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Confidence in Christ

As I walked into the classroom to take my final college exam, I remembered a quote I had memorized earlier, “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” Knowing that I had been diligent to study throughout the semester, I felt confident that I was prepared. Interestingly, those who had stayed up all night cramming for the exam were exhausted and lacked the confidence that I enjoyed. As Christ followers, we are instructed to walk...

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Called to Connect

It was late Thursday evening. Jesus and the disciples were making their way to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray, knowing that His crucifixion was at hand. Passing by the temple, they saw a huge golden grapevine carved over the entrance. Jesus offered words of commission and comfort to His disciples… “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He...

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15 Titles of Jesus in Scripture

When we meet people for the first time, we often ask common get-to-know-you questions such as…What do you do? Where did you go to school? Where are you from? Are you married? Do you have children? Basically we are asking them to tell us about their titles. Titles don’t just tell us what a person does; they also give us insight into who a person is. In order to get to know Jesus so that we become more like Him,...

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To Be Like Jesus

The words of this old hymn rang loudly in many ways this week as we launched a new sermon and study series on the life of Christ. Children and adults singing Jesus Messiah, pastors and teachers proclaiming the many facets of Jesus, and servants ministering to others in Jesus’ name all demonstrated what it means to be a Christ follower. The Bible reminds us in Galatians 4:19, Romans 8:28-30, and 2 Corinthians 3:18 that we are to be formed, conformed,...

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