We are greatly looking forward to celebrating the resurrection together this Easter Sunday. Our hope is that all who come to worship anywhere in the world will feel a rich sense of God’s presence and the gospel’s power. Pray with us for the Lord to move mightily. Our theme this Easter is “New Hope from…

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It has been said that “a man can only fail so many times…before something in him breaks.”  How do you deal with failure? Yours? Others?  In our text today we are going to see a picture painted of three types of failures…and we will hear three words of Jesus to confront and then overcome them. …

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Our theme today is worship.  In Matthew chapter 16 Jesus gives us the foundation of the house He is building. He tells us what makes a church a church: its confession and its commitment to follow Him. And in chapter 17 Jesus gives us His house rhythms: He establishes for us the basic weekly routine so we can experience His power in our life…

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Some jobs seem to get the short-end of the publicity stick. For example, go to Barnes and Noble sometime and ask a sales clerk if they have: The Joy of Accounting, and see what you can find. You probably will be able to track down the Joy of Cooking, The Joy of Photography, The Joy of Juicing…but not…

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We live in an age of “crisis.” Sit down and watch the news and you will be bombarded with one crisis after another: a humanitarian crisis; the Ukrainian crisis; the border crisis; a health crisis; an economic crisis. All of those crises are real and big — they are macro forces that sweep whole peoples away.…

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Building projects tend to take on a life of their own. A good rule of thumb is that whatever the time and cost estimate is…you should double it.  In fact, it is a law: Hofstadter’s law. Douglas Hofstadter is a cognitive scientist who has shown, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, that no matter how much time you plan for…

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As we continue our series on The House that Jesus Builds, today we enter into rooms filled with conflict and crisis.When crisis comes to Jesus’ house, how does he expect his people to respond? What has he put in place to help them navigate it? Today we will imaginatively enter into board rooms and living rooms that are…

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As we continue our series on The House that Jesus Builds, our theme today is healing. Our key question is: How does Jesus continue his healing work today?  If you need your kidney, or your carburetor, or your plumbing repaired you know where to turn. For example, if you need your brain repaired a plumber might not…

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In Matthew 16-20 Jesus gives us his plan for building His church.We’re looking at the foundation.Last week we saw that one non-negotiable foundation for Jesus’ house is His ministry of teaching.  Today we are going to look at a second non-negotiable foundation: Christ’s Leadership.Our next core confession is that we confess that Jesus is King.…

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Take a minute to look around your house. What photos are displayed in your house?  Who are they of? Why those? Who took them?  We take and display photos for all different reasons.  What pictures would Jesus have up in his house?  Just after World War I a group of Archeologist discovered a nearly fully…

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