationships, our jobs, our pastimes, or at least change something. This message shows the potential to thrive wherever we are at in life enjoying thankfulness for the little […]

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Love Is  Working through Conflict   When I Know I am the One Who Is Right

Love Is Working through Conflict When I Know I am the One Who Is Right

Posted: 17 Jun, 2018 | Author: Steve Nelson

Relational conflict is normal, and God gives lots of helpful instruction on how to develop deeper and closer relationships as we work through conflict. Download Handout: With blanks/Without blanks

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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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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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Love Is  Turning to God – When Love Is Too Hard on My Own

Love Is Turning to God – When Love Is Too Hard on My Own

Posted: 20 May, 2018 | Author: Steve Nelson

Having healthy relationships with every coworker, friend, and neighbor is nearly impossible. There is no way. It s too hard. And that is why we need supernatural help. Thankfully, with God s help, he can transform us (not them) into lovers of people. Download Handout: With blanks / Without blanks

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Love Is  Moving Forward: When I regret what has happened in the past

Love Is Moving Forward: When I regret what has happened in the past

Posted: 20 May, 2018 | Author: Dove Cranson

The nature of relationships is that to keep moving forward we have to overcome the past. In this message Dove explains how all regret from the past can be overcome by forgiveness. God is a gracious God of forgiveness. When we feel God s voice (not the voice of condemnation) kindly leading us into a place […]

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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 God Embrace 2: Sharing Emotions

The God Embrace 2: Sharing Emotions

Posted: 18 Feb, 2018 | Author: Dove Cranson

After a short introduction reviewing our goals, Dove talks about a part of what makes us human, emotions. The conclusions he comes to are that emotions are an important part of being human, made in the image of God. We can learn to use our emotions in healthy ways, not be used by them. One […]

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Love and Smiles Forever

Love and Smiles Forever

Posted: 20 Aug, 2017 | Author: Steve Nelson

Not only does God love you, but he likes you. He enjoys you. He is glad that you are His. In this study of Ephesians 1, we find many reasons to find joy and peace in our relationship with God, even though relationships are complicated, and we are fully aware of our shortcomings. Download Handout: Blanks / No […]

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A Christmas Gift

A Christmas Gift

Posted: 25 Dec, 2016 | Author: Steve Nelson

When a child turns his back on his parents, what gift should he give his father for Christmas? A tie? A shirt? Many of us will relate to this story from Steve s childhood and may even see some of the same tendencies in our relationships with God. May this message help bring restoration with our […]

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Relationships Matter

Relationships Matter

Posted: 22 May, 2016 | Author: Tom Schwieger

God values relationships! One of the greatest themes throughout the New Testament is the command to love others. In this message, Tom Schwieger talks about the importance of having meaningful relationships with five different groups of people: Lifers, Laborers, Leaders, Learners, and the Lost. God uses each of these types of relationships to impact us, […]

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Working the Mission

Working the Mission

Posted: 01 May, 2016 | Author: Steve Nelson

In this message, Steve talks about how being involved in the church is a strategic part of our mission to advance God’s Kingdom. Church was never intended to be an event, but the church is Christ’s body, in a brotherhood expressed practically in deep and meaningful local relationships, and on mission like a spiritual army. Serving in […]

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Knowing Jesus: Unity

Knowing Jesus: Unity

Posted: 25 Jul, 2015 | Author: Steve Nelson

God calls the church to unity an unconditional, tightly-bound unity. So what do we do when we meet people who we don’t naturally get along with? How does God call his saints to respond when faced with a difficult relationship? “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” […]

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Knowing Jesus: The Path to Greatness

Knowing Jesus: The Path to Greatness

Posted: 23 May, 2015 | Author: Dove Cranson

“In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient […]

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Tough Love

Tough Love

Posted: 04 Jan, 2015 | Author: Steve Nelson

To experience genuine love and deep relationships we have to make some tough choices in our own lives. As hard as that is, those decisions we make to be patient, humble, protective, trusting, and hopeful produce a love that is tough enough to last.   Download Handout PDF

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Loving Well: Addressing Offenses

Loving Well: Addressing Offenses

Posted: 20 Oct, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson

This message looks at Jesus’ instructions on how to address offenses in a healthy way.

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Loving Well: Expectations and Agreements

Loving Well: Expectations and Agreements

Posted: 01 Dec, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson

Seeking to grow in love, this message discusses how expectations can be transformed into healthy agreements.

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Timeless Relational Wisdom: 1

Timeless Relational Wisdom: 1

Posted: 10 May, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson and Dove Cranson

In this message, Dove and Steve highlight some timeless relational wisdom from the book of Proverbs.

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Timeless Relational Wisdom: 2

Timeless Relational Wisdom: 2

Posted: 17 May, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson and Dove Cranson

In this message, Dove and Steve highlight some timeless relational wisdom from the book of Proverbs. Part 2.

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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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New Relationships

New Relationships

Posted: 08 Aug, 2021 | Author: Steve Nelson

Biblical principles that will revitalize your conflicts and breathe life into your relationships!

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Secure in God s Love: Outgrowing Fear in Relationships

Secure in God s Love: Outgrowing Fear in Relationships

Posted: 19 Sep, 2021 | Author: Dove Cranson

God has invited us to become so secure in His love that we can outgrow our fear and truly live a life of love. 

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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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Sit Walk Stand 12: Walk in Relationship

Sit Walk Stand 12: Walk in Relationship

Posted: 10 Apr, 2022 | Author: Steve Nelson

The key to walking in relationship with broken, sinful, and dysfunctional people, is to respond to Christ instead of to them. 

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