To God Be the Glory

enter Paul of Tarsus wraps up his life story of gratitude, radical trust and contentment with a bold expression of praise that describes the purpose and focus of his life story—to glorify God. This is the adventure of faith and life that God has for us as well—to be conformed to

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The Secret of Being Content

Paul of Tarsus is not a trickster or hustler pushing some fake remedy for the troubles of life. He grew up with the finest education and pedigree for his times and then called it all rubbish compared to knowing Jesus. Following Jesus was costly for Paul — he experienced being

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The Peace That’s Possible

Where does this “peace that passes all human understanding” (Philippians 4:7) come from? It comes from God’s vital relationship with you through faith in Christ Jesus. Paul of Tarsus invites us to dwell on God and all that is good so that He can form in us a growing trust

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Thanks for Nothing?

Welcome to week 2 of the 50 Days of Gratitude.  The challenge…the dare…was leveled last week: “try recording 3 things you’re thankful for each day.”  It’s an attractive challenge because we heard what positive life changes could result from regularly thinking about what we might give thanks for.  However, this

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Rejoice in the Lord

Paul of Tarsus writes “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” Do you know where he was living when he wrote this? In a Roman prison. In the same ancient text he adds that he has learned the secret of being content. Ann Voskamp started a

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Prayer…Like Jesus Taught Us

The Lord’s Prayer is far more than a worthy topic for teaching children and new Christians. This model provides a wellspring for prayer that will never run dry. Do you know how to use this model to quench your desire for what God can give? Read Ephesians 6:10-18 and Matthew

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Prayer: God’s Means to Give You New Life

Because, as a church, we understand how incredibly we have been blessed in Christ, we are determined to share the Healing Christ with an increasingly broken people. We understand our life backwards so we can live it forward. Read Ephesians 3:14-21 and Matthew 21:18-22.    

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Doing What Doesn’t Come Naturally

Because, as a church, we understand how incredibly we have been blessed in Christ, we are determined to share the Healing Christ with an increasingly broken people. We understand our life backwards so we can live it forward. Read Philemon 1:1-7 and Matthew 28:16-20.  

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In Summary: Keep Yourselves from Idols

What is an idol? An idol is any and every “little g” god. Anything that you or I put our hope and trust in—besides the “big G” God of the Bible. John concludes his letter with the words “Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.” Sound easy? Think again! Read 1

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