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The Christmas Celebrator

The Christmas Celebrator

Posted: 23 Dec, 2018 | Author: Steve Nelson

Jesus didn t come into the world simply as a baby or even as a teacher. He came as a savior, to rescue us from spiritual darkness, confusion, and sin. This is why Christmas is not just a celebration of traditions, lights, and gifts, but a celebration of Jesus. Download Handout: With blanks/Without blanks

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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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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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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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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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Something Special

Something Special

Posted: 08 Apr, 2018 | Author: Steve Nelson

Psalms 16:5-6 Lord, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure. 6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. NIV84 It is important for us, as a church, to be thankful for the special things God has given us, and […]

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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 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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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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A Christmas Gift

A Christmas Gift

Posted: 25 Dec, 2016 | Author: Steve Nelson

When a child turns his back on his parents, what gift should he give his father for Christmas? A tie? A shirt? Many of us will relate to this story from Steve s childhood and may even see some of the same tendencies in our relationships with God. May this message help bring restoration with our […]

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A Tradition to Remember

A Tradition to Remember

Posted: 18 Dec, 2016 | Author: Dove Cranson

Even though it is easy to lose sight of the original purpose, traditions start with the intent of helping us remember significant truths. This year, take the time to remember what God has done for you and find the light of Jesus in the midst of darkness and personal brokenness. Download    

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Nudge

Nudge

Posted: 31 Mar, 2019 | Author: Steve Nelson

1 Corinthians 1:25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength. (NIV11) God, even at his hypothetical simplest level of thinking, is smarter than Albert Einstein at his peak. This is important to understand when it comes to our pursuit of advice. When [ ]

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Just Chill Out

Just Chill Out

Posted: 14 Apr, 2019 | Author: Steve Nelson

Jesus did not intend for us to be laden by the weight of unattainable perfection. Instead, he wanted to give us rest for our souls.

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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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The Unstoppable Power of Delight

The Unstoppable Power of Delight

Posted: 08 Sep, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson

You have permission to delight, not only in the gifts of God but in the fullness which is in the Giver. 

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Empowered by Delight

Empowered by Delight

Posted: 22 Sep, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson

Did you know God delights in his children?  When we realize how He delights in us it can transform our lives.

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Birds, Bugs, and Beasts

Birds, Bugs, and Beasts

Posted: 12 Jan, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson

Let the nature we see every day remind us that God’s thoughts are far above ours. He knows what he is doing. We can entrust ourselves to him!

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Lamp, Light, Fire, Hammer 1: Oracles of Blessing

Lamp, Light, Fire, Hammer 1: Oracles of Blessing

Posted: 16 Feb, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson

There is a HUGE blessing in having the oracles of God on any topic, and the words of God address all of our greatest areas of need.

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Lamp, Light, Fire, Hammer 2: God Speaks

Lamp, Light, Fire, Hammer 2: God Speaks

Posted: 23 Feb, 2020 | Author: Dove Cranson

God speaks.  His words have power.  Will we listen and obey?

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Lamp, Light, Fire, Hammer 3: Sufficiency of the Word

Lamp, Light, Fire, Hammer 3: Sufficiency of the Word

Posted: 01 Mar, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson

God’s Word is not everything that I want to hear from God, but it is enough to meet my deepest needs.

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Lamp, Light, Fire, Hammer 4: God's Word at Work

Lamp, Light, Fire, Hammer 4: God's Word at Work

Posted: 15 Mar, 2020 | Author: Marty Howell

God’s Word can be at work in you to help you change and grow.

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Experiencing Life in Struggle

Experiencing Life in Struggle

Posted: 22 Mar, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson

In this message, Steve looks at some of the different ways we experience life and highlights a few areas that will be challenging in the midst of our current world crisis.

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Kingdom Is Spelled with 3 Ls

Kingdom Is Spelled with 3 Ls

Posted: 03 May, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson

Darkness will be vanquished by light, we will leave suffering behind as we begin a new life, and God will eternally embrace us in love.

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Timeless Relational Wisdom: 1

Timeless Relational Wisdom: 1

Posted: 10 May, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson and Dove Cranson

In this message, Dove and Steve highlight some timeless relational wisdom from the book of Proverbs.

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Timeless Relational Wisdom: 2

Timeless Relational Wisdom: 2

Posted: 17 May, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson and Dove Cranson

In this message, Dove and Steve highlight some timeless relational wisdom from the book of Proverbs. Part 2.

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Lamp, Light, Fire, Hammer 5: Jesus' Book

Lamp, Light, Fire, Hammer 5: Jesus' Book

Posted: 27 Sep, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson

How did Jesus view the Bible?

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Salt and Light

Salt and Light

Posted: 04 Oct, 2020 | Author: Dove Cranson

This dark and decaying world needs you, as a vessel of God, to be an influence of salt and light.

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Before the Sunrise - A Christmas Story

Before the Sunrise - A Christmas Story

Posted: 20 Dec, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson

A Christmas story that tenderly, yet powerfully, captures the life, purpose, and mission of Jesus. 

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New Life with Christ 14 - In the Kingdom of LIght

New Life with Christ 14 - In the Kingdom of LIght

Posted: 21 Mar, 2021 | Author: Dove Cranson

What does it mean to live in the kingdom of light, no longer in darkness.

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Sit Walk Stand 3: Sit in Dependent Power

Sit Walk Stand 3: Sit in Dependent Power

Posted: 30 Jan, 2022 | Author: Steve Nelson

God's incomparably great power is available for us, but we must come to the end of ourselves and trust in him.

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