When we pause to review our lives, whether the occasion is a birthday, an anniversary, or the dawn of a new year, we tend to ask certain questions: What was the most memorable event of the past year? The most dramatic change? The greatest accomplishment? Our passage this week offers another set of questions: Where did…

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Matthew 12 is all about conflict and controversy.  Here Jesus is publicly confronted and he has to defend his disciples, his ministry, and his message.  There are few things that matter more for the quality of your life, the health of your relationships, and the work you do than how you deal with conflict and…

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As we return to the book of Matthew this week we will remind ourselves of some of the great truths we have seen and look ahead to some of the key things coming. Matthew’s Gospel is the pathway for walking in the way of the Word. It is the blueprint for building Christ’s kingdom and Christ’s Church, and it…

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Tragically, Tymek got his hands on toxic chemicals… and drank them. In the panic of the emergency, neither his parents nor his doctors knew if we would live. Thankfully, he did. But then they didn’t know if he would ever be able to eat normally or talk. He can. He can because of the skillful,…

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We all know what kind of situation we are in if: – in a waiting room during a loved one’s operation, the doctor comes and tells us that the surgery is taking longer than expected because they are trying to keep a vital organ from failing. – or if we are on a plane and…

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Last Sunday we turned our attention to Peter’s betrayal of Jesus in Luke 22. In that passage, Satan seeks to “sift” Peter. He wants to shake him so his faith will fail, and the primary way he does that is to force him into a situation where he doesn’t live up to his own expectations…

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Last week we begin a new short series on prayer and spiritual formation. We looked at the story in Mark 9 where the disciples fail to drive out the demon that was tormenting a boy. After their failure they ask Jesus why. And he tells them: This kind can come out by nothing but prayer. Today, we…

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This week we begin a new short series on prayer and spiritual formation. Today we look at the story in Mark 9 where the disciples fail to drive out the demon that was tormenting a boy. After their failure they ask Jesus why. And he tells them: This kind can come out by nothing but prayer.

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Over the next few weeks we will have a wonderful line-up of men from the church to open up God’s Word to us. To help prepare us for our upcoming sermon series on Matthew 13, which is Jesus’ collection of parables, I asked them to preach on “Stories of the Kingdom.” Last week, we heard…

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Over the next few weeks we will have a wonderful line-up of men from the church to open up God’s Word to us. To help prepare us for our upcoming sermon series on Matthew 13, which is Jesus’ collection of parables, I asked them to preach on “Stories of the Kingdom.” Last week, we heard…

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