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Two Secrets For A Happy Thanksgiving

  Proverbs 30:7-9 “Two things I ask of you, Lord; do not refuse me before I die: Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the Lord?’ Or I may …

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Demystifying Prayer

People say they believe in the power of prayer, they ask for prayer when they are facing tough situations. I hear people all the time saying “Our prayers are with you,” “Our thoughts are with you,” “I could definitely use some prayer. Please pray for this or pray for that. You would think people are …

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When Work Crushes Us

My favorite chapter in the entire Bible is Colossians chapter three. If you add the first six verses of chapter four I would be willing to say it contains pretty much everything we need to know to understand how to follow Jesus. It’s like the liquid diet meal replacement of Bible passages. If there was …

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NewChurch Messages

Messages from NewChurch Saturday Nights. Thoughts on how Jesus turns everything we think we know on its head. Worry. Anger. Worship. Raising kids. Miracles. Marriage. Friendship. Hope. Death. Family. The Future. Decisions. Happiness. Charity. Obsession. Sex. Possessions. Freedom.

WORRY | NewChurch 3-21-15

WORRY | NewChurch 3-21-15 We’ve been looking at the Sermon on the Mount where Jesus addresses His followers and gives them a complete overhaul of the way we are to look at the world going forward. He turns conventional wisdom, and the things that everybody thinks they know, upside down. This is Jesus giving us …

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How Can We Say Things So People Will Hear Us?

Making The Familiar Strange Sometimes it is helpful to say something with different words so it can have impact again. When we hear things over and over in exactly the same way we can lose the ability to listen to the meaning. I overheard two people in church yesterday as they greeted each other with …

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Helpful Checklist for Needy People

My wife is sweet, and one of her superpowers is empathy—she is very kind and a great listener. This means she’s a magnet for needy, broken people. I’m not sure what this says about me—now I’m sad and doubting myself. Thanks a lot. Why’d you have to bring that up? One day she was on …

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A Message to Single People and the People Who Love Them

Single People and the People Who Love Them The other night my daughter, Von, asked me how she’ll know when she meets the right person. I asked her why she wanted to know, and she said, “Well, did you know Mom was the right person when you first met her?” She knows I didn’t, because …

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How To Find Out God’s Will (Career)

When you meet someone for the first time what’s one of the first things you want to know? You find out their name, and where they are from, and then what do you want to know? You want to know what they do. And, when you are describing someone to another person, one of the …

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Worship & Doubt

  A Life That Matters – Worship and Doubt CrossPoint Sunday Message I’m going to be talking about two big ideas: Worship and doubt. Have you ever doubted that Jesus is actually who He says He is? What does it mean to worship God? Why do we show up at a church each week to …

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