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Winning the War Waged

Winning the War Waged

Posted: 06 Jan, 2019 | Author: Steve Nelson

1 Peter 2:11 Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. When we put our faith in Christ, we become God s people and citizens of his kingdom. We no longer pledge our allegiance to this world, but to God. As the verse says, […]

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The Blessing of Generosity

The Blessing of Generosity

Posted: 30 Dec, 2018 | Author: Tom Schwieger

Acts 20:35b Lord Jesus himself said: It is more blessed to give than to receive. As Jesus said, there is a blessing that comes when we give. Developing a habit of generosity is an important part of our Christian expression of faith. Download

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Faith and Growth

Faith and Growth

Posted: 22 Nov, 2018 | Author: John Houser

Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. NIV Hebrews 11:6 offers a two-part solution to help us take steps toward faith and growth. Faith is rooted in our belief that God exists […]

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You Bring Pleasure to God

You Bring Pleasure to God

Posted: 07 Oct, 2018 | Author: Dove Cranson

Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness. We are constantly and unconditionally loved by God. But, the things we do are not always pleasing to God. What pleases God? He is not withholding his pleasure until we reach perfection. […]

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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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Bloom Where You Are Planted

Bloom Where You Are Planted

Posted: 22 Jul, 2018 | Author: Dove Cranson

At times, it seems like the solution to the pain of life and the path to find happiness is to change our circumstances, our bodies, our habits, our relationships, our jobs, our pastimes, or at least change something. This message shows the potential to thrive wherever we are at in life enjoying thankfulness for the little […]

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Message to Myself

Message to Myself

Posted: 15 Jul, 2018 | Author: Dove Cranson

Identity is answering the question: who am I? Because of our experiences and perceptions, we each have messages to ourselves, telling us who we are. In Christ, we are given a gift of leaving behind these messages and taking on the Lord s opinion. He gets to say who I am, and He says I am […]

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How Much Do I Need to Know

How Much Do I Need to Know

Posted: 06 May, 2018 | Author: Dove Cranson

Sometimes the big unanswered questions keep us from feeling confident in our lives. Some of the many questions we have can include: How can I share my faith, when I don t know very much? Why did this bad thing happen to this person? What is going to happen in the future? As limited human beings […]

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The God Embrace 4: Fruit to Root

The God Embrace 4: Fruit to Root

Posted: 04 Mar, 2018 | Author: Dove Cranson

We each have false beliefs (small beliefs) in our lives. These are places of little faith that keep us from experiencing God s fullness. This message explains how we can use our experiences and emotions as a way to honestly discover our beliefs; then allow our little beliefs to be replaced with the truth of God. […]

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The Commands of Christ 9: Stand

The Commands of Christ 9: Stand

Posted: 21 Jan, 2018 | Author: Dove Cranson

We are called to stand, to persevere in our faith, to finish this race, even through the troubles that come. This work is something God is able to do for us as we trust Him. He began the work in us and He will complete it. We are called to trust Him, even through the […]

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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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Animation 7 – The Crumbs Lady – Faith Rewarded

Animation 7 – The Crumbs Lady – Faith Rewarded

Posted: 04 Jun, 2017 | Author: Steve Nelson

The faith of the crumbs lady (Syrophoenician woman) teaches us some critical lessons on how to respond when it seems that God is completely ignoring our prayers. Download Handout (Blanks,No blanks)

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Praying for their Faith – Seeing God at Work in China

Praying for their Faith – Seeing God at Work in China

Posted: 02 Apr, 2017 | Author: Dove Cranson

This message is from a morning dedicated to the upcoming mission trip to China. Jason, who is leading the trip, explains his passion for China, his family s experience there, and the upcoming trip. Using the book of 2 Thessalonians as a model, Dove then leads the group in prayer as we ask God for help […]

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Seeing the Unseen

Seeing the Unseen

Posted: 12 Mar, 2017 | Author: Steve Nelson

There are two realms: the seen and the unseen. The natural and the supernatural. Belief in the unseen world corrects our overemphasis on the seen world. To experience true and lasting life, our faith must be anchored in the unseen. 2 Corinthians 4:18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on […]

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Does God Speak at Church?

Does God Speak at Church?

Posted: 12 Feb, 2017 | Author: Steve Nelson

If those who speak are supposed to speak as if speaking the very words of God, how are those who listen supposed to listen? In faith, can we believe that God will speak to us through His Word, through worship, through others, and even through the sermons we hear? 1 Peter 4:11a If anyone speaks, […]

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