"The Blessed Body" - 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a (January 27, 2019)

"The Blessed Body" - 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a (January 27, 2019)

Sometimes one part of the body is hurting and the other parts of the body have to call an audible to compensate for the disability.  Sometimes too much focus is given to one part of the body and the other part of the body suffers because of it.  Having all the members work together to form a body that can live a fulfilling and productive life is no small task.

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"Home By Another Way" - Matthew 2:1-12 (January 6, 2019)

"Home By Another Way" - Matthew 2:1-12 (January 6, 2019)

You see, there was a cruel tyrant who always felt insecure about himself.  So insecure, in fact, that he was scared of a baby.  And people who are insecure lash out.  He had been told that this baby would grow old and save the people that he enjoyed oppressing.  He, after all, was a political leader who thrived on oppression.  Things worked best for him when the people thought he was their savior.  But this baby was about to change all of that and he would have none of it.

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"A Community of Love" - Hebrews 10:11-25 (November 18, 2018)

"A Community of Love" - Hebrews 10:11-25 (November 18, 2018)

When we provoke one another in acts of love and good deeds, it is kind of like we are poking one another, challenging one another to hold ourselves accountable to go above and beyond to do these acts of love and good deeds and not just talk about them.  

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"The Upside-Down Kingdom: Part 4 - Where the Blind Can See" - Mark 10:46-52 (October 28, 2018)

"The Upside-Down Kingdom: Part 4 - Where the Blind Can See" - Mark 10:46-52 (October 28, 2018)

But something stirred within him that day.  Jesus had brought out a stubbornness in him; a stubbornness that he guessed could be the “faith” his healer had just mentioned.  A stubbornness to hope in the goodness and beauty of the world despite everything that seemed to indicate otherwise.

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"The Upside-Down Kingdom: Part 3 - Where the Least Are the Greatest" - Mark 10:35-45 (October 21, 2018)

"The Upside-Down Kingdom: Part 3 - Where the Least Are the Greatest" - Mark 10:35-45 (October 21, 2018)

There are times when putting the Body of Christ first means putting our comfort and convenience last.  There are times when moving forward means letting go of some things.  There are times, when making room for resurrection, that some things have to die in order for new things to sprout up in their place.

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"The Upside-Down Kingdom: Part 2 - Where the Last Are First" - Mark 10:17-31 (October 14, 2018)

"The Upside-Down Kingdom: Part 2 - Where the Last Are First" - Mark 10:17-31 (October 14, 2018)

Let us give joyfully so that when God calls us to follow, instead of going away tearfully, we can go away with a song on our lips because the God Movement is alive in our lives and we have been called to share it!

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"Walking Through James: Part 5 - Prayer" - James 5:13-20 (September 30, 2018)

"Walking Through James: Part 5 - Prayer" - James 5:13-20 (September 30, 2018)

Prayer is the natural result of all the behaviors James has been lifting up to us this past month.  Righteousness, gentleness, impartiality, benevolence, mercy, faithfulness, generosity.  When these behaviors are exhibited, prayer is the inevitable outcome.

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