Santa Claus Theology

December 22, 2017 One of the classic Christian books of the 20th Century is J. I. Packer’s Knowing God, that examines the attributes of God’s character—majesty, wisdom, truth, love, grace, justice, wrath, etc. Over the past few months I have been reading through it with our staff. If you happen

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Wait for the Lord

January 24, 2016 I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope. Psalm 130:5 ESV Waiting is an unavoidable reality of life. We wait for food to cook, trips to be completed, people to arrive, seasons to pass, sicknesses to heal… need I continue? We

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Learning God's Word

Sunday, January 18, 2015 Your hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn your commandments. Psalm 119:73 ESV Until Johannes Gutenberg invented his printing press in 1450, the only way Christians could learn the Bible was by hearing it read at church. But church services were

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Learning God’s Word

Sunday, January 18, 2015 Your hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn your commandments. Psalm 119:73 ESV Until Johannes Gutenberg invented his printing press in 1450, the only way Christians could learn the Bible was by hearing it read at church. But church services were

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Getting the Point

Sunday, January 11, 2015 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.  Hebrews 4:12 ESV God’s Word is sharp and pointed, but we don’t always handle

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Waiting for Change

Sunday, February 16, 2014 The Bible speaks a lot about people changing. Various passages refer to repenting, growing, and maturing. It even indicates that every Christian should play a role in helping people around us change. In fact, church leaders are particularly responsible to press for change. In 2 Timothy

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Check Your Baggage

Sunday, August 18, 2013 Check it or carry it on? Many airlines now charge for checking bags, so a lot of people carry them onboard—banging down the center aisle, knocking into people as they heft them up into the overhead bin, or cramming them into the already cramped confines of

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Numbering Our Days

Sunday, August 11, 2013 I cannot begin to express how encouraging it has been to receive cards and notes from so many of you in response to the sudden loss of my mom two weeks ago. Thank you for being God’s emissaries of love and support for me and my

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Practicing the Life of Jesus

Sunday, January 13, 2013 Practice is required to develop any life skill. Musicians spend hours practicing. Athletes spend hours practicing. Children practice reading and writing. Even babies have to practice crawling and walking. It’s how God made us. We learn through the long and often frustratingly slow process of repetition.

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Winter 2013 Growth Groups

Our next session of Growth Groups begins Sunday, February 3. These Bible study groups are a great way to build your faith and get to know other people in our church family. To join a group, just fill out the sign-up form below. Sunday Morning Groups [Feb 3 through Mar

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