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Connecting to the Source

Connecting to the Source

Posted: 24 Mar, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson

We were each made for greatness. We were created to do great things, to bring good into this world. Sometimes, aware of this truth, I can shrink back and feel inadequate, overwhelmed, and then do nothing. Or sometimes I can overextend myself try to do too much and then become dry and empty and realize [ ]

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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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We Were (Re)Created for Great Things

We Were (Re)Created for Great Things

Posted: 01 Jan, 2023 | Author: Dove Cranson

The good works the world needs naturally flow out of us when we are living as we were truly made to be.

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Knowing Jesus: Growing to Maturity

Knowing Jesus: Growing to Maturity

Posted: 31 May, 2015 | Author: Steve Nelson

In this next passage in Philippians 2, we take a look at verses 12 & 13, which tell us to “continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.” But what does that mean? We […]

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Responding to God’s Presence and Work in my Life

Responding to God’s Presence and Work in my Life

Posted: 23 Nov, 2014 | Author: Troy Roberts

“I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds.” Your ways, God, are holy. What god is as great as our God? You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among […]

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JoJo's SILTY Deliverance

JoJo's SILTY Deliverance

Posted: 01 Sep, 2019 | Author: Steve Nelson

When we understand how God works in times of trouble, it helps us hold onto hope and stand strong until the time of rescue.

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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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Easily Pleased Stars, Apples, and Frownies

Easily Pleased Stars, Apples, and Frownies

Posted: 12 May, 2019 | Author: Steve Nelson

Colossians 1:10 And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way… NIV I recently started teaching ESL to Chinese kids online. When the students do a good job, I give them five stars. When I do a good job, the parents […]

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The Good News of Christmas

The Good News of Christmas

Posted: 29 Dec, 2019 | Author: Bruce Bradford

If the message of Jesus is so good, why don’t people lean in and hope it is true? Why is there so much resistance? Can we go back to the original message and find a message that once again gives hope?

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New Life with Christ 4 - The Power of God in Me

New Life with Christ 4 - The Power of God in Me

Posted: 29 Nov, 2020 | Author: Dove Cranson

The good news of Jesus is a joyful gift to receive.  It is also a joy filled gift to share. 

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Glorious Gospel 3: What Are People Like?

Glorious Gospel 3: What Are People Like?

Posted: 05 Nov, 2023 | Author: Steve Nelson

Last week we looked at what God is like. Now we need to ask, what are people like? How do we measure up?

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Preserving Biblical Womanhood - Good Deeds

Preserving Biblical Womanhood - Good Deeds

Posted: 12 Apr, 2024 | Author: Krista Whitney

The Preserving Biblical Womanhood event was held with an intimate group of leader wives in Manhattan, Kansas.

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God’s Special Favor Beats Your Special Cookies

God’s Special Favor Beats Your Special Cookies

Posted: 26 Jun, 2016 | Author: Steve Nelson

God’s not just after our obedience; he’s after our hearts! Do you ever feel guilty, dirty, and like you have nothing to offer to God? And then, to feel better, do you start doing things like going to church, reading the Bible, or giving money at church? An amazing illustration from Haggai helps us see […]

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Knowing Jesus: A Son with his Spiritual Father

Knowing Jesus: A Son with his Spiritual Father

Posted: 21 Jun, 2015 | Author: Dove Cranson

“I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, that I also may be cheered when I receive news about you. I have no one else like him, who will show genuine concern for your welfare. For everyone looks out for their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. But you know […]

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High Calling Discipleship 16: Believe

High Calling Discipleship 16: Believe

Posted: 30 Oct, 2022 | Author: Steve Nelson

John 6:29 Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” NIV

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WOW: Bringing Good to Your Husband

WOW: Bringing Good to Your Husband

Posted: 11 Feb, 2023 | Author: Kathleen Nelson

What does it mean to be a woman who brings good in this world and in your marriage?

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Growing Up

Growing Up

Posted: 25 Nov, 2018 | Author: Steve Nelson

Hebrews 5:12-14 …Though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the […]

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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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Knowing God’s Will 4: Joyful Path of Suffering

Knowing God’s Will 4: Joyful Path of Suffering

Posted: 26 Aug, 2018 | Author: Steve Nelson

1 Peter 4:1-2 Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. 2 As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God. NIV11 Sometimes suffering is […]

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Knowing God’s Will 2 – A Heart Check

Knowing God’s Will 2 – A Heart Check

Posted: 12 Aug, 2018 | Author: Steve Nelson

God doesn’t want to keep us in the dark. He is a loving father who wants to guide us down His good path. In this message we explore some of the ways he directs us and confirms His will. Download Handout: With blanks / Without blanks

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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… 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 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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The Commands of Christ 8: Prayer

The Commands of Christ 8: Prayer

Posted: 14 Jan, 2018 | Author: Steve Nelson

We are all good about praying when we are desperate. Can we bring that desperation back into everyday life? When we don’t know what to do, God is there for us! Download Handout: With blanks / Without blanks For further study: Prayer reference sheet  

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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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How Can We Share Jesus with Others

How Can We Share Jesus with Others

Posted: 07 Oct, 2017 | Author: Dove Cranson

Wouldn’t it be sad to have something really good and never share it with others?  Having a relationship with God through Jesus is something worth sharing!  Yet those conversations about our faith, although exciting, can at times be intimidating to initiate. This message shares a couple simple tools that can be used to begin conversations […]

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The Father’s Heart

The Father’s Heart

Posted: 24 Sep, 2017 | Author: Dove Cranson

As followers of Christ, we have been given a mission to bring the good news of Jesus to all of El Paso and beyond.  This message addresses why anyone would want to be a part of that mission and how they could be. Download Handout

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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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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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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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