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The Journey through Grief

The Journey through Grief

Posted: 16 Dec, 2018 | Author: Dove Cranson

Life is hard. It is not what it was intended to be. Because of the brokenness in this world, we all experience pain, loss, and suffering. Grief is a path we must all walk through in this broken life. It is a product of the broken world we live in. When we are aware of […]

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Lightshine

Lightshine

Posted: 21 Oct, 2018 | Author: Steve Nelson

But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day. The way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know over what they stumble. Proverbs 4:18-19 ESV In our early 20s, a friend and I explored Spring Cave in northwestern Colorado. Within a […]

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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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The God Embrace 5: How Much More

The God Embrace 5: How Much More

Posted: 11 Mar, 2018 | Author: Steve Nelson

Romans 5:9 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God s wrath through him! NIV Romans 5 talks about how we used to be and how we are, and it addresses the kind of treatment we can expect from God. We used to be ungodly. We […]

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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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Seeing the Unseen III   Judgment

Seeing the Unseen III Judgment

Posted: 09 Apr, 2017 | Author: Steve Nelson

Have you ever thought about the Day of Judgement when Jesus addresses the masses of people who have lived since the beginning of the world? Will He be angry and condemning? Loving and compassionate? In this imagined account of Judgment Day, Jesus pours out his heart to those he loves a jilted lover to those who rejected […]

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For the Good of All: A Higher Calling 5

For the Good of All: A Higher Calling 5

Posted: 16 Oct, 2016 | Author: Steve Nelson

How can the church be a hospital for broken and sinful people and also hope to have a standard of behavior that reflects our higher calling? Is it possible to be loving and compassionate and yet draw a line in the sand and say that certain behaviors are not acceptable among God s people? In this […]

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Made in God's Image

Made in God's Image

Posted: 07 Apr, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson

Our culture is saying all kinds of things about gender and sexuality.  This brings up lots of questions.  Is gender just an arbitrary designation in our lives?  Is it something that God intended?  Does God want men and women to be different?  Does God have different roles for us each to play?  If we are […]

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Contending for Our Faith

Contending for Our Faith

Posted: 05 May, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson

How do we contend for our faith in the light of opposition against us?

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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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Could God Ever Forgive Me

Could God Ever Forgive Me

Posted: 02 Aug, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson

God forgave some of the nastiest people in the Bible. The compassion, mercy, and grace of God reach far even to the depths of our own sin.

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Fishing Like Jesus

Fishing Like Jesus

Posted: 09 Aug, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson

The story of the Woman at the Well gives great insights as to how to winsomely connect people to our life-giving God.

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Jesus Friend of Sinners

Jesus Friend of Sinners

Posted: 23 Aug, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson

Matthew 11:19 [Jesus said,] “The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ But wisdom is proved right by her deeds.” (Parallel: Luke 7:34)

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The Demands of Love and Duty

The Demands of Love and Duty

Posted: 06 Dec, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson

Two prophets. Two Commissions. Two responses. The lessons of Amos and Jonah give us insight into a dual response of love and duty that will help us overcome the reluctance we have with our own commission. 

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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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Googling God - Who Is God?

Googling God - Who Is God?

Posted: 04 Jul, 2021 | Author: Steve Nelson

Who is God? What is he like? How does he relate to us?

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