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Village Green Community Church

English, Christianity, 1 season, 610 episodes, 6 hours, 45 minutes
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Location: 505 Village Green Ave.London, OntarioN6J 4G4519-473-5505Lead Pastor: Jon Korkidakis
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Navigating the Wilderness - Part 2: Cultural Gaslighting

As believers, we can become cultural targets that intend to make us question our faith and the reality of what we believe.
5/21/202433 minutes, 11 seconds
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Navigating the Wilderness - Part 1: Where Are We?

When the ground is shifting right from under our feet, we can feel lost. How do we find stable ground?
5/13/202437 minutes, 44 seconds
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Hearing Jesus- Part 5: Foolish

The cross is the ultimate message of the mission and purpose of Jesus. We either see it as Christ proclaimed it, or we ignore it to our peril.
5/6/202439 minutes, 11 seconds
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Hearing Jesus - Part 4: Blinded by the Light

Sometimes, even a miracle is not enough to open the hearts and minds of a sceptic. We can become so entrenched in our own confidence, that we miss what God is doing right in front of us.
4/29/202434 minutes, 55 seconds
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Hearing Jesus - Part 2: Religious Roadblock

Sometimes, religion, which is meant to bring us closer to God, can unintentionally become a barrier to really knowing him?
4/16/202440 minutes, 40 seconds
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Hearing Jesus - Part 1: What Did He Say?

The Temple is a source of pride for the Jewish pople, a building that reflected their relationship with God which took years to construct. But what is more important, the building of the God it was built to serve?
4/16/202448 minutes, 16 seconds
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Against All Odds - Part 3: Joy and Wonder

The Resurrection of Jesus has profound implications for everyone, as revealed to faithful travelers on the road to Emmaus.
4/1/202420 minutes, 18 seconds
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Against All Odds - Part 2: Confronted

For one criminal being crucified alongside Jesus, comes an unbelievable promise at the worst moment of his life.
4/1/202416 minutes, 49 seconds
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Against All Odds - Part 1: Jesus Weeps

As Jesus rides into Jerusalem, the crowds greet him as a conquering hero. 
3/25/202428 minutes, 43 seconds
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Revelation Part 10: All Things New

The picture of a new heaven and new earth depicts a paradise and the reward for all who have persevered in faith.
3/18/202441 minutes, 12 seconds
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Revelation - Part 9: A Thousand Years

The culmination of the great battle is seen in the imagery of a thousand-year reign which brings about a final defeat.
3/10/202444 minutes, 14 seconds
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Revelation-Part 8: Seven Bowls, Blasphemy, and Babylon

God's ultimate wrath is now unleashed against the forces of evil.
3/3/202428 minutes, 2 seconds
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Revelation - Part 7: Unholy Beasts and the Lamb

The unholy alliance against the Lamb and his people grows, intensifying the cosmic conflict that pits good against evil.
2/25/202445 minutes
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Revelation - Part 6: War and Conquest

The great conflict between heaven and earth escalates, portrayed through the imagery of a woman and a dragon.
2/19/202440 minutes, 25 seconds
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Revelation - Part 5: Seven Trumpets

The trumpet judgments are reminiscent of the ten plagues of Egypt and have the same purpose – to show the powerlessness of earthly gods.
2/11/202439 minutes, 30 seconds
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Revelation - Part 4: Seven Seals

As John's vision continues to unfold, the march of history as viewed from God's perspective is presented.
2/5/202435 minutes, 25 seconds
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Revelation - Part 3: The One Seated on the Throne

As John's vision begins to unfold, a lamb appears, but not just any lamb.
1/29/202444 minutes, 21 seconds
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Revelation - Part 2: Seven Churches, One Theme

As John is told to write to seven churches in Asia Minor, they are each given a specific message, but one theme is found in all.
1/22/202437 minutes, 16 seconds
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Revelation - Part 1: Island Exiles

John, the author of Revelation has been exiled to the island of Patmos. What starts as a prison sentence, turns into a vision for the ages.
1/15/202441 minutes, 27 seconds
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Revelation- An Introduction

Revelation is one of the most misunderstood books of the Bible, yet properly understood, gives us a rich theological tapestry. In this message, we present an introduction in preparation for our 10-part series of the book.
1/8/202432 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Heart of Christmas - Part 4: The Advent of Love

Mary, a young teenager, when confronted by the revelation that she will bear the Messiah, responds with a message of love.
1/3/202414 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Heart of Christmas - Part 3: The Advent of Joy

What do heavenly beings and lowly shepherds have in common?
12/18/202325 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Heart of Christmas - Part 2: The Advent of Peace

Simeon, a man who waitedeagerly for the coming of the Messiah, talked of the peace he experienced when he met the baby Jesus.
12/12/202317 minutes, 54 seconds
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Part 1 - The Heart of Christmas - The Advent of Hope

The prophetic voice of Zechariah was centered on the promise of hope. 
12/4/202322 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Rejected for the Rejected

When we see Jesus as one of us, as belonging to us, as being for us, it’s easy to love him. But what if Jesus also belongs to the outsider? Guest speaker: Matthew Burkholder
11/27/202327 minutes, 8 seconds
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Making Jesus Real. Part 4: Come Together

The church serves as a collective demonstration of the reality of Jesus, his life, his message, and his sacrifice for our sins. 
11/20/202340 minutes, 6 seconds
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Making Jesus Real. Part 3: Safe

Are we safe to be around, or do people see us as judgmental, hypocritical, or just plain weird? How can anyone see Jesus in us if we aren't safe enough to be around?
11/20/202333 minutes, 51 seconds
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Making Jesus Real - Part 2: Break My Heart

What breaks your heart? Often, the thing that breaks our heart is often where we place our energy and resources, and where we make the biggest difference.
11/6/202325 minutes, 55 seconds
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Making Jesus Real - Part 1: Real to Me

I will never be able to make Jesus real for anyone else unless he becomes real to me. Are there ways of creating a more authentic relationship with Jesus so that others can more easily see Jesus in me.
10/30/202321 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Awakening - Part 6: Acceptance

One of the biggest personal challenges we face is the ability to fully embrace God's love and acceptance.
10/23/202333 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Awakening - Part 5: Looking In, Looking Out

Our pursuit of self-awareness, if done with the right intent, will dramatically frame the way we serve others.
10/16/202332 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Awakening - Part 4: Who's in the Driver's Seat

Am I just a product of my own desires or am I guided by something greater outside myself?
10/10/202332 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Awakening - Part 3: My Authentic Self

The cultural message of today is to be your authentic self. Whatever you feel inside is essentially who you really are.
10/2/202327 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Awakening - Part 2: Mirror, Mirror

Love is one of the key themes of Scripture and one of the essential characteristics of God. Yet, it is often difficult to love ourselves. Is there a healthy form of self-love?
9/25/202337 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Awakening - Part 1: I Believe, Therefore I Am!

What is self-awareness? Is it even biblical for those who claim to be believers? Does it inform us on our identity and is it important for our spiritual growth?
9/18/202329 minutes, 53 seconds
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Get a LIFE

Getting a LIFE is a journey. From first breath to last, life can be full of adventure and excitement one moment, then full of doubt and pain the next. ...Despite all that life can throw at us, we all want to have confidence that we are heading in the right direction: one that will help us to confidently navigate all of life with endurance and hope.  At Village Green Community Church, we believe that Jesus points us to a better way, a better life, a better hope. Come, and embrace the journey with us. Come and Get a LIFE.'
9/11/202338 minutes, 26 seconds
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Come Together

Communion is one of two ordinances in the evangelical church, the other being baptism. In this message, we dive into the rich theological treasure that is Communion, and why it is such a vital piece of our spiritual walk.
9/5/202330 minutes, 8 seconds
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Prepare for Impact: Part 6 - Holding Pattern

Trust is not an easy thing to surrender to someone else. We need proof and a willingness that trusting another is worth it. The same holds true with faith. Though we are taught to be self-reliant, faith really soars when we learn to surrender and trust God fully 
8/28/202328 minutes, 15 seconds
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Prepare for Impact: Part 5 - Live Wisely

We know that how we live makes more of an impression and impact than what we say. How do we avoid the minefields that are part of life and become an example of what it means to live like no one else?
8/22/202328 minutes, 40 seconds
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Prepare for Impact: Part 4: Be Generous

One of the practical demonstrations of ultimate faith in God is found in our ability to be generous. We not only benefit others when we are generous, but we also touch the heart of God as well.
8/15/202337 minutes, 16 seconds
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Prepare for Impact: Part 2: Get Truth

It is said we live in a post-Christian world. One that not only devalues the necessity of the Gospel, but the entire foundation it is built upon.
7/31/202317 minutes, 55 seconds
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Prepare for Impact: Bold Faith in a Culture of Conflict - Part 1: Stand Firm

"Unless you stand for something you will fall for everything," is a well-known adage. How do we stand firm when is seems the entire world is on a mission to discredit faith?
7/24/202333 minutes, 39 seconds
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Everyone Has Their Own Story

The darkness is real, but so is the light.
7/18/202341 minutes, 41 seconds
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Building On The Foundation

Join us as Elder Emeritus, Ernest Yanful, brings us teaching from 1 Corinthians 3:5-15. Fellow workers with God means we are God's workers, God's partners, working together as a unit to achieve God's desire, including building the church. Therefore, to be in Christian ministry is to serve others in Jesus' name for the sake and glory of God.
7/10/202323 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Saviour of the World

Join us as Matthew Burkholder shares a message from John 4. God is at work in places we avoid, and in those we often write off because Jesus is the Saviour of the world.
7/5/202335 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Saddest Chapter in the Old Testatment

Rob Fleming shares a message from Isaiah 36-39. Rob and his wife Kathryn are Village Green Community Church supported missionaries serving in Japan.
6/26/202341 minutes, 4 seconds
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Seduction - Part 3: Power-Play

Behind our acts of worship is the acknowledgement of power, something greater that deserves our reverence. Whoever we bow down to, must be who we believe has ultimate authority.
6/19/202330 minutes, 23 seconds
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Seduction - Part 2: The Presumption Trap

Temptations come with certain presumptions that can appear to be rational at first, but dig a little deeper, and the portential for greater damage is quickly exposed.
6/12/202331 minutes, 27 seconds
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Seduction - Part 1: I Need This

Temptations come in many forms, but the most lethal are the ones that come in the guise of fulfulling a legitmate need.
6/5/202338 minutes, 2 seconds
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Why Should I Care About...? - Part 7:The House that Jesus Built

The church, as an institution, has been the object of attack, both from the outside world and within its very ranks for centuries. Why should believers care about the way in which “the church” is treated and portrayed?
5/29/202333 minutes, 55 seconds
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Why Should I Care About...? - Part 6: The Greater Blessing

We all know what happens when we close our minds. we stop growing and the older we get; the bleaker life becomes. The same is true when we close our hearts, we miss out on experiencing the greater blessings God has in store for us.
5/23/202336 minutes, 54 seconds
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Why Should I Care About...? Part 4: My Personal Temple

Personal well-being has become a major cultural focus of late, especially after the fallout of a drawn-out pandemic. But God has always been concerned about our personal overall health, long before it became popular.
5/8/202324 minutes, 4 seconds
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Why Should I Care About...? - Part 3: Suffering

Suffering is a reality of being human. It is the plight of many with no end in sight. As believers, our ability to ease the suffering in this world goes far beyond the practical help it extends to those we help.
5/1/202327 minutes, 32 seconds
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Why Should I Care About...? - Part 2: Justice

Justice has become an important social priority, especially since injustice continues to be so prevalent. How do Christians navigate true justice in a world of inequality, racial strife, and economic disparity.
4/24/202334 minutes, 6 seconds
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Where Do I Stand? - Part 4: Open Eyes and Open Heart

The Resurrection changes everything.
4/17/202315 minutes, 51 seconds
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Why Should I Care About...? - Part 1: Creation

From the dawn of humanity, we have looked to the skies and wondered how it all came together? Even today, theories of how the universe was fromed are legion. Why should Christian's care about this hotly debated topic?
4/17/202335 minutes, 23 seconds
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Where Do I Stand? - Part 3: Victim

The cross literally stands as a signpost. If you view it from one perspective, Jesus becomes nothing more than a victim, from another, he becomes so much more.
4/10/202321 minutes, 25 seconds
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Where Do I Stand? - Part 2: What's In It for Me?

