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Is the Church Supposed to Be Culturally Relevant?

Relevant!  This word should win the prize for the most common Christian Buzzword of the Twenty-first Century.  Cultural relevance has become a battle cry for some and a frustration for others.  Are we expected to keep up with a culture that redefines itself every couple years?   How much do we change...

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Renovating The Motel Room

Our lives are so temporary here, let’s allow that to set in. And not just in theory, I mean in real, day-to-day life practices. I loved how Pastor Mark added recently, “No one checks into a motel and renovates their room. Why? Because it’s temporary. And there are wiser ways to make your investments.”

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Why Your Life's Story Actually Matters

In a social media crazed age of overwhelming access to opinions we don’t ask for, political rants and the seemingly never-ending blame game, there are some days that I feel forced to believe that the only thing that really unites us as humans is the fact that we all have a story...

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Can God Trust You?

She referenced a video I had posted almost a year ago detailing my own struggle and journey through transition. She spoke of how it ministered to her and confirmed to her that what she was hearing from God was okay and would work out. The words she spoke that resonated through my soul, however...

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Issue #2 Weekly Happenings

Living eternally has always been one of those things that sparks my (Mike’s) imagination. It’s hard to imagine what that would look like, especially when we are limited to our human mortal lives and we have limited sight into what God has in store for us. I think it’s incredible that God has more in store...

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Understanding and Overcoming Sin

In Mark 9 we read about how 3 of the disciples of Christ scoff at the other nine disciples who weren’t able to cast out the demons because of their unbelief. Isn’t it interesting when we’ve been “on the mountain with Jesus” everyone else's' failures seem so obvious? You could almost say, “Blessed is he who can have a life-changing encounter with Jesus, without looking down on everyone else who hasn’t.” Remaining humble and kind is an essential fruit as a disciple of Christ to overcome the sin in your own life. Listen in now to this sermon with Mark Pfeifer.   ...

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Part 1: Are We There Yet?

At some point between the time that we're saved until we get to Heaven, there's very practical things we have to manage like paying electric bills (on time), getting the oil changed in the car (hopefully not too late), and keeping your home kept. We can so focus on the allure of Heaven that we ignore what ...

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