Altars and Idols – Living on the Altar

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Romans 12:1 (NLT): And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice — the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Jesus is the altar that we are to place our …

f1rst – Change

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If you want things in your life to change, you’re gonna have to change some things in your life John 5:1-15 (Amp) Later on there was a Jewish feast (festival), and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2 Now in Jerusalem, near the Sheep Gate, there is a pool, which is called in Hebrew (Jewish Aramaic) Bethesda, having five porticoes (alcoves, colonnades). 3 In these porticoes lay …

First – Cutting Teeth

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Hebrews 5:12-14 (NLT) You have been believers so long now that you ought to be teaching others. Instead, you need someone to teach you again the basic things about God’s word. You are like babies who need milk and cannot eat solid food. For someone who lives on milk is still an infant and doesn’t know how to do what is …

Our Home is in Him

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Psalm 90:1 (NLT)  Lord, through all the generations You have been our home. John 15:4 (Msg) Live in Me. Make your home in Me, just as I do in you.   Acts 17:28 (TPT) It is through Him that we live and function and have our identity

Dream On – Dreams in the Night

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Dreams in the Night Job 33:14-16 Genesis 41:15-27 Genesis 41:15-27 (NLT) Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I had a dream last night, and no one here can tell me what it means. But I have heard that when you hear about a dream you can interpret it.”  “It is beyond my power to do this,” Joseph replied. “But God can …

Peeled – Goodness 9 AM

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Is goodness what we see on the outside of a person’s life or is it rooted deep in someone’s heart? Listen to Co-Lead Pastors Bill and Kim Wahl to learn more about this slice of the fruit of the Spirit.

Fake News – Two Lies Uncovered

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Fake News God doesn’t love everyone & God is angry with me   Fake News:God doesn’t love everyone. 1John 4:8tells us that God IS love. Malachi 3:6& Hebrews 13:8tell us He does not change, then He will always be love and all He does will flow from who He is – which is love. John 3:16(NLT) For this is how …

GOD – Holy Spirit

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GOD Holy Spirit John 16:7(NASB) But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you. Paraklétosmeaning: Advocate, Intercessor, Comforter, one who comes come along side or comes to one’s aid – to …

What a Beautiful Name – Faithful and True

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Revelation 19:11-16 (NLT) Then I saw heaven opened, and a white horse was standing there. Its rider was named Faithful and True, for He judges fairly and wages a righteous war. His eyes were like flames of fire, and on His head were many crowns. A name was written on Him that no one understood except Himself. He wore a …

Relationships

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F1RST Relationships Week 1   Acts 17:28 Colossians 2:9-10   Yes, relationships can be complicated, messy and painful because people are complex, difficult and different from us.   Relationships can be also difficult because we often go into relationships with misguided and unrealistic expectations. We expect to get something from the relationship or, from that person, that isn’t available in …