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Jesus’ Growth Plan for Me: Why Jesus Allows Bad People Among Us

There’s always another awful headline, another hypocrite, another problem we want to fix in our broken world. If only it were as easy as plucking out the bad people from the good. But we know it’s not that simple. It’s for these moments of frustration that Jesus told this particular story of the weeds and the wheat to give us hope.

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What kind of aroma are you?

Everyone has a favorite aroma. What’s yours? Is it freshly mown grass or crisp, line-dried laundry? Is it warm chocolate chip cookies or a…

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Don’t be a troll

Do you know about troll farms? Until recently, I lived in blissful ignorance. But then I learned how thousands and thousands of people in…

Life’s Challenges

Is God There?

What’s going on when it feels like God’s not growing us in our faith? Pastor Matt helps us dig into the parable of the sower to give us clarity.

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Have Faith Like a Child

Watch the entire devotional series from this past week as Pastor Dave helps us see why it’s important for us to have faith like a child.

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When Having No Filter Is Good

Sometimes we adults need to be like children and have no verbal filter. Pastor Dave explains.

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Why Do We Want to Please God?

Why do we get disappointed when God doesn’t give us the blessings we want? Instead, Pastor Dave says we should be like children and want to do this.

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If not now, when?

A few years back, I heard a pastor say most people don’t reject Jesus. They just never get around to following him. Each day…

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Showing up

Woody Allen is credited with saying, “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” If you check other sources, he might also have said that…

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YOU are the moon

“You are the light of the world.” If Jesus didn’t say it, we might think it was false teaching. But he did say it…

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Skeptical Faith: Aren’t Christians Hypocrites?

Hypocrites are everywhere, pretending to be one thing when they’re really something else. What do we do when we meet one or—worse yet—when we have BEEN one? In this message, we examine our own identity and see who we are as seen through the eyes of Jesus.

Social Issues

Your problems are not outside of you

For the past 30 years or so, the self-esteem movement has preached one message: You are wonderful just the way you are. That sounds…