Present Peace – “Let Peace Rule?”

Peace is not just a possible reality of a follower of  Jesus.  That inner calm in the midst of external chaos is something that God intends for His followers to experience daily.  Have you ever experienced this peace? Do you know when you’re at peace? When you’re not? The peace

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Present Peace – “Overshadowing Doubt”

Doubt has power. There’s no doubt about it. It has the power to paralyze us, to take our hearts captive and to render us inoperable in the Kingdom. For most, doubt is something very real in our live of faith.  We don’t like to admit it, but it is most definitely

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Present Peace – “Hide & Seek”

Hide and seek is a game for kids…a game that so many of us played when we were little.  Whether we know it or not, we still play hide and seek as adults.  More often than we care to admit, we hide from our Heavenly Father… running to keep our

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Present Peace – “Peace & Trouble”

Peace is promised to followers of Jesus, but yet it often seems absent from the reality of day to day life.  Ever wondered why? Would you like that reality to change? Do you know what that reality actually looks like?  Jesus has answers to these questions. Read Philippians 4:4-9 &

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Bold – “Bold Obedience”

Eugene Peterson said, “…following Jesus is a long obedience in the same direction.”  But, obedience is hard. Why? God calls us to obedience as we follow Jesus.  But, like so many other times and experiences in our lives…we are disobedient.  However, when you submit to His leadership, you’ll be witness

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Bold – “Bold Speaking”

We speak boldly about what we believe deeply.  Have you found that true for you? What do people speak boldly about? What impact does their speaking have on you? Could the level of your boldness help you see how God is leading you to grow? Read Acts 4:16-22.  

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Bold – “Bold Prayer”

Prayer should be as natural to us as breathing. But, for many, we struggle to pray.  And so – our prayers are more like requests out of a spiritual vending machine, rather than a bold proclamation of who God is. As we look at the early believers and their prayers

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Bold – “Amazing Boldness”

It’s Confirmation Sunday.  Sometimes people say “I’m BEING confirmed”, but what’s really happening is that eleven 8th graders will be publicly confirming that they do trust in Jesus and intend to boldly follow Him for the rest of their lives.  Let this be a time for you to reconsider your

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