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Finding God’s Grace in the Chaos of Parenting

Sticker book: ✔ Drawing paper: ✔ Crayons: ✔ Cheerios: ✔ Diapers and Wipes: ✔ This was the mental checklist we ticked through every Saturday night–or, if we’re honest, every Sunday morning–before loading up and heading to church. We threw anything and everything we could into the “church bag” in hopes that it would keep the…

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Sermon Preview: Speaking Life Into Others

When Jesus was teaching how to pray in Matthew 6, He emphasized the necessity of forgiveness, punctuating the lesson with these words from verses 14 and 15: “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your…

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Setting Priorities Gives Life

The other day I read a very interesting story about George Raveling, basketball coach at the University of Southern California. Before car accident injuries forced his retirement, George was known for what he did off the court as well as what he did on the court. Once, when his team traveled to Atlanta, Raveling took his…

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Sermon Preview: Forgiveness

We live in a world and a culture that tells us to never let up, never slow down, strive to be as efficient and productive as possible. The idea of slowing down and waiting for something to happen seems so counterintuitive as to almost be offensive. While we may say our drive to make things…

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I Will Trust Him

The Psalms express the full range of human emotion. They are raw and real. David, the writer of most (but not all) of the Psalms, was a shepherd, soldier, King, husband, father, brother, and son. Like all of us, he experienced the highest highs and the lowest lows. He was imperfect. But regardless of circumstances,…

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Sermon Preview: Had I Known

It’s okay to not be okay. These words are both reassuring and challenging to us. In one sense, we all long to know that it’s okay if we aren’t okay, while at the same time being extremely uneasy with the idea of making ourselves so vulnerable. We live in a culture that tells us to…

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You Are Not Alone: Care Nights

In a 2014 survey of 2,000 people, over one in three adults admitted that they fear being alone. While more people rank public speaking as their number one fear, I think the fear of being alone is experienced by almost everyone at some point in our lives. Being alone doesn’t necessarily mean single or not…

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Coming Soon: Disciple Bible Study Series

In an extensive study on Christian spiritual growth, it was determined that the number one factor individuals pointed to when they grew in their relationship with God was reading the Bible for themselves. Too often, we are determined to read the Bible all the way through on our own, but give up before we even…

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