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Celebrating the Lord

This post is part of a devotional series based on our 2019 Bible Reading Calendar. First Chronicles 29 records some of the concluding events of King David's life and reign, before Solomon became fully established as his successor. David had wanted to build a temple within the midst of Jerusalem to house the Ark of… Continue reading Celebrating the Lord

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Rejoice!

This post is part of a devotional series based on our 2019 Bible Reading Calendar. Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again: Rejoice! - Philippians 4:4 To say that Philippians is a letter about joy might be an understatement. From start to finish, the pages drip with Paul's joy and his call… Continue reading Rejoice!

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From Bitterness to Hope

This post is part of a devotional series based on our 2019 Bible Reading Calendar. The Book of Ruth tells a story of hope during a dark period in Israel's history. We know Ruth took place "during the time of the judges" (1:1), which in itself had plenty of ups and downs. Specifically, Ruth occurred… Continue reading From Bitterness to Hope

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Joy – The Fruit of the Spirit (part 3)

The second fruit of the Spirit listed in Galatians 5:22-23 is joy. God wants his people to be happy. The difference between joy and happiness in the world is that joy is happiness rooted in God. There's nothing wrong with being happy because of the good things in life, but if they are our supreme… Continue reading Joy – The Fruit of the Spirit (part 3)

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Good Reads 02.08.18 (on: joy, midlife crisis, and more!)

Here is a collection of good reads gathered from across the internet this past week. Enjoy! On praying and pastoring: How to Pray for Your Pastor by Todd Benkert As a pastor, one of the greatest encouragements is to hear the words ā€œIā€™m praying for you.ā€ Truly, one of the great blessings of being a… Continue reading Good Reads 02.08.18 (on: joy, midlife crisis, and more!)

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Good Reads 08.24.17 (on: parenting, prayer, Bible reading, and more!)

Here is a collection of good reads gathered from across the internet this past week. Enjoy! On parenting and discipleship: 8 Tips to Help You Disciple Your Kids by Dembowczyk One of the main problems we have as parents is that we expect way too much of ourselves when it comes to discipling our kids,… Continue reading Good Reads 08.24.17 (on: parenting, prayer, Bible reading, and more!)

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Sunday 05.07.17 (looking for joy)

This Sunday, we'll continue our journey through Ecclesiastes and consider the right and wrong places to look for joy in life, as Solomon tested pleasure, wisdom, and work and found them each meaningless without God. Then on Sunday night, we'll make up last week's Attributes of God lesson with a look at God's omnipotence. We… Continue reading Sunday 05.07.17 (looking for joy)

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Good Reads 03.29.17 (on: God’s bigness, simple joys, and more!)

Here is a collection of good reads gathered from across the internet this past week. Enjoy! On prayer: In a video presentation, Donald Whitney explains how to have a deeper and more meaningful prayer life--How Can I Improve My Prayer Life (click here to view) On joy in everyday life: Taking Back Dinner Time by… Continue reading Good Reads 03.29.17 (on: God’s bigness, simple joys, and more!)

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Sunday 03.19.17 (deepening joy)

This Sunday we'll take a look at John 16:16-33 and see how we can live a life of ever-deepening joy. Then on Sunday evening, we'll have our third night of Revive! 2017 with Cody McCully from the Church at Pleasant Ridge (Harrisonville) speaking on pursuing missions. We hope to see you there! Schedule @945 Small… Continue reading Sunday 03.19.17 (deepening joy)

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Joy Building Prayer

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will… Continue reading Joy Building Prayer