On 7/5 we will hold service at our west location. We will not be at our airport on July 5th. Childcare will not be available. More information is available on our Events Page. Services are also available on Facebook Live at 10 a.m on Sundays. Small Groups are happening on Zoom throughout the week. We invite you to connect with us virtually until you feel comfortable meeting with us in person!

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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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Ellipsis

Ellipsis

Posted: 07 Oct, 2018 | Author: Steve Nelson

It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of everyone; the living should take this to heart. NIV11 You may have seen the famous poem The Dash, by Linda Ellis. It talks about how someday our tombstones will have two […]

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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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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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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 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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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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Soldier, Cupcake, Christian – A Higher Calling 17

Soldier, Cupcake, Christian – A Higher Calling 17

Posted: 29 Jan, 2017 | Author: Steve Nelson

The church in Corinth had serious issues that Paul addressed throughout 1 Corinthians. He spoke so strongly on at times that you might think his letter to them would have ended their relationship. Yet as he concluded his letter in chapter 16, instead of writing an it-was-nice-knowing-you ending to their relationship, he penned a very ordinary […]

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A Disciple in Heart

A Disciple in Heart

Posted: 01 Jan, 2017 | Author: Steve Nelson

The greatest disciples throughout history, from Jesus Twelve all the way to modern-day martyrs, have something in common. They don t care. They don t care about what others think, about their own personal gain, or even about their own lives. This one commonly held attribute allows them to live with abandon and care about the things […]

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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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Prophecy by Steve Nelson – DTC/HSLT 2016

Prophecy by Steve Nelson – DTC/HSLT 2016

Posted: 30 Jun, 2016 | Author: Steve Nelson

The Bible is full of amazing teachings about God s love for people and His relentless pursuit of their hearts. In the culmination of His plan, He gave His special son to die on the cross so that our sins could be paid for. It s an amazing story, but only if it is true. There are […]

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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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There Is: Mission

There Is: Mission

Posted: 24 Apr, 2016 | Author: Steve Nelson

In this second installment in the There Is series, Steve talks about the mission of the church. Why do we do what we do? What are we as a church doing to accomplish our mission? From small groups to lunch after church, everything we do is designed to accomplish our mission to be disciples and make […]

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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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Follow

Follow

Posted: 13 Mar, 2016 | Author: Steve Nelson

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Earning a Spot on God’s Fridge

Earning a Spot on God’s Fridge

Posted: 30 Jan, 2016 | Author: Steve Nelson

Now that we’ve wrapped our Disciple the Heart series, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the amount of effort it takes to live a life devoted to Jesus. In this message, Steve talks about how God thinks of us. Does our performance dictate whether or not God approves of us? Can he be […]

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Disciple the Heart: Obey (Part 2)

Disciple the Heart: Obey (Part 2)

Posted: 23 Jan, 2016 | Author: Dr. Michael Parsa

In this second part of Dr. Parsa’s message on obedience (listen to the first), we take a look at what it looks like to live a life of obedience to God versus a life of selfishness.   Download Handout Disciple the Heart resource- Obey: Living with Integrity

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Disciple the Heart: Yield

Disciple the Heart: Yield

Posted: 17 Jan, 2016 | Author: Steve Nelson

As we wrap up our series on the commitments that help Christians live all out for Christ, Steve addresses a very important topic. As Steve addresses the issue of controlling your thought life specifically when it comes to sexual purity he reminds us that this is an issue that is very important to God that we should pay […]

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Disciple the Heart: Obey

Disciple the Heart: Obey

Posted: 10 Jan, 2016 | Author: Dr. Michael Parsa

The Bible tells us that God calls his followers to obey himself and those in authority over us. But what is a Christian supposed to do when these two conflict with one another? What does true obedience to God look like anyway? What about the grey areas? In this message, Dr. Mike Parsa addresses these questions […]

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Disciple the Heart: Reproduce

Disciple the Heart: Reproduce

Posted: 26 Dec, 2015 | Author: Steve Nelson

“All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ s ambassadors, as though God were making […]

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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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Disciple the Heart: Learn

Disciple the Heart: Learn

Posted: 05 Dec, 2015 | Author: Steve Nelson

“For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.” – Hebrews 12:11   Download Disciple the Heart resource 7 – Learn – Taking Correction Handout

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Disciple the Heart: Enjoy

Disciple the Heart: Enjoy

Posted: 28 Nov, 2015 | Author: Dove Cranson

So often we make Christianity about a list of things to do or events to attend. And yet when Jesus walked the earth, he didn’t ask people to come to small group or prayer meeting. Instead he took his disciples on a journey of commitment and excitement. In this sermon, Dove speaks about how Christianity […]

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Disciple the Heart: Unite

Disciple the Heart: Unite

Posted: 21 Nov, 2015 | Author: Steve Nelson

Our human plan for reaching the world is not working. However, God has a plan to reach the world, and we know that it does work. However, in order for it to work well, we have to be doing things God way. In this message, Steve takes a look at God’s way of reaching the world through the […]

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Disciple the Heart: Serve

Disciple the Heart: Serve

Posted: 14 Nov, 2015 | Author: Bruce Bradford

“God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.” -Hebrews 6:10   Download Handout Disciple the Heart resource 4 – Serve – Give of Your Life

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Disciple the Heart: Discover

Disciple the Heart: Discover

Posted: 07 Nov, 2015 | Author: Steve Nelson

In this message, Steve speaks about the importance of discovering God through His Word. “Take to heart all the words I have solemnly declared to you this day, so that you may command your children to obey carefully all the words of this law. They are not just idle words for you they are your life. […]

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Disciple the Heart: Repent

Disciple the Heart: Repent

Posted: 31 Oct, 2015 | Author: Dove Cranson

Dove’s message about repentance, both at the initial point of salvation and daily repentance in your walk as a new creation. “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.” Acts 3:19 Handout Disciple the Heart resource 2 – Repent – […]

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Disciple the Heart: Follow

Disciple the Heart: Follow

Posted: 25 Oct, 2015 | Author: Steve Nelson

In this first message in our series “Disciple the Heart,” Steve talks about the importance of committing to follow Jesus not sometimes, not halfway, but all in. “Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” Luke 9:23 Handout Disciple the […]

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Faith Booster

Faith Booster

Posted: 13 Oct, 2019 | Author: Steve Nelson

Perhaps the greatest reason we don’t pray more is because we lack faith that our prayers will make a difference. To boost our prayer life, we must boost our faith.

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