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Close to the Broken Hearted


Whether it was the fact that your childhood was full of broken moments or your more recent circumstances have been full pain and sadness, most of us, if not all, have experienced trials and tribulations. These trials can make us feel broken and wearied.At times, our brokenness can make us feel isolated and far from God. However, the opposite is true. Psalm 34:18 it says, "...

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When the Answer is No

M2y Post

Did you ever ask for something from your parents when you were younger and they said no? Maybe it was a no to spending the night at your friend's, maybe it was a no to a new toy that you wanted, or a no to the extra piece of birthday cake. As a child, hearing "no" was pretty confusing. Why can't I have another piece of cake? The first piece was delicious so why can't I hav...

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The Sermon on the Mount: An Invitation to Human Flourishing

My Peeeost

"All men seek happiness. This is without exception. Whatever different means they employ, they all tend to this end. The cause of some going to war, and of others avoiding it, is the same desire in both, attended with different views. The will never takes the least step but to this object. This is the motive of every action of every man, even of those who hang themselves."...

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To Everything There is a Season


As I begin to write this, I sit on my couch with the hot sun shining through my windows. Physically, it is spring outside. What about emotionally though? Does it feel like spring to you? Or does it feel like a really long winter that you just can't get out of? Some of us may feel like we're in a season of summer, some like spring, and some will feel like winter. In other w...

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Identity with Christ in Matthew

My Po2s3t

In our sermon series through the Sermon on the Mount and our Closer Look videos through Matthew, we've highlighted quite a lot about the person and identity of Christ. Who Jesus is, of course, matters quite a lot for our understanding of the gospel. Fundamental to our discipleship is the recognition that the gospel isn't a call to adhere to a set of disembodied moral regul...

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What is Spiritual Discipline?


Discipline: training to act in accordance with rules; an activity, exercise, or a regimen that develops or improves a skill. To some, this might sound like a not-so-fun idea that requires a lot of commitment and energy. Discipline is hard work. But how does discipline play into our lives as followers of Christ? What is meant by this idea ofspiritual discipline? How does t...

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Wake up the Wonder


One unmistakable reality about the age in which we live is that we are absolutely inundated with information. This is a fast-moving avalanche that shows no signs of slowing down. Researchers estimate that about 90% of the world's data was produced in the last 2 years, alone. By this year, 2020, the average internet user will be producing 1.7 megabytes per second. It's no w...

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Fasting and Prayer: They Go Hand in Hand


Fasting without prayer isn't spiritual. God isn't asking us to deprive ourselves from nutrition without seeking Him. When we as believers spiritually fast, we are called to lean on God and God alone. Without leaning on Him, we lean to other earthly things to give us rest. And rest can only be found in Him. So what does this mean? And how can we pray for our needs during th...

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Fasting for Beginners and New Christians


If I were to guess, fasting is probably something you do not do often. Maybe you have fasted before for health reasons, such as juice cleanses, intermittent fasting, weight loss, etc., but fasting for spiritual purposes is often put on the back burner. It seems hard. It seem a bit painful. It feels like a labor. As humans marred by sin, we don't like things that feel like...

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The Importance of Moving During Self Isolation


Staying physically active might be one of the best things we can do for ourselves during this time of self isolation. Not because it's time to get rock solid abs or anything (if you are, props to you), but it's a great time to start taking care of our bodies--both mentally and physically. Now more than ever, we are spending more time in our homes sitting and less time get...

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