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Psst!

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Psst!   You! Yes you! Come here. No, over here. Listen for a minute! I’ve got good news for you! No, really! I don’t have the wrong person. There hasn’t been a mistake. I’ve got really good news for you! You matter! You’re necessary! And I’ve got a really big message that you need to hear! And then share! No. I’m sure I don’t have the wrong person. Trust me! This is a really big deal!   This Sunday, during our 11AM combined service we’ll see how a visit, a message, and a response changed our world forever. We’ll also […]

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20181125-1: John the Baptist’s birth foretold

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2018-11-25 Jesus in the real world 1: John the Baptist’s birth foretold Luke 1:1-25 “Why does Jesus matter right here, right now, where we are?” Introduction (1-4) 1 Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us, 2 just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word have delivered them to us, 3 it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, 4 that you may have certainty concerning the […]

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Thanksgiving?

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And just like that, Thanksgiving is staring us right in the face. You wouldn’t know it from the advertising though. It seems like every year advertising switches from Halloween straight into Christmas. Why is that? Why do we as a culture always try to keep two steps ahead? When did Thanksgiving start to get such a bum rap? When did Thanksgiving become a speed bump for “Black Friday?” If you hear about Thanksgiving at all these days, most of the talk is about how much food we eat (or try not to eat) and the uncomfortable interactions we have at […]

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20181111-You Matter

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2018-11-11 Can I see some ID? 12 – You Matter Colossians 4:7-18 Review: Your identity How you live because of your new identity A. Eleven “random people” Tychicus (7) Onesimus (9) Aristarchus (10) Mark (10) Barnabas (10) Jesus called Justus (11) Epaphras (12) Luke (14) Demas (14) Nympha (15) Archippus (17) B. Everybody matters—you matter! C. Application Live out your ID Live in Community Live out your calling

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What’s in a name?

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What’s in a name? One of the hardest parts of being a teacher is learning to correctly pronounce your new students’ names. Over the years I have done a masterful job of butchering even the easiest names among us. As bad as I am at pronouncing names, I’m even worse at remembering them. Faces are easy for me, but names are hard. But our names are important to us, and they mean something, because they are connected to who we are. This Sunday will be the final part in our series “Can I see some ID?” I hope that you’ve […]