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May 18 2020
Is It Over Yet? Posted By Brent Van Elswyk, Pastor of Families & Counseling / Teaching Pastor

This has been a crazy couple of months! Did I say, “has been”? Does that mean it’s over? Is it over?  No, not by a long shot and yet there is talk – all kinds of talk – all around us – about opening back up again: opening up our economy again, opening up

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Apr 21 2020
Praying During Quarantine Posted By Nik Crown, Director of High School

​What a weird time to be alive. School is canceled, movie theaters are shut down, and most people are working from home. Why? Because of a microscopic organism that messes some people up and not others. Again, it’s a weird time to be alive.

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Apr 16 2020
Lord, Open Our Eyes Posted By Brent Van Elswyk, Pastor of Families & Counseling / Teaching Pastor

Life is a series of mountains and valleys – it’s a combination of good times and bad times – it’s a mixture of opportunities and obstacles – if you’re a normal person you will experience in life times of depression – when you feel like everything is going

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Apr 15 2020

God is so good!  In the midst of these unprecedented and uncertain times, our Sovereign and Loving God is working in and through our Church in unexpected, fresh and innovative ways.  We are so thankful and appreciative of our amazing and committed Church

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Apr 07 2020
The Gracious, Undeserved, and Sympathizing Love of God Posted By Bill Wills, Director of Junior High

​Romans 5:6-11 (ESV)  6 For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— 8 but God shows his love for us in that wh

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Apr 01 2020
Take It From Them Posted By Ken Alvis, Pastor of Community Groups & Senior Adults

“Strange times.”  “Never seen this in my lifetime.”  “Not sure how this will turn out.”  “What about my job?”  “Will the health of my kids be ok?”  These are just a few of the comments I have heard from others about the current coronavirus emergency.  We

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Mar 30 2020
Choosing Our Attitude Posted By Tim Hardy, Pastor of Shepherding and Leadership Development

I was reminded this morning of Victor Frankl. He was a Holocaust survivor from Auschwitz. In his time of suffering, many things were taken from him, and his wife was killed in the camps. But from this he said: “Everything can be taken from a man but one t

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Mar 26 2020
Reflections on James 1 Posted By Matt Vorhees, Senior Pastor

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds…If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach…Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above…Religion that is pure and undefiled

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Mar 21 2020
Our Eyes Are on You Posted By Matt Vorhees, Senior Pastor

We are undoubtedly living in unprecedented times in our society, but here’s what I love about the Bible. We have so many stories of God’s people walking through similar kinds of uncertainty that show us how his people looked to Him.  An especially powerfu

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Mar 04 2020
Run the Race with Endurance Posted By Steve Downs, Executive Pastor

The Christian life is hard work.  As followers of Jesus, we are often called to sacrifice our plans, agendas, hopes and desires to meet the needs of others and to serve in ways we had not expected.  Sometimes we are even required to suffer for the cause o

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