First of All: An Undivided Life

Last week Patrick introduced our new teaching series, “First of All: Living with the Greatest Commandment” and helped us examine our feelings, asking what it means to love God with all our hearts. Here, Asha continues the series, looking at what it might mean to love God with our whole

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First of All: With All Your Heart

We kick off with our new series to begin the year, “First of All: Living with the Greatest Commandment.” Each week, we’ll be thinking about Jesus’ reminder that the greatest commandment is to love the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. Here, Patrick talks about what it

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Desiring God (Bill Elander)

“Why don’t I want to spend time with God?” If we are honest, we all struggle with that question. The Great Commandment tells us to love God with everything we have and in theory that is what we want, so why is it so hard to actually do it? What

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Anticipating Greatness: Abiding in Christ

Over the course of Advent, we’ve been working through a series called Anticipating Greatness, in which we’ve been remembering the great promises God made and fulfilled in the life of Mary. Last week, we celebrated the fulfillment of God’s promise in the birth of Jesus at Christmas. This week, in

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Anticipating Greatness: Mary and the Promise of God

Christmas involves anticipating greatness. Whether seeing family, getting gifts off your wishlist or perhaps meditating on Jesus’ birth, many of us from different backgrounds are anticipating something great this December. How does this anticipation work for you? Mary, the mother of Jesus, provides an excellent example of how to be

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Discerning the Way in Darkness

Over the last few weeks we have been in the series called Discerning the Way.  We heard about listening to the voice of our loving father and his specific directions for us. We also heard about the importance of inviting our community in our discernment and learning from God’s stories

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Scripture, Life, and Discernment

We’re continuing in our series on what it means to hear and discern what God is telling us. Here, Patrick talks about how Scripture reminds us that God has a particular life and a particular story. How do we discern what God is saying to us now by looking at

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Discerning the Way in Community

The last two weeks, we heard about the reason God speaks to us (God loves us) and about the specific direction God may have for us: direction on where to go, what to spend time on, what cause to champion. Sometimes that direction is clear enough that the only ̉challenge

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