For some, they know just enough to want Jesus on their side. It's a relationship more about the advantage of having Jesus as an ally as opposed to having him as our Lord.
4/3/202335 minutes, 51 seconds
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Where Do I Stand? - Part 1: It's Only Natural

Belief in Jesus upends our entire worldview. It shapes the way we see others and the startling change that hajppens in us.
3/27/202337 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Grudge - Part 4: Faith and Forgiveness

Forgiveness becomes an important part of our faith expression. It not only conveys what God in Christ has done for us but what he can also do for others.
3/20/202346 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Grudge - Part 3: Me, Myself and I

As difficult as forgiveness is for many, nothing is more challenging than forgiving ourselves. How do we shut down the voice of accusation that echoes in our own heads?
3/13/202342 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Grudge - The Forgiveness Equation

Forgiveness has many layers, and the eeper the hurt the more complicated forgiveness gets. A major stumbling block for many is this: does forgiving mean forgetting?
3/6/202332 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Grudge - Part 1: The Tension

Why is forgiveness so hard, especially when it is an expected part of what it means to be a believer in God? How do we understand and navigate forgiveness when we’ve been deeply hurt?
2/27/202331 minutes, 28 seconds
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God Is... Part 6: Love

Similar to God’s goodness, love is another attribute that when misunderstood, creates a one-dimensional caricature that misrepresents the very heart of God.
2/20/202334 minutes, 36 seconds
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God Is...- Part 5: Good

The goodness of God in modern culture is either the most embraced or the most rejected. How do we understand God as good in a world where suffering and evil exists?
2/13/202328 minutes, 11 seconds
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God Is... Part 2: Knowable

Is God an abstract concept or is he truly knowable? Many who reject the concept of God reject the idea of a personal relationship with the creator, and in doing so, miss one of God's most important attributes.
1/23/202334 minutes, 42 seconds
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God Is... - Part 1: Three-In-One

The Trinity is a unique formulation for God that is essential to the Christian faith, yet one of the most difficult concepts to understand and comprehend, and the first step in knowing God intimately.
1/16/202330 minutes, 50 seconds
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Holiday Hope - Part 4: Divine Longing

The message of the angels proclaimed a reality we all long for in one way or another. Grasping the heart of their message brings the hope of Christmas alive for everyone.
12/19/202225 minutes, 57 seconds
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Holiday Hope - Part 3: When the Pieces Come Together

For one old man, the arrival of Jesus answered many of the missing pieces to the puzzle of God's Messiah.
12/12/202230 minutes, 54 seconds
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Holiday Hope - Part 2: Song of the Season

Reactions to shocking news are often an opportunity to see someoneès true character, In the case of Mary, her reaction to shocking news was to worship.
12/5/202226 minutes, 9 seconds
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Holiday Hope - Part 1: How Will we Know?

It is one thing for a prophet to predict an event, it is another matter altogehter to predict details of that event that make the prediction undeniable.
11/28/202232 minutes, 17 seconds
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Messy Life - Part 10: Redeemed Mess

The messiness of our lives can sometimes reflect how we understand God's love for us. If we are not careful, we can view our messiness as god's judgement, and not as a vehicle for redemption.
11/21/202233 minutes, 41 seconds
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Messy Life - Part 9: Head Strong

Sometimes we can become our own worst enemies. We can fixate on the wrong things and set ourselves up for a greater mess of our own making. How do we fill our minds in a way that is healthy and helpful?
11/14/202239 minutes, 12 seconds
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Messy Life - Part 8: Doing it Right

Doing the right thing, in a world gone mad, is often the most difficult thing to do. It can not only be hard but can leave you open to attack and portential suffering. How do we not lose heart?
11/7/202228 minutes, 3 seconds
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Messy Life - Part 7: Who Cares

Fear, when allowed to govern our lives, can leave us helpless and hopeless. But fear can also serve as a signpost to something greater which in turn, builds courage, confidence, and hope.
10/31/202231 minutes, 27 seconds
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Messy Life - Part 6: When Darkness Comes

Anxiety and depression have grown to epicemic proportions. OUr ability to cope with the challenges of life is continually being tested. How do we manage when the darkness overwhelms us?
10/24/202242 minutes, 13 seconds
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Messy Life - Part 5: Let it Go

The pain of the past can fuel our present and future in unhealthy ways. How do we learn to use our pain as a means for growth, and not as a means for bitterness or hatred?
10/17/202245 minutes, 19 seconds
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Messy Life - Part 4: Wordly Warning

The Bible teaches that there are three forces intent on making life messy. The more aware we are of their tactics, the better we can protect ourselves from their attacks. The third warning is against what the Bible calls; the world.
10/11/202237 minutes, 32 seconds
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Messy Life - Part 3: It Came from Within

The Bible teaches that there are three forces intent on making life messy. The more aware we are of their tactics, the better we can protect ourselves from their attacks. The second warning is against what the Bible calls; the flesh.
10/3/202237 minutes, 29 seconds
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Messy Life - Part 2: What the Devil Has on You

The Bible teaches that there are three forces intent on making life messy. the more aware we are of their tactics, the better we can protect ourselves from their attacks. the first warning is against our greatest enemy; the devil.
9/26/202243 minutes, 20 seconds
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Messy Life - Part 1: The Trouble with Trouble

Whenever life gets messy, our reaction is to think something is wrong with us, with life, or with God. What if the times when things are falling apart are the times when things are actually falling into place?
9/19/202236 minutes, 37 seconds
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Freedom

This message focuses on freedom as taught in Galatian 5 and delivered by our missionary partner, Jacob Paul, who along with his wife Leidy, serve in Colombia.
9/12/202243 minutes, 1 second
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Wisdom by the Book, Part 8: Filtering Out the Noise

In a world of fake news and the constant barrage of opinions and beliefs, wisdom becomes a tool to filter out what’s good and what needs to be ignored.
9/4/202230 minutes, 33 seconds
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Wisdom by the Book, Part 7: The Choices We Make

Life is full of decisions and in reality, our lives are nothing more than the sum total of our decisions to date. For the wise, each decision is either a future blessing or a future regret.
8/28/202231 minutes, 36 seconds
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Wisdom by the Book, Part 6: Why Words Matter

We’ve all heard it, “Sticks and stones….” Words do matter and knowing the power of words is another tool for those who are wise.
8/21/202237 minutes, 6 seconds
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They Left, and Camped. Then Settled

Numbers 33 is a list of the 40 places that the Israelites camped at during their 40 years in the Sinai Desert after fleeing Egyptian slavery. But why did Moses write it? Why did God want it in the Bible? Why should we read it, and how can it help us?
8/15/202237 minutes, 6 seconds
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Wisdom by the Book: Part 5 - Listen Well

The art of listening well is a discipline of wisdom, even though we often think it just comes naturally.
8/8/202236 minutes, 8 seconds
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Wisdom by the Book: Part 4 - Open Hearted

Generosity can appear to be at odds with the wise use of time and resources, when in fact it’s a factor for wise living.
8/2/202234 minutes, 47 seconds
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Wisdom by the Book: Part 3 - Two Paths

For the writer of Proverbs, there are essentially two types of people who walk two different paths.
7/25/202222 minutes, 59 seconds
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Wisdom By The Book: Part 2 - Training Camp

Part of growing in wisdom is learning from the experiences and insights of others.
7/18/202237 minutes, 34 seconds
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Wisdom by the Book: Part 1 - Where it Starts

How does fear contribute to wisdom? Isn’t fear the opposite of faith?
7/11/202236 minutes, 24 seconds
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Preparing for FaceTime: Thoughts to Make your Heart Sing

Brent Paul leads in preparation for Communion Sunday.
7/4/202229 minutes
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Pathways

Our decisions in life determine the pathways we traverse. Though we treat life as having many pathways, the Bible only sees two, the right one and the wrong one.
6/17/202232 minutes, 37 seconds
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Only Jesus - Part 7: Rising Again

It is one of Jesus’ most memorable miracles, yet, despite its evidence of divine power, it also reveals an important truth about Jesus himself.
6/6/202240 minutes, 8 seconds
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Only Jesus - Part 6

Does forgiveness come with a price, and does it come with certain expectations? In this story, Jesus connects the act of forgiveness with the capacity of a person’s love.
6/6/202231 minutes, 16 seconds
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Only Jesus – Part 5: Guilt or Grace?

The law is clear, especially when guilt is obvious. In an attempt to back Jesus into a corner, accusers are caught in a trap of their own making.
5/25/202227 minutes, 1 second
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Only Jesus - Part 4: Amazed

An officer goes to great lengths to seek out Jesus to get help for someone he cares about. What transpires is a moment that even surprises Jesus
5/18/202240 minutes, 40 seconds
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Only Jesus - Part 3: The Pull of Love

The persistence of a mother when faced with a parental nightmare, demonstrates a love that is sacrificial and longsuffering.
5/9/202220 minutes, 48 seconds
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Only Jesus - Part 2: Does Gratitude Matter?

To be healed physically is a miracle of incredible worth. For Jesus, the real miracle lies elsewhere.
5/2/202225 minutes, 51 seconds
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Only Jesus - Part 1: Get Up!

A paralyzed man is touched by the healing power of Jesus. It is a moment one would think would be cause for celebration, but for some, it becomes an opportunity to challenge Jesus.
4/25/202232 minutes, 32 seconds
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Choices - Part 4: The Great Decision

There are choices that we make that affect the entirety of our lives. Some can have negative consequences while others are for the better. Only one choice offers us the best of everything.
4/17/202231 minutes, 39 seconds
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Choices - Part 3: When the Pressure is On

Crowd mentality can sometimes overpower our better judgment. In the heat of such moments, choices can become misguided.
4/15/202215 minutes, 44 seconds
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Choices - Part 2: When Something is Missing

Sometimes we can get so wrapped up in the moment that we choose to neglect the larger picture. As Jesus entered Jerusalem to much fanfare and celebration, something was not quite right.en Something is Missing
4/11/202233 minutes, 42 seconds
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Esther: When the Time is Right - Part 4: Rescue

The dilemma that brought an edict to destroy the Jews is still in play. What could have been a picture of disaster becomes a story of rescue and victory.
3/14/202232 minutes, 40 seconds
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Esther: The Time is Right - Part 3: Reversal

In these chapters, the tension comes to a head. The die has been cast and the fate of the Jews hangs in the balance. If there was ever a time for God to show up, now would be the time.
3/7/202224 minutes, 13 seconds
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Esther: When the Time is Right - Part 2: Collateral Enemy

Ethnic hatred and discrimination have plagued humanity for centuries. In these chapters the Jews are targeted for destruction, and the wieght of the matter falls on Esther.
2/28/202240 minutes, 3 seconds
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Esther: When the Time is Right - Part 1

As the first two chapters set the scene, the events that unfold imply a greater hand is orchestrating the pieces coming into place. At a time when power played to selfish ends, the hand of true power was setting the stage for a showdown.
2/21/202237 minutes, 15 seconds
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Crossroads - Part 6: Science Has Done Away with God

The secularization hypothesis stated that the more educated, more advanced, and more scientific a culture, the more religious belief would wane. Why has science become the enemy of God?
2/14/202237 minutes, 55 seconds
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Crossroads - Part 5: Religion Hurts Diversity

Critics of religion see it as hypocritical, narrow-minded, and bigoted. Because they see religion as a breeding ground for discrimination, they also see it as detrimental to the well-being of society as a whole.
2/9/202240 minutes, 23 seconds
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Crossroads - Part 4: We Are Better Off Without Religion

The challenge against the value of religion continues to escalate. From secular claims about the harm religion creates, to the high-profile believers who have either damaged the faith or have walked away altogether.
1/31/202216 minutes, 38 seconds
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Crossroads - Part 3: God is Violent and Cruel

To our modern sensibilities, the thought of a bloody and barbaric God is appalling. How do we make any sense from passages that call into question God’s goodness?
1/25/202241 minutes, 27 seconds
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Crossroads - Part 2: Truth Is What I Say It Is

Few topics can raise conflict and arguments like the subject of truth. Is truth recognizable or is it simply a matter of what feels right for me?
1/20/202236 minutes, 57 seconds
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Crossroads - Part 1: The Bible is Written by Men

It is a common rebuttal for arguments claiming the authority of the Bible. Though the rebuttal is partially true, it doesn't tell the whole story.
1/10/202239 minutes, 11 seconds
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One Question

As a new year begins there is a time for reflecting but also a time of looking ahead to new challenges and opportunities. In this message, we introduce you to one powerful question that can serve as a filter for every decision you make in this new year - a question that will shape your life for the better.
1/3/202228 minutes, 45 seconds
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My Christmas Wish - Part 4: Love

Gifts are given for many different reasons, but when given in love, it transforms the value of the gift. The greater the love, the greater the value of the gift.
12/20/202123 minutes, 48 seconds
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My Christmas Wish - Part 3: Joy

Few emotions can lift us like joy. It has a way of transforming us to see the world anew and experience it with new eyes and new expectations.
12/13/202126 minutes, 53 seconds
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My Christmas Wish - Part 2: Peace

Peace is often considered the byproduct of external forces. In that definition, peace can quickly evaporate when circumstances change. What if peace comes from somewhere else?
12/6/202127 minutes, 50 seconds
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My Christmas Wish - Part 1: Hope

Few seasons generate a spirit of hope and anticipation of better things to come like Christmas.
11/29/202116 minutes, 44 seconds
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Believe 101 - Part 10: Promise

Though not always evident, the power of belief lies in the hope that is rooted in the promises of God.
11/22/202133 minutes, 53 seconds
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Believe 101 - Part 9: Tension

With belief comes challenges and seasons of attacks. These trials can come in many forms but when experienced through the lens of faith, they produce more than we can possibly imagine.
11/15/202136 minutes, 24 seconds
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Believe 101 - Part 7: Witness

Belief is not meant to be lived out in secrecy or in silence. It is meant to be a light that points to somewhere and to someone.
11/1/202122 minutes, 11 seconds
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Believe 101- Part 6: Unique

