Have You Gotten Too Comfortable?

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Have You Gotten Too Comfortable?

Have you gotten too comfortable with being comfortable? Have you ever been so comfortable on the couch and the remote was too far away? Where you allowed the next episode or show to start playing? Like your comfort allowed the world chose what you would take in? This is the issue with most believers…. Their [...]
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How do you have fruitful faith?

Is your faith genuine or fake? Real fruit or fruit flavored? Can it give nutrition, reproduce? Or does it rot over time, go stale? We’re continuing our deep dive into FAITH, in this message of our Faith Check series - Fruitful Faith. Jeremiah 24 After Jehoiachin son of Jehoiakim king of Judah and the officials, [...]
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Hope Wins

Can I let you in on a secret? Hope wins! Every time. This is the last in our Can’t Cancel Hope series. I knew before we started this series the last thing to be spoken was Jesus in the tomb.  In fact, one of the core images in my mind of this series was the [...]
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Hope is in Session

Do you remember high school math? There was always that one teacher that was super passionate about math even 1 week before summer vacation. Every other teacher had the AV kids roll in that old tv strapped down to the cart to watch a movie; but here you are in math with a teacher pouring [...]
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How Do We Hope From A Distance?

How do you keep hope alive from a distance? Remember the first day of “social distancing”, we’ve been here awhile now. Reflect on some of the actions you had to take at the beginning - setting yourself away, shutting out friends and family, isolating… Remember when it felt abnormal? When you wondered if there was [...]
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Find Hope in a Hopeless Situation

How do you find hope in a hopeless situation? It is so hard to keep hope alive when it feels like there’s no way out, no other side, or no possibility for a good outcome. We are continuing in our Can’t Cancel Hope series. That’s why it’s so important to be tethered and connected to [...]
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Why Is This Happening To Me?

What happens when we get a case of the “why me’s?”. Been there? You know what we’re talking about… Life’s battering ram feels like it’s coming at you from all sides. You’re worn down, worn out, and feeling attacked. And it’s completely unjustified. So maybe you just give up? Maybe you give in to a [...]
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How to Have Hope When You Feel Forgotten

When you feel forgotten it’s pretty easy to panic, give into doubts, or feel lost. All those things can also make us want to give up or give in. In this Can’t Cancel Hope series we are looking at different seasons in our lives when we need to be tethered and connected to HOPE. Like [...]
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How to Stop Living in Fear

How do we put an end to the fear, anxiety, and despair that the world is peddling these days? What if there was an alternative? Like hope, certainty, and peace. Life has cancelled so many things. Sports have been cancelled, school is cancelled, gatherings are cancelled, even retail therapy is cancelled. But one thing is […]