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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Free Indeed

    "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery." (Gal. 5:1) “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” (2 Corinthians 3:17) "Then you will know the truth, and the […]

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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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  • Freedom From Slavery (John 8)

    As part of the series we are in on the Gospel of John, I (Jeff Martin) will be speaking from John 8:31-59. This passage in John 8 continues to focus on Jesus’ ministry in Jerusalem. It describes an encounter in the Jerusalem Temple between Jesus and a group of Jews from Judea, which included a […]

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  • New Life: Risen With Christ (Colossians 3:1-3:14)

    ” So it comes down to this: since you have been raised with Christ, set your mind on heaven above, where He is seated at God’s right hand. Stay focused on what’s above, not on earthly things, because your old life is dead and gone. Your new life is now safely enmeshed with Christ, who is in God. On […]

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