There is no one like you. You are unique and one of a kind. Belief ignites a recognition of how you have been shaped for this life.
10/25/202134 minutes, 47 seconds
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Believe 101 - Part 5: Identity

Belief gives us a new standing and status, and with it a whole new understanding of the priorities and purposes for our life. --
10/21/202144 minutes, 17 seconds
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Believe 101 - Part 4: Kingdom

When we believe, we become a part of something that is much larger than ourselves, and much greater than we imagine.
10/12/202144 minutes, 18 seconds
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Believe 101 - Part 3: Good News

What is the heart of the message we call the Gospel?
10/4/202136 minutes, 26 seconds
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Believe 101 - Part 2: Game Plan

Is there a grand scheme or plan that serves as a template for dealing with our great problem, or are we just passengers on a cosmic accident?
9/27/202134 minutes, 24 seconds
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Believe 101 - The Problem

We see it everywhere but struggle to acknowledge it. It's been said that the first step to solving a problem is to first admit that you have one.
9/20/202129 minutes, 55 seconds
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Why do I Feel Like This? Part 3: I'm Not at My Best

It's been a constant barrage of media reports, conflicting opinions and warring factions. Like a migraine that never goes away, we are sapped to the core.
9/13/202141 minutes, 9 seconds
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Why Do I Feel Like This? Part 2: I'm Hurting

It's been a season where many have experienced loss in one form or another.
9/7/202147 minutes, 28 seconds
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Why do I Feel Like This? Part 1: I'm Exhausted

We are physically and emotionally spent, and we really can't understand why?
8/30/202143 minutes, 2 seconds
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Stories That Move the Heart - Part 10: Having Ears to Hear

Two men, whose earthly life could not have been more different, are bound by one common reality.
8/24/202147 minutes, 30 seconds
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Stories That Move the Heart - Part 9: The Injustice of It All

In one of the most difficult of all of Jesus' parables, the lessons of a shrewd manager illustrate an important truth for every believer.
8/16/202141 minutes, 36 seconds
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Stories That Move the Heart - Part 8: An Investment of Ten

Is just getting by enough when it comes to the important issues of life, or are greater consequences ahead?
8/9/202132 minutes, 46 seconds
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Stories that Move the Heart - Part 7: Less is More

If religion is a matter of the heart, then what shape should our heart take?
8/3/202124 minutes, 20 seconds
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Stories That Move the Heart - Part 6: No Quitters

When is enough, enough? Are there some things in life that we should never give up on, things that matter not only to us, but to God.
7/26/202130 minutes, 23 seconds
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Stories That Move the Heart - Part 5: A Rich What?

Status and privilege not only come with cultural expectations; they can also pull us away from matters of eternal importance.
7/19/202138 minutes, 35 seconds
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Stories that Move the Heart - Part 4: Not Fair

It's great when it works in our favour, but it has a way of making us feel it's "unfair" when it works against us.
7/12/202129 minutes, 25 seconds
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Stories That Move the Heart - Part 3: A Seat at the Table

Invitations come with an expectation. That those invited would come. Especially when the invitation has eternal significance.
7/5/202141 minutes, 54 seconds
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Stories that Move the Heart - Part 2 Good - Who?

A tragic crime and a victim left to die as others pass by. All seems lost until one person, someone we would never expect, shows up and does the right thing.
6/29/202134 minutes, 19 seconds
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Stories that Move the Heart - Part 1: We All Know One

It's likely the most popular parable Jesus told. Few stories grip us like this one about a wayward son, and a loving father.
6/21/202141 minutes, 47 seconds
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Prayer Matters - Part 3: My Hope, Your Promise

Prayer is connection. Not only to our heavenly Father, but to the promises and hopes that He has for us.
6/14/202142 minutes, 10 seconds
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Prayer Matters - Part 2: My Healing, Your Glory

One of David’s great gifts, beyond his legacy as shepherd and King of Israel, is the words he has given us in talking to God in the darkest moments of our lives. 
6/7/202131 minutes, 11 seconds
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Prayer Matters - Part 1: My Heart to Yours

One of the biblical metrics of a healthy spiritual relationship with God is found in our expression of gratitude.
5/31/202142 minutes, 28 seconds
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Heaven - Part 2: No Longer

What will Heaven be like?  What can we expect about our eternal home? Can Heaven live up to the hype, or is there a better reality from the pages of the Bible?
5/25/202136 minutes, 38 seconds
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Heaven - Part 1: Brand New

Beyond modern depictions of baby cherubs and fluffy clouds, Heaven is home to every promise God has ever made.
5/17/202137 minutes, 56 seconds
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Things God Uses - Part 5: For Others

Something happens when we serve others. It not only benefits those being served, but God does something in us too.
5/10/202128 minutes, 41 seconds
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Things God Uses - Part 4: Teach Me

Teachers are one of life's most valuable resources. We all have been impacted by a biblical teacher who passionately poured into our lives and helped us to grow.
5/3/202134 minutes, 50 seconds
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Things God Uses - Part 3: Holy Habits

We never drift in a good direction. To get to a place we need to go takes discipline. 
4/26/202138 minutes, 26 seconds
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Things God Uses - Part 2: Plan B.

God’s plans can never be thwarted. We may resist or even put up roadblocks, but God has a way of bringing about his purpose for our lives.
4/20/202131 minutes, 5 seconds
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Things God Uses - Part 1: What's in Your Hands?

God often takes the simplest and most common things that we have available and uses them for his purposes.
4/12/202134 minutes, 51 seconds
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About a Cross- Part:3 Paradise

The cross, a vehicle for executing criminals and a symbol for the finality of death, becomes transformed by Jesus' crucifixion. what appears as an end, becomes the beginning of an eternal journey for all who believe.
4/6/202131 minutes, 20 seconds
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About a Cross Part 1: Take It Up

Long before His triumphal entrance into Jerusalem, Jesus used the cross as an illustration of what it would mean to follow him.
3/30/202133 minutes, 9 seconds
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A State of the Church Address

It is now a year into this pandemic that has affected the lives of many. In this message, we give an update on the state of our church as well as our strategic plans for the future. 
3/22/202143 minutes, 20 seconds
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Elijah: Faith for Turbulent Times - Part 5: Pass It On

For all that Elijah accomplished, nothing strengthened his legacy more than the passing on of his gift to a new prophet, one who would hold the torch that Elijah so faithfully carried.
3/15/202140 minutes, 31 seconds
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Elijah: Faith for Turbulent Times - Part 4: Depression

Great victories are often followed by dark valleys. Elijah, the great prophet, is struck down by a common enemy. What God does in this valley is a lesson for us all.
3/8/202133 minutes, 50 seconds
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Elijah: Faith for Turbulent Times - Part 3: Small Cloud, Much Rain

Even in the life of a prophet, small things matter, especially when they are entrusted to a big God. 
3/2/202132 minutes, 53 seconds
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Elijah:Faith for Turbulent Times - Part 2: Battle of the Gods

In one of the most epic scenes in all the Bible, Elijah single-handedly challenges the priests and the pagan gods they serve.
2/23/202140 minutes, 10 seconds
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Elijah: Faith for Turbulent Times - Part 1: A Prophet in the Making

The raising of Elijah as a prophet is intimately connected with his own spiritual journey. 
2/16/202132 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Future Me - Part 5: Never Lost

To become what you want doesn't mean jettisoning everything to get there. the very best there is will always be there because it can never be lost.
2/8/202133 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Future Me - Part 4: Rhythm of Life

Time can often appear as an enemy. For the writers of the Wisdom books of the Bible, time was merely a tool. One when properly understood, yielded valuable lessons for life.
2/1/202118 minutes, 15 seconds
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Interview with Ashley Zietsma

As part of our Future Me series, Pastor Jon sat down with Ashley Zietsma, who opened up about how God is working in her life over a tumultuous 14 months. 
1/31/202116 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Future Me - Part 3: Fail Proof

Sometimes the path ahead is daunting and the challenges too great. In this message, we find in the words of a prophet, the way forward when the path ahead has us paralyzed.To get a copy of the study notes: go to villagegreenchurch.com, click messages and search for this message.
1/25/202135 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Future Me - Part 2: When it Hurts

Change is challenging. It forces us to either face some hard truths or face our fears headlong. Beyond those challenges lies a deeper potential, one when embraced, allows us to live as God intended.
1/18/202138 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Future Me - Part 1: Where Am I?

Being stuck rarely feels good. In order to move forward, even if its one step at a time, means leaving some things behind, especially when they hurt your relationship with God.
1/11/202136 minutes, 6 seconds
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A Heart Assured

As Christians, we have a rich heritage and a promising future. The book of Hebrews tells us why. God has spoken and we have his word: Christ alone is our salvation. The question now is, what are we going to do about it?
1/4/202121 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Part 3: The Wonder of a Birth

The drama of a census and an Inn that was full creates the backdrop for the most significant birth.
12/21/202033 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Most Wonderful time of the Year - Part 2: The Wonder of a Sign

Wise men from the east following a star, one that was predicted long ago and foretold of a newborn king.
12/14/202033 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Part 1: The Wonder of a Promise

Promises kept are a beautiful thing, especially when it has been an anticipated promise from God.
12/7/202037 minutes, 56 seconds
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Faithful God - Faithful People - Part 5: God is Faithful for All time

The past faithfulness of God is a wonderful thing to celebrate, it is also a source of continual trust in Him for the future!
11/30/202029 minutes, 18 seconds
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Faithful God - Faithful People - Part 4: God is Faithful to His Promises

Hope can sometimes feel like a long wait in a dark alley. with God, though, his promises are an affirmation of His faithfulness that brings true hope to our lives.
11/23/202018 minutes, 54 seconds
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Faithful God - Faithful People - Part 3: God is Faithful to His People

When we experience the unconditional and sacrificial love that God has for us, there is nothing that can come between us.
11/18/202037 minutes, 41 seconds
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Faithful God- Faithful People: Part 2: God is faithful to His Word

God's word has been a source of comfort and a reminder of His faithfulness throughout the centuries.
11/10/202023 minutes, 52 seconds
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Faithful God- Faithful People: Part 1: God is Faithful to His Plan

Faithful God - Faithful People: Village green - 50 Years of Proclaiming Good News and Counting... One of the most reassuring truths about God is that He has a plan, one that is Good News for all.
11/2/202021 minutes, 21 seconds
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B/Right Living - Part 6: Life Made Clear

Life is precious, and for John, its value is clearly seen in what God has done in sending His Son, Jesus. It's a message, a truth, and a transformation you cannot ignore.
10/26/202037 minutes, 41 seconds
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B/Right Living - Part 5: Fear Killer

One builds wall while the other tears them down. Few emotions have the power to control us like this duo. When fear reigns, our lives become small, dark, and anxiety-ridden, but when we allow love to reign, fear doesn't stand a chance.
10/19/202022 minutes, 32 seconds
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B/Right Living - Part 4: Know the Truth

Knowledge is power and nothing is more powerful than truth. It helps you navigate life with wisdom while exposing what's really lurking behind the shadows.
10/13/202029 minutes, 10 seconds
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B/Right Living - Part: 3 The One to Watch

Just as our weather apps give alerts of oncoming storms, the Bible alerts us to a different kind of storm. One that does more than just threaten our physical well-being but targets our faith and spiritual health.
10/5/202040 minutes
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B/Right Living - Part 2: Something New, Yet Old

It is said that love is blind, but what if the opposite is true? What if a lack of love is what makes us truly blind? And because we are blind, our world spirals into a never-ending cycle of darkness and enmity.
9/28/202047 minutes, 5 seconds
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B/Right Living - Part 1: Let it Shine

We are often a reflection of the experiences that have impacted us the most. In this message, a beloved disciple makes a proclamation from a heart that has been forever changed.
9/21/202043 minutes, 54 seconds
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Reset - Part 3: Solid

There's no doubt that disruptions make us feel helpless and out of control. What once felt reliable and safe is now questionable. As the ground shifts under out feet, out ability to recover and feel balance returning is to lean into a strength that never waivers.
9/14/202048 minutes, 14 seconds
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Reset - Part 2: No Fear

It is only normal to feel us bracing for the worse when major disruptions come. It activates our fears, making us lose any sense of equilibrium. It's in moments of uncertainty where we are driven to rely on the only thing that matters.
9/10/202038 minutes, 1 second
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Reset - Part 1: I Can Fly

Disruptions can make us feel like things will never be as good as they once were. We can feel defeated and deflated with very little fight left. Moving forward can seem like it will take more energy than we can muster. 
8/31/202043 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Jesus I See - Part 9: Without a Doubt

Of all the disciples, no one stands out like this one when it comes to expressing doubt and pessimism. But in the end, he makes one of the grandest proclamations on the person of Jesus in all of Scripture.
8/24/202038 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Jesus I See - Part 8: Mystery Men

Of the 12 disciples, there are 2 who remain silent in the pages of Scripture. though we have nothing recorded, their lives nevertheless are not a total mystery.
8/18/202040 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Jesus I See - Part 7: One Question

For questions posed by a disciple, it sometimes meant a moment of clarification from Jesus. Here, to the surprise of this disciple, Jesus answers with a promise filled with hope.
8/10/202040 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Jesus I See: Part 6: Genuine Son

