Freedom in Christ

Our passage for this Sunday is all about freedom in Christ and the gifts of the fruit of the spirit (Galatians 5: 1 and 13-25). Jesus frees us from sin not to be slaves to anything but to open us up to the extravagant love of God. In freeing us from all that hinders Jesus…

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New Beginning – Children of God

Galatians 3:23-29 is our focus for 4 week of 6 in Galatians. After we have been crucified in Christ (last weeks focus) we are then born into a new family and are children of God. In this new family of faith in Christ “there is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is…

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Crucified with Christ

Our passage for week 3 of 6 in the book Galatians is chapter 2 verses 15-21. Here we get to the very heart of the message. We are saved by faith and we are crucified (die off to our old way of living) in Jesus Christ. It is already done in Christ, our salvation is…

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The Previous Way

This week with Galatians 1:13-24 we enter into week 2 of 6 in the book of Galatians. Last week Paul reminded the early Christians (and us) that the Gospel is not of human origin. Paul drives home the point that the Gospel points us in a new direction … away from our previous way of…

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Not of Human Origin

Sunday marks the first of 6 weeks exploring the book of Galatians. Like much of Paul’s writings Galatians is a letter written to a community of believers to address a specific concern. There were misleading teachings circulating about the importance and role of the Jewish laws and newly formed Christian faith. Paul strove to set…

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Easter Services

Over the next few days we move into the very heart of our faith. Friday we have Jesus making the ultimate sacrifice for us on the cross. The significance of this act cannot be over stressed. God loves us so much that He will stop at nothing to draw us into His eternal love. Following…

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Jesus comes to Jerusalem as King

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, the most sacred week in the Christian year. We begin our journey with palm branches and shouts of “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord” … and it concludes with the quiet of Saturday as we  await what comes next. Our passage…

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Timing is Everything

Sometimes a situation calls for pure extravagance. John 12:1-8, is one of these occasions. Mary pulls out all the stops and blesses Jesus with this beautiful expression of love. There are times in life where timing is everything, and we have to seize the moment. Usually when we do there is at least one person…

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Repentance

Repentance is a key theme in the season of Lent. In Luke 15:1-7 Jesus shares the parable of the lost sheep. It almost sounds tongue in cheek as Jesus speaks about righteous people. We all need saving, and we all need repentance. In a certain sense we are either fundamentally drawn to repentance or we…

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It’s A Wild Ride!

As we enter our third Sunday of Lent we welcome Rev. Jim Johnson who will be preaching this Sunday as Rev. Jonathan enjoys some time off for March Break with his family. Rev. Johnson will be talking about how life with Jesus is a “Wild Ride”. Jesus has called us to follow Him, while these…

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