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Judge Not. For Real?

How are we supposed to interact with others who do things that we think are wrong or bad? Are we supposed to make judgments of others? If no, then why not? And if yes, in what way? Am I going … Continue reading

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Getting A Handle On Worry

Many of us feel stuck mulling over in our minds bad things that we are worried will happen. This mental activity drains us of vital energy that could be used to do things we love and enjoy and to experience … Continue reading

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Why Should I Pray?

This Sunday we will look at the topic of prayer: What is it? Why should I do it? How should I do it? What difference does it make? Please join us Sunday at 10:30 via live stream on our Facebook … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Love

We all want it. We all want to share it. But do we know what it is? With it being Valentine’s Day on Sunday we will take a moment to discuss what love is and look at things that are destructive … Continue reading

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The Healing Message of Jesus, Part 4

On several occasions in the Sermon on the Mount Jesus declares, “You have heard it said, but I say to you…” In each instance Jesus is challenging the hearer to look deeper into the law that they had heard before. … Continue reading

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The Healing Message of Jesus, Part 3: Peace and Conflict?

This week we will finish looking at the message of the Beatitudes or Blessings from Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount. These Beatitudes lay out different attitudes and ways of being that can bring us into a true and lasting state … Continue reading

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The Healing Message Of Jesus, Part 2

We all want to be happy. But do we know HOW to be happy? Do we stop and consider what it is that brings true happiness and fulfillment? This week we continue to look at the lessons on happiness from … Continue reading

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The Healing Message Of Jesus, Part 1

We are living in a time where there is great strife and division. A good deal of that strife and division comes from people who say they believe in the teachings of Jesus Christ. Perhaps it is time to take … Continue reading

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Christmas Is Over. Now What Do I Do?

We paid attention to the story of Jesus’s birth into the world and the meaning it has for us. And now that that focus has passed what’s next? Well, there are a lot of things that Jesus said and did … Continue reading

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Do You Want To Know The Future?

Sometimes we think it would be good to know the future or to be certain of what was going to happen next, especially in uncertain times like these. But imagine what that would really be like–to know how our life … Continue reading

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