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Finding Treasure in Your own Backyard
Finding Treasure in Your own Backyard

During the years when diamonds were first being discovered in Africa, a farmer was intrigued by the promise of great wealth. Only one thing stood in his way. His farm had to be sold before he could set off in search of the diamonds that would make him a wealthy man. At last the deal […]

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Turning tragedy to treasure?
Turning tragedy to treasure?

The domestic dispute in Wisconsin that ended in gunfire, killing 6 people and injuring a 2-year-old is absolutely devastating to hear about. It seems like all we hear about on the news lately is murder and violence. My initial instinct is to flip the channel to something more comical or skip to the cartoons rather […]

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The Priceless Treasure of Knowing Christ (Phil 3:1-11)
The Priceless Treasure of Knowing Christ (Phil 3:1-11)

Philippians 3:1-11. Do you recall the excitement of children as they search for a “hidden treasure”? Perhaps it was the imaginary quest for a pirate’s gold, or it may have been a party game in which there was some hidden prize for the one who searched well. As we grew older, it may have been […]

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Invest Your Life
Invest Your Life

  There is something we all have in common. We want to leave this planet knowing that we did something significant, that our lives had real value. Don’t we? Jesus told his followers the story of a man with three servants. He entrusted each of them with a portion of his fortune while he went […]

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Don’t Settle for Second-Best
Don’t Settle for Second-Best

What is the kingdom of Heaven? From Sunday School you know it’s like a mustard seed or like yeast – it’s much bigger than it seems. In Matthew 13 Jesus goes on to show us that the kingdom of Heaven is something to pursue, something infinitely worth having. Would you sell everything you have to […]

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Lean in to Jesus
Lean in to Jesus

Jesus’ disciples are willing to follow him anywhere with joy. But that’s the challenge isn’t it? Deciding to follow Jesus is one thing. But how do you keep walking with Him when it’s hard, when it hurts, when it doesn’t feel like God’s plan at all? How do you stay close to Jesus when the […]

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God Enjoys Your Company
God Enjoys Your Company

Sometime we start acting like being a Christian is about buckling down and doing our duty, as if it’s about following a long list of don’ts. But Jesus makes it simple for us. It’s really only about one main do—love. “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and […]

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Evangelism is a Conversation
Evangelism is a Conversation

Evangelism is all about getting to know people and seeing where they are in relation to Jesus. Sometimes evangelism looks like a sermon – you’ve heard your pastor share the Gospel on a Sunday morning. Other times, and maybe more often, evangelism looks like a conversation. It starts with caring about people enough to ask […]

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Through Jesus’ Eyes
Through Jesus’ Eyes

There are so many ways to see the same person. God chooses a vision that is redemptive, seeing through grace and compassion and hope. And He wants us to see people the same way. To see them for who they could be if they knew just how much Jesus loves them or wants to transform them. To see, […]

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Remarkable Love
Remarkable Love

There’s a longing in each of us to belong—to find people who will accept us for who we are, not for who we pretend to be. It can be pretty tiring to feel like we have to veil or adapt who we are in order to please others. That’s a big part of why Jesus […]

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