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Jesus tells his followers that the temple in Jerusalem will be destroyed. He lovingly prepares them to face that horrific moment in history. As we see the destruction of the temple- we see the new house, the new building, the new temple that God was building. The people of God- the church- would become a temple of living stones filled with the very…
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Ron Davis reminds us that every day we get a myriad of messages about money: from financial professionals to commercial advertisers to Facebook friends. But what does God have to say about money? It just may surprise us how much the Bible has to say about money. One such passage is the parable we are looking at today from Luke 19.…
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Do we have hope that Jesus can make all things new? John, the disciple of Jesus, tells us that Jesus is the Logos (Word). He was the one through whom all creation was formed, he is the logic at the center of the universe- and He is God. He has all power to give us hope. He has all power to speak into the darkness of our life- 'let there be light'.…
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One of the enemys greatest tactics is to isolate us and to cut us off from others. But when we were baptized we died to a life of individualism and we were born again into a family of faith. And the church, in its life together, is the epicenter of the victory of Jesus over the darkness. It's together that we fight the schemes of the enemy and expe…
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Our friends who are new to Jesus need to see the good news changing us. They need to see the good news shaping us & forming us & reordering our loves. So what we need, as Thomas Chalmers put it, is 'the expulsive power of a new affection'. Like Zacchaeus, we need to be evangelized! When this happens in us then we are sharing with our friends someth…
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Jesus' plan for the world to know His love is that you and I would be the light of the world. In our workplace, home, school, and friendship circle we have the opportunity to shine His light. People will be drawn to Jesus through the Jesus they see in each of us. They will be drawn to the Light of the World through the light we display in our own l…
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Jesus has given us the joy of sharing his love and light with the world. What would it look like to extend an invitation to our loved ones to connect with Jesus? We dive into the story of Phillip inviting his brother Nathanael to "come and see" Jesus. We want to catch a vision of what it looks like to grow a culture of invitation- seeing many new p…
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The religious leaders in Jesus day thought they had the right picture of God - one who is holy and who never - ever - associates with unholiness. But Jesus shares this well-known parable to confront that picture and turn it on its head. The Fathers heart welcomes ALL people. If you have ever felt away from home, for whatever reason that perhaps onl…
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Jesus tells the story of two lost sons. In this message, we focus on the older son. He is always the obedient son who does the right thing but slowly moves further and further from the Father's love. One day, when confronted with what feels like an injustice, he will have to decide whether or not to receive the love of His Father.…
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