First reactions are not always themost positive. In the case of thisdisciple, his initial response turnedinto a welcomed mistake.(A look at Nathanael/Bartholomew)
8/3/202027 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Jesus I See - Part 5: Show Me

There were times when the disciples struggled with what they were learning from Jesus. It prompted questions and, in this instance, became an opportunity for Jesus to teach a deeper truth.
7/27/202048 minutes, 1 second
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The Jesus I See - Part 4: Traitor

Judas, a name once associated with greatness, suddenly becomes synonymous with traitor. How one persons personal failure became a tragedy for the ages.
7/20/202033 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Jesus I See - Part 3: Brother to Brother

A man who shares an important discovery with his brother and because of it, neither are ever the same again.
7/13/202048 minutes, 1 second
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The Jesus I See - Part 2: Sibling Rivalry

What parent doesn't want the best for their children? In this message we are introduced to two brothers whose mom made an appeal to Jesus. the lesson from her request became one of the foundational lessons for all the disciples.
7/6/202048 minutes, 1 second
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The Jesus I See - Part 1: Tax Man

What if we saw others through their potential and not their history or resume? In an amazing encounter, Jesus enlists a most unexpected follower.
6/29/202048 minutes, 1 second
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Spiritual Tool Tips: Part 6: Stronger

Healthy spirituality gives us the ability to withstand the difficulties and trials that are part of life. Many have been left in tatters by believing in a faith with shallow roots and hollow trunks. In this concluding message we find the source for spiritual health that withstands the storms of life.
6/22/202048 minutes, 1 second
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Spiritual Tool Tips: Part 5: Reality

Being spiritually healthy demands the ability to assess reality. It’s not to say that it is always easy, but part of seeing the world as it truly is, is understanding what contributes to derailing us. 
6/15/202035 minutes, 12 seconds
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Spiritual Tool Tips - Part 4: Unshakeable

 It is one of the most important functions of a church, even though it can sometimes be difficult to define or even recognize. Still, it is one of the hallmarks of a vibrant community of faith. 
6/7/202039 minutes, 57 seconds
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Spiritual Tool Tips - Part 3: Adaptable

1 Corinthians 9:19-27 In times of uncertainty, there is one principle that can make the difference between hope and despair. It not only applies on an individual level, but also to the church as a whole
6/1/202040 minutes, 48 seconds
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Spiritual Tool Tips: Part 2: We All Need It

 It is suppose to be part of our Christian experience but it can leave us confused and frustrated. We think it should be straightforward and work in a particular way but often find that it works in ways that we can rarely predict. Regardless, it is vital to our spiritual health. 
5/25/202039 minutes, 54 seconds
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Spiritual Tool Tips: Part 1: The Word

There is no denying the importance of reading and understanding the Bible. It’s centrality to the Christian faith cannot be underestimated. But why is it important and why do I need to know what it teaches?
5/18/202034 minutes, 28 seconds
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Together

How would you end this sentence? We are better_________! In this message we look at one word that seems so out of place, especially in this present season, but serves as a well-timed reminder.
5/10/202026 minutes, 1 second
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AWE-Thentic - Part 3: The Inward 3

Galatians 5:22-23 The strength of our character lies in our inner formation. Without it, what people see is only a mask of our true self. 
5/3/202040 minutes, 48 seconds
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AWE-thentic- Part 2: The Outward 3

To the casual observer, these are most often the characteristics that catch the attention and admiration of others.
4/27/202041 minutes, 44 seconds
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AWE-thentic - Part 1: The Big 3

In the ongoing struggle for self-improvement, the first three Fruits of the Spirit can prove to be the most difficult to maintain. 
4/20/202038 minutes, 49 seconds
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And He Shall Be Called... Part 3

Victory comes in many forms, but few as dramatic as a resurrection.
4/12/202037 minutes, 4 seconds
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And He Shall Be Called... Part 2 - Smitten

A suffering Messiah was difficult for most to comprehend. It became the biggest stumbling block even though it was an important aspect of the Messiah's mission.
4/10/202034 minutes, 2 seconds
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And He Shall Be Called... Part 1- Son of Man

Jesus' favourite title for Himself was carefully taken from prophetic passages in the Old Testament. To His audience, just hearing it would mean that Jesus was claiming something extraordinary.
4/6/202036 minutes, 48 seconds
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For a Time Such as This - Part 2

 A difficult season is upon us and in the midst of closures, social distancing and being told what we cannot do, the days ahead look bleak and without promise. It's in these moments where we need to be reminded of what God says we can do and why it makes all the difference, even in a season such as this.
3/29/202035 minutes, 46 seconds
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Free-DUMB: Trends That Actually Enslave - Part 5 - Breakdown Dead Ahead

Advice is everywhere. Gurus and self-help icons are the new priests heralding a new world. One where the pursuit of happiness is the only value worth pursuing.
3/25/202036 minutes, 21 seconds
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For a Time Such as This - Part 1

 We live in unprecedented times that few of us could have foreseen even a mere month ago. In the midst of the uncertainty and questions we need to be reminded of where our hope and courage lies and why it's so important to embrace our faith now more than ever. 
3/22/202030 minutes, 12 seconds
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Free-DUMB: Trends That Actually Enslave Us - Part 4 - Speed Trap

 It's the new mantra of the age; being busy. It conveys an air of self-importance and a life of purpose and intent. It's no surprise then, to find out that burn-out and stress is also at an all-time high. 
3/9/202035 minutes, 4 seconds
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Free-DUMB: Trends That Actually Enslave Us - Part 3 - We Just Disagree

We are more polarized than ever, It's not acceptable to just disagree any more, now you have to attack anyone who doesn't hold to every condition of your worldview. In turn, it's virtually impossible for any of us to get along.
3/2/202027 minutes, 49 seconds
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Free-DUMB: Trends That Actually Enslave Us - Part 2 - Me, Mine, and Yours

In a culture of more, the ones who appear to have more also appear to have it all. In a contest rooted in envy, the constant race to accumulate creates a false reality built with false hopes.
2/25/202027 minutes, 31 seconds
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Free- DUMB: Trends that actually enslave us – Part 1 – Identity Crisis

 Identity is a big deal today. Without clarity in this area, most default to identity that is related to profession, preference, or passion, any of which can leave us empty when they are gone. 
2/16/202028 minutes, 21 seconds
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Some Assembly Required - Part 5

There is a danger when we see life as nothing more than disconnected pieces. It can leave us wondering if any kind of purpose can be found and throw doubt on obedience to God or to righteous living. 
2/9/202030 minutes, 42 seconds
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Some Assembly Required: When Life Comes in Pieces - Part 4 - Does It Ever Stop?

We wonder if the roller coaster will ever stop and give us a chance to catch our breath. Life can throw us off balance and make us wonder if any kind of equilibrium is even possible?
2/4/202026 minutes, 42 seconds
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Some Assembly Required: When Life Comes in Pieces - Part 3 - Swimming in Despair

Loss is a painful experience. Few experiences throw us into darkness like loss, and the emotional toll can make us feel as if normalcy is a distant reality.
1/27/202037 minutes, 6 seconds
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Some Assembly Required: When Life Comes in Pieces - Part 2 - The Pain of It All

None of us can escape it, even though we would never invite it into our lives. Oddly enough, it is what bonds every human being together while teaching us the value of compassion and mercy.
1/20/202039 minutes, 5 seconds
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Some Assembly Required: When Life comes in Pieces Part 1: When Questions Loom Larger Than the Answers

For most, faith has an unwelcomed companion. We didn't expect it to become a lifelong partner, but there it is, nudging from the sidelines trying to get our attentions through its constant nagging.
1/14/202039 minutes, 9 seconds
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And He Shall Be Called... Part 4: Peace

Peace is for many, an elusive state. In the midst of our broken world lies the potential to experience lasting peace.
12/23/201917 minutes, 47 seconds
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And He Shall Be Called... Part 3 - Everlasting

God is not a temporary benefit, or a maker of promises that last only for a season. As they say, hope springs eternal when it comes to the promises of God.
12/16/201930 minutes, 56 seconds
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And He Shall Be Called - Part 2

 To say the God is mighty, is to evoke the images of not only the Creation story, but of every instance where God reigned victorious. 
12/8/201933 minutes, 36 seconds
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And He Shall Be Called - Part 1

The first depiction of Jesus as Wonderful Counselor, is a characteristic that highlights the power of God-inspired wisdom.
12/1/201921 minutes, 52 seconds
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God's Grocery Cart of Grace

Update from missionaries Rob and Kathryn Fleming who serve in Japan.
11/26/201943 minutes, 26 seconds
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We Are The Church - Part 10

We can be many things to many people, and we can sometimes soar and sometimes flounder, but through it all, We Are the CHURCH!
11/17/201935 minutes, 13 seconds
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We Are The Church - Part 9

 There are times when we are met with hopelessness and despair. In God’s economy, though, there is always room for new beginnings that point to boundless hope. 
11/10/201929 minutes, 57 seconds
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We Are The Church - Part 8 - We Are A Target

 Truth and tolerance are rarely teamed together, especially when Christians are in view.  As intolerance and hatred grow, so does the attacks against believers. 
11/3/201923 minutes, 11 seconds
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We Are The Church - Part 7 - We Are Church

Certain topics have the potential to be divisive, none more so than claiming exclusive rights to truth. How do we manage this volatile subject yet still proclaim the truth?
10/27/201926 minutes, 53 seconds
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We Are The Church - Part 6

10/21/201925 minutes, 15 seconds
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We Are the church - Part 5 - We Are Givers

We all know what it's like when on the receiving end of timely gift. few things speak louder about a church's commitment than its capacity to give.
10/13/201939 minutes, 5 seconds
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We Are The Church - Part 4

Building into the lives of people can be so rewarding, especially when it results in growth that is spiritually healthy.
10/6/201925 minutes, 11 seconds
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We Are The Church - Part 3

Membership does have its privileges, but also its responsibilities. To serve is to project the hands and feet of Jesus.
9/29/201919 minutes, 54 seconds
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We Are The Church - Part 2 - We Are One Message

The Church is many things to many people, but at its core, its only about one message.
9/23/201939 minutes, 28 seconds
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We Are The Church - Part 1 - We Are Love Multiplied

Underlying the entire premise of the Church is this one reality; that God so loved the world.
9/16/201941 minutes, 4 seconds
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Unlikely Heroes - Part 6 - Part of the Family

Age can sometimes be a detractor, a liability depending on the importance of the responsibility. Timothy, a disciple of the apostle Paul, heroically forges into the mantle of leadership at a time when his age was seen as a problem.
9/9/201932 minutes, 53 seconds
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Unlikely Heroes Part 5 - Ehud

 Sometimes God calls us to drastic situations.  In what seemed like a hopeless cycle, God called a man that no one was looking at, to deliver the entire nation from slavery. 
9/3/201926 minutes, 4 seconds
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Unlinkely Heroes Part 4 - Taking Action

 There are times when we are so compelled by an injustice we are tempted to act.  But some things are so daunting many will simply give up and say it's beyond fixing.  Nehemiah, in true heroic fashion, shows how one person can move a mountain. 
8/25/201936 minutes, 46 seconds
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Unlikely Heroes Part 3 - It's Up To You!

Sometimes, being a hero is forced upon you. You are faced with a situation that unless you act, the consequences could be disastrous. In those moments, heroes are made and cowards are exposed. In this message, Esther's heroism leads to a nations deliverance.   
8/22/201934 minutes, 39 seconds
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Love That Endures

Ruth is one of the Bible's most endearing books, primarily because of its portrayal of covenantal love. Her heroic faith set in motion the next generation of God's plan.
8/12/201934 minutes, 25 seconds
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When Help Comes Unexpectedly

Rahab, a woman whose life choices would not have classified her as a hero. Yet, when it mattered most, she became a catalyst for God.
8/4/201920 minutes, 52 seconds
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Prophet on the Run

For every mountain there is a valley. In this message we look at the character and nature of God as he cares for one of his prophets at the lowest point in his life.
7/29/201930 minutes, 53 seconds
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Jonah - Part 4 Mercy Madness

Grace is a funny thing. When we see it showered on others we often respond in judgment or anger. In Jonah's case, he becomes the poster boy for a people who had forgotten their reason for existence and the grace that was once showered on them.
7/24/201940 minutes, 28 seconds
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Jonah Part 3 - Prophet Statement

When Jonah finally gets his act together, his obedience produces incredible results. As is often the case, obeying God can lead to some of the most significant moments in our life.
7/15/201943 minutes, 11 seconds
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Jonah - Part 2 A Fishy Response

Sometimes God will use the most extreme circumstances to get our attention. In Jonah’s case, his disobedience required a drastic response from God, one that brought Jonah face to face with his own mortality.
7/9/201924 minutes, 9 seconds
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Celebration Sunday!

This service is a Celebration Sunday. As a church we reserve these Sunday's to celebrate all that God is doing in the life of Village Green Community Church. From baptisms, Parental Dedications, to memberships and honouring volunteers, these are moments we schedule to pause and thank God. 
7/2/201934 minutes
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Jonah Part 1 - He's Off!

