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Wait Hope Trust

Wait Hope Trust

Posted: 25 Oct, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson

A story from the time of Elisha gives us lessons on finding life in the midst of times of struggle. 

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Press on with a Hopeful Heart

Press on with a Hopeful Heart

Posted: 11 Oct, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:14

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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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New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Posted: 13 Sep, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson

God is a God of new beginnings and calls us into radically different ways. He has an exciting future set before us!

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Jesus Friend of Sinners

Jesus Friend of Sinners

Posted: 23 Aug, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson

Matthew 11:19 [Jesus said,] “The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ But wisdom is proved right by her deeds.” (Parallel: Luke 7:34)

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Fishing Like Jesus

Fishing Like Jesus

Posted: 09 Aug, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson

The story of the Woman at the Well gives great insights as to how to winsomely connect people to our life-giving God.

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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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The Finish Is the Start

The Finish Is the Start

Posted: 19 Jul, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson

As hard as the race may be, the finish line ends suffering and starts an amazing eternity. Understanding that the end is near helps us run well.

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The Good News of Hell

The Good News of Hell

Posted: 28 Jun, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson

Jesus spoke enough about Hell to make us all a bit squeamish. However, Hell sets the background for an incredible story of hope, life, and redemption.

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Eternal Life

Eternal Life

Posted: 14 Jun, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson

The good news of how Jesus paid our way into heaven is the most amazing story in the world! Whether you are a Christian or a person who is searching for hope and answers, this message is sure to encourage you and touch your soul.

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Social Justice

Social Justice

Posted: 31 May, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson

What do we do with the George Floyd situation? God’s Word has answers for today and hope for a better future.

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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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Life. Life, Life.

Life. Life, Life.

Posted: 19 Apr, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson

God doesn’t just promise life in the next life after we suffer and struggle through this life. He promises life in this life as well as life in the next.

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Astonishing [Yet Normal] Faith

Astonishing [Yet Normal] Faith

Posted: 04 Apr, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson

In this message, we look at The Woman Who Touched Jesus’ Cloak to see how God does great things, even for people with average faith.

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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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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 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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Take Heart

Take Heart

Posted: 02 Feb, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson

In in times of struggle, it helps us to take heart when we remember the power, sovereignty, and compassion of God.

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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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Following God in Blind Trust

Following God in Blind Trust

Posted: 05 Jan, 2020 | Author: Steve Nelson

How can we trust God when we aren’t sure that doing so will work to our benefit?

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Superman Shepherd King

Superman Shepherd King

Posted: 22 Dec, 2019 | Author: Steve Nelson

A better question than asking, “Who is Jesus to you?” is “Who is Jesus?”

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Rethinking Sin Culture 2 - We Are Followers

Rethinking Sin Culture 2 - We Are Followers

Posted: 08 Dec, 2019 | Author: Steve Nelson

We must see the Christian life as more than the attainment of eternal life. The Christian life is about the next life, but it is also about this life.

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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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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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Ahhhhhhh! [Desperate Prayer]

Ahhhhhhh! [Desperate Prayer]

Posted: 27 Oct, 2019 | Author: Steve Nelson

Perhaps nothing is better at motivating us to pray than realizing that we are in complete despair.

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Faith Booster

Faith Booster

Posted: 13 Oct, 2019 | Author: Steve Nelson

Perhaps the greatest reason we don’t pray more is because we lack faith that our prayers will make a difference. To boost our prayer life, we must boost our faith.

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The Difference Hour

The Difference Hour

Posted: 29 Sep, 2019 | Author: Steve Nelson

Think of the greatest struggles of your life. You’d probably be willing to do anything to make a difference in those trials. Here is something you can do, and it just takes an hour.

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Spending to Save

Spending to Save

Posted: 15 Sep, 2019 | Author: Steve Nelson

A counterintuitive approach to a fulfilling life is to live for God and spend your life loving his people. Then you can truly take hold of life!

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JoJo's SILTY Deliverance

JoJo's SILTY Deliverance

Posted: 01 Sep, 2019 | Author: Steve Nelson

When we understand how God works in times of trouble, it helps us hold onto hope and stand strong until the time of rescue.

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Getting Saved / Jehoshaphat's Prayer

Getting Saved / Jehoshaphat's Prayer

Posted: 18 Aug, 2019 | Author: Steve Nelson

In this message we learn lessons from Jehoshaphat on we can find life when we are facing trials that suck the life right out of us.

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