Church of the Living God


  • Love From A Pure Heart (1 Peter 1:22-25)

    YOU CAN LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE   God declared Israel ‘holy’ to reveal Himself to the world through them. Jeremiah 2:3 “Israel was holy to the LORD.…’ Exodus 22:31 “You shall be holy men to Me…” Deuteronomy 7:6 “For you are a holy people to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen […]

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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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  • Free – From Slavery To The Shadows

    Plato told a story in which people are trapped in a cave, watching shadows on a cave wall and thinking it’s reality. Occasionally, some of them recognize the shadows for what they are and leave the cave, entering into the sunlight of Truth and experiencing Reality for themselves. It might surprise you to know that […]

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  • Taking Off Grave Clothes (John 11)

    Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany. [Mary and Martha, his sisters] sent to him, saying, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.”  But when Jesus heard it he said, “This illness is not unto death; it is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified by […]

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  • Dying To Live (John 12)

    You may have heard of an autobiographical book (and eventually a  movie) called Eat Pray Love written by Liz Gilbert in 2006. Here’s a brief synopsis thanks to Google: “Liz Gilbert thought she had everything she wanted in life: a home, a husband and a successful career. Now newly divorced and facing a turning point, […]

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  • Our Life With Others: Unity within Diversity (Ephesians 4:4-16)

    Church life can often be difficult because of at the remarkable diversity of people involved. There can be a lot of frustration and tension: Why don’t other people experience God or read the Bible the way I do? Am I the only one that thinks music/sermons/prayer/small groups/ outreach/Israel/spiritual gifts/Bible study/discipleship/theology is important?  This tension is […]

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  • Make Incarnation Your Model (Emotionally Healthy Church Part 6)

    “The Word became flesh and took up residence among us. We observed His glory, the glory as the One and Only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)  “Without question, this is the great mystery of our faith: Christ was revealed in a human body and vindicated by the Spirit. He […]

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  • Tools of Truth

    “One of the most frustrating things about being a Christian is that we are not allowed to fight the devil with his own tools. We cannot lie and cheat when we’re up against liars and cheaters. We’re obliged to give the devil his due, and go about the slow and so often apparently fruitless task […]

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  • Could We Live Like This?

    He Is Risen!   Luke 22:54-62 (ESV) 54 Then they seized him and led him away, bringing him into the high priest’s house, and Peter was following at a distance. 55 And when they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat down among them. 56 Then a servant girl, seeing him as he […]

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  • Read Through The Bible, April 1-10

    APRIL 1  He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress. My God, in whom I trust.” For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper, And from the deadly pestilence. […]

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