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How Our Cultural Context Shapes Our Views of Sexuality

Our priority as a church is to be a faithful presence of Jesus in a broken world, that we would live, speak and serve as the very presence of Jesus, and this includes in the area of sexuality....

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Our Marriages Are Not Our Own

Our marriages are not our own, they are His. Our families are not our own, they are His. Our household is not our own. It is His. ...

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We Can Have an Open Door

The economic concerns of the open home have a trust, achieved by the work of Jesus. We can risk. We can have an open door. We can live in these costly places where a greater number of people are welcomed, and where we have lesser privacies. We can do this because the Gospel has secured this very thing for us. Our marriages can be a place of flourishing for our households. ...

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Being a Part of God's Love Story

We know the Disney movies that end in riding off into the sunset, living happily ever after, etc. As a child, my favorite parts were watching the prince transform throughout the movie. The beast, the frog, the thief became the perfect prince all while the girl remained sinless. I wanted this for myself......

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Relief From Expectations

Often we look for that relief in the wrong places. We run to our spouse and ask them to provide it, or our kids, or our job, or our well-manicured lawn, or next home project…but they all fail to provide significant relief, and they can't stop the internal noises. God's grace meets us in these places...

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A grace-filled family is loud, not with its criticism, but with its affirmation.

There was a phrase that Pastor Justin emphasized in his sermon this week. I don't know if you caught it, but he stopped and repeated it very slowly, almost as if he was waiting for me to write it down in order to be able to reflect on it more fully later on. "A grace-filled family is loud, not with its criticism, but with its affirmation."...

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Becoming a Grace-filled Family

Family is frustrating, right? We use our words to hurt, control, garner favor, win. We use non-verbals to back up the verbals, showing our disgust. But God gives grace--and grace allows for a family to be built not on conditions, but on unconditional love and acceptance. In this post, Pastor Justin shares some ideas on becoming a grace-full family. ...

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Lament as Worship: A Prayer Over Our Hurting Nation

Lament is to be a regular rhythm of our worship. Lament awakens us to the realities of our world and the disorientations of our life. This past week has seen violence and revenge along racial lines. It won't be done away with by a quick prayer. Lamenting helps us to remember and repent and cry out to the only One that can help. ...

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Reimagining Conflict

Continuing thoughts from Sunday's sermon: Reimagining Conflict. Arlen Biersgreen helps us consider what it looks like to approach confrontation in righteousness with the hope of moving toward true reconciliation. ...

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The Table Devotional

Weekly Devotional on the Sermon Series The Table. We will add devos for the week on Mondays or Tuesdays. ...

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