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The Miracle of Mercy - Forgiveness - Wk 3

October 28, 2018
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Because we’re broken people that live in an broken world, we all experience failure and pain in life.

Mercy is undeserved forgiveness and unearned kindness. Jesus spoke about it in the Lord’s prayer, stressing that you not only need to receive God’s mercy, but also give it to others. Through God’s mercy, you receive freedom. When you extend mercy to others, you are helping them experience that same freedom.

In this message Pastor Tom continues The Miracle of Mercy series with a message called Mercy Forgives. You will learn what mercy means to you and how you can show forgiveness to others.

The Miracle of Mercy - Mercy & Failure - Week 2

October 21, 2018
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Because we’re broken people that live in an broken world, we all experience failure and pain in life.

The night Jesus was arrested, two of his best friends had massive failures: Judas betrayed Jesus, and Peter denied him three times.

In this message we look at how God’s mercy helps us overcome and move through our pain and failures.

We'll look at the response the Apostle Peter had to his failure. And we'll look at the amazing current story of a young Trent Tyler who, pushing through the pains of stage 4 bone cancer, Tyler shows us how to respond. Together we will answer what to do when life hurts and to see what Jesus offers us in our brokenness for recovery.

See this video about Tyler...

The Miracle of Mercy - Growing in Mercy - Week 1

October 14, 2018
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God’s number one characteristic throughout the Bible is mercy.

His mercy heals broken hearts, reconciles relationships, restores forgotten dreams, and refreshes tired souls. It’s the cure to every insecurity, worry, and fear.

In this message series you will learn how to experience God’s healing mercy, and then offer that same mercy to others around you.

The greatest joy on earth is the feeling of being used by God for a purpose greater than yourself. In this first week, Matt Skolnik walks through the Old Testament story of Jonah and gives some insight on how we can grow in our understanding of what "mercy" is all about.  

 

 

Incredible Faith :Abundance

October 7, 2018
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From beginning to end the Bible is filled with incredible stories of heroes whose incredible faith in God allowed them to be used by God to save the day.  

God is using his people today, through their incredible faith,  as modern day heroes in the same way.  But it's so important to the health of the local church that we be people who are plugged in to God and community.

At the center of our faith walk is the joy of giving—and in this understanding the idea of living from a view of abundance instead of scarcity.  In particular we'll look at three different kinds of generoisty that leverages abundance.  This is all because of what God did for us being generous is our response.  

 

Incredible Faith:Getting Stuck on How - Eldon Trubee

September 23, 2018
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From beginning to end the Bible is filled with incredible stories of heroes whose incredible faith in God allowed them to be used by God to save the day.  

God is using his people today, through their incredible faith,  as modern day heroes in the same way.  But it's so important to the health of the local church that we be people who are plugged in to God and community.

To have incredible faith sometimes you we can get stuck on the "how" of our faith. Sometime when we read a famiiar Bible story again and again...new ideas come to mind...that help us see that the "why" matters.  

Incredible Faith: Stop Going

September 16, 2018
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From beginning to end the Bible is filled with incredible stories of heroes whose incredible faith in God allowed them to be used by God to save the day.  

God is using his people today, through their incredible faith,  as modern day heroes in the same way.  But it's so important to the health of the local church that we be people who are plugged in to God and community.

To have incredible faith sometimes you have to...stop "going" and simply "be".  

Divine Direction - Week 5 - Let’s Roll

September 9, 2018
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When you are looking for direction...taking the Divine way is probably the best.  Leaning on some thoughts from Craig Groeschel's best selling book, Divine Direction.   Join us as we unpack the core foundations you need to live a life of impact.  The direction our lives take is based on the choices we make each day.  

In this final week, we are reminded by the words "Let's Roll..." made famous by Todd Beamer 17 years ago on Sept 11th.  There are many choices we have to make, and the only way they get made are by taking the first steps.  

Divine Direction calls on us to step out in incredible faith, one step at a time.  

 

Divine Direction - Week 4 - Faith to Start

September 2, 2018
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When you are looking for direction...taking the Divine way is probably the best.  Leaning on some thoughts from Craig Groeschel's best selling book, Divine Direction.   Join us as we unpack the core foundations you need to live a life of impact.  The direction our lives take is based on the choices we make each day.  

ryan_family_001_copy.jpegThis week we get practical on where you find the faith to start. Ryan & Rachelle  Nicholson and their children, Emma and Gabe  join us to tell their story.  

The Nicholson family is preparing to join the field operations team for Destiny Rescue in Thailand in early 2019.

We get a personal look at what having the faith to start looks like.  

Divine Direction - Week 3 - Trusting the Process

August 26, 2018
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When you are looking for direction...taking the Divine way is probably the best.  Leaning on some thoughts from Craig Groeschel's best selling book, Divine Direction.   Join us as we unpack the core foundations you need to live a life of impact.  The direction our lives take is based on the choices we make each day.  

In this third installment consideration is given to the process we need to take, and not short circuit, to understand where we need to go.  

Here's the link to the story about Betty going to jail.  

Betty Goes to Jail

Divine Direction - Week 2 - Wisdom to Discern

August 19, 2018
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When you are looking for direction...taking the Divine way is probably the best.  Leaning on some thoughts from Craig Groeschel's best selling book, Divine Direction.   Join us as we unpack the core foundations you need to live a life of impact.  The direction our lives take is based on the choices we make each day.  

In this second installment we give three simple things that we all need to do to determine if a decision you made was a good one or bad a bad one.