Jonah demonstrates the ultimate flight response when he receives a mission directive from god. As a prophet, he forgot the most basic truth of all, you simply can't run away from God.
6/24/201929 minutes, 24 seconds
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A Word We Don't Want to Hear

Legacy is a word that has the potential to bring the cringe factor.  Why bring up legacy?  Why dedicate a Sunday to it?  The apostle Paul calls us to be legacy builders, and this is a call that not only are we all able to be a part of, but we should be striving towards it.
6/18/201932 minutes, 55 seconds
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Stuck Part 6 - When You Can't Control the Green Monster

Mark 15:1-15What motivates us to wish harm on others? Even though we may feel justified, it takes a toll on us personally. When envy is allowed to control our actions, we get stuck in a destructive pattern.
6/12/201937 minutes, 34 seconds
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Stuck - Part 5

 Sometimes the greatest impediment is the way we view the world around us. We can hold so tightly to our views that we miss the cage we’ve constructed for ourselves. Getting unstuck means leaning into God’s grace. 
6/3/201925 minutes, 46 seconds
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Stuck - Part 4

Sometimes we are faced with a situation that leaves us infuriated. In that moment, the prospect of seeing things clearly is greatly diminished. We know that cooler heads often prevail, and with it the opportunity to get unstuck.
5/26/201943 minutes, 5 seconds
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Stuck - Part 3

5/19/201927 minutes, 2 seconds
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Stuck - Mother's Day Edition

Today is Mother's Day, and we want to celebrate all the women who play significant roles in our lives.  We have a special message to bless, encourage, honour, and lift you up.God created a woman's heart to be a unique and caring reflection of His heart.  Roy Lessin, The Loving Heart.
5/13/201929 minutes, 10 seconds
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Stuck - Part 2

Guilt and shame are a destructive duo. They not only get us stuck but also dig us into a very deep hole. Getting unstuck from this duo is not easy, but you’re never beyond God’s help.
5/5/201928 minutes, 33 seconds
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Stuck - Part 1

 Sometimes it’s not more information that will help us, but clear thinking and a little courage that gets us unstuck. 
4/28/201941 minutes, 45 seconds
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Glimpses Pt 3 - When Darkness Descends (bad audio)

John 19:38-42Two prominent men, with nothing to gain and everything to lose, step out of the crowd and ask for the body of Jesus.  Why in history's darkest moment would they take such a risk?
4/25/201917 minutes, 48 seconds
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Glimpses Part 4 - Easter Sunday

Some years after Jesus was raised from the dead, the apostlePaul expounds on the hope of the resurrection. A hope rooted in aSaviour willing to give us a glimpse into eternal life.
4/21/201931 minutes, 18 seconds
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Glimpses Part 2 - When Power and Humility Collide

Few pictures convey the contrast between power and humility like Jesus riding on a donkey.  More importantly, only Jesus can bring these two together for the benefit of a lost world.
4/14/201933 minutes, 11 seconds
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Glimpses Part 1 - The Power of Forgiveness

Healing comes in many forms but few as powerful as forgiveness, especially when it's offered by God. His offer of forgiveness is not about erasing mistakes but of cleansing us to our very soul.
4/9/201926 minutes, 36 seconds
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Finding Our Routes

In the most unexpected of places, Jesus cast a picture for his disciples that at the time would have seemed almost impossible. Yet, over two thousand years later His words continue to fuel a movement that nothing on earth can stop.
3/27/201938 minutes, 2 seconds
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Parallel Worlds - Part 10

 There are many paths to success in this world but only one in the parallel world of God’s kingdom. When it’s found, life blossoms in measures unfathomable.
3/18/201938 minutes, 38 seconds
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Parallel Worlds - Part 9

 Many of us are taught to be persistent, especially with the things we are most passionate about. What if God honoured our persistence in the same way an earthly father did with his own children? 
3/13/201934 minutes, 26 seconds
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Parallel Worlds - Part 8

3/3/201930 minutes, 8 seconds
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Parallel Worlds - Part 7

Worry, anxiety, stress, this unholy trinity is wreaking havoc in many lives, so much so that’s its considered a modern epidemic. Is there a way to lessen their damage and foster a greater sense of peace?
2/24/201939 minutes, 38 seconds
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Parallel Worlds - Part 6

2/17/201947 minutes, 46 seconds
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Parallel Worlds - Part 5

Revenge rarely has an upside. It satisfies in a moment but perpetuates hate indefinitely. How do we break the cycle of payback when all we want to do is get even?
2/10/201935 minutes, 44 seconds
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Parallel Worlds - Part 4

Marriage has always been in danger of being defined by our own preferences and needs. What if marriage is so important to God that His definition and desire runs counter to ours?
2/3/201929 minutes, 6 seconds
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Parallel Worlds - Part 3

Being DestructiveMatthew 5:21-26Parallel Worlds - Part 3One of our basic human tendencies is to respond in frustration and anger. Rarely do we receive a sympathetic hearing when we explode and the consequences are often destructive.
1/28/201935 minutes, 16 seconds
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Parellel Worlds - Part 3

 One of our basic human tendencies is to respond in frustration and anger. Rarely do we receive a sympathetic hearing when we explode and the consequences are often destructive. 
1/28/201935 minutes, 16 seconds
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Parallel Worlds - Part 2

 Our lives are being shaped continually. Whether it’s by the culture around us, or the people closest to us, our lives are being molded by outside forces. What if God intends for believers to be instruments for shaping the world around us? 
1/21/201938 minutes, 28 seconds
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Parallel Worlds - Part 1

 When we think of being blessed we think of receiving a divine gift. What if receiving a blessing from God is more about being something as opposed to getting something. 
1/13/201929 minutes, 20 seconds
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This is My Year to...

A New Year brings new prospects and new perspectives. In this opening message of 2019, we want to bring you something fresh and inspiring, and hopefully avoid the typical first of the year messages. 
1/6/201925 minutes, 50 seconds
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A Christmas to Remember - Part 4

12/23/201827 minutes, 44 seconds
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A Christmas to Remember - Part 2

The Christmas story is full of divine moments; none more so than the angel Gabriel’s visit to Mary. After years of silence, God was about to do something incredible.
12/9/201837 minutes, 7 seconds
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A Christmas to Remember - Part 1

The prophets were known for two things, warning those in the present while pointing them to the hope of the future. In this message we look far into the past-before the first Christmas-and experience the Incarnation before it actually happened.
12/5/201819 minutes, 16 seconds
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Faith Greater Than - Part 4

SummitRomans 3:27-31Faith Greater Than - Part 4Deep inside us all is the desire to be loved, accepted, and to feel that our life has meaning. We fight for significance through our accomplishments and successes, even though the emptiness still returns. For many, the path to fulfillment is found in living a religious life and doing good. But is that really what God is looking for? In this closing message we look at the ultimate power that faith has over our lives.
11/21/201835 minutes, 53 seconds
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Faith Greater Than - Part 3

We rarely hear the word used no matter how heinous the crime. It has been eradicated from our vocabulary, even though its effects are felt all around us and few of us feel truly safe anymore. In this message, we look at the power of faith against the advance of evil.
11/12/201832 minutes, 28 seconds
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Faith Greater Than - Part 2

Venom. Its poison can be equally subtle and equally obvious to all, yet for all our attempts to destroy it, it remains one of humanity’s greatest problems. It lingers in the heart as it awaits its next victim.  In this message we look at the power of faith against the poison of hate. 2 Thessalonians 1:3-8
11/4/201821 minutes, 39 seconds
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Faith Greater Than – Part 1

Shadows. It lurks in the shadows and comes in many forms, even though we can be very good at hiding it. At the right moment, though, it rears its ugly head and once again entraps us. In this message we look at the power of faith to defeat our darkest fears. 2 Timothy 1:7
10/28/201837 minutes
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Vision 2020 – Part 5

Give. Jesus broke down the conflicting loyaties in life to two competing factions – our possessions and God. Both demand allegiance but only one brings true contentment and joy. When we align our resources with God’s heart and intent, we become free from the trappings of discontent and dissatisfaction. In this message we outline the fourth part of our Vision 2020 imperative. Isaiah 32:8
10/14/201839 minutes, 15 seconds
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Vision 2020 – Part 4

Grow. Jesus spoke in such a way that left people awestruck.They either embraced his message or felt threatened by it. His death, burial, and resurrection confirmed the truth he proclaimed and ignited a movement that took the world by storm. In this message we outline the third part of our Vision 2020 imperative. 1 John 5:20-21
10/7/201817 minutes, 16 seconds
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Vision 2020 – Part 3

Become. Jesus left us a community that grew, not because of what they stood for, but because of what they believed. The reality of their faith emboldened them to live beyond complacency but to seek excellence in community and service. In this message we outline the second part of our Vision 2020 imperative. 1 Peter 4:10-11
9/30/201836 minutes, 20 seconds
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Vision 2020 – Part 2

Reach. Jesus gave some specific instructions to his followers and over the centuries the church has had to take the directive of the Great Commision to an ever-changing culture. In this message, we look at how the Great Commission is going to shape our Vision 2020 imperative. Matthew 28:18-20
9/23/201840 minutes, 18 seconds
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Vision 2020 – Part 1

Why? Why is a challenging question. It can be exhausting when it’s the common refrain from a 3-year old, and heartbreaking when asked in the midst of tragedy. But to ignore it altogether leads greater problems, especially in the church-world. In this opening message we look at the ‘why’ behind our Mission Statement. Colossians 3:10-17
9/16/201834 minutes, 10 seconds
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Generations

In this message we are reminded that God's truth is applicable to every generation and every life circumstance. Psalm 145:8-13
9/9/201828 minutes, 30 seconds
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Union - Past, Present and Future

As a new season is beginning, we take time to pause and reflect on the meaning of Communion.
9/2/201827 minutes, 7 seconds
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Playing Favourites - Part 9

New. The Bible has a lot to say about fear. In this closing message we look at an aspect of fear that is rarely considered, especially as it affects the future. Revelation 21:1-8
8/26/201835 minutes, 47 seconds
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Playing Favourites – Part 8

Big H. If you had the opportunity to interview one of Jesus' closest disciples, what would you expect they would want us to know? In this timeless message we look at a passage from one of Jesus' inner circle. 1 Peter 3:13-17
8/20/201837 minutes, 41 seconds
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Playing Favourites - Part 7

#Blessed. As we scroll through our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram we see people share posts with #Blessed in them.  These posts use #Blessed as a way to explain how life is going. Are we using this word to its fullest potential or is the meaning of it being changed by our culture.  This Sunday we will be exploring how we can live a truly blessed life. Psalm 1
8/13/201824 minutes, 43 seconds
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Playing Favourites - Part 6

Convinced. Why was Paul convinced that being "in Jesus" changes everything? What caused him to go from persecuting Christians to writing what many call the greatest chapter ever written in the Bible? Romans 8
8/5/201824 minutes, 22 seconds
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Communion - Jason Snelgrove - 2018-Aug-05

Jason Snelgrove led our communion service this morning with thoughtful words.
8/5/20186 minutes, 8 seconds
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Playing Favourites – Part 5

Tough Love. Why is it so difficult to believe something the first time we hear it? Why do we tend towards an idealism that says, "I'll believe it when I see it?" How does this mindset affect our spiritul lives, especially when we are commanded to trust God? Exodus 24-34
7/29/201840 minutes, 42 seconds
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Playing Favourites – Part 4

Playing Favourites. Have you ever picked up a book and been hooked right away by the first sentence? On Sunday, we will look at the opening lines of the Bible and how they take us on an unforgettable journey still relevant for us today. Genesis 1:1-2
7/22/201823 minutes, 9 seconds
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Playing Favourites – Part 3

What Do You Mean Meaningless? Deep inside our hearts, we yearn for purpose and meaning. Yet not all of us find it, some settle on close enough. This Sunday we will be exploring a passage that explains what is meaningless and the hope of finding true eternal meaning. Ecclesiastes 1:1-3
7/8/201832 minutes, 13 seconds
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Playing Favourites - Part 2

Who really is Jesus? Being a Christian isn’t easy and it was never intended to be. Yet what is easy is becoming complacent in how we view Jesus. We often do this without even noticing. What if we asked ourselves regularly who really is Jesus? Would this deepen our faith? Would this help us grow? Come Sunday we will explore a passage that shows us who Jesus really is. Matthew 8:23-27
7/1/201824 minutes, 16 seconds
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Playing Favourites - Part 1

Come Home. What do we do when we feel lost? Where do we turn when our choices have hurt the people who love us? Jesus tells a story which points us to a home where everyone is welcome to return. Luke 15:11-32
6/24/201826 minutes, 21 seconds
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Dear God

Nothing brings people together like shared difficulties. Those moments become portals to our deepest connections and most heartfelt prayers. In this message, we learn about one of life’s greatest resources in times of need. 2 Corinthians 1:3-7
6/17/201831 minutes, 14 seconds
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Prosper – Part 4

Change Makers. God expects us to be generous but how much does God expect us to give? Is it based on percentage or something else? How do we know what amount is acceptable? Acts 20:33-38
6/10/201839 minutes, 5 seconds
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Prosper - Part 3

The Money Trap. How do we lessen the anxiety we have about money in a culture that measures value by the accumulation of stuff. How do we guard ourselves from the peril of more and the debt trap that results? Proverbs 22:7
6/3/201822 minutes, 49 seconds
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Prosper – Part 2

