Advent is Here!

Advent is a time of anticipating the celebration of the coming King – Jesus! Advent is the four weeks prior to Christmas in the Christian calendar. This year we are encouraging our church family to focus on two things Getting to know Jesus through His Word and Prayer. We accomplish this through our Advent devotions The One True Light by Tim Chester. This short book is […]

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What does God say about sacrifice and persecution?

As we approach the annual day in which we focus on the persecuted church around the world many may wonder how they can think more deeply on this topic. Voice of the Martyrs has created a seven day reading plan to help you out. In this seven day reading plan you will learn about the letter “N” and why it is associated with persecution, you […]

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God’s Rest

The idea of rest is an integral part of the story of Scripture beginning with God resting on the seventh day. This rest by God is the basis for the weekly Sabbath day rest, which is the basis for the special Sabbath rests related to God’s Appointed Times (Feasts/Holy Days). These are then expanded for an entire year with the Sabbath Year – every seventh […]

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What about Joy?

Week 22: Joy KEY QUESTION: What gives us true happiness and contentment in life? God may shower us with blessings and circumstances that bring joy to our lives, but true joy is found not in those things themselves but in their source. Joy can also be fueled and found in living out God’s Word and trusting in the promises God gives us in his Word. […]

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Are you unconditional and sacrificial in your love?

Week 21: Love INTERMISSION Becoming more like Jesus is a journey, so let’s take a brief look at where we’ve been and where we’re going. Your first ten emails introduced the key beliefs of the Christian life, because our beliefs define who we become. Then we covered ten key spiritual practices of Christian life. This helped us explore how we can better fulfill our mission […]

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Are You Sharing Your Faith?

Week 20: Sharing My Faith KEY QUESTION: How do I share my faith with those who don’t know God? Catastrophically, the fall of humankind in the Garden of Eden shattered humanity’s connection with God — the connection he originally intended when he created people. So God unfolded a plan to provide the way for all people to come back into a relationship with him. His […]

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What Resources Do You Have? What Do You Do With Them?

Week 19: Giving My Resources KEY QUESTION: How do I best use my resources to serve God and others? Jesus said more about money than the topics of heaven and hell combined. Our attitude toward money and personal resources says so much about our lives. Giving should flow from a pure heart desiring to meet a need. It should not be a way to draw […]

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Offering God My Time

Week 18: Offering My Time KEY QUESTION: How do I best use my time to serve God and others? The book of Proverbs in the Old Testament is a collection of brief words of wisdom loosely bound together to teach the reader skills for living, including time management. The last chapter in the book is unique. In detail, it describes the day-to-day workings of the “wife […]

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Spiritual Gifts

Week 17: Spiritual Gifts KEY QUESTION: What gifts and abilities has God given me to serve others? The term “spiritual gifts” originates from the Greek words pneumatika (spiritual or of the Spirit) and charisma (gift). Spiritual gifts are special abilities or functions given by the Holy Spirit that are meant to be used by God’s people to complete God’s work. Spiritual gifts are given with a […]

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Total Surrender

Week 15: Total Surrender KEY QUESTION: How do I cultivate a life of sacrificial service? A genuine decision to follow and obey God is a decision of total surrender. When God the Father offered up his Son for our redemption, he revealed how valuable we are to him. The gift of salvation was an act of total surrender by our Savior. Are you willing to change […]

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