Transformative Worship

Worship transforms us… or so we’re told… but oftentimes that transformation is hard to see.  For that matter, how does singing some songs and saying a prayer or two lead to change?  What we learn today is that we often approach worship with some incorrect ideas that, when corrected, help us to engage in life-changing […]

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Ascribing Worth

Last week, we processed through the truth that true worship has no transactional value.  We don’t gain anything tangible from it nor do we pay back any debts through it.  So why do we worship?  What we begin to see today is that while worship is not valuable from a worldly perspective, it has great […]

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Why Did You Get Out of Bed Today?

The alarm clock went off this morning… why did you get up?  On Monday, it was because you had to get to work and earn a paycheck.  On Saturday, it was because you had a “honey-do” list to accomplish before you could watch the big game in peace.  But what about today on Sunday?  What […]

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Yes, but How?

As we wrap up our walk through the life of Abraham and the calling of God, we want to pause today to ask the simple, yet challenging question – how?  How do we hear the voice and call of God today?  Is it just by reading our bibles or is God still speaking to us […]

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Called: Two Funerals and A Wedding, Part 1

As we near the end of Abraham’s story, the lessons he has for us continue to present themselves.  In these last few chapters (Genesis 23-25) we see several characteristics of one who is walking in the call of God.  We know this of Abraham.  But what about you?  Do you see these characteristics in your […]

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Called: God will Provide

When nothing makes sense and you can’t tell which way is up… what do you do?  Today, on the first Sunday of Advent – the Sunday of Hope, we explore Abraham’s biggest test.  In the wake of the unthinkable, we find he simply does the only thing possible – he trusts in God.  While our […]

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Called: Seasonal Faithfulness

As we enter the holiday season, most of us are excited about the coming weeks.  Despite all the happenings in our world, this season is often one that fills us with joy and causes us to rejoice.  Yet there are other seasons in our lives where rejoicing is much harder.  How do we navigate those […]

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