A Matter of Trust. Money and happiness are often treated as two sides of the same coin. The level of one is determined by the level of the other. What if this thinking is wrong and, in fact, gets us into deeper feelings of discontent and unhappiness? Luke 16:10-13
5/27/201837 minutes, 33 seconds
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Prosper – Part 1

Pain Management. With most things in life, perspective is everything. Nowhere is it more true than the way we view our money and our possessions. 1 Timothy 6:6-10
5/20/201840 minutes, 58 seconds
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I Love You, But…Part 5

Love So Divine. There is no greater example of love than that seen in the life of Jesus Christ. We love as he loved, and any love disconnected from him will never reach its divine potential. 1 John 4:7-19
5/13/201837 minutes, 24 seconds
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I Love You, But…! Part 4

Hooked on a Feeling. Love is the emotion intended to govern our best intentions. Do we really understand the potential of love and why do we try so hard to harness it?
5/6/201826 minutes, 23 seconds
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I Love You, But…! Part 3

Alter or Altar? Is love a path to prison or to freedom? Love is often a reflection of our personal experience and nothing scares us more than the demands that love can place on us. Ephesians 5:21-33
4/29/201851 minutes, 34 seconds
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I Love You, But...! Part 2

Love In-Tension. Is love purely a human response to biological impulses or is there something more? 2 John 1:3-6; John 1:17
4/22/201836 minutes, 51 seconds
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I Love You, But...! Part 1

The Pillars of Love. Biblical love is built upon some foundational pillars. Understanding them is vital for understanding not only ourselves, but God as well. Matt 22:36-40, 1 Cor 13:1-3
4/8/201838 minutes, 36 seconds
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The UnCertainty of Easter – Part 2

Always Remember. We often live in relation to the certainty of our beliefs. What if God was unwilling to gamble in order to give us certainty through the resurrection of Jesus? 2 Timothy 2:8-10
4/1/201827 minutes, 17 seconds
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Good Friday 2018

3/30/201823 minutes, 49 seconds
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The UnCertainty of Easter

Palm Sunday. Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a donkey, because God has a greater purpose and plan than our own expectations. John 12:12-19
3/25/201832 minutes, 12 seconds
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Broken Faith – Part 4

Escape Route. As believers, we treat the promise of freedom in Christ as freedom from sin, but what if it includes freedom from the bondage of others?
3/18/201846 minutes, 14 seconds
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Broken Faith – Part 3

Naming It. Are there signs we are in a system of spiritual abuse? Can we know when we’re entering into a potential danger zone? Ephesians 5:11-17
3/11/201841 minutes
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Broken Faith – Part 2

Distortion. There exists an ongoing battle inside each of us. Somewhere between the darkness pulling us back and the light calling us forward, we wrestle with a distorted view of God. Ephesians 5:8-10
3/4/201831 minutes, 30 seconds
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Broken Faith – Part 1

Seeing Clearly. Jesus had harsh words for the religious leaders of his day. What made him so angry and what can we learn about the nature of destructive spiritual abuse? Matthew 23:1-12; 28-30
2/25/201828 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Unseen World – Part 6

Connected Eyes. How does the unseen world affect the physical world? Are there times when the two interact and bring consequences to our reality? 2 Corinthians 4:1-7; 16-18
2/18/201843 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Unseen World - Part 5

Popular culture depicts angels as little cherubs with tiny wings. The biblical picture is dramatically different. What are the key characteristics of the angels as it relates to the unseen realm?
2/11/201844 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Unseen World – Part 4

Strange Visitation. Have aliens visited us from another planet? How do we navigate biblical passages that some interpret as proof of aliens amongst us, or is it another dimension from the unseen world? Ezekiel 1:1-28
2/4/201825 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Unseen World - Part 3

Phantom. Ghost stories have been around since the dawn of humanity. Few topics make us wonder about the nature of the unseen world than the subject of ghosts. Job 4:12-21
1/28/201838 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Unseen World - Part 2

Reaching Beyond. From fortune-tellers, palm-readers, to horoscopes, we long to see beyond the physical and into the future. What motivates those who search for answers in the unseen world? 1 Samuel 28:5-17
1/21/201835 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Unseen World - Part 1

Thunderstruck. Isaiah the prophet received a vision of God that forever changed his life. As Isaiah was given a glimpse into the unseen world, he gives us a picture of its reality and importance. Isaiah 6:1-8
1/14/201841 minutes, 43 seconds
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Priorities - What are Yours?

Whether we are aware of them or not we all have priorities in life. As we face another year full of new opportunities and challenges, let’s focus our priorities in a way that sets life right. Psalm 73:25-28
1/7/201820 minutes, 9 seconds
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Storyline

As a year comes to a close and a new one is dawning, we often find ourselves framing tomorrow through the lens of the past. What if God isn’t finished with us quite yet? In this closing message of 2017 we are reminded that our story is never complete until every chapter is written. Matthew 10:1-4
12/31/201736 minutes, 47 seconds
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What Child is This? Part 3

A Father’s Heart. Joseph’s life is a telling study of a father’s heart, especially in the cultural dilemma he finds himself in. Whenever we are confronted by the truth of Jesus, we face a crisis with culture. Matthew 1:18-25
12/18/201742 minutes, 6 seconds
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What Child is This? Part 2

Wondering? For Mary, the reality of her place in history was never far from her mind. What Mary wondered about her child, is repeated for everyone who comes face to face with Jesus. Luke 2:, 19, 51
12/11/201733 minutes
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What Child is This? Part 1

The Name Game. Few things can spark joy and hope like the birth of a baby, especially if its destined for greatness. Centuries ago, a prophet predicted a birth, one destined for a life so wonderful, a single name could not contain his legacy. Isaiah 9:6-7
12/3/201727 minutes, 10 seconds
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What Grace is This?

The Christmas season brings for many a renewed sense of hope. In this message, we look at the Incarnation, a reminder of where our hope lies and the greatest expression of grace the world has ever known. Galatians 4:4-7
11/26/201739 minutes, 21 seconds
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heavyWAITS – Part 4

Light Ahead. In this closing message we look a passage written to speak into one of the darkest periods for the nation of Israel. The message for them still holds true today and transforms any season of waiting into hopeful anticipation. Isaiah 40:25-31
11/19/201740 minutes, 36 seconds
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heavyWAITS - Part 3

Waiting Through the Pain. Suffering – it comes in all shapes and sizes. It doesn’t discriminate and it doesn’t play favourites. How do we manage when we feel the weight of pain without relief? 2 Corinthians 4:6-12
11/12/201741 minutes, 10 seconds
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heavyWAITS – Part 2

When God is Silent. What do we do when God appears to go silent? What do we do when the silence tempts us to give up? What if one simple truth made the difference when the silence seems overwhelming? Genesis 39:1-23
11/5/201731 minutes, 2 seconds
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heavyWAITS – Part 1

When Help is Nowhere in Sight. There are moments when we feel we are barely keeping our heads above water. How do we continue to tread water without losing hope? Psalm 69
10/29/201735 minutes, 53 seconds
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Life@3MPH – Part 6

I See You. There’s no denying that a rushed life can cause us to miss what’s important, even when its right under our noses. If this is true for what is seen, then how does it affect what is unseen? What do we miss about God when life diverts our attention due to its frenetic pace? What does life at 3mph teach us about our heavenly Father? Matthew 6:25-34
10/22/201739 minutes, 19 seconds
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Life@3MPH - Part 5

Buried Treasure. The more we allow the pace of life to dictate the rules of the race, the further we drift into patterns that are unhealthy. What did Jesus say about how our lives should be constructed? What does life at 3mph teach us about total well-being? Luke 6:43-49
10/15/201734 minutes, 53 seconds
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Life@3MPH - Part 4

In Deep. From multitasking to overtime, we can quickly get buried in work. Being busy by itself is not always a bad thing, but without taking time to step away and reset, we can soon find ourselves overwhelmed. What does life at 3mph teach us about being productive? Mark 6:30-34
10/8/201737 minutes, 41 seconds
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Life@3MPH – Part 3

Touch Me. Life with others is messy, especially when their needs become overwhelming. What does life at 3mph teach us about trusting God, having faith, and caring for others? Mark 5:21-43
10/1/201731 minutes, 31 seconds
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Life@3MPH – Part 2

Defiled. We often act as if temptation is an outside force. Though true to a point, its source is much deeper. What does life at 3mph teach us about temptation? Matthew 15:12-20
9/24/201743 minutes, 57 seconds
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Life@3MPH – Part 1

Divine Pause. We’ve all heard the adage less is more? How do we sift through daily demands to the heart of what’s most important. What does life at 3mph teach us about priorities? Mark 1:34-39
9/17/201745 minutes, 10 seconds
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Unforgettable Encounters – Part 6

Remembrance. Sometimes we yearn for the past, believing it was better than our present circumstances. Sometimes, though, a moment in the past is what creates the only hope for today. 1 John 1:1-4
9/3/201724 minutes, 6 seconds
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Unforgettable Encounters – Part 5

Staking a Claim. There are times we look back upon and wish we had recognized the gravity of moment. History is often shaped in a moment, but seldom are the implications understood until years later. The same is true about the life and ministry of Jesus. Many who heard him struggled in the moment, yet over the years, his life has transformed our world. Luke 4:16-22
8/27/201730 minutes, 56 seconds
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Unforgettable Encounters – Part 4

More Than a Name. He wasn’t even born yet when his name appeared on the prophetic timetable. Years later, he became the catalyst for something only a few thought possible. Ezra 1:1-3
8/20/201736 minutes, 53 seconds
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Unforgettable Encounters – Part 3

And the Winner is… We are all subject to being judged and measured by others. It’s a reflection of our common tendency to judge a book by its cover as the saying goes. Is there a better measurement, one that truly gets to the heart of who we are? 1 Samuel 16:1-13
8/13/201731 minutes, 16 seconds
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Unforgettable Encounters - Part 2

Out of the Fire. A single moment can change us in an instant. It can propel us into a whole new life, complete with feelings of fear and anxiety. How do we manage moments that force us into places we were never expecting to visit? Exodus 3:1-15
8/6/201730 minutes, 15 seconds
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Unforgettable Encounters - Part 1

No Way Out. Certain moments become touch points that shape the rest of our lives. They instantly change everything. In this message we look at one of those moments, told in the life of Abraham. Genesis 22:1-19
7/30/201734 minutes, 10 seconds
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Don't Forget the Roots - Part 2 of 2

John writes a personal letter to a dear friend that gives a glimpse into life in a first century church. He acknowledges that the church is filled with imperfect and needy people, but what is more important is the hope that Jesus provides. He gives the ability for people to live authentically and rise above hurt and frustration because they are walking in truth and love, and they live in the reality of the joy of face to face fellowship with one another. Indeed, these are the roots of our authenticity.
7/23/201735 minutes, 44 seconds
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Roots - Part 1 of 2

John, in the shortest letter of the New Testament, has much to say to us about truth and love and staying Mission Critical. This week we begin with and are reminded not to forget our roots.
7/16/201729 minutes, 56 seconds
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Street Talk - Part 3

What causes the most tension when sharing your faith? How they will respond or the insecurity you feel within yourself? Sharing our faith is not only commanded, but also the one vehicle for ensuring the future of the church. In this message we look at ways to share that take the intimidation and stress out of the equation.
7/9/201740 minutes, 37 seconds
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Street TALK – Part 2

Just Say It. Sharing our faith is tough for most of us, especially when the word on the street about Christians is not always flattering. In this message we look at ways to best manage the tension and allow the heart of the Gospel to be heard. Romans 10:14-17
7/2/201729 minutes, 19 seconds
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Street TALK - Part 1

Gone Fishing. Some opportunities we leap at with excitement and anticipation, while others we are slow to move on and take advantage of. Why is that? Today's bible passage is about two men who did not hesitate to embrace the opportunity of a lifetime. Their decision has a lot to teach us about what to do when Jesus opens the door to opportunity. Mark 1:16-20
6/25/201736 minutes, 11 seconds
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Relentless

In a world of constant change, God's love remains the same. It is dependable in and out of every season. It is steady in the good times and the bad. If you are looking for stability, or searching for something to hold onto that won't let you down or let you go...look no further than God's relentless love. Psalm 136
6/18/201737 minutes, 6 seconds
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Making Plans

What do we do when our plans turns to dust? For one, we tend to jettison the thoughts of a hopeful future and even begin to ridicule our own dreams. Somewhere in the mix we may even begin to doubt if God cares. In this message we learn that in the midst of darkness and shattered plans, something else is likely being birthed. Jeremiah 29:4-14
6/11/201741 minutes
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Walk This Way - Part 7

One Another. We are told as believers that we need to grow? As Followers of Jesus, our lives should not be static, but an ever growing progression into the likeness of Christ. What should that growth look like and what does it primarily consist of? In this concluding message we look at a passage that sounds contradictory at first, but is in fact, the one dynamic that fuels our growth into fully formed disciples of Jesus. 1 John 2:7-8
6/4/201730 minutes, 13 seconds
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Walk This Way - Part 6

