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8/2/2017 Message: Live Worthy Lives

The following are the notes from this week’s CROSSROADS lesson.  Words in bold identify key phrases from notes pages handed out each week.  If you would like copies of our slides, please feel free to reach and request them.  As these are from the notes pages for each week, please excuse … Continue reading

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Tagged on : Ephesians , Luke , Philippians , Romans

5/31/2017 Message: Eternity is Cool Pt 2 – Highway to Hell

Last week we learned about Heaven and Hell at a high level.  We characterized each place as representing the relationship we hold with God; Heaven is where we achieve perfect unity with God and Hell is where we achieve complete separation.  This week we dove down into the specifics of … Continue reading

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Tagged on : 2 Thessalonians , James , Mark , Matthew , Romans

2/1/2017 Message: Death Earned; Grace Given

Let’s run through a scenario:  suppose you take a test and completely bomb every question.  The teacher hands you your test back and to your surprise you passed with an A.  Here are a couple simple questions: Did you actually earn the A?  Did the standards for what constitutes an … Continue reading

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See You At The Pole (#SYATP), National Issues, and Keeping Priorities Straight

During this time of political debate and social upheaval, there are a lot of people who have become casually religious in the face of their ‘issues’ who might not normally talk so much about God.  It’s natural that when tragedy strikes or tensions get high, people cling to some notion of … Continue reading

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Tagged on : Daniel , Luke , Romans , Titus
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ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge: God Knows My Motives

Even though I deleted my Facebook account, I still manage the Facebook account for our church which requires me to log on so I can make updates to the various ministry ‘Fan Pages’. In the split second between Facebook loading and me click on the ‘Pages’ admin button, I saw … Continue reading

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Tagged on : 1 Thessalonians , Romans
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Dealing With Free Will… Other People’s, Not Yours

Free Will must be the most awesome and most terrifying aspect of human nature.  When God created the world, with all of it’s lovely buzzing, walking, and squawking things, He gave mankind the unique ability to exercise Free Will (with capital letters because it’s super awesome).  This meant that mankind could … Continue reading

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Tagged on : Matthew , Romans