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Waves of Life

God knows how much I need Him, that’s no secret. Once again we come to the end of a week of Encounter the last on of the year in fact. I look forward to Encounter week because it’s the time when we finally get real. We get real, and we …

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Encounter Thursday: Others

How can your faith impact/inspire/change others? Spend some time discussing. Remember, this Friday we have purchased 400 pizzas at $5 each (minimum). That money gets donated to World Vision, and will make a difference in the communities you are watching in the video (South Sudan).

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Encounter Tuesday: Others

As you read this this morning, think about what God might be saying to you. Good morning! My feet led me up the stairs of the men’s housing unit, and the conditions surprisingly worsened. Beds were laid out on a grid throughout the expansive room. Emaciated bodies lay upon the …

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Encounter Friday

I have suffered from anxiety for majority of my life. I have always been afraid of missing out – of making the wrong choice and being left plagued with the thought of “what if?” What if my parents never accept Christ? What if I don’t feel like a good Christian? What …

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Encounter Thursday: Mature and Complete

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be matureand complete, not lacking anything. [James 1:2-4]   Isn’t it funny how you can read a passage …

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Encounter Tuesday: Recovering Faith

As we begin our third week of Encounter, I’ve been thinking about these questions: “What is the role of faith in our busy schedule?  What does it look like to follow Jesus in February during a school year?  What is God inviting us to during a week like this?” As I …

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Ramblings in the Aftermath

Encounter. Change. So what is all this stuff about anyways. To me, it’s God saying, “Hey Beautiful, when was the last time we spent some real time together?” When I walk into the sanctuary, it’s this overwhelming blast of God’s presence. It feels good, but it also makes me feel …

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Intentional Community

What is and how can we encounter God as a community? A few months ago, we had Encounter Launch at school. Personally, the two of us went into it not expecting much. We expected the usual boredom and the constant checking of the time until we were free to go …

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Progress, Community, & The Struggle

No one understands, no one cares, I am alone. Lies. All of those words are lies. You are a magnificent human being. You are loved, you may not see it or feel it, but you are loved. Your creator loves you so much that words cannot describe. There is never a time in your life …

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