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A New Language of Love

There is a language of love that fills the yearning in every human heart for sacred space with God. Jesus recognized this and gave us ths ‘language'on Pentecost.
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Their God Is My God

As Christians, we can’t get tangled up in doctrine. Instead, our focus needs to be on real people. Compassion the common thread that makes us one.
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Writing Your Own Doxology

You can write your own doxology! We get so caught up in worries and problems that we forget that God loves us. Every day we can praise God regardless of…
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Playfulness

Playfulness puts a smile on God' face. Worries lessen. We connect with friends. We make new friends. Playfulness is an obligation of faith. Here's why.
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Intimacy

The 'vulnerability of intimacy' is something we need to develop. Children have no problem naturally hugging others. We shouldn’t either. Jesus didn’t.
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Toughness

Children display a resilience and hope that is much stronger than adults who’ve felt despair and defeat. But, God calls us to act on faith and believe something can happen.
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Tenderness

We can learn a lot about God if we return to experiencing life through the eyes of a child.
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The Big Empty

We encounter emptiness throughout life. If that's you, put your trust in God's power to break open the empty tomb and fill it with light, angels, and the Good News.
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Threatening the Powerful

Jesus got angry at those who were threatened by the message of love and forgiveness. What can we learn about anger from his reaction?

Social Order

Jesus was a carpenter’s kid without education. He wasn't among the socially elite. Some were offended by him because he acted above his place in society. Who offends us if…
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Moving Past Anger: Week 1

Jesus provoked people to anger; in fact, he might provoke the same feeling in us. Here's how to move past anger, both with Jesus and others.

Cling to Jesus

In today's do-it-yourself (DIY) culture, there are some things we can't, in fact must not, do by ourselves, but rather in connection with others.
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What Are You Praying For?

What are you praying for? The Lord's prayer has three distinct sections. Let's break them down and find out how our prayers can become more effective.
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Uncluttering

Uncluttering our lives is a major focus of Lent. Jesus said to 'get our house in order.' The example we set with our lives impacts others. Let's take stock and…
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Getting In Alignment

In times like these, we often feel clueless, confused, and in need of direction. But, God is calling us to be transformed. Nicki Reinhardt-Swierk explains.
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Spirit-driven Disruption

Spirit-driven disruption can happen anywhere, anytime. If fact, it may be happening right now. Pastor Greg Weeks explains with a bowling parable.
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How Do People Know You’re a Christian?

Find out why living our faith is much more powerful that 'preaching' our faith to others.
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Trust and Tenacity

Do you tend to 'rescue' loved ones from poor decisions? Over time, have you found it to be fruitless and exhausting? Of course you have, and there’s a reason for…
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A Total Makeover

We need a change of direction, a TOTAL MAKEOVER involving three things, says Rev. Greg Weeks. The obsession with success, to always be right, and to never lose control. Replace…
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Unleashing Your Hidden Power

No matter who you are, you have a hidden power! You only need to realize it. Find out what this power is and how you can release it.
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Enjoy Your Spa Day

Sometimes we feel trapped in our lives and don't know what to do. It's time to follow David's example, step outside ourselves, and shift perspective. Learn how.

You Are Special…

You don't have to do great things to be a disciple, only small things in great--and humble--ways, says Pastor Greg Weeks. Find out why you are special.
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Do You Know How ‘You’ You Are?

As we begin a new series on 'Celebrating You!' we need to appreciate our own uniqueness as well as look at others through the 5 “C’s” that characterize them. Learn…
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The King of Fear & The King of Peace

We can't take seriously what the depth of redemption means until we take seriously the suffering of the world the King of Peace, and we, are born into. Learn why…
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Gifts With A Message

Reflect on God's gift to you while you unwrap the others this Christmas. What gift will you give back to God, and what will that message be?
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Christmas Grace

'Grace is the gift of God all around us everyday', says Pastor Greg Weeks. 'We only need open our eyes.' Learn how in this Christmastime message.
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Duck and Cover

Stress is the time to stand up and watch for God's deliverance, not duck and cover. Find out how you can avoid hiding your head in the sand when turbulent…
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Songs of Christmas

There's a story behind your favorite Christmas carol. Find out what it is, and add special meaning to it, in this unique sermon by Pastor Greg Weeks.
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Skipping Church

Reasons for skipping church abound. But, the real reason you should attend may surprise you. It's time we change our perspective on worship.
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It’s Just Business

We sometimes justify things that hurt people, especially in business. But Jesus calls us to listen, be honest, and be an advocate for the oppressed. How?
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Clickbait

Sometimes, we are 'clickbait.' We indulge in stuff online we wouldn’t do in public. Discover how to overcome that tendency.
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The Prosperity Gospel

Discipleship is not about 'what I can get out of it' now, but about being so in love with Christ that you're willing to do whatever it takes to follow…

Common Praise

The heart of praise is celebrating the miracle-making ability of God. Let's celebrate some of the miracles members of the church have experienced.
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Common Possessions

The Acts 4 church held everything as common possessions. They demonstrated why we can’t separate the way we live from the one who claims our heart. If Jesus is the…

Common Place

God called those that came before us to build a 'common place.' Now we are called to not only keep it strong but growing in outreach for Christ.
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Common Purpose

You are where you are to fulfill a higher purpose. We as a church are where we are for a higher purpose. We need to see clearly why we are…

It’s Not About Me

Does God exist to please me, or do I exist to please God? The answer makes all the difference in the journey we call life. Pastor Jim offers some insights.

Gyroscopic Grace

Through God's grace we have a mechanism that helps us straighten up our relationships when they get out of whack. Here's how to restore them to a healthy state.

An Open Book, Not A Closed Book

Anyone who takes their faith seriously, and takes the Bible seriously, has the opportunity to add their own story to the Bible: they even have a RESPONSIBILITY to do so.

An Edgy Book, Not Just A Pious Book

It’s easy to ignore some of the inconsistencies in the Bible, picking and choosing. It’s more difficult actually using your experiences and thoughts to discern who God really is, both…

A Kingdom Book, Not A Political Book

The Bible is a kingdom book. It clearly says three things about politics and government. Find out what they are, and how you can stay on track in the political…

A Love Book, Not A Law Book

The Bible is a love book that reflects God’s love for us, then God’s requirements of us. And, those are for our own good and for God’s kingdom.

A Story Book, Not A Science Book

The Bible is a beautiful book, says Pastor Greg. It’s beautiful because it contains stories about how God relates to us, and we to God. When you see it in…

Kind, Tenderhearted, Forgiving

What is a blessing? What is a curse? What difference does it make? With awareness, it could make all the difference in the world.

“…forever and always, Amen”

There's a God spark in all of us says Pastor Stephanie in her new sermon. But how do we kindle it and experience God's love more fully? Listen as she…

Everyone Has A Backstory

What's your backstory? For many of us, there are some things we’d just rather leave in the past. Yet, when we come to understand the power of our backstory, we…

My Last Sermon

If you had one last lesson to teach, one gem of wisdom to share, what would it be? That was the challenge for Pastor Winter, and you might be surprised…

The Inside Story

Janis Joplin once said, ‘I can talk about music because I’m inside of it.’ Find the special thing you’re inside of, that God gave you to share. Lose yourself in…

The Next Generation’s Pharisees

As Christians age, we often become the 'Pharisees' in a faith that was once liberating, refreshing, and freeing. How can we change that?

Abiding in Patient Hope

We get impatient when we don’t see progress in ourselves, in other Christians, and in the world. But patience and hope are inextricably tied together.