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301: The Gospel and the Holy Spirit

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The church (rightly) talks a lot about God’s plan to restore the world to himself, and Christ’s role in that restoration through the cross, but have you ever wondered, “That’s great, but what does the Holy Spirit do?”  If you want to discover what the third person of the Trinity—the Holy Spirit—has to do with the gospel and our salvation, watch as Wayne Pitts leads us through the final installment of THE GOSPEL series!  

 

 

301: The Gospel and the Son Part 2

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 Love does.  The Bible thinks that love is active in the world.  It changes things!  The word "gospel" implies that God has done something very specific on our behalf:  he has adopted us and made us his own.  In Christ and through Christ, we become the children of God!  Laura Laird leads us through this, one of the most important and engaging truths of Scripture.  

 

301: The Gospel and the Son

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The Gospel is a promise of New Life, a new life in Jesus Christ. But what does this mean exactly? What is the nature of this new life? How does it impact the way we should live? Hear Dr. Greg Handel open up the scriptures to look into these and other questions in this 301 series of “The Gospel.”


 

301: The Gospel, the Father and the Fall

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The gospel uses pretty easy words--sin, salvation, birth, death, life--but the concept that we are separated from God, and why we are, and how that condition may be remedied is a little harder to understand sometimes. If your spiritual life could use a little reminder of why we got into this "faith" thing in the first place, watch as Pastor Cliff starts us out on a new series on "the good news"... that is as old as the church itself!
 

 

 

301: Pray Without Ceasing

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We often can feel guilty because we don’t pray enough.  But, how often should we pray? In scripture the apostle Paul said we should, “Pray without ceasing,” but how can we possibly do this and live practical lives? Are we doomed to a guilt-ridden life unless we do nothing but pray all day? Dr. Greg Handel walks through the scripture to resolve this issue and learn how to live a life of continual communication with  God.

 

301: Meditation Prayer

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Christian Meditation is a way God has given us to learn about him, experience his presence and respond to him in a time of quiet. In this 301, we'll find out about Guided Christian Meditaion and then experience a short meditation.
 

 

301: Intercessory Prayer

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We all want to pray for loved ones that are facing trials and challenges, right?  God agrees!  He asks us "to bear one another's burdens" and "pray for each other"--in other words, to "intercede" for one another.  But it can be hard--hard to do, and hard even to understand.  If you ever wondered why God calls us to pray for one another--and how He wants us to do it--this Sunday, March 31st, we'll be learning the why's and how's, the in's and out's, of one of God's favorite topics:  intercessory prayer.
 


 

301: Prayer in the Bible

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"Prayer" is not a word the general public uses anymore. What does it mean? What did it used to mean? How do we do it? Why do we do it? If you want to discover the biblical foundations of prayer, watch as Cliff tries to make sense... of a pretty common-sense word... 🙂

 

 

301: Loving God

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"Love" is one of those catch-words the church likes to use--like "grace" or "faith"--that has lost some of its meaning over the years.  It just doesn't seem to pack the punch that it used to.  Can we bring it back?  Can the church get fired up again over the idea that God loves us?   Yeah.  Yeah it can... 
 

 

301: Love & The World

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 Jesus says the greatest commandment is "to love God and love each other." That's great! Wait... how do I do that? If the core ethic of Christianity is love, we gotta get a better handle on what it is, how it works, and to whom it applies (spoiler alert: it applies to everybody!)  Laura Laird investigates how to follow Christ's most important command.
 

 

 

301: Love & Community

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In Matthew 22, Jesus tells us that His greatest commandments are to love God, and love our neighbor as ourselves.  What does loving our neighbor look like in the context of community?  How do we as a church love people beyond our walls?   Colleen Flaherty, EPIC leader and coordinator for Safe Families for Children, discusses how to have grace filled relationships, and how to use biblical hospitality to radically live out the mission of the gospel.
 

 

301: Love & Family

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 What is love? And how does it apply to family - to the people you live with and the people that you are genetically or matrimonially bound to? Are crazy Aunt Mary and rude cousin Joe even lovable? Heather Kempskie, Family Ministries Director, and mother and daughter and sister, discusses God's design for family, what love looks like and what it doesn't look like when it comes to one of the biggest blessings and craziest challenges God has given us: Family. 
 


 

301: Church & Worship

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 What is worship?  When do I know if I'm doing it well or not? What role does it play in the Christian Life for us individually and the Church corporately? Watch as Dr. Greg Handel explores the answers to these questions through the scriptures.





 

 

301: Church & The Holy Spirit

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Who is the Holy Spirit? How does he work in my life? How does he work within the church? Come this Sunday as Dr. Greg Handel explores how the scriptures answer these questions and examine what relevance the answers have to our everyday life. 

 

301: The Church

Church & The World

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God loves the world that he has made, but much of it is sundered from him. So, in order to fix it and bring it back to himself, he constructed a most unlikely tool: Us.
If you ever wondered what the whole point of "the church" was, check out what Pastor Cliff has to say on the topic of THE CHURCH AND THE WORLD. 
 

 

Church & The World: Part 2

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301: The Church

Church & Scripture
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301: Relationships

Brothers & Sisters
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301: The Advent

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301: The Real Joy

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301: The Real Nativity

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301: The Real Story of Christmas

The Real Santa Claus
 
 

301: Relationships

Our Relationship with God
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Small Group Leader Discussion Questions

 

301: Relationships

Relationships and Friendships
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301: Relationships

Class 4: Peace Following Failed Relationships - Greg Handel
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301: Relationships

Class 3: Toolbox for Relationships - Greg Handel
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301: Relationships

Class 2: Family of Origin
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301: Relationships

Class 1: Cliff Winters
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301: Faith@Work

Class 3: Kelly Cannon
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Class 2: Chris Paine



Class 1: Tracey Myers
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301: Faith@Home

Class 3: Cliff Winters
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Class 2: Kevin Kempskie
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Class 1: Laura Laird
 

301: The Book of Revelation


Class 4: The Bowls
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Class 3: The Trumpets
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Class 2: The Seals
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Class 1: The Story & The Metaphor
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Emotions

5/20   Love & Desire - Greg Handel
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5/13    Anger - Greg Handel
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5/6      Grief - Greg Handel
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4/29:    Depression - Greg Handel
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4/22:    Fear - Greg Handel
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4/15:    Anxiety - Heather Kempskie
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4/8:      Overview - Greg Handel
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