A Note On Lent

For followers of Jesus around the world, lent begins this Wednesday. Lent is the 40 day season of reflection and preparation for the death and resurrection of Christ. Traditionally, it is a time of repentance, of considering the sin (both individually and collectively) that led Jesus to the cross and...

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According to Jim

At the beginning of the year, we as a community of faith committed ourselves to not just being FAN’S of Jesus, but 1st chair, fully devoted FOLLOWERS of Jesus. But over the course of our journey together, you may have begun to ask yourself some questions. For example: • How...

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Moving Beyond the Rules

This year, we as a faith community are on a journey together. We are seeking to move from being Fans to Followers of Jesus. Yet one of the dangers that many Christians fall into over time is to reduce this journey to making sure I have the right beliefs and...

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The Comfortable Cross?

“If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” Luke 9. 23 The journey from Fan to Fully Devoted Follower involves not only entering into a intimate relationship with Jesus (as we saw last week), but it also involves a...

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Choosing Relationship

Based on the many conversations I’ve had with folks over the last few weeks, it would seem that God’s spirit is using the current teaching series NOT A FAN to move many of us from the sidelines to the playing field of Faith. This past week, we saw that Jesus...

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True Christian Christmas – A Poem by Joanna Fuchs

Christmas isn’t showy gifts or glittering decoration;It’s honoring our Savior, Jesus Christ in humble adoration.It’s serving those less fortunate, meeting their needs before our own.It’s making sure at Christmas time, that no one is alone. It’s taking what we would have spent, on things that no one needs.And using it...

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Doing Justice

Here is a list of links that can help as you seek to follow the Great Requirement (“Do Justice, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly with your God”. -Micah