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  • Reflecting The Glory Of The Lord

    “A glass can only spill what it contains.” – mewithoutyou That’s not bad insight into life. We often hear the phrase, “garbage in, garbage out,” but that’s true of good things as well. Jesus taught this clearly: "The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil […]

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  • The Glory Of God (John 13-17)

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    When we think of someone having glory, we tend to think of some who is either wildly over-promoted or who is an egomaniac. Children say, “Look at me!” and we think it’s cute, but when adults do this we think they are narcissists. If you are a Brian Regan fan, you are familiar with his […]

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  • Made…For The Glory Of God

    In all the things we’ve been talking about in this series, one reality has become clear to me: what we bring to the table on our own power is a whole lot of broken.  God’s design and purpose for us as men and women in complementary community is amazing and full of life – and […]

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  • God’s Nature: Revealed in Christ (Colossians 1:15 – 1:23)

    I am a big fan of Lebron James. But as I watched the playoffs this this last week, I thought, “Glory is hard taskmaster.” Lebron promised Miami a handful of championships, and now there is tremendous pressure on him to win. He gets high renown and honor if he performs up to expectations, but he can […]

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  • Bearing the Mark of Christ (Galatians 6:17)

    All scars tell a story. Some people are proud to display them; others want to cover them up. Either way, they tell a story – and it often goes deeper than the skin, and sometimes doesn’t show up on the skin at all. This is more along the lines of relationships, commitments, and ”bearing burdens.”  It’s the hidden […]

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  • Permanent, Invisible Things

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    The year was 1951. It was Valentine’s Day and I (Ted Smith) was 3 ½ years old. My two brothers, Dick (11 yrs old), and Gary (7 yrs old), had just come home from a Cub Scout Party. Our family farm situated on the west shore of West Grand Traverse Bay, about five miles out […]

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