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Restoration is the goal

God’s great restoration work is already underway. But God’s restoration project is not yet complete. ...

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Times of refreshing

The weight of sin we carry exhausts us to the core. Only when it’s been lifted from us will we feel truly refreshed....

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Know and Do Better

Once ignorance is removed, a new level of accountability and responsibility appears....

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Common Ground

Peter focused on the common ground he shared with his hearers....

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Internal and external obstacles

There’s a huge difference between taking credit and giving credit. ...

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Risk-taking Faith

We will have to demonstrate risk-taking faith as we join God in his without-him-it-would-be-impossible mission....

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Offer what you have

You may not have two nickels to rub together, but ...

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Compassion Fatigue

Making that connection with another human being can free us from our compassion fatigue....

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A Magnificent Collision

A collision between this man’s persistent requests for help and the representatives of a good God who gives us beyond anything we can ask or imagine...

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Daily and Weekly Rhythms

We never know which days will prove to be full of extraordinary events....

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Vibrant vs Growing

Vibrant inward community in this case spilled over into favor, growth and transformation....

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Rhythm of life together

The life that God calls us to in Christ is a life in community...

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Continuously fully present

Nothing else mattered nearly as much as Jesus and being a part of his movement....

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No spectators

When we engage God’s mission, we all have a role to play. ...

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With Growth Comes Challenge

And challenges are essential to growth....

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Explain the good news

We can’t let God’s restoration project be mistaken for a little community service....

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His timing is perfect

He knew what he was doing. He knows what he is doing....

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Spectacular and Ordinary

God’s spectacular Spirit often meets us, guides us and empowers us in ordinary, non-spectacular ways. ...

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God with us

As we lean into and engage God’s great global restoration project, we need him to be present with us....

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Gathering and scattering

God uses these times of gathering to equip, empower and envision his people. And then God sends them out....

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Should you choose to accept it

We witness through our words and through our lives ...

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