Topic: love

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When You’re Afraid

When fear grips your life, there are three things you can do. Pastor Greg shares each in this message filled with hope.
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Love and Suffering

“For Christians, hope is ultimately hope in Christ. The hope that he really is what for centuries we have been claiming he is. The hope that despite the fact that…
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The Love That Unites Us

Jesus first prays for himself, then for his present disciples, then for believers yet to be -- that is, you and me. Jesus wants us all around the table. What…
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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?
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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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It’s NOT That Easy!

The Psalms say, “Trust in the Lord, and do good; so you will live in the land, and enjoy security. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you…
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Worthy of Love

"As children of God, we are worthy of love. No matter who we are, God knows us. God loves us intimately and deeply." -Rev. Stephanie Lendt.
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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…
Secret Sins, Greg Weeks

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…
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Generous God

To know God’s love is to overflow with God’s love. It all begins with God.

A Compelling Outpouring

A compelling reading of the Bible brings out life, redemption, creativity, and an outpouring of grace. Find out how you can read the written word in a way that it…

Generous People

Manchester UMC is full of generous people, says Pastor Stephanie. 'They are the most gracious, loving people I have ever known.' Many things may attract worshipers to this church, but…

What’s On The Inside?

It's what's on the inside that counts, not outward appearances. We can't take ourselves so seriously that we begin to think we are superior and stop learning from others. Our…

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.

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.

Choosing Healthy Boundaries

Setting boundaries is important. But, how do you do it without fear of how people will react, or keeping yourself from feeling guilty. Pastor Jim explores why setting boundaries might…

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…
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All Music is Written in the Same Key

All music is in the key of hope. Find out all the meanings of hope in your life, and be sure to feed the right wolf.