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Growing Through Challenges, Part 3

What does a dog lapping water have to do with my spiritual life? A fair question. In the story of Gideon from the book of Judges in the Bible we are told about a small Israelite army facing a large … Continue reading

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Growing Through Challenges, Part 2

In part two of our series on Growing Through Challenges, which is based on the story of Gideon in the book of Judges, we see that Gideon is called on to fight against an enemy of Israel and to free … Continue reading

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Growing Through Challenges, Part 1

We are beginning a four part series on how we grow through the challenges we face. It is valuable to know that we all will have challenges if we try to change our lives for the better – if we … Continue reading

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The Freedom That Forgiveness Brings

Forgiving others takes time. That is okay. The sooner we can begin the journey from resentment to forgiveness the sooner we will find peace and connection. This week we will talk about the journey toward forgiveness. We hope you will … Continue reading

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Habits That Bring Peace

Peace is one of those things that we all grasp and hope for, but can be hard to come by. We can mistakingly think that if our external circumstances are all as they should be (according to our view of … Continue reading

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25 Year Celebration

In September of 1994 we had our first worship service to begin forming this church community. This Sunday we are celebrating 25 years of working to share the living waters of truth that flow from the opened Word. We hope … Continue reading

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Healing, Part 3: Humility Heals

When we have tried and tried to change and be healed of the things that take away our happiness and peace of mind with no lasting effect, perhaps it is time to try something different. This Sunday we will continue … Continue reading

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Healing, Pt. 2: The Healing Power of Truth

There are several stories in the Bible about people being healed by immersing or washing themselves in water. Jesus said that everything He taught was a parable or allegorical story designed to teach a lesson. In these parables water is … Continue reading

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Healing, Part 1: When We Are Stuck

There are a variety of stories about healing in the Bible. Each one tells us something different about what we can do to be healed of things that control or bind us or that keep us from experience the fulfillment … Continue reading

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Encourage One Another

Stories in the Bible are given because they illustrate what we go through in our lives. They describe situations we find ourselves in, how we might react in unhealthy ways, and show us how we can make better decisions going … Continue reading

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