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How You Should Spend Your Time


11/3/2014 by Ashley Kemme

Luckily we no longer live in the days where every waking hour is spent on the field turning the crop, making our own clothes, and growing all our own food. While I am sure that most of us enjoy these luxuries it can leave us a question with how to spend all of our free time? Or more specifically how ought our time on earth to be used?

James 1:19-

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DO WE GET WHAT WE DESERVE IN LIFE (AND THE AFTERLIFE)?


10/20/2014 by Wayne Purcell

A woman recently told me she had just been notified by her doctor that she had cancer. She was indignant. She had experienced several tragedies in her long life. “And now this? Why?” A relative announced to me last Easter that he believed in reincarnation. He maintains that if you do good, you progress into better and better lives. And

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Taking Off The Mask


10/8/2014 by Rob Woolcock

TAKING OFF THE MASK

Raise your hand if you’re guilty? I know I am.  How many of you have gone through the day acting like everything is perfect, when inside you are a mess.  Your life seems to be unraveling right before your eyes, you’re stressed out and don’t know what to do.  The reality is we have all been there

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A Compelling Faith


7/14/2014 by Lucas Miller

I’ve recently had a conversation that left me thinking and quite honestly, flabbergasted. The nature of the conversation was in regards to the Christian life and how we are to live this life. As the conversation continued, it was mentioned that serving others (what I also like to call ministry) was something that a Christian can&

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Defining Reality


7/7/2014 by Nena Dragoo

For the past several weeks the Adult Bible Fellowship class that I attend has been following interviews, conducted by Rev. Timothy Keller, with professed non-Christians.The interviewees are what would be considered intelligent, upwardly mobile individuals. Their exposure to Christianity varies as well as their opinions and conclusions regarding

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A Cloud of Witnesses


7/1/2014 by Wayne Purcell

As Pastor Rob has walked us through some of the “Unlikely Heroes” of the Bible this month, we’ve learned what some of the character qualities of heroes are. Remember David’s kindness, as he graciously provided for Mephibosheth. How about Elijah’s faith, as he defeated the prophets of Baal and Asherah in an exciting

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Growing in Community


6/23/2014 by Ashley Kemme

Did you know that Redwood Trees grow in circles called ‘glens’? As they grow they intertwine their roots together permanently sealing their circles for the rest of their lives. Whenever there is a time of heavy storms and winds where other tree’s fall the Redwood stands strong against the weather together. They are able to remain

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Heroes


6/19/2014 by Rob Woolcock

Bonnie Tyler once sang the song “I need a hero.”  The song goes on to describe the hero as someone who is fast, strong, and fresh for the fight.  Take a minute and think about your hero or heroes.  Who are they? What makes them your hero?  Probably, there are some special qualities about them that you admire and

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Love & Sacrifice {Worship}


6/15/2014 by Jarrell Peak

Have you ever sat in a church service and felt completely irritated? The worship leader always plays songs that are unfamiliar or overplays  certain songs. The pastor constantly says umm or the preaching is not “convicting enough" and you leave frustrated. If you have been in a church for a few months then you may be able to relate

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Walking With A Ghost


5/31/2014 by Lucas Miller

Do you ever feel like you’re just existing in your faith? It’s not terribly exciting, but not terribly off either. You pray, but there’s no real passion there, it’s just words. You worship, but your heart still feels the same. You read God’s word, but your mind ceases to be transformed. We learn to just exist. Our

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Dreams


5/20/2014 by Rob Woolcock

It is very rarely that I wake up remembering a dream.  Does this mean that I don’t have dreams?  I not sure of the correct scientific response to that question, but I do know that all of us have dreams of what we would like our lives to be like, what we hope and dream our kids’ lives will be like.  There is absolutely ...

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