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A Spring Clean At Home

A Spring Clean At Home

Welcome to the third installment of our Spring Clean series! This article series is designed to focus on ways to refresh our spirits, bodies, emotions and homes.  These areas often work together in our lives as a whole and all are worth examining as we press reset and...

Kids Experience – May 2

Each day, we can LIVE out what we believe...This month we will be talking about Running a Race - We have a lot to learn about how to run a good race, and how to follow Jesus! Paul said, ‘We do it to get a crown that will last forever.’ (1 Corinthians 9:25, NIrV)  We...

The New You

The New You

If we grudgingly view Christ’s lordship in our lives as a threat to our freedom, we don’t understand the real freedom we’ve been given through Him. Jesus has come to make us new, literally! Through the new birth, we’ve been given a new nature and the cord to sin and...

Bigger Than The Miles

Bigger Than The Miles

Bigger Than The Miles May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 can admit it… I was born with the "extra" disease. Nearly everything I...

A Physical Spring Clean

A Physical Spring Clean

Welcome to the second installment of our Spring Clean series! This article series is designed to focus on ways to refresh our spirits, bodies, emotions and homes.  These areas often work together in our lives as a whole and all are worth examining as we press reset...

The Glory of God

The Glory of God

The glory of God can seem like a confusing idea. The Bible makes a big deal of it, even making it a matter of life and death. But we tend not to think about it very much. What exactly is God’s glory? What if understanding and seeking God’s glory dramatically changes...

Kids Experience – April 25

You can show you care about others by being part of the solution.Today we will hear a story about a girl named Abigail who took the blame for someone else to help keep the peace. She knew that it was important for her to apologize so that David wouldn’t be mad...

Following the Scent

Following the Scent

Following The Scent For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that...

A Spiritual Spring Clean

A Spiritual Spring Clean

Welcome to the Spring Clean series! This article series is designed to help us renew ourselves after a long winter (and even longer year.)  Over the next four weeks, this series will focus on ways to refresh our spirits, bodies, emotions and homes.  These areas often...

Kids Experience – April 18

You can show you care about others by walking away from a fight.It’s important for us to make peace with the people around us. Isaac certainly thought that was true. In our story today we will hear that it wasn’t fair that the Philistines were so mean to Isaac. It...

Bought with a Price

Bought with a Price

No one makes Christ Lord; He is Lord. So, it goes without saying that His lordship extends over the life of every person. Whether or not we acknowledge His lordship is another matter altogether. The price paid for the sins of all was a high price indeed—the death of...

Keeping Silent

Keeping Silent

Keeping Silent When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy on me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer. Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will...

Kids Experience – April 11

We can make peace with others.The peace that God gives us will make us want to make peace with others. After all, God set the example when He made peace with us by sending Jesus. And BECAUSE God made peace with us . . . we can make peace with others. Every day, we...

Jesus, the Head of the Church

Jesus, the Head of the Church

Every person in every church and every pastor should never forget a singular, irreplaceable truth: Jesus is the head of the church. Jesus is first in everything. Get that priority confused and you invite the disintegration of what’s most important usually replaced by...

Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After (Please enjoy this encore edition of our prayer devotional, originally published in August 2017.) I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.John...

Raised to Life

Raised to Life

No other event is more central to our finding and following Jesus than His resurrection. Without it, the Christian faith is just wishful thinking. But if Christ is raised from the dead, that changes everything. Because Jesus lives so can you! You can be raised to a...

Kids Experience – April 4

God made peace with us - through Jesus!This month we are looking at PEACE -  Proving you care more about each other than winning an argument.  Today we celebrate that Jesus is ALIVE!  It was the greatest news anyone had ever heard, and it’s the reason we celebrate...

Mary His Mother

Mary His Mother

Mary His Mother he Easter story runs a mother’s heart through the sewers of what humanity is capable of. Years ago I saw a movie about a man sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit. In the days leading to her son’s execution, his helpless...

Joseph of Arimathia

Joseph of Arimathia

Joseph of Arimathia ife is a tapestry of so many incredible, extraordinary moments. There are moments that move us, moments that shape us as people, and moments that change the direction of our lives. We celebrate weddings and mourn at funerals. We...

The Roman Soldier

The Roman Soldier

The Roman Soldier e'd lost count of how many crucifixions he’d witnessed. Too many. It wasn’t something a person ever got used to – the visceral brutality of the Roman death penalty ensured it left an impression – but after participating in so many...

Pontius Pilate

Pontius Pilate

Pontius Pilate t the height of the drama of the Easter story you’ll find Pontius Pilate. After Jesus was betrayed by Judas and arrested, he appeared before Pilate who would decide his fate. Each of the Gospel writers records Pilate questioning...