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Adoption

Adoption brings up mixed emotions. The term “adopted” can be used to show affection or insult. Our understanding of adoption comes from our picture of family. Many times we have a picture of family that limits our understanding of the truth of adoption. In this...

Celebrate Recovery – May 7

Celebrate Recovery – May 7

We are “those people.”  If you’re a regular CR attendee, you laugh at that.  It’s a reference we hear about ourselves from those outside the ministry who believe that we are a bunch of messed up people who need to go to a 12 step recovery program because we’ve lost...

Celebrate Recovery April 30

Celebrate Recovery April 30

It is said that confession is good for the soul.  Some may think it’s scriptural, but it isn’t really.  That said, James 5:16 tells us to confess our sins “to each other and pray for each other so that we may be healed.” But, does that make our souls feel good? ...

April 12 Experience

It Cost Jesus Everything It cost Jesus EVERYTHING to put us first. Jesus died so He could pay the price for our sins—so we could be forgiven. It was the only way we could have a relationship with God. And because of what Jesus did on the cross, we can have a...

Celebrate Recovery – April 9

It is finished (John 19:30b) - Dying on the cross, Jesus finished the work He came to do.  The work only He can do. The work we can't do.  In this week's session, we honor the Easter message in a very special way. You'll hear from four people what it was like to...

March 29 Experience

All of Us Need ForgivenessSometimes we don’t FEEL like forgiving someone. Maybe we think it isn’t fair; we don’t feel like they DESERVE forgiveness. But the truth is, all of us have messed up. All of us need forgiveness. God wants us to experience the joy of being...

Shalom

Peace. We sing songs about it. We march for it. Demonstrate for it. Hold conferences about it and create think tanks to create it. We long for it. But it remains elusive. We live in a world broken by war, poverty, hatred, and illness, making peace seem impossible. Yet...

Lovingkindness and Truth

If you picture it as a scale, the two sides of lovingkindness and truth are always perfectly balanced. Lovingkindness paired with truth is how God relates to us. He loves us too much to allow us to live in the lie of sin. He knows that truth brings freedom and will always invite us to live in that freedom, but He does it with profound love and compassion.