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Sunday 10.21.18 (The Light of Peace)

This morning, we'll continue our series on the Bible and mental health, Finding Light in the Darkness, by considering what Jesus says in Matthew 6 about anxiety, worry, and peace. Then tonight, we'll be in part 3 of our Judges video study by JD Greear. We hope to see you there! Schedule @945 Small Groups… Continue reading Sunday 10.21.18 (The Light of Peace)

devotionals, Uncategorized

Peace – The Fruit of the Spirit (part 4)

The third fruit of the Spirit listed in Galatians 5:22-23 is peace. For followers of Jesus, there is a vertical element to peace and a horizontal. The vertical involves our peace with God. In Romans 5:1, Paul wrote, "Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord… Continue reading Peace – The Fruit of the Spirit (part 4)

2015-2016 Bible Challenge, devotionals, resources, Uncategorized

Eternal Peace (a meditation)

The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them. ~ Isaiah 11:6 We dream of peace in an unpeaceful world (at least we should). We know well that sense… Continue reading Eternal Peace (a meditation)

devotionals, pastor's blog, resources

Saying ‘Yes’ in a World of ‘No’ (pastor’s blog)

Recently my town decided to graffiti its own Main Street sidewalks with the message: no bicycles or skateboards. I’m sure the intention is safety. People walk in and out of the shops and storefronts, and you don’t want anyone young or old to be taken out by a person on a bicycle. But it made… Continue reading Saying ‘Yes’ in a World of ‘No’ (pastor’s blog)

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Pray for the persecuted and the persecutors

4And falling to the ground he heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?" 5And he said, "Who are you, Lord?" And he said, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. ~ Acts 9:4-5 With this week’s news of ISIS beheading 21 Coptic Christians**, we find another example of brutality… Continue reading Pray for the persecuted and the persecutors

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Christmas Peace (pastor’s blog)

And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. ~ 1 John 4:14 It doesn’t matter if you read the gospel, the first letter, or Revelation, in all of the apostle John’s writings you will find a global focus with the message of Christ.… Continue reading Christmas Peace (pastor’s blog)