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Taking God Seriously

Taking God Seriously

Posted: 14 Aug, 2016 | Author: Steve Nelson

When the people asked God, “Do you want us to keep fasting as we’ve done for 70 years,” God responded with, “You were doing that for ME?” It’s as if he was completely unaware of or indifferent toward all their spiritual activity. It makes you wonder about the spiritual things we do. Are they really […]

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Following God to a Happy Ending

Following God to a Happy Ending

Posted: 12 Jun, 2016 | Author: Steve Nelson

We know that following God pays off in the next life, but does it pay off in this life? Can we expect a blessing in following God, or is that some sort of prosperity-gospel teaching? We need to be careful to avoid both extremes in this matter. We shouldn’t expect wealth and health from following God, […]

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Following God into the Hard

Following God into the Hard

Posted: 29 May, 2016 | Author: Steve Nelson

It’s one thing to follow God when God asks something easy of us, but it is another thing to follow God when we have a completely different plan that we think is easier or better. To help us make good choices in these situations it is helpful to understand how we think. We need to […]

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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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Biblical Parenting 1: Following God Is Our Hope

Biblical Parenting 1: Following God Is Our Hope

Posted: 05 May, 2023 | Author: Steve Nelson

Parenting conference given in Eau Claire, WI, on May 5-6, 2023.

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Rethinking Sin Culture 2 - We Are Followers

Rethinking Sin Culture 2 - We Are Followers

Posted: 08 Dec, 2019 | Author: Steve Nelson

We must see the Christian life as more than the attainment of eternal life. The Christian life is about the next life, but it is also about this life.

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Knowing God’s Will 6: Hearts on Course

Knowing God’s Will 6: Hearts on Course

Posted: 23 Sep, 2018 | Author: Steve Nelson

Proverbs 23:19 Listen, my son, and be wise, and set your heart on the right path. NIV11 Once, when I was a kid, my family went to church at a drive-in theater. My dad pulled up, put the speaker on his partially rolled-down window, and we quietly sat through the service. We were on vacation […]

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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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Will I Wear the Sash?

Will I Wear the Sash?

Posted: 22 Oct, 2017 | Author: John Houser

The gospel is the most important message in the history of the world. We are privileged to be a part of following Jesus and spreading hope to a world in desperate need. This is God’s call on our lives: the Great Commission. Download Handout

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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 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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There is: Support

There is: Support

Posted: 17 Apr, 2016 | Author: Steve Nelson

This is the first of a four-part series called “There is.” Our “There is” campaign is a rallying call, to not just be a group of people who meet together on Sunday mornings, but, to be one body with one faith, following one God. It is based on this verse: There is one body and one […]

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Living the Dream

Living the Dream

Posted: 26 Mar, 2016 | Author: Steve Nelson

As the completion of the Disciple trilogy (Don’t Miss the Duh Moment and Follow were the first two), Steve talks about the thrill of following Jesus. Life with God is an adventure, not a chore!   Download

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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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High Calling Discipleship 2: Putting It into Practice

High Calling Discipleship 2: Putting It into Practice

Posted: 24 Jul, 2022 | Author: Steve Nelson

Being a disciple involves following. Jesus calls us to put into practice the things he teaches. 

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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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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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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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Following God in Blind Trust

Following God in Blind Trust

Posted: 05 Jan, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson

How can we trust God when we aren’t sure that doing so will work to our benefit?

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Birds, Bugs, and Beasts

Birds, Bugs, and Beasts

Posted: 12 Jan, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson

Let the nature we see every day remind us that God’s thoughts are far above ours. He knows what he is doing. We can entrust ourselves to him!

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Take Heart

Take Heart

Posted: 02 Feb, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson

In in times of struggle, it helps us to take heart when we remember the power, sovereignty, and compassion of God.

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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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Following God in a Broken World

Following God in a Broken World

Posted: 13 Aug, 2017 | Author: Tom Schwieger

In a broken world full of sin, strife, and suffering, we need to continually trust that God is good, is in control and cares for us. 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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Biblical Parenting 2: Creating a Life They Want

Biblical Parenting 2: Creating a Life They Want

Posted: 06 May, 2023 | Author: Steve Nelson

Parenting conference given in Eau Claire, WI, on May 5-6, 2023.

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Biblical Parenting 3M: Rocking the Dad Role

Biblical Parenting 3M: Rocking the Dad Role

Posted: 06 May, 2023 | Author: Steve Nelson

Parenting conference given in Eau Claire, WI, on May 5-6, 2023.

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Biblical Parenting 4: Love and Discipline

Biblical Parenting 4: Love and Discipline

Posted: 06 May, 2023 | Author: Steve Nelson

   Parenting conference given in Eau Claire, WI, on May 5-6, 2023.

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Biblical Parenting 5: Q&A

Biblical Parenting 5: Q&A

Posted: 06 May, 2023 | Author: Steve Nelson

Parenting conference given in Eau Claire, WI, on May 5-6, 2023.

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Biblical Parenting 6: Training with Loving Authority

Biblical Parenting 6: Training with Loving Authority

Posted: 06 May, 2023 | Author: Steve Nelson

Parenting conference given in Eau Claire, WI, on May 5-6, 2023.

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Biblical Parenting 3W: Motherhood - Perspective Matters

Biblical Parenting 3W: Motherhood - Perspective Matters

Posted: 06 May, 2023 | Author: Kathleen Nelson

Parenting conference given in Eau Claire, WI, on May 5-6, 2023.

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