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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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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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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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Knowing God s Will 4: Joyful Path of Suffering

Knowing God s Will 4: Joyful Path of Suffering

Posted: 26 Aug, 2018 | Author: Steve Nelson

1 Peter 4:1-2 Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. 2 As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desires, but rather for the will of God. NIV11 Sometimes suffering is […]

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The God Embrace 8: Sharing in Christ s Life

The God Embrace 8: Sharing in Christ s Life

Posted: 01 Apr, 2018 | Author: Dove Cranson

Jesus came into this world to restore our connection to God: A connection one day in a restored world and a connection now through His life in us. Christ died and was resurrected, to overcome death that we might live forever, and that we might experience his life now. There is more beyond just this […]

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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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Encourage

Encourage

Posted: 26 Feb, 2017 | Author: Steve Nelson

We should never be surprised when we find ourselves discouraged or even despondent. After all, we live in terrible times. Yet God offers hope in the midst of our trials. Jesus said, Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. We can find life from God even […]

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Expecting Good from God

Expecting Good from God

Posted: 05 Feb, 2017 | Author: Dove Cranson

From Super Bowl losses, to the loss of loved ones, we will all have disappointments in our lives. In this message Dove wrestles through some of the disappointments in his own life, explaining some of the anchors he has found and continues to cling to along the way. It is the journey to find God […]

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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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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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Love in Disputable Matters, A Higher Calling 9

Love in Disputable Matters, A Higher Calling 9

Posted: 13 Nov, 2016 | Author: Steve Nelson

Have you ever felt judged by Christians? You vote one way, but they think you should vote another. You trick or treat, but they don t. You have a Christmas tree and they seem to think you are worshiping the forest god in your living room. You public school and they home school. Paul addresses these […]

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For the Good of All: A Higher Calling 5

For the Good of All: A Higher Calling 5

Posted: 16 Oct, 2016 | Author: Steve Nelson

How can the church be a hospital for broken and sinful people and also hope to have a standard of behavior that reflects our higher calling? Is it possible to be loving and compassionate and yet draw a line in the sand and say that certain behaviors are not acceptable among God s people? In this […]

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One Man’s Journey toward Victory over Lust

One Man’s Journey toward Victory over Lust

Posted: 23 Aug, 2016 | Author: Tommy Tinajero

Tommy courageously shares his story of how an addiction to pornography threatened his walk with God, inner peace, and marriage. Most (if not all) of us can relate to such life-consuming struggles, but God doesn t want that to be the end of the story. He can help us to be free and to fill our […]

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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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Esther – Trusting the Grandmaster

Esther – Trusting the Grandmaster

Posted: 14 May, 2016 | Author: Steve Nelson

If you had to play a game of high-stakes chess, would you accept the advice of a grandmaster? Would you even go so far as to taking the advice of the grandmaster even when it seemed like it was going to cost you dearly? This is similar to our wrestle of faith. There are times […]

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Following God into his Plan

Following God into his Plan

Posted: 02 Apr, 2016 | Author: Blaise Nelson

Sometimes we want to set our own course in life, but God has a different plan. In this message, Blaise tells the story of finishing college and wrestling with giving 100% of his life to whatever God wanted for him.   Download

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Wrestling

Wrestling

Posted: 06 Feb, 2016 | Author: Dove Cranson

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” – Ephesians 6:12   Download Handout

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Knowing Jesus: Imitating Paul

Knowing Jesus: Imitating Paul

Posted: 16 Aug, 2015 | Author: Steve Nelson

In this message, Pastor Steve speaks about the life of Paul and draws out some important lessons we can learn from his life. “Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” – Philippians 4:9   Download Handout: […]

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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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Eyewitness of God’s Power

Eyewitness of God’s Power

Posted: 18 Apr, 2015 | Author: Steve Nelson

As Christians, we often tend to be skeptical when something amazing happens. We are quick to label these things as coincidence and slow to attribute them to God. But skepticism is good, right? After all, just because you got over your cold doesn’t mean that God has miraculously healed you, right? Well, maybe. But what […]

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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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Connecting to the Source

Connecting to the Source

Posted: 24 Mar, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson

We were each made for greatness. We were created to do great things, to bring good into this world. Sometimes, aware of this truth, I can shrink back and feel inadequate, overwhelmed, and then do nothing. Or sometimes I can overextend myself try to do too much and then become dry and empty and realize [ ]

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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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Easily Pleased Stars, Apples, and Frownies

Easily Pleased Stars, Apples, and Frownies

Posted: 12 May, 2019 | Author: Steve Nelson

Colossians 1:10 And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way… NIV I recently started teaching ESL to Chinese kids online. When the students do a good job, I give them five stars. When I do a good job, the parents […]

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I Will Trust in You

I Will Trust in You

Posted: 11 Aug, 2019 | Author: Dove Cranson

We have a faithful God who is always trustworthy! May we grow to trust Him more and more.

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Thanksgiving 21 Years Later

Thanksgiving 21 Years Later

Posted: 10 Nov, 2019 | Author: Steve Nelson

In the midst of the heartache of life, we are loved by a God who gives us a living hope. And for that, we can give thanks.

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Rethinking Sin Culture

Rethinking Sin Culture

Posted: 24 Nov, 2019 | Author: Steve Nelson

When we call evil good it is not loving. Rather it muddles lines—lines that God drew to bring us good.

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Could God Ever Forgive Me

Could God Ever Forgive Me

Posted: 02 Aug, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson

God forgave some of the nastiest people in the Bible. The compassion, mercy, and grace of God reach far even to the depths of our own sin.

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New Life with Christ 2 - The Good News that Brings New Life

New Life with Christ 2 - The Good News that Brings New Life

Posted: 15 Nov, 2020 | Author: Dove Cranson

Jesus has come to set us free and restore our place in the story that God is writing.  Who’s in?

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New Life with Christ 4 - The Power of God in Me

New Life with Christ 4 - The Power of God in Me

Posted: 29 Nov, 2020 | Author: Dove Cranson

The good news of Jesus is a joyful gift to receive.  It is also a joy filled gift to share. 

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