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  • Love (Advent Series)

    WATCH THE LIVE STREAM OF THE SERMON HERE Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. 1 John 4:9-11 In this the love of God was made manifest among […]

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  • Free To Forgive

      WATCH THE LIVE FACEBOOK STREAM HERE LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE   When people sin, you should forgive and comfort them, so they won’t give up in despair. You should make them sure of your love for them.  (2 Corinthians 2:4) “If a believer sins, correct him. If he changes the way he thinks and acts, […]

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  • Free To Repent

      WATCH THE LIVE FACEBOOK STREAM HERE LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE • “Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day, and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations…” (Jesus, in Luke 24:45-47). • “They… glorified God, […]

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  • Goodness (Freedom Series)

    Let’s start with a story from the Gospel of Mark. (I’m combining several accounts and helpful commentary to ‘flesh out’ the details). When He had traveled on, a young man came and knelt in the dust of the road in front of Jesus. Young Man: Good Teacher! What good thing must I do to gain […]

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  • Kindness (Freedom Series)

    Kindness: Xrēstós (chrestos): to furnish what is suitable; useful; well-fitted; beneficial. God’s kindness is shown through actions which are eternally and ultimately beneficial for us. http://biblehub.com/greek/5543.htm * * * * * Kindness is very similar biblically to goodness and grace . Stephen Witmer says, “It’s a supernaturally generous orientation of our hearts toward other people.” […]

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  • Patience (Freedom Series)

    “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” (Galatians 5:22-23) First note: patience is one of the fruits of having the Holy Spirit in your life. You can do damage control with self-help books – there are certainly ways you can manage impatience in such a […]

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  • Peace (Freedom Series)

    There are many things that can rob us of peace. First, our peace can be shattered by circumstances around us that impact us. Maybe it’s relational instability or pain. Maybe it’s sickness and the death of a loved one, or bankruptcy, or politics, or being put in situations where taking a stand for our faith […]

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  • Truth (Freedom Series)

    Jesus : 31 If you hear My voice and abide in My word, you are truly My disciples; 32 you will know the truth, and that truth will set you free. Jewish Believers: 33 We are Abraham’s children, and we have never been enslaved to anyone. How can You say to us, “You will be […]

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  • Love (Freedom Series)

    “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. For through the Spirit we eagerly await by faith the righteousness for which we hope. You who are trying to be justified by the law have been alienated from […]

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  • Baptized Into Death – And Life

    I have a short list of things in the Bible that seem unusual to us today that need a context in order for us to understand. 1. The woman washing Jesus’ feet with a tear bottle (Luke 7) Context: In the first century, tear bottles were sealed shut and kept prominently, then buried with you […]

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