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Weekend Message Takeaway: “Handle With Care” (July 16–17)


Posted on: July 18th, 2016 by

Continuing our examination of the basic elements of Christianity, this weekend Pastor Jerry Sander taught from 1 Thessalonians 2. Get an in-depth look at the teaching, watch a short video with takeaways from Pastor Jerry’s message, and find out what’s coming up next weekend!

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Weekend Message Takeaway: “More Than Words” (July 9–10)


Posted on: July 11th, 2016 by

Kicking off our study through 1 Thessalonians, Paul’s first letter, Pastor Doug shared how, above all else, the most important identifier we have is that we are children of God in Christ. As we center ourselves upon this identity, we will be motivated to honor the Lord with our lives, use our words to speak life into the lives of others, and ultimately be used by the Spirit to leave a deep impression on people. Get an in-depth look at the teaching, watch a short video with takeaways from Pastor Doug’s message, and find out what’s coming up next weekend!

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An Overview of 1 Thessalonians


Posted on: July 8th, 2016 by

As we get ready to examine the basic elements of Christianity through our study of 1 Thessalonians, Danny Saavedra provides a little context and background for the book in this week’s featured blog.

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Weekend Message Takeaway: “Freedom Comes Through Surrender” (July 2–3)


Posted on: July 5th, 2016 by

The common strategy for victory is to keep fighting and resisting opposition. But this Independence Day weekend, Pastor Fidel illustrated there’s true power in surrendering to the Lord who wants the very best for us. For when we surrender to Him, we will experience true and eternal victory. Get an in-depth look at the teaching, watch a short video with takeaways from Pastor Fidel’s message, and find out what’s coming up next weekend!

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July Date Night Challenge Ideas


Posted on: July 1st, 2016 by

Did you know that going on a date just once a month could significantly strengthen your marriage? In the stress and busyness of life, it’s important that we take time on a regular basis to laugh, dream and reminisce together. We want to help make date nights a priority in your marriage, so we have a few ideas to help you plan a fun, intentional evening!

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The Power of Prayer in Marriage


Posted on: July 1st, 2016 by

Have you ever heard the phrase, “The family that prays together stays together”? The common use of this quote can be so familiar that we often forget the power it was designed to remind us of. In today’s article, Reuben Ramsaran shares the significant role prayer plays in our marriages.

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Public Servant Weekend: Honoring the Brave and the Bold


Posted on: June 28th, 2016 by

Jesus tells us that the greatest expression of love is a willingness to sacrifice for another. And for God, this was more than just words. In fact, in John 15:12–14 (ESV), He tells the disciples, “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.”

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Weekend Message Takeaway: “The Lord of the Storm” (June 25–26)


Posted on: June 27th, 2016 by

Storms are an important part of our spiritual maturity. Sadly, we often prefer avoiding the storm altogether than going through it. In this powerful teaching, Pastor Billy Venezia shared from Mark 4:35–41, reminding us that Jesus is the Lord of the storm, and that He has an eternal purpose for all of life’s storms. Get an in-depth look at the teaching, watch a short video with takeaways from Pastor Billy’s message, and find out what’s coming up next weekend!

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Weekend Message Takeaway: “The Loss of My Uniqueness” (June 18–19)


Posted on: June 20th, 2016 by

In this Father’s Day message, Dr. Bob Barnes, President of Sheridan House Family Ministries, encourages us to let God transform our thinking, to get off the conveyor, and to enjoy meaningful lives of sacrificial service to our Heavenly Father.Get an in-depth look at the teaching, watch a short video with takeaways from Dr. Barnes’ message, and find out what’s coming up next weekend!

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Unsung Hero: The Story of Joseph


Posted on: June 18th, 2016 by

“Being a stepdad is not the easiest responsibility to take on. Truth be told, being a father is nothing to be taken lightly.” Read as Youth Pastor Darren Bennett shares a word of encouragement for stepdads—and all dads!

