Missing Peace, Week 4 — “Need To Know Basis”

It's Friday and I'm already pretty keyed up for Sunday. Why? Because we get to look at what is at the same time THE MOST BEAUTIFUL and LEAST FOLLOWED verse in Scripture. Huh? To see what I mean -- and to know the Scripture in question -- it's Sunday. 8:30, 10, 11:30...

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Missing Peace, Week 3 — “The Peace Dividend”

I am loving the "Missing Peace" series.  We had a strong start on January 5, and then Devin Tharp took the series to a whole nother level last Sunday. And then this coming Sunday, January 19, includes a section of Scripture I am eager to explore with you and a bottom...

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A Quick Way To Avoid Relational Pain

We've all had it: relational pain. Angry words. Intentional oversight. Passive aggression. Triumphant emails. Ended friendships. Whether you are naturally wired to pursue confrontation or avoid it, the end result is the same -- a relationship that had been at the core...

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One Pointed Point Or Many Dull Points?

I still remember my first one point sermon.  It was in the fall of 2006, during a series called Freedom, in a message on forgiveness involving Jacob, Esau, and Joseph.  It landed here: Forgiveness is learned, so teach it well. I tell you of that sermon from days gone...

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