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Saint

Saint

Posted: 17 Mar, 2019 | Author: Steve Nelson

Galatians 4:19 My dear children, for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you 2 Corinthians 3:18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate [reflect/behold] the Lord s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. Is […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The God Embrace 7: Love, Hope, and Delivery

The God Embrace 7: Love, Hope, and Delivery

Posted: 25 Mar, 2018 | Author: Steve Nelson

Romans 8:22 For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. ESV Sometimes in the midst of difficulty we can feel like something must be wrong. We aren t naive. We know life is hard; but we don t expect it to be this hard. When we try to make […]

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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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The Commands of Christ 5: The Lord’s Supper – Remember

The Commands of Christ 5: The Lord’s Supper – Remember

Posted: 03 Dec, 2017 | Author: Dove Cranson

The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me. In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my […]

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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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The Commands of Christ 2: Love People

The Commands of Christ 2: Love People

Posted: 12 Nov, 2017 | Author: Steve Nelson

To embrace God s call to love others, we must commit ourselves to loving those who are difficult, inconvenient, and uncomfortable for us. God is not simply calling us to love those who give us the warm fuzzies, but to love the unfuzzy. Mark 12:29-31 The most important [command], answered Jesus, is this: Hear, O Israel, […]

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The Commands of Christ 1: Love God

The Commands of Christ 1: Love God

Posted: 05 Nov, 2017 | Author: Dove Cranson

Jesus said his followers should teach other followers of Jesus to obey everything he commanded. So what did Jesus command? What are we supposed to obey and teach others to obey? This talk looks at what Jesus said was the first and greatest commandment: to love God. How can we love the infinite God of […]

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Cornflakes, Cucumbers, and Confetti

Cornflakes, Cucumbers, and Confetti

Posted: 03 Sep, 2017 | Author: Steve Nelson

We all find plenty to complain about, whether it is genuine hardships like sickness, suffering, and death, or it is the little stuff like having to eat the same thing for dinner that we had for lunch. As we see in the example of the Israelites (Numbers 11:1-6), complaining leads to misery, even in times […]

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Animation 4 – Mary and Martha – With Jesus

Animation 4 – Mary and Martha – With Jesus

Posted: 14 May, 2017 | Author: Dove Cranson

What would it be like to host Jesus and some of his friends for dinner? What preparations would you make? During dinner would you be busy doing things or would you just sit there and listen to Jesus? This is the situation of Martha and Mary who hosted Jesus many years ago. Mary sat at […]

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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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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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Too Smart for God?: A Higher Calling 2

Too Smart for God?: A Higher Calling 2

Posted: 25 Sep, 2016 | Author: Dove Cranson

In a culture where intellect and worldly wisdom is praised, God s wisdom is often neglected or belittled. Many seem to think we have become too smart for God. In this look at 1 Corinthians chapter 2, human wisdom is contrasted with the vast mystery of God s wisdom. The chapter lays out how God s wisdom is […]

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Women of God – Holy Ambition

Women of God – Holy Ambition

Posted: 10 Sep, 2016 | Author: Kathleen Nelson

Kathleen Nelson shares her story of how the Lord led her down a personal journey, and clarified six biblical areas in her life in which God has already called her to live out a “holy ambition.” Download Handout    

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There is: Support

There is: Support

Posted: 17 Apr, 2016 | Author: Steve Nelson

This is the first of a four-part series called “There is.” Our There is campaign is a rallying call, to not just be a group of people who meet together on Sunday mornings, but, to be one body with one faith, following one God. It is based on this verse: There is one body and one […]

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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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Endurance Inspired by Hope

Endurance Inspired by Hope

Posted: 12 Dec, 2015 | Author: Steve Nelson

Merry Christmas from the Rio! In this message, Steve talks about how, before the first Christmas, the world eagerly waited for the Lord’s first coming and also about how we now wait for his second coming to take us all home. “Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.” – Psalm […]

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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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Knowing Jesus: Citizens of Heaven

Knowing Jesus: Citizens of Heaven

Posted: 18 Jul, 2015 | Author: Dove Cranson

As we wrap up Philippians 3 in our Knowing Jesus series, we take a look at this passage: “But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so […]

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Knowing Jesus: A Son with his Spiritual Father

Knowing Jesus: A Son with his Spiritual Father

Posted: 21 Jun, 2015 | Author: Dove Cranson

“I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, that I also may be cheered when I receive news about you. I have no one else like him, who will show genuine concern for your welfare. For everyone looks out for their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. But you know […]

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Knowing Jesus: Living Out our Faith

Knowing Jesus: Living Out our Faith

Posted: 10 May, 2015 | Author: Tom Schwieger

“Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel. As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. And because of my chains, most of the brothers and sisters have become confident […]

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Christmas Savior

Christmas Savior

Posted: 14 Dec, 2014 | Author: Steve Nelson

Luke 2:10-11 But the angel said to [the shepherds], Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. NIV   Download

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Responding to God’s Presence and Work in my Life

Responding to God’s Presence and Work in my Life

Posted: 23 Nov, 2014 | Author: Troy Roberts

“I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds. Your ways, God, are holy. What god is as great as our God? You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among […]

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The Lord’s Other Prayer

The Lord’s Other Prayer

Posted: 02 Nov, 2014 | Author: Steve Nelson

Jesus prayed for several things right before He was arrested. In this message we look to see what was on His heart, and how that relates to each of us as we strive to follow His will for our lives.   Download

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