Think, Act, Be, Day 10-1 John 4:7-10

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Think, Act, Be, Day 10-1 John 4:7-10

“This is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us.” At Connections weekend, Scot McKnight shared with us that Christian love is prepositional—to, for, with, and until the end. It’s a “fierce love” that doesn’t sit passively by on the sidelines waiting for someone else to initiate or provide a warm fuzzy […]

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Think, Act, Be, Day 9-Jude 1-11

Now to him who is able to keep you from falling. Jude 24 Every child today is instructed to wear a bicycle helmet even on a tricycle. They start the habit now of protecting their head for the inevitable crash that comes to anyone who’s tried to ride. The helmet protects the rider from the […]

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Think, Act, Be, Day 8-Psalm 82:3-4

Today, we begin week two of “Think, Act, Be.” We’ll focus on what the Bible says about my identity in Christ today in worship. We will celebrate the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper today in worship and celebrate. Our beliefs this week: I believe I am significant because of my position as a […]

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Think, Act, Be, Day 6-Acts 8:1-17

“So there was great joy in that city.” Philip is one of my favorite deacons in the New Testament. After Saul began persecuting followers of the Way, Philip went to the Samaritans. This deacon was fulfilling Acts 1:8. “You will be my witnesses in Judea and Samaria.” As a result of his ministry, there was […]

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Following God’s Calling – The Mello Family

On Sunday, Caleb and Terrah Mello shared the exciting news of God’s work in their lives over the last few months. They’ve accepted an invitation to move to South Africa. They’ll be working with Knysa Hope, a new non-profit (NGO) focused on reaching people in Knysa, South Africa for Jesus. I wanted to share a […]

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Think, Act, Be, Day 5-2 Corinthians 5:11-21

“My, my, look how much you’ve grown! I can hardly recognize you.” No child likes to hear those words at a family reunion. But tell those words to a growing believer in Jesus—especially one that you knew before she came to know the Lord. Suddenly, you’re encouraging them with grace. It’s one of the marks […]

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Think, Act, Be, Day 4-Matthew 16:3-19

“Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven.” One of the tasks that Jesus gives the church is to bind and loosen. The metaphor relates to an ancient doorkeeper. This person held the keys to a large building and stood at the entrance watching those who came inside. He opened doors and closed […]

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Think, Act, Be, Day 3- 1 Peter 2:4-10

Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people. After visiting Germany in the early 1990’s, I realized the power of faith in times of oppression. Behind the old “iron curtain,” the faith of German Christians was vibrant, bold, and faithful. Suddenly, the Christians who languished under the cloud of communism were […]

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Think, Act, Be, Day 2- Luke 24:47-29

Were not our heart(s) burning with us…. In Luke 24:32, Jesus helps disciples dealing with unbelief. After his resurrection, he appears to them on the road in the midst of their grief. He interprets the scriptures for the disciples, and their heart (singular in the Greek language) burns within them. Something happens to the disciples […]

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Think, Act, Be, Day 1- John 1:12

Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. John 1:12 This morning, we begin a new series called, “Think, Act, and Be” like Jesus. We’re studying the beliefs, practices, and fruit of a follower of Jesus Christ. The Gospel of […]

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