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Truth Quest Update: Jesus Was Baptized

Jesus came from Galilee to be baptized by John in the Jordan River. Wait a second. John was calling people to a baptism of repentance. Sinners need repentance, but Jesus never sinned. (See Heb. 4:15; 2 Cor. 5:21.) So why did Jesus come to be baptized? Jesus answered John, “Allow it for now, because this is the way for us to fulfill all righteousness” (Matt. 3:1...

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Relational Wisdom360 Post

Please be in prayer for the Sande family.  Cancer Is All About Relationship by Ken Sande I recently learned that I have stage IV cancer. A month ago a surgeon removed my thyroid and over forty lymph nodes. Radiation treatment should begin in a few days. Then a week of isolation until the radioactive iodine leaves my system. Then the waiting begins …to read m...

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Alive Update: The Spirit’s Promise

This week begins our series on the Holy Spirit. The lesson was entitled “The Spirit’s Promise,” and its purpose was to help students understand who the Holy Spirit is and what His presence in their life signifies, and to help them begin to express how His presence makes them feel....

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Learning From Jethro

Jethro was quite a father-in-law. He observed Moses for one day doing a good and sincere work; however it was an unsustainable work. He was essentially caring for all of Israel with little to no help! Exodus 18 shows us a precursor of equipping the saints for works of ministry and on a more basic level, it shows us a picture of discipleship: one person encouraging and hel...

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Truth Quest Update: Jesus at the Temple

Mary and Joseph did not understand why Jesus stayed in the temple after the Passover feast. The teachers of the law did not understand how a 12 year old boy could show such insight into Scripture. Jesus wasn’t just Mary and Joseph’s son, He is God’s Son. Jesus went to the temple to worship. He is God’s Son, and He came to do God’s work. J...

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Alive Update: Our next Elements Study on The Holy Spirit

We will soon begin a new study called “elements: Holy Spirit” that I pray will make a big impact on your teenager’s understanding of the Holy Spirit and the impact having Him in us and with us each day makes on his or her lives. Over the course of this study, your teenager will understand who the Holy Spirit is and what His presence in his or her life si...

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Is it Ever Okay to Complain to God?

After Sunday's message on Exodus 16-17, Grace for the Grumbler, one of the repeated questions I heard was related to this idea, "Is it ever okay to complain to God?" The people of Israel were in quite a desperate situation facing hunger and thirst and attack. We all face desperate situations as well where we cry out to God. How should we respond? Where do we cross of the l...

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Truth Quest Update: Jesus Was Dedicated

While Mary and Joseph were at the temple, God graciously revealed to a man named Simeon and a woman named Anna that Jesus was the One - the promised Messiah they had been waiting for. Imagine their joy! Throughout the Old Testament, God promised the arrival of a king who would redeem God's people. When Jesus arrived, Simeon and Anna knew He was the promised Messiah. Today,...

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Music and Worship: July 6th, 2014

Good morning! Here is a recap of the songs that we sang and through which we worshiped God while gathered this past Sunday. We hope that these, along with the scriptures that go along with them, are an encouragement to you this week. ...

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Truth Quest Update: Jesus Was Born

The Bible says Mary wondered about all of the events of Jesus’ birth and treasured them in her heart. Do you think the shepherds may have done the same? The birth of Jesus was good news! Jesus was not an ordinary baby. He is God’s Son, sent to earth from heaven. Jesus came into the world to save people from their sins and to be their King....

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