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It’s Okay to Doubt

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This week, Carrie Buckner walks through Acts 17:10-15 (NIV). In these six verses Paul and Silas arrive in Berea where they visit the Jewish synagogue and reason from the Scriptures that Jesus is the Messiah. Luke, the author of Acts, makes it clear the Berean… Read More »It’s Okay to Doubt

Empowering Women

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In Acts 16:11-15 Paul encounters a group of women praying. One of those women, Lydia, is a well-resourced business person. She hears the Gospel and believes, and then her house becomes the place the Philippian church uses as its home base. Paul and his companions… Read More »Empowering Women

Hearing the Spirit

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In Acts 16:6-10 Paul, Silas, and Timothy are continually “kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word…” Honestly, it doesn’t make sense. Jesus, Himself, commissioned the church to go and make disciples of all nations. Paul and his team wanted to proclaim the Gospel.… Read More »Hearing the Spirit

To Be Free

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What does it mean for followers of Jesus to be free? Paul talks about freedom in his letters, including 1 Corinthians. For Paul his freedom isn’t just so he can live however he wants. His freedom is something to be used, sacrificed even, and for… Read More »To Be Free

Joseph’s Joy

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In the third week of our Advent series Pastor Dennis Allan walks through Joseph’s story in Matthew 1:18-25. It’s the story of a faithful person who knows God’s ways and character, acts with compassion and mercy, and submits himself fully to God. Joseph endured public… Read More »Joseph’s Joy

Mary’s Peace

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This week Julia Allan continued our Advent series by focusing on the story of Mary’s disorienting visit with the angel Gabriel. Mary is a young woman from a village so small and insignificant it wasn’t included on maps. And yet, this unknown and unimportant person… Read More »Mary’s Peace

Hope and Waiting

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This week Carrie Buckner started our 2023 Advent series by sharing Luke’s story of Zechariah (Luke 1:5-23). It’s a story of hope marked by waiting. Zechariah had lost hope that he and his wife, Elizabeth, would ever have a child. And then one day while… Read More »Hope and Waiting

A Sorrowful Conflict

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This week Pastor Dennis Allan walks us through Acts 15:36-41. Paul and Barnabas have just returned from Jerusalem where they advocated for unity in the early church between Jewish and Gentile Christians. But, as they prepare for their second missionary journey, they get into a… Read More »A Sorrowful Conflict

Unity Requires Work

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This week Pastor Shaq Hager walked through Acts 15:22-35 where Luke records the story of the Jerusalem Council sending a letter to the Gentile Christians in Antioch informing them they don’t have to become Jewish to be Christians. The Jerusalem Council drafts a letter and… Read More »Unity Requires Work

Chasing Unity

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This week Pastor Dennis Allan talked through Acts 15:1-21 (NIV), a passage frequently referred to as “the Jerusalem Council.” It’s a story about differing factions within the new Jesus-movement believing they know best how to honor God and do life together. There’s a conservative, Jewish-Christian… Read More »Chasing Unity