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Inevitable Christmas

Christmas comes every year. In a way, Christmas feels inevitable. As we spiral out and look at history, that feeling persists....

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Who is the Lord talking to?

This is a great way to let your curiosity guide you into the biblical text and to create space for the Lord to speak to you in your study of the Bible....

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The Lord Stays Engaged

It’s important to pay close attention to the Lord’s engagement in this story. He seeks out the main characters. He listens to them. He responds to them. He stays, well, engaged....

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The Tragic Voice

Listening carefully to and believing fully in the words of God protects us and, graciously, restores us. But doubt, confusion, and distrust stand daily at our elbows....

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Be Thankful For What You Have

We may not have all the resources we might want ...

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Grace in Every Act

We desperately need God’s grace...

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Can't Buy Me Joy

We would expect to feel something positive when we’re in the sweet spot of our destiny, even if it isn’t always easy. Perhaps that’s part of the reason God wants us to do good works. ...

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Faith vs Self

Paul wants to protect us from the temptation to take credit for our salvation....

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What does grace mean?

God gives us something we don’t deserve, haven’t earned, and desperately need....

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Our "Amen"

Saying “Amen” to God’s promises expresses faith. We communicate that we believe Jesus, that what he says about God is actually true of God. ...

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Yes, no?

Years ago Alex introduced us to a phrase that offers great insight into this dilemma: “God’s ‘No’ is always in service to his larger ‘Yes.’”...

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All our needs, all his promises

In Christ, we see God’s persistent initiative. We aren’t left to our own devices. God follows through on his promises....

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"Yes" and Union

As we consider God’s faithfulness to Christ as faithfulness to us, we’ll gain confidence that God can be trusted....

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Meditating on "Yes" and "Amen"

We’re going to invite you to meditate on a verse this morning. ...

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God's plan on display

What does Jesus tell us about God’s character and intentions?...

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Peace and Prosperity

Generosity will change and shape you. Becoming a generous-hearted person may cost you. Some might take advantage of you. But in the long run, you’ll flourish....

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