Power Up. Is there a difference between being religious and being spiritual? One evokes a negative stereotype while the other portrays images of placid existence amid peaceful waters. Whatever label gets applied frames the way we come to understand the spiritual dimension. In this message we look at a passage that guides us in understanding the true nature of what is labeled as spiritual, and what we need in order to navigate this unseen realm. Ephesians 6:10-20
5/28/201742 minutes, 2 seconds
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Walk This Way - Part 5

Secret Sauce. Acting like a Christian is much easier than reacting like one. Our responses often convey where we struggle most in our faith and beliefs. Nowhere is it truer than when we are suffering. Its in these moments that the essence of what we believe becomes the compass for how we live. In this message we look at a passage that guides us in our responses to life’s struggles, and how it will convey the one characteristic that makes others stand up and take notice. 1 Peter 3:13-17
5/21/201737 minutes, 27 seconds
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Walk This Way - Part 4

Stumbling. We know that no human being is perfect. Yet, once we have been tagged as being religious we are suddenly expected to be perfect. We all stumble from time to time but does it mean that God cannot use us to touch others? In this message we look at a confrontation between two of the leaders in the early church, and what it can teach us about living by faith. Galatians 2:11-14
5/14/201724 minutes, 38 seconds
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Walk This Way - Part 3

Mountaineers. Some consider it a leap in the dark, while others treat it as the remedy for sickness and poverty. Regardless, a life of faith can still be a life of difficulty. How then, do we manage the expectations that faith is a magic potion for curing all of life’s ills?In this message we look at a story where faith becomes the determining factor for one of Jesus’ miracles. Matthew 17:14-21
5/7/201723 minutes, 36 seconds
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Walk This Way - Part 2

Everyone In. We don’t mean to do it, and in many ways we could claim we are being biblical. But if we are not careful, we have the potential to make one big mistake with the Gospel. In this message we look at an interaction Jesus had that illustrates how easily we can make this mistake. Matthew 9:9-13
4/30/201733 minutes, 12 seconds
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Walk This Way - Part 1

Label. Branding, label, identity, it comes by many names, but to be a Cristian evokes many images. Is there one central label that should identify us all? Galatians 2:20-21
4/23/201742 minutes, 12 seconds
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Scandal - Part 4

No Limit. In this Easter Sunday message, we discuss how the trial of Jesus continues to this day. He is on trial in the hearts and minds of every person who does not acknowledge his claims, all made real by the power of His resurrection. Matthew 28:11-15
4/16/201729 minutes, 46 seconds
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Scandal - Part 3

Take No Chances. Good Friday casts a long shadow in the short life of Jesus. Unjustly tried and then crucified, the hope that he brought to a waiting world had been dashed upon a Roman cross. In this message we continue to look at the circumstances that prompted religious leaders to condemn a perfect man. Matthew 27:62-66
4/14/201726 minutes, 2 seconds
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Scandal – Part 2

Push. In this message, we discuss the injustice of the trial that proclaimed Jesus to be guilty. In the process we discover some of the sacrifices we often make when we push ahead with our own plans without stopping to consider the plan of God. Mark 14:53-65
4/9/201734 minutes, 22 seconds
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Scandal - Part 1

I Am Not. In this opening message we see how one false idea can lead to dogma and ultimately lead to trouble. What blinds us to truth starts sooner than we think. John 1:19-21
4/2/201726 minutes, 59 seconds
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Why

Why. If the church is the hope of the world, why does it struggle in so many areas? In this message we learn the one key the church needs to reclaim. Luke 19:10/John 3:17
3/26/201731 minutes, 55 seconds
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Celebration Sunday 2017

In today’s Celebration we heard a talk about the importance of our choices, we saw young families dedicate their children to God, and we pledged to help them as a community of faith and love. Pastor Jon spoke about #mychoicematters, and how wise choices will watch over you.
3/19/201712 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ever Present - Part 2

Transformational. The strength to face every challenge in life, especially with Christ-like power, requires more than we can manage on our own, but as we learned last week, the Holy Spirit is the power and presence of God. In this message we learn how to discern the ultimate work of the Spirit in our lives. John 16:5-15
3/12/201733 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ever Present - Part 1

Living a life fully-alive and filled with faith in Jesus isn't easy in a world so battered and bruised by sin. The strength to face every challenge with Christ-like power requires more than we can manage on our own. But we are not alone, and we are not left powerless in our pursuit of faithfulness. The Holy Spirit is ever with us, providing all we need to take the next step toward abundant life. John 14:15-21
3/5/201728 minutes, 7 seconds
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Refuge

Psalm 46. Being surrounded can make us feel trapped; it can leave us filled with fear, worry and a deep sense of hopelessness, especially when there seems to be no way out. What do we do when life backs us into a corner and fear surrounds us? Where can we run and find rescue? Where is there a refuge?
2/26/201736 minutes, 5 seconds
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He Said She Said - Part 3

Better Than... The church, as the expression of the Kingdom of God on earth, must strive to dismantle the cultural barriers, that in turn, become barriers for the Gospel. In this concluding message we look at a key principle for dismantling walls and having unity through diversity. 1 Corinthians 12:1-13
2/19/201736 minutes, 2 seconds
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He Said She Said - Part 2

My Way. We tend to view others through labels and categories. From gender differences to cultural biases, there are many distinctions that tend to divide us rather than unite us. John 4:1-34
2/12/201732 minutes, 43 seconds
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He Said She Said - Part 1

Level. Equality has long been a cultural buzzword. How do we understand it from the position of the church? Galatians 3:26-29
2/5/201729 minutes, 10 seconds
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Damaged Goods - Part 4

If you were to ask God what He thinks of you what do you think His answer would be? What would be the basis of His answer? If there was a way of knowing how God measures His love towards you would it make a difference in the way you live? In this concluding message we bring to the forefront a Scriptural truth that bears repeating again and again. It’s easily forgotten, not because we don’t know it, but because we struggle to truly believe it.
1/29/201732 minutes, 8 seconds
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Damaged Goods - Part 3

Why Me Lord? According to Murphy's Law: anything that can go wrong will go wrong. At times life can feel like absolutely everything is stacked up against us. Is it luck? Is it fate? Or is it something else? More importantly, how can we find a way forward when it feels like even God is against us? Psalm 77
1/22/201742 minutes, 11 seconds
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Damaged Goods – Part 2

Unexpected Outcome. We can’t always control the people or the circumstances that surround us, but we can control not only our response, but the way it frames our story. Genesis 50:14-21
1/15/201736 minutes, 20 seconds
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Damaged Goods – Part 1

I Want It Now. We’ve all made bad decisions that hurt those we love and later fill us with regret. Is there a way back or are we forever to be marked as damaged goods because of mistakes in our past? Luke 15:11-32
1/8/201741 minutes, 17 seconds
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Own It For 2017

A New Year's Day message that looks at the biblical picture of peace and the means of attaining it. Philippians 4:6-9
1/1/201722 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Piece of God – Part 3

Just Arrived. We are told that patience is a virtue and that good things come to those who wait. For one man in particular, a lifetime of waiting is rewarded with the greatest gift ever -- to finally see with his eyes what his heart longingly hopes for. Luke 2:25-35
12/18/201636 minutes, 36 seconds
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The Piece of God – Part 2

My Dad Said So. Christmas is a season of expectations. Whether it’s pragmatic desires or spiritual ones, we all bring our own wish list. In this message we look at the expectations and lessons learned by one observer of the first Christmas. Luke 1:67-79
12/11/201633 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Piece of God – Part 1

Profit Statement. We all wonder about the future? Will it be better or will it be worse? What if the best answers concerning the future lie not in the present but in the past? What if there is one piece of history that makes the future our greatest source of hope? Micah 5:1-5b
12/4/201630 minutes, 4 seconds
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Mind the Gap – Part 3

Deserving. Is there a general posture to prayer? Is there a script, a time of day, or even a liturgy that gains the ear of God more than others? We naturally want our prayers to be answered, but could there be a priority to what God hears? Luke 18:9-14
11/27/201638 minutes, 11 seconds
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Mind the Gap - Part 2

Never Give Up. We naturally admire those who persevere under incredible odds. They succeed despite the challenges they face and make a difference where others fail. What is true as a general life principle is also true in our spiritual lives as well. The ability to trust God and to persevere in praying, despite what we see around us, is one of the hardest disciplines to maintain. Luke 18:1-8
11/20/201637 minutes, 8 seconds
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Mind the Gap - Part 1

Global. It is almost surprising the amount of hatred generated over simple belief. Yet, for many around the world, their lives are in constant peril because of their faith in Jesus. John 15:18-27
11/13/201641 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Story of My Life - Part 8

Rejected. We all make choices, some for good, some not so much. Our choices are often an indicator of our hearts true intention. Luke 20:9-19
11/6/201627 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Story of My Life - Part 7

Not Fair. We all instinctively want fairness. In fact, we see fairness as the great equalizer to the injustice we experience. What if there was something greater than fairness? Matthew 20:1-16
10/30/201642 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Story of My Life – Part 6

Tricky. What if we learned to leverage all we had in a way that truly changes the world for the better? Luke 16:1-14
10/23/201641 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Story of My Life - Part 5

It’s Too Late. We often make assumptions that those who are successful in life have an easy path into the next. What if heaven grades us on a totally different curve? Luke 16:19-31
10/16/201636 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Story of My Life - Part 4

Do Something. Missed deadlines and opportunities have a way of becoming later regrets. What if we learned a principle that moved us to action rather than becoming paralyzed by fear? Luke 19:11-27
10/9/201640 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Story of My Life - Part 3

Party Invitation. We all lead busy lives, so much so, that we can tend towards the tyranny of the present and neglect the urgency of the eternal. Luke 14:15-24
10/2/201630 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Story of My Life – Part 2

Deeper Love. In this message we find Jesus being invited into the home of a religious leader. What begins as a polite invitation to dinner soon turns into a lesson on the power of forgiveness and acceptance. Jesus once again used a simple story to illustrate a timeless truth about God, and the nature of a faith rooted in forgiveness. Luke 7:36-50
9/25/201636 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Story of My Life - Part 1

Now I Get It. From books to songs to movies, we all know the power of a great story. Not only do they draw us in emotionally but also have a way of touching us profoundly like nothing else can. Matthew 13:33-35
9/18/201637 minutes, 26 seconds
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Missions Sunday with Carluci dos Santos

Carluci dos Santos, Executive Director of the Latin America Mission Canada, spoke at this morning’s service. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in Canada, and he and his wife minister together at Celebration Presbyterian Church. Carluci is very passionate about missions, theological education, and biblical expository preaching.
9/11/201641 minutes, 13 seconds
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Never mind: When Letting Go is the Best Option - Part 3

Painful. Hurt comes in many forms, making it virtually impossible to protect us from ever being touched by it. What we do with the hurt we experience is the key to healing and forgiveness. John 21:15-17
9/4/201627 minutes, 4 seconds
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Never mind: When Letting Go is the Best Option - Part 2

8/28/201636 minutes, 15 seconds
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Never mind: When Letting Go is the Best Option – Part 1

Getting at the Root Why can it be so hard to forgive? Often, the path to forgiveness is fraught with emotional hurdles. In this message we look at why it is sometimes difficult to let go of hurt, and the effect it has on our ability to forgive. Hebrews 12:15 and Ephesians 4:31-32
8/21/201625 minutes, 13 seconds
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Every1

In a world of over 7 billion people it is easy to feel lost in the crowd, but time and time again the message that God speaks to us from the pages of scripture is that every life is important and valuable. Today's message is meant to remind each and every 1 of us that our lives truly matter to God.
8/14/201632 minutes, 17 seconds
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Where did that come from? Part 6

Follow You, Follow Me: Leadership It’s a critical piece for the health of any organization and the church is no exception. Leadership has many different forms depending on the denomination, but there is one biblical requirement they all share, regardless of structure. 1 Timothy 3:1-7
8/7/201636 minutes, 28 seconds
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Where did that come from? Part 5

With One Voice Its long been fodder for inciting battles, even though it’s meant to unite us, not divide us. Commonly known as worship, it’s as diverse as the people who engage in it. 1 John 1:1-7
7/31/201634 minutes, 34 seconds
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Where did that come from? Part 4

7/24/201640 minutes, 44 seconds
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Where did that come from? Part 3

Save the Date. You simply cannot look at a calendar and not see the impact of the church. From major holidays to minor festivals, the cycles of the year are marked for the remembrance of God.
7/17/201647 minutes, 34 seconds
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Where did that come from? Part 2

Divine Words for Human Hearts The Word of God has seen a dramatic and even violent history. Though taken for granted by many, the fact we even have it today is one miraculous story.
7/10/201647 minutes, 34 seconds
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Where Did That Come From? Part 1: Saying What Matters

If you were asked to give a brief summary of what you believed, could you do it? What would you include and what would you leave out? For centuries the church has found unique ways of helping believers answer those very questions. 1 Corinthians 15:3-8
7/3/201636 minutes, 17 seconds
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Celebration Service

6/26/20161 hour, 4 minutes, 24 seconds
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Responding to those who do you harm

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6/19/201629 minutes, 49 seconds
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Greater Than

One of the difficult truths about life is that trouble and hardship come to us all. We cannot escape the brokenness. And yet, in the face of great trouble, Jesus calls us to take heart because he has overcome the world. In Jesus, we cannot escape the greatness of God. John 3:22-31 and Matthew 11:1-6.
6/12/201628 minutes, 13 seconds
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Community Builders - Part 4

