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Overcoming Divisions; May 2, 2019


Ephesians 2:19-20 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow-citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. Paul’s focus was … Continue reading

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Rejection and Acceptance; February 8, 2019


John 1:10-11 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Everyone has a deep … Continue reading

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Ministry; February 4, 2019


Luke 4:14-15 Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside. He taught in their synagogues, and everyone praised him. This immediately followed two important events of Jesus’ ministry: His … Continue reading

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Acceptance; June 6, 2018


Mark 6:4-6 Jesus said to them, “Only in his home town, among his relatives and in his own house is a prophet without honor.” He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people … Continue reading

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Sent by Christ; March 27, 2018


John 13:20 “I tell you the truth, whoever accepts anyone I send accepts me; and whoever accepts me accepts the one who sent me.” This is an absolutely amazing verse because of the level of authority it gives those sent … Continue reading

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Belonging; February 6, 2018


Isaiah 63:16 But you are our Father, though Abraham does not know us or Israel acknowledge us; you, O Lord, are our Father, our Redeemer from of old is your name. Everyone has a fundamental need to be acknowledged, to … Continue reading

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Alienation; December 15, 2017


John 1:11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. I think we generally gloss over this verse, because most of us have not experienced anything near the level of rejection that Jesus … Continue reading

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