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The Example of the Magi

Imagine. You’ve just traveled a long journey. Through barren lands, over hills, facing storms of dust, all just to reach one humble destination. You’ve been called crazy, a maniac, after all, who follows stars, claiming that they will lead to the Messiah? Finally, you arrive. You come in and ask …

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God of Grace & Radical Love

A mere stone, yet a symbol of radical Love. To Throw the Stone Jesus went across to Mount Olives, but he was soon back in the Temple again. Swarms of people came to him. He sat down and taught them. The religion scholars and Pharisees led in a woman who …

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Lord of All

This past week of encounter has been fruitful, as always. Four times a year, we set aside this week to encounter God, hence the name. But are we willing? Willing to set aside time in our busy schedules to actually feel God? My teacher told me that if you’re not being …

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His True, Endless, Unconditional Love

Love- An intense feeling of deep affection Think of when you were little, when your R’s were pronounced more like W’s, and you were extremely clumsy, with very little coordination. When you were that little, did you ever have something that you loved deeply? Something that you took everywhere with …

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A Gentle Relentless Love

Our God is the God who grasps brokenness and isn’t afraid to use messy people. Our God is the God who takes our hearts, pulls them and chips away at them to shape them into something that resembles His. Our God is the God who is near. He isn’t afraid …

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Who Do You Say I Am?

A celebration of Bible class… Thank you to you incredibly passionate, deeply insightful, lovers of the movement of God. Who are you? To borrow from Marianne Williamson, “…Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, …

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Unfailing Love

Everyone makes mistakes. Everyone sins. Humans aren’t perfect. But the cool thing about God is that where we see imperfection, He sees beauty. No matter how much we mess up in life, and no matter how much we sin, God will always love us! There is not a thing in …

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The Bystander Cheer

Sixteen years old and in need of hope, he was a hard-shelled kid from a tumultuous home. He had two brothers, four sisters, and a mom who worked three jobs to keep the family afloat. All he needed was hope. He and his oldest brother came to our student ministries …

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Wrapped Gifts

Whenever I see a well wrapped present I have to admire the wrapping paper and the precision of the folds, but at the same time I want to know what is in it.  Could you imagine how it would feel to give the perfect gift to someone and then to …

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