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And That...You Were

And That...You Were

Posted: 03 Mar, 2019 | Author: Steve Nelson

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that […]

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Two Views – Romans 10

Two Views – Romans 10

Posted: 17 Feb, 2019 | Author: Steve Nelson

Romans 2:13b-15 It is obeying the law that makes us right in his sight. Even Gentiles, who do not have God s written law, show that they know his law when they instinctively obey it, even without having heard it. They demonstrate that God s law is written in their heart, for their own conscience and thoughts […]

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What We Desire is in Jesus: Life, Grace, and Truth

What We Desire is in Jesus: Life, Grace, and Truth

Posted: 12 Jan, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson

When we are honest, what do we truly want in life? If we got to the bottom of what drives us, what would we find? Do you see in yourselves a deep desire for love, for a sense of worth or belonging, for respect, peace, beauty, wisdom, freedom, greatness, or immortality? Where do we find […]

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God is Sufficient in our Weakness

God is Sufficient in our Weakness

Posted: 02 Dec, 2018 | Author: Dove Cranson

We live in a world where we admire the things that are better, bigger, faster. There is often an unspoken expectation to not have weaknesses but to always be strong and capable. But the reality is we all have weaknesses. We all fall short in one way or another. If we are excelling in one […]

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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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God s Grace allows My Honesty

God s Grace allows My Honesty

Posted: 07 Jan, 2018 | Author: Dove Cranson

The foundation of our relationship with God is His grace, not our merit. Therefore, we can learn to be honest with what is going on in our lives. As we are honest we find more love and acceptance and God changes us from the inside. Download Handout

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Two Types of People

Two Types of People

Posted: 01 Oct, 2017 | Author: Steve Nelson

We may not normally see things this way, but God clearly communicates that there are two types of people in the world. One group of people is cursed. The other is blessed. The great news is that God doesn t want people to be in the cursed group. He wants us all to be in the […]

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Animation 12: Pharisees – Mr. Nice Guy?

Animation 12: Pharisees – Mr. Nice Guy?

Posted: 09 Jul, 2017 | Author: Dove Cranson

When Jesus walked this Earth he consistently showed love and grace and acceptance. Yet His love is much deeper than just trying to make people feel good. In fact, He spoke surprisingly harsh words to a certain group of people, the Pharisees. Why? At least in part it was because the Pharisees thought they could […]

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Animation 5 – Sinful Religionists – Life in Life Received

Animation 5 – Sinful Religionists – Life in Life Received

Posted: 21 May, 2017 | Author: Steve Nelson

We think of the account of the woman caught in the act of adultery as a beautiful story of grace and forgiveness. And it is. At least for one person. But not everyone received life from Jesus. The religionists (the Pharisees and teachers of the law) walked away from life. They were more concerned about […]

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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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Healthy Grace – A Higher Calling 11

Healthy Grace – A Higher Calling 11

Posted: 27 Nov, 2016 | Author: Steve Nelson

With a healthy understanding of grace, we can appreciate it for what it really is, and stand firm in the security of our committed relationship with Jesus. This allows us to stop being distracted with trying to measure up or trying to discern exactly what is permissible behavior and what isn t. Instead, we can focus […]

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My Work in the Lord – A Higher Calling 10

My Work in the Lord – A Higher Calling 10

Posted: 20 Nov, 2016 | Author: Dove Cranson

As we continue to look at the Higher Calling we have in Jesus, we see the example of Paul to work with extreme effort to bring the good news of Jesus to others, breaking down barriers and enduring difficulties in the process. What is the source of his dedication and sacrifice? Is he trying to […]

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Freedom

Freedom

Posted: 03 Jul, 2016 | Author: Jon Kronmiller

“For freedom Christ has set us free.” “There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” These scriptures are real, but are they a part of your own Christian experience? Is Christianity just a set of rules–different, but still rules? In this message Jon Kronmiller shares how freedom should be (and can be) a part of […]

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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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