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Why Habakkuk?

“Why in the world would you preach Habakkuk?” This question came to mind as Nate Stevens, our Discipleship Director, and I were brainstorming series ideas late 2021. He mentioned Habakkuk and I initially wrinkled my nose at the proposition, which then drove me to conclude that we must preach through it. Habakkuk deals with an…

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The Widow and I

My favorite parable from Jesus is the one about the persistent widow in Luke 18:1-8. Take thirty seconds (seriously, it’s only eight verses) and read it. In this parable, we see a widow knocking on the door of an unrighteous judge pleading for justice. The judge eventually gives in to what she asks for because…

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Praying Over Our Kids

As we begin the school year, we find ourselves getting into various routines: bedtime routines, homework routines, drop off and pick up routines. As we think about all that needs to be done daily, it’s important to establish spiritual routines with our families as well. These do not need to be extensive or complex. Just intentionally…

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Know and Use Gifts

“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather serve one another humbly in love.” – Galatians 5:13 This  blog post has given me the most trouble. I have struggled for weeks with exactly how to say things. But alas, all things are…

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Why Job?

Two or three weeks ago, I began taking my Sunday school class through the book of Job. In a conversation with one of my friends recently about this, he exclaimed, “Geez Nate, why did you pick that book! It’s so depressing.” I thought for a moment, chuckled, ( as previously, I had taught them through…

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What is Passover?

What is Passover? The Exodus of Israel from Egypt is central to understanding God’s redemptive plan and power. We can liken the deliverance of God’s people from enslavement as the Gospel in the Old Testament. Within God’s deliverance of His people is a display of signs through His servant Moses, which culminates in the Passover,…

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But If Not

“If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have…

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Spend Time With Others

We all agree it is important to spend time with God, and it is important to share your story or rather… His story. So, the next and logical step is to spend time with others. There is a different manner in which you spend time with other believers than unbelievers. However, it is important to…

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Share Your Story

This is a little bit out of order than the original post. I talked about spending time with God, spending time with others, and then sharing your story. However, we have to talk about sharing your story before we can discuss spending time with others. So the question is: what does it mean to share…

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