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Spirit-inspired Forgiveness

Saying “Yes” to Jesus’ challenges is our best path to peace and joy....

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A Prayer for Easter Joy

We’re hoping that each of us and everyone who visits a church would have a meaningful moment with Jesus this weekend. We want to experience that joy....

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Jesus the Not A Ghost

Use the negative image to grow your appreciation for what actually happened....

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Peace to you

What would you expect Jesus to say to you if you met him today? Digging into that question can give you a flash of insight into a) how you see Jesus and b) how you see yourself....

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God will meet you

Wherever you are, God can meet you there. He can meet you when no one else wants to listen to you. He can meet you even when you doubt....

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Speaking of Easter

One way we can lift our voices to glorify God is to talk to people about him. This could involve sharing your story of God’s work in your life, telling someone about something you’re learning about God, or directly inviting someone to connect with God....

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The Shouting Stones

In today’s passage, Jesus points to a very important truth: God is worthy of our praise. ...

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The Caution of the Pharisees

When you’re swept into the worship of God, lifted to the heights of prayer, plunged into the depths of scripture, filled with zeal for justice … those are always the moments when the pharisaical voices begin to ring in our hearts....

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Great expectations of Jesus

This is not what the crowd expected....

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Preparing for Easter

It’s less than two weeks away. With forecasts of snow showers and promises of spring break, if you blink you’ll miss it....

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Easier

Anyone can say the words. ...

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Theological conundrums

What do you do when you bump into things Jesus says or does that you don’t approve of, don’t understand, or don’t enjoy? ...

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Cutting in line

We’re invited by God today to witness the friendliness of Jesus....

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On Emotional Whiplash

What we do in the face of emotional whiplash and deep disappointment makes all the difference in the world. ...

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Including Jesus

This week, as we explore Jesus’ interaction with the friends of the paralytic and the crowd that had gathered to hear him teach, we’ll have an opportunity to listen to Jesus for ourselves....

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Whatever it takes

They would do whatever it takes to get their friend to Jesus....

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Looking for cues

These aren’t the only times or the only ways to bring people to Jesus. But some of us need a nudge....

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The Choices of Friendship

When Jesus healed the paralyzed man in response to the faith of the man’s radical friends, a bunch of different people had a bunch of different decision to make....

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Meaningful Friendship

In spiritual friendship, we connect in meaningful ways with another person and, ultimately, through that relationship, with God....

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All those alls

How might this influence our relationships with people with whom we might disagree? ...

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The one about the ones

Our view of who God is shapes our view of who we are and, consequently, influences all of our relationships....

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