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New Life with Christ 12 - Knit Together

New Life with Christ 12 - Knit Together

Posted: 28 Feb, 2021 | Author: Steve Nelson

God's plan for his people is that they would have a special love for one another with a deep devotion and commitment. 

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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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Heart of David 10: The Steadfast Love of God

Heart of David 10: The Steadfast Love of God

Posted: 12 Dec, 2021 | Author: Dove Cranson

God’s steadfast love is an unshakable foundation of strength in life. 

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Sit Walk Stand 9: Walk in Love, as Christ

Sit Walk Stand 9: Walk in Love, as Christ

Posted: 20 Mar, 2022 | Author: Dove Cranson

Loving others is not just a matter of mustering up more strength to love, but rather, to allow God to love you, and then to love through you.

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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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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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Let Love Flow

Let Love Flow

Posted: 07 May, 2023 | Author: Dove Cranson

As we receive the love of God, we become vessels of love, streams overflowing with love, for the thirsty world around 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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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 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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God Loves Bad People

God Loves Bad People

Posted: 05 Mar, 2017 | Author: Dove Cranson

In this message Dove attempts to help us love bad people.  This is not so that we would embrace the bad things that bring pain, suffering, and destruction into this world, but that we would love bad people even as God does.  Dove explains five reasons we can love bad people, from those far away […]

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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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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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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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Be Loved

Be Loved

Posted: 23 Jun, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson

Did you know the most amazing being in the entire universe loves you?  Did you know He wants you to experience His love?

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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 9 - Imperfect People of Compassion

New Life with Christ 9 - Imperfect People of Compassion

Posted: 07 Feb, 2021 | Author: Dove Cranson

The imperfect acts of compassion connected to the love of God and flowing out of His love, have a profound impact on this world.

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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 Love

Googling God - What is Love

Posted: 20 Jun, 2021 | Author: Steve Nelson

Love is a choice of affection, kindness, and mercy that flows from the heart of the lover and a deep relational connection with the beloved.

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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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High Calling Discipleship 12: Love God

High Calling Discipleship 12: Love God

Posted: 02 Oct, 2022 | Author: Steve Nelson

The greatest command is to love God, but how can we do that? How do you love someone more?

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High Calling Discipleship 14: Love Your Neighbor

High Calling Discipleship 14: Love Your Neighbor

Posted: 16 Oct, 2022 | Author: Dove Cranson

Jesus said that the second greatest command is to love our neighbor as ourselves. This is possible as we receive love from God.

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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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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… Showing Compassion – When People Are Difficult

Love Is… Showing Compassion – When People Are Difficult

Posted: 01 Jul, 2018 | Author: Steve Nelson

Love is complicated. Sometimes people can be so rude, mean, or insensitive! Yet understanding people’s back stories, helps make sense of why they do what they do. When grasp our own shortcomings, it helps us be sympathetic, because our struggles are not really all that different. Download Handout: With blanks / Without blanks Video from message: Chick-fil-A: Every […]

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Love Is… Speaking the Truth with Love – When Things Are Difficult to Say

Love Is… Speaking the Truth with Love – When Things Are Difficult to Say

Posted: 24 Jun, 2018 | Author: Dove Cranson

The words that come out of our mouths have the potential to bring good to someone else’s life or the potential to bring harm.  Sometimes things are hard to say but we should say them.  In those situations, how can we speak the truth with love? Download Handout

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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… Believing the Best – When People Do Things that Seem Absurd

Love Is… Believing the Best – When People Do Things that Seem Absurd

Posted: 03 Jun, 2018 | Author: Dove Cranson

In our nature it is extremely easy to make assumption and accusations about others.  However, when we withhold judgment and believe the best about others, we are able to truly get to know them and develop a deep relationship.  This message looks at how to stay out of judgment and respect others even when they […]

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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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