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An Invitation to Rest

A Message of Hope (Attributed to Oscar A. Romero Archbishop of San Salvador) It helps, now and then, to step back and take a long view. The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is even beyond our vision. We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction of the magnificent enterprise that is God’s work. Nothing we do is complete, which is a way of saying tha...

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What Does Loving My Neighbor Mean for Me?

“At its best, ‘missional’ describes not a special activity of the church but the very essence and identity of the church as it takes up its role in God’s story in the context of its culture and participates in God’s mission to the world.” Michael Goheen, A Light to the Nations: The Missional Church and the Biblical Story The gospel ...

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Grace-Filled Leaders: A Job Description

Sermon: “Grace-Filled Leaders: A Job Description” Series: Grace for the Church, Hope for the World Bible Text: Titus 1:5-9 (focus on vs. 9) Preached May 5, 2013 by Jimmy Davis Download or Listen Here: “Grace-Filled Leaders: A Job Description” Sermon Summary: In Titus 1:5-8, Paul is giving us a description of the character of Grace-Filled ...

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Grace-Filled Leaders: A Case Study

Sermon: “Grace-Filled Leaders: A Case Study” Series: Grace for the Church, Hope for the World Bible Text: Titus 1:10-16 Preached May 12, 2013 by David Ridenhour Download  Sermon Summary: In Titus 1:10-16, Paul is moving from a description of who leaders in the church are and what they are doing to an immediate need case study. On Crete...

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Knowing the Holy Spirit

Sermon: “Knowing the Holy Spirit” Series: Stand-alone message, not part of a series Bible Text: John 16:4-15 Preached May 19, 2013 by David Ridenhour Download We took a break last week from our series in the book of Titus to consider the life-changing event in the church, which saw the Holy Spirit come at Pentecost. What is Pentecost? Dr. ...

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