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"If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory." - Colossians 3:1-4 

 

Mar 15, 2020

Jonah 1-4

You’ve the exact opposite thing that God asks you to do. He says run south and you run north. He says love a people and you hate those people. He says repent and you keep on sinning. He says preach a sermon and you proclaim the least amount of information that might draw others toward God. He...


Mar 8, 2020

2 Kings 5:1-14

We are in a series this spring that draws on and highlights the patterns of redemption that God has done throughout history. As bees have patterns in their honeycomb, so God has ways of restoring and redeeming those who we might think don’t deserve it. The story of Namaan is one such example. He...


A Strange Romance

Mar 1, 2020

Hosea 3:1-5 

The story of Hosea and his wife Gomer, is one of the strangest narratives in all scripture. A prophet of God is commanded to go and take a wife of harlotry and bear children with her, even though she is repeatedly unfaithful. The story is heartbreaking; it’s beautiful; it’s tragic, but most of all,...


Feb 23, 2020

Matthew 5:1-16; Galatians 5:16-25

Surprisingly the term ‘toxic masculinity’ is not new with the #metoo #churchtoo movement. In fact, the term has been around for over 30 years but it certainly seems like it’s having its moment. Some want to blame men for all the issues in the world and others want to believe that...


Feb 16, 2020

1 Corinthians 6:13, 19-20; Acts 10:12-15; Ephesians 5:1-20; Romans 8:26-28

There are a few major eating disorders that clinicians and psychologists see every day in their offices. Our culture is one that, rather than feeding young girls and boys with body positive images and habits, has fed us with a false image of what is...