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Weekend Message Takeaway: “The What and the Why” (June 11–12)


Posted on: June 13th, 2016 by

In this message by Pastor Chris Baselice, we examine not only what Jesus did when confronted by different situations, but also the why behind it—being challenged to the follow His example. Get an in-depth look at Pastor Doug’s teaching, watch a short video with takeaways from some of our church members, and find out what’s coming up next weekend!

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Why Should I Care About the Poor?


Posted on: June 10th, 2016 by

I can still remember how his whole face lit up when he realized we were coming to visit his home. Of course, most Americans wouldn’t call it a home. Not even close. They wouldn’t have words for it . . . only a deep sigh of relief that Ethiopia would never be a place they’d ever have to call home. But for Getamasay, Ethiopia was all he knew.

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Weekend Message Takeaway: “The Kinsman Legacy” (June 4–5)


Posted on: June 6th, 2016 by

Wrapping up our “Nothing Wasted” series in the Book of Ruth, Pastor Doug shares how the entire story of despair, redemption, provision, love, and sacrifice found in Ruth and Naomi’s lives through Boaz is a mirror of what God has done through Jesus for all humanity. Get an in-depth look at Pastor Doug’s teaching, watch a short video with takeaways from some of our church members, and find out what’s coming up next weekend!

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Weekend Message Takeaway: “Walking Honestly” (May 28–29)


Posted on: May 31st, 2016 by

What would happen if the Church made mercy fashionable again? This weekend, as part of Orphan Weekend, we continued through our “Nothing Wasted” series with a teaching from Ruth 4:1–10 and Deuteronomy 14. Get an in-depth look at Pastor Doug’s teaching, watch a short video with takeaways from some of our church members, and find out what’s coming up next weekend!

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Cultivating Friendship in Marriage


Posted on: May 27th, 2016 by

Do you consider your spouse your best friend? Do you understand the difference between loving and liking him/her? Mike Rozenblum shares about the importance of cultivating friendship in your marriage and gives some helpful tips on how to grow in your friendship.

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June Date Night Challenge Ideas


Posted on: May 27th, 2016 by

Did you know that going on a date just once a month could significantly strengthen your marriage? In the stress and busyness of life, it’s important that we take time on a regular basis to laugh, dream and reminisce together. We want to help make date nights a priority in your marriage, so we have a few ideas to help you plan a fun, intentional evening!

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Weekend Message Takeaway: “Orphan Sunday” (May 21–22)


Posted on: May 23rd, 2016 by

What would happen if the Church made mercy fashionable again? This weekend, as part of Orphan Weekend, we continued through our “Nothing Wasted” series with a teaching from Ruth 4:1–10 and Deuteronomy 14. Get an in-depth look at Pastor Doug’s teaching, watch a short video with takeaways from some of our church members, and find out what’s coming up next weekend!

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The Hardest (and Best) Parts About Being a Foster Parent


Posted on: May 21st, 2016 by

“A father of the fatherless, and a defender of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.”—Psalm 68:5 (WEB) Never in the Plan My husband suggested we bring a foster child into our home. My first reaction was “Absolutely not!” How could I take a child, fall in love with him or her, and then […]

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Anything But Normal: A Story About a Girl Adopted at 17


Posted on: May 19th, 2016 by

I’d never met the beautiful, petite brunette that stepped into my office, but after a few e-mail correspondences she agreed to meet me. I was convinced as soon as she walked through my door with a huge smile and a warm hug that everyone should know who she is.

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Weekend Message Takeaway: “A Night with the Kinsman” (May 14–15)


Posted on: May 16th, 2016 by

Picking up in Ruth chapter three of our “Nothing Wasted” series, Pastor Doug showed us four qualities of a godly relationship through Boaz and Ruth’s example. Get an in-depth look at Pastor Doug’s teaching, watch a short video with takeaways from some of our church members, and find out what’s coming up next weekend!

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