Blue Collar Christmas: Joseph

Date: December 8, 2019

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Mike Rowe is on a mission to re-awaken America to the importance of blue-collar jobs and a skilled labor force.  Blue-collar people are such a valuable part of what makes America great!  In the nativity narratives, God decided to use blue-collar, ordinary people like Joseph, Mary, and shepherds to play
2019-12-11T14:52:03-04:00December 8th, 2019|

Giving Thanks for God’s Power

Date: November 24, 2019

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Sometimes even the most mature Christians forget about the incredible power of God that is always working in us, through us, and for us.  In Ephesians 3, the Apostle Paul celebrates God's awesome power by stepping upwards through a "staircase of praise".  Why is God so worthy to receive our
2019-11-25T11:15:03-04:00November 24th, 2019|

What’s Your Style?

Date: November 17, 2019

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Anna Talbott McPherson produced pain-staking portraits made up of thousands of words that are scripted, shaded, and colored in exactly the right way to form a single image. In a similar way, the Church declares just "one gospel", but God uses all our various personalities and unique styles to share
2019-11-18T11:49:59-04:00November 17th, 2019|

The Surprise of a Lifetime

Date: November 10, 2019

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Jane Helser is an National Football League legend. For over 50 years, she stitched together the famous Wilson footballs used by the league.  In September, Jane got a real surprise when her favorite quarterback Peyton Manning showed up in her dining room. For the longest while, she didn't even realize
2019-11-10T19:53:16-04:00November 10th, 2019|

The Battle for Authority

Date: November 3, 2019

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World War 1 was one of the most brutal wars this planet has ever seen. Both sides were battling for victory, and the conflict was intense. In Luke 20, we read about the intense verbal battle that Jesus was engaged in when a group of religious elites challenged Him on
2019-11-04T11:47:37-04:00November 3rd, 2019|

The Outcast: Sought and Saved

Date: October 27, 2019

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Michael Franzese was a millionaire mob-boss, when he was finally convicted and sent to prison. But life changed forever as Michael met Jesus Christ there in the pages of Scripture.  In Luke 19, Jesus transforms the life of another rich and notorious swindler named Zacchaeus.  What four surprises unfold in
2019-10-27T18:04:52-04:00October 27th, 2019|

Met Jesus: Went Away Worse

Date: October 20, 2019

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It's hard to imagine someone meeting Jesus and going away in a worse condition than they came. But that is exactly what happened to a rich, young ruler in Luke 18.  How did this happen?  What shocking truths and spiritual insights did Jesus reveal to this man?  Where did this
2019-10-21T08:37:54-04:00October 20th, 2019|

Devotion Over Distraction

Date: October 13, 2019

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Fred and Barney. Lucy and Ricky. Laurel and Hardy. Brooks and Dunn. American popular history is filled with iconic duos. But the Bible has them too. In Luke 10, we meet two sisters who came face-to-face with Jesus: Mary and Martha. But this meeting was more than just a special
2019-10-15T09:36:55-04:00October 13th, 2019|

A Tale of Two Loves

Date: October 6, 2019

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Charles Dickens' novel "A Tale of Two Cities" opens with a famous contrast: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."  When a notoriously sinful woman interrupts a dinner party to pay tribute to Jesus in Luke 7, a number of stark contrasts play out in
2019-10-07T08:54:40-04:00October 6th, 2019|

A Funeral Interrupted

Date: September 29, 2019

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When insulin was perfected in 1922, many diabetic hospital wards were transformed from places of death and sorrow to joy and hopefulness. In Luke 7, Jesus performs a similar transformation when he interrupts a funeral and resurrects a man back to life. What does this incredible event teach us about
2019-09-30T09:38:24-04:00September 29th, 2019|