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Feb 2018
Mission: What If God Is Already There?

We spent a good amount of time last year working on our church mission statement. Our mission is to serve Christ by mutually supporting one another and embodying God’s grace and love for all This is a great mission statement, and we spent time on this for good reason. It helps us clarify and connect to our sense of shared purpose and calling. It gives us a practical way of thinking through the things we consider doing and saying in our church community. But we also need a reminder. We are not......

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23
Oct 2017
Freedom - Rescued To Be A Rescuer

Today is the culmination of our Freeway series! We’ve been on a 7-week journey and amazing things have been happening. I want to share a few highlights with you Sunday mornings – 7 week intentional journey to find freedom from things that get us down and hold us back Small Groups – Men! Women! Younger couples (15 – over half are new people!) Children! Each week many of you have engaged in personal and spiritual reflection through the 3-4 devotions Joanie and I sent out via email or our website We have......

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09
Oct 2017
Forgiveness - Holding On Keeps Us From Moving On

So here we are at week 5 of Freeway. We began by looking at what Freedom is and isn’t: Freedom is not about doing whatever you want. Freedom is about living into your identity as God’s child, as made in the image of God. Even though the world will try to throw us off the tracks of our identity, God is waiting with open arms to put us back on track and welcome us home. And the journey to freedom is the journey home to God. You start the road home by......

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02
Oct 2017
Ownership - You Can't Blame Your Way To Freedom

Consider this:¬†You are driving down the highway. You are cruising at a speed you think is appropriate based on where you are going, the speed limit and how much time you have to get there. Now everyone going slower than you is being ridiculous, right? There “Sunday drivers”, slow pokes. And everyone going faster than you is a crazy maniac, a speed demon, and going to get everyone killed. For most of us, the speed of our life is just right and its everyone else that is going too fast or two......

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18
Sep 2017
Awareness - Pulling Back the Curtain of Your Life

Last week we kicked off Freeway by looking st two things: Freedom and Invitation. Using the metaphor of a train on tracks, we recognized that Freedom is about becoming who we are in the image of God…..not jumping off the track to do whatever we want because that just makes us a free wreck of a train. True freedom is not about insisting on our own way, but about being free from the kinks in our lives – free from the things that keep us from becoming all that God made us......

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02
Jul 2017
Freedom Is Coming

I have a few games to start out this morning. Just play along… Game 1: What color is snow? What color are clouds? What color is whipped cream? What color are polar bears? What do cows drink? NOTE: You likely answered, “Milk.” But do cows drink milk or make milk? Game 2: My girls loves Disney ¬†movies and shows. Do you recall, what mouse walks on two legs? And..what duck walks on two legs? You probably answered Mickey Mouse to the first question and Donald Duck to the second question. But don’t......

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