John – Lent Day 3

Friday, February 16, 2018 John Mark Pietscher Day 3—Read Luke 3 Who has been a John the Baptist in your life? Who has encouraged you to seek out God? Who has been the one to show you the way to Jesus? Were they an expected or unexpected person to be pointing...

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Grappling with Questions – Lent Day 2

Thursday, February 15, 2018 Grappling with Questions Chad Vitarelli Day 2—Read Luke 2 Growing up, my children have always asked good questions. “How can God be three guys and one at the same time?” “How do we know that God leads us?” “Why did God make the world so messed...

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Smart & Happy!

How we manage God’s money is a central Biblical theme and of extreme importance for our spiritual growth.  This is why Jesus had more to say about how we are to view and handle money and possessions than any other topic including both Heaven and Hell. God expects us to...

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Built For Togetherness – Lent Day 1

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 – Lenten Devotional Day 1 Built for Togetherness Sarah Carlson   Day 1—Read Luke 1  “God should be enough,” they say, and He is. But there is still something missing, isn’t there? During the Christmas season, we often talk about Mary and how much courage she...

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Marriage Matters More

  Can we agree on the following statements?  Our relationships matter!  Healthy marriages take hard work from all involved!  Relationships need to continue to grow!  Good relationships need to be celebrated!  There is a great opportunity for your relationship to grow, matter, and be celebrated.  It is an fun and meaningful...

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Church bores me, why should I go?

Over the years I’ve heard all kinds of excuses/reasons for why people don’t regularly attend church. One of the most often rehearsed is that Church (the event) is boring. My friend Miranda has some thoughts all of us might want to consider before throwing in the towel and walking away...

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Show Grace

Grace is best described by stories that chronicle grace-filled demonstrations. It is true that we can tell people what grace is via propositional assertions but grace cannot be comprehensively communicated apart from tangible examples. Grace in real-life is always superior to grace in theory. Grace demonstrated always trumps grace articulated....

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Spiritual Formation Applied

  So what does it mean to be spiritually formed? Perhaps a better question is, what does it look like when we are being formed spiritually? I don’t know that the job of spiritual formation is ever done. For the Christian who is called to become like Christ, I am...

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Pastoring for Spiritual Formation

I wish change was easy. Don’t you? I wish that I could demolish and then rebuild the deck at my house without the pain of labor or the expense of material. I wish my kids would learn from the mistakes of others and not have to experience the pain of...

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