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The Surprising King

Through Christmas, Mary was pulled into God’s bigger story. And we are too. Through Christmas we’re invited to participate in significant ways in God’s subversive kingdom....

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A Surprising Greeting

You are highly favored and the Lord is with you. ...

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A Surprising Location

What resources do you think are necessary for things to change for the better?...

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Joseph's obedience

In those early years of Jesus’ life, his adopted father sheltered him from political powers that would gladly have taken his life and obstructed his saving mission....

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A Bigger Perspective

Once Joseph received this bigger perspective, his reason for being afraid went away. When he chose to listen and believe, his life changed....

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The influence of character

Joseph didn’t ask for this burden, but he did the best he could to navigate this difficult challenge in a faithful way....

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Surprising everyone

Christmas came as a surprise for everyone involved. No one would have expected God to act in this way....

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Christmas history

God wants to meet us in the real world. ...

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Generous happiness

Our generous God wants us to share his happiness. ...

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Held Accountable

Wherever you are on the spectrum, your relationship with the master makes a tremendous difference. ...

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Hustling and hiding

What are we doing with what God has entrusted to us?...

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Each according to ability

Not everyone starts from the same starting place....

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Generosity and Gratitude

Without gratitude generosity falls to the wayside....

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Sacrificial Generosity

Sacrificial gifts have a deeper significance than gifts that are given out of our surplus; the difference between someone giving you the shirt off their back and a shirt out of their closet....

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Who gave more?

Who gave more: the wealthy or the poor?...

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More than the temple

Place your devotion on Christ himself: the one who made you, loved you, rescued you, and gave you purpose....

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God paying attention

Jesus didn’t just pay attention to the large gifts of the wealthy; he also paid attention to the significant gift of a poor widow....

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Big Religious Show

Healthy conversations about God and money can help us become generous-hearted people....

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Your heart and your treasure

Jesus cares about your “treasure” because he treasures you and knows the impact that our resources have on our allegiances....

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The gift of the kingdom

God has so much more for us than we could ever gain on our own....

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Generosity and trust

You can’t separate generosity and trust....

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A bigger perspective

What would happen if God’s people truly learned to trust him?...

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