Just before His death and resurrection, Jesus met with his disciples for the Passover meal. But before they ate, Jesus did something unforgettable, He washed their dirty feet. In this one simple act, Jesus reveals to us the most powerful tool of influence anyone or any organization has: the power of serving others.
6/5/201629 minutes, 56 seconds
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Community Builders - Part 3

One Another. Research shows that it takes seven positive statements to counter one negative. We all know how a spirit of negativity can lead to discouragement and a lack of motivation. This can be especially true for a church. God has given the church one of the most potent tools in its relational toolkit – a tool that costs nothing but can change everything. Few habits that a church adopts can deliver like the power of encouragement. Hebrews 10:23-25
5/29/201632 minutes, 3 seconds
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Community Builders - Part 2

Open Doors From ancient times this one practice has served to build community in ways few other practices have. Believers for centuries have used hospitality not only as a virtue, but as a means of demonstrating God’s love to others in tangible ways. In this message we look at the importance of hospitality, and how it helps to shape the mission of the church. Hebrews 13:2
5/22/201633 minutes, 38 seconds
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Community Builders – Part 1

United We Stand We begin a new, 4-part series Community Builders: The Habits That Make Us Better. In this opening message we will look at one of the most troubling dilemmas for the church – one in which limits its effectiveness and its mission. In Jesus’ final prayer before the cross, he places this issue as a matter of central importance, because without it, the message he came to deliver and even die for, would become greatly compromised. John 17:20-23
5/15/201633 minutes, 48 seconds
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What we’ve learned

In this Mother's Day message we share some of the common intruders that impede a vital relationship with God. 2 Corinthians 10:10-12
5/8/201632 minutes, 17 seconds
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Continuum - Part 5

In this final message we look at the people of God as a distinct community – a continuum from the earliest pages of the Bible. Today we know it as the church. No institution matches its dynamics or its purpose. Despite rumours of its decline, and the continual attacks that it faces, Jesus promised that the church would always stand. Matthew 16:13-20
5/1/201627 minutes, 5 seconds
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Continuum- Part 4

5/1/201627 minutes, 5 seconds
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Continuum - Part 3

Jesus spoke of a New Covenant. What is a covenant and how does it inform our understanding of God and His interaction with His creation?
4/17/201629 minutes, 39 seconds
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Continuum - Part 2

4/10/201636 minutes, 33 seconds
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Continuum - Part 1

4/3/201629 minutes, 12 seconds
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Week of Wonder - Part 3

3/27/201631 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Week of Wonder - Part 2

The triumphal entry of Jesus brought the hope of deep change with the expectation of God’s Kingdom, a new ruler, and an age of freedom.
3/25/201633 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Week of Wonder - Part 1

3/20/201626 minutes, 15 seconds
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3/13/201626 minutes, 6 seconds
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Do Not... But Why Not? - Part 8

According to the Bible, evoking the Name of God should be done cautiously and not in a cavalier manner. Most of us get that, but is there more we need to know? In this message, we look at the third commandment, and discover how it informs our understanding of the character and nature of God.
3/6/201626 minutes, 49 seconds
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Immeasurably More

2/28/201617 minutes, 45 seconds
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Do Not...Buy Why Not? - Part 7

Why is it so important to take one day to pause and rest, especially when it can be leveraged to further our productivity or extend our leisure? Like so many other biblical mandates, the Sabbath is far more than a pause in the midst of another busy week. In this message we look at the fourth commandment and discover the truth about finding rest in the midst of life's many demands.
2/21/201634 minutes, 11 seconds
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Do Not...Buy Why Not? - Part 6

Parents can evoke pleasant thoughts for some but painful memories for others. Yet the Bible expressly commands the honouring of our Father and Mother without exceptions. Is there a way to fulfill this commandment despite our experience? In this message, we look at the fifth commandment, and discuss the importance of family to God and to society.
2/14/201635 minutes, 51 seconds
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2/7/201627 minutes, 16 seconds
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Do Not... But Why Not? - Part 3

Ever felt violated or victimized? Stealing is so prevalent that much of life includes protecting what we have from others. Why does this reality barely get acknowledged for the oddity it is? In this message, we look at the eighth commandment, and discover how it helps to guard and defend a key area of our lives - our personal property.
1/24/201630 minutes, 23 seconds
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Do Not... But Why Not? - Part 2 - Do not lie

It can slip so easily from our tongue, but once released it becomes impossible to retrieve or control. Why is it so easy to fabricate and lie? In this message, we look at the ninth commandment, and discover how it helps to guard and defend a key area of our lives - our character.
1/17/201629 minutes, 20 seconds
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Do Not... But Why Not? - Part 1 - Do not covet

The 10 Commandments, part 1. The 10th: Do not covet.
1/10/201643 minutes, 20 seconds
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1/3/201621 minutes, 7 seconds
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Daring Greatly - Part 4 (2nd Service)

12/20/201526 minutes, 43 seconds
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Daring Greatly - Part 4 (1st Service)

12/20/201524 minutes, 1 second
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Daring Greatly - Part 3

n a world that is constantly bombarding us with bad news, how can we resist the temptation to give in to negativity? Is it even possible to stay filled with hope no matter what is happening all around us? In this message we discover an important lesson about hope and how to hold on to faith through troubled times.
12/13/201533 minutes, 50 seconds
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Daring Greatly - Part 2

How can we influence the people and the world around us? We’re often told that the most effective way is to build relationships. But what if building a relationship isn’t possible? Does that leave us with no options? In this message we learn how Daniel was able to influence the highest authority in the land through one simple principle.
12/6/201525 minutes, 8 seconds
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Created To Thrive - Part 10

11/22/201533 minutes, 48 seconds
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Created To Thrive - Part 9

In this installment of our Created to Thrive series we look at the topic of spirituality. How important is belief and what difference does it make what particular system of faith I believe in? In this exploration of spirituality we look at the core issues of belief, and uncover some fundamental truths for acknowledging faith for our overall well-being.
11/15/201537 minutes, 35 seconds
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Created to Thrive - Part 8

We continue our series with this second installment dedicated to relational well-being. In this message we interview a certified counsellor and gain insight into the common problems that he encounters in his practice. Our interview is a candid conversation on the role of relational well-being and the responsibility we have in taking care of our relationships, both vertically and horizontally.
11/8/201532 minutes, 58 seconds
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Created to Thrive - Part 7

We have been created and wired for relationship. Not just with others but with God as well. Though we all acknowledge the need for vital relationships, both personally and spiritually, connecting is not always easy. In this installment we look at relationships as taught in Scripture and how they form the basis for abundant living.
11/1/201522 minutes, 24 seconds
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Created to Thrive - Part 6

In this installment we continue to understand the importance of physical well being, especially as it relates to our faith. Today’s interview is with a medical doctor in private family practice. Our interview is a candid conversation on the role of physical well-being and the responsibility we have in taking care of our bodies.
10/25/201540 minutes, 2 seconds
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Created to Thrive - Part 5

Does God care about our bodies? The answer may seem obvious, but how many of us consider what we do to them week in and week out? Do we treat our bodies like a temple or more like an amusement park? In this installment of our Created to Thrive series, we gain a biblical understanding concerning the importance of our bodies, and how they contribute to our overall well being.
10/18/201535 minutes, 40 seconds
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Created to Thrive - Part 4

In this fourth installment we continue to understand the importance of emotional well being, especially as it relates to our faith. This message is an interview with a psychotherapist with extensive experience and expertise on the topic of emotional health. Our interview is a candid conversation on the role of emotions and the insights we can glean from for improving our health in this area.
10/13/201545 minutes, 18 seconds
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Created to Thrive - Part 3

It has reached epidemic proportions, but remains one of the most misunderstood ailments of our modern age – emotional health. In this third installment we delve into the topic of our emotions, unlocking their purpose and the reasons why they can be so difficult to manage.
10/4/201528 minutes, 8 seconds
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Created to Thrive - Part 2

In this second installment we continue to understand the importance of critical thinking, especially as it relates to our faith. The message is an interview with an academic, who came to faith during their pursuit of higher education.
9/27/201542 minutes, 39 seconds
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Created to Thrive - Part 1

Is our thought life important? How much do our minds contribute to overall health? In this opening message, we look at the two dimensions presented in Scripture concerning our minds and how our thoughts are much more than simple mental signals.
9/20/201532 minutes, 34 seconds
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How Blessed are We?

One of life’s most daunting challenges is when we become responsible for another human being. In this parental dedication message, we learn biblical truths that give tangible hope and practical instruction.
9/13/201531 minutes, 16 seconds
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Clarifying The Win

As a new ministry season is upon us, what does it mean for us as a church who truly wants to Love God, Love others, and change the world?
9/6/201534 minutes, 16 seconds
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Grace Changes Everything - Part 2

Like the air we breathe, Life's most valuable resources can often be overlooked and taken for granted. How much would our lives change if we learned to embrace and rely on the one thing that changes everything?
8/30/201539 minutes, 40 seconds
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Grace Changes Everything - Part 1

Like the air we breathe, Life's most valuable resources can often be overlooked and taken for granted. How much would our lives change if we learned to embrace and rely on the one thing that changes everything?
8/30/201538 minutes, 38 seconds
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Jesus: In His Own Words Part 7

In this closing message, Jesus teaches the single most important responsibility that every believer shares.
8/19/201531 minutes, 26 seconds
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Jesus: In His Own Words Part 6

We’ve all heard people say they are spiritual but not religious. Is this enough, or does the question of a relationship with God depend on more specific criteria?
8/19/201539 minutes, 51 seconds
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Jesus: In His Own Words Part 4

In part 4 of the series, we encounter one of the most recognizable and cherished images of Jesus in the New Testament.
8/19/201534 minutes, 6 seconds
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Jesus: In His Own Words Part 5

Few miracles can match a person rising from the dead. In this message we recount the raising of Lazarus by Jesus and the message of hope it gives us as followers of Christ.Add an optional description here
8/19/201527 minutes, 22 seconds
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Jesus: In His Own Words Part 3

7/20/201537 minutes, 4 seconds
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Jesus: In His Own Words - Part 2

7/12/201534 minutes, 36 seconds
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Jesus - In His Own Words - Part 1

7/5/201529 minutes, 43 seconds
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All In - Part 1

Going all in requires that we face our fears and take a risk. Nevertheless, this morning’s message examines a passage of scripture that reminds us that some things are just too valuable to miss out on.
6/21/201537 minutes, 46 seconds
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Quandry - Part 4

It's not always easy to define, nor is it easily described, but whenever we come across someone who lives it authentically, it’s hard to deny. We are talking about faith, that ingredient that culture derides but God celebrates. In this closing message of the series, we have a candid discussion on the importance of faith, and why it should be the only thing in life that truly matters.
6/14/201529 minutes, 55 seconds
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Quandry - Part 3 (Audio Difficulties)

Life is not fair, even though we would love it to be. It becomes particularly difficult when we look to God to level the playing field and by all appearances nothing happens. Life can be viewed through so many different lenses and you can hear a variety of perspectives on the same event, but only one allows us to view the events of life with purpose and hope.
6/8/201519 minutes, 34 seconds
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Quandry - Part 2

It's bad enough that evil exists. What makes it more confounding is when it appears to prosper. Nothing questions the validity or existence of God more than the appearance of evil winning. In this message we touch on the answer that God gives and the tensions these questions create.
6/2/201529 minutes, 38 seconds
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Quandry - Part 1

It is one of the questions plaguing humanity. Why does evil exist? Why does humanity, and the entire creation for that matter, suffer under its weight? The problem is not new and it has even challenged the most ardent believer. For those who do not believe, it continues to be an insurmountable barrier. In this message we are introduced to the prophet Habakkuk, who took his questions concerning evil directly to God.
5/25/201537 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ripples - Part 6

At times life can appear to be no more than a random collection of coincidental occurrences and chance encounters. And yet, every once in a while we catch a glimpse of God’s perfect plan weaving its way through the chaos. Today’s message focuses on one such moment when the uncertainty of life gives way to the master plan of a sovereign God. Acts 16:6-15
5/17/201537 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ripples - Part 5

Day in and day out when everything in life feels the same and nothing seems exciting we have the tendency to believe that our lives are insignificant. But significance isn’t always achieved with flash and amazement, it comes most often through consistency, perseverance and faith. In today’s message, we are reminded of how ordinary everyday living can have a lasting impact and achieve the extraordinary.
5/10/201535 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ripples - Part 4

We can become so engrossed in doing something that over time we can forget why we are doing it in the first place. This can be true of our spiritual lives as well. The routines that become part of faith soon lead to spiritual drift and complacency. In this message we learn how a surprise discovery leads to a sudden awareness that a nation has drifted spiritually and the action that a leader takes to divert a crisis.
5/4/201530 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ripples - Part 3 (Audio Difficulties)

There are many moments where we can justify a decision to give up. It could be a lack of progress, or a feeling that we’re not making a difference. The reasons are many. But giving up for whatever reason can hinder one important reality: The possibility of how God could have used it. In this message we learn how one seemingly insignificant wish became the catalyst for a significant move of God.
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