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Your Peace Will Make Us One

On Sunday, Cindy Brockert shared with us the beautiful song “Your Peace Will Make Us One.” Take a moment and read through the words again today? Where in your life may the Shalom of God be needed? Is there anything in your life today that is incomplete or in need of mending? May the peace […]

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New Year

New years are always bombarded with new opportunities. The gym is half price. Cigerette sales are down and you can’t find your favorite brand of almond milk. Goals are set. Lifestyle changes are taking place. We are already tired and we are only finishing week one! In Charles Spurgeon’s sermon A Palm for the New […]

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When You Don’t “Feel” Joyous

Let’s be honest, it is always something, something working to steal our joy, our hope. During the Christmas Season, more than ever, there is guilt attached to it as well! Why do I sense this disheartening during a time that is oozing with the joy of the coming Christ child. Paul reminded the Roman church, […]

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Born the King

Last Sunday’s devotional from the Born the King devotional book was wonderful. At the end it had a sample of the prayer exercise developed by Ignatius of Loyola. This has become a vital tool for many as they have sought to develop their prayer life and practice the power of examining themselves. Take 5-10 minutes […]

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Advent

Gifts are starting to be wrapped and the tree is looking festive. Houses are covered in lights and wreaths. The ugly sweaters have made their appearance from the back of dusty drawers and the children are high on sugary treats. From the outside there is no doubt that the Christmas season is upon us. It […]

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Invitation: “You want to go with me?”

We sat at a round table in the cafeteria at MVNU. We had only been there a few days and I had already become really intrigued by this Jesus loving, baseball playing, education major. We had spent some time chatting. That day the conversation went something like this: Him: “I think I am going to […]

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Out of Darkness: Columbus

Last Sunday we had the awesome opportunity to hear from two of the leaders of Out of Darkness: Columbus. Jami Gray, Brandy Zachariah and Tiffany Tripp came together with various levels of experience in the anti-human trafficking world in early 2015 to explore what role they would play in this fight in Columbus, OH. Since then […]

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Ravi Zacharias

Sunday, morning I shared and example from Ravi Zacharias. Ravi Zacharias has spent the past 46 years commending the Christian faith and addressing life’s great existential questions of origin, meaning, morality, and destiny with eloquence and grace. He would be a great addition to anyone’s read/podcast list. Below you will find a link, where Ravi shares […]

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Love the Little Children

When I was in first grade I had a teacher name Mrs. Ennis. She has long since gone to meet Jesus, but she left behind a great mark on my heart and life. As I learned to read, Mrs. Ennis would let me walk over to her house, and pick out any book that I […]

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A Note From Pastor Matt – NYC 2019

This time last month we were with roughly 9,000 other teens and youth leaders in Phoenix, Arizona for NYC. What an amazing, Spirit-driven event! We had the opportunity to join together to learn about and worship the God who calls us all to love God, love neighbor, and live love. We recently led the NYC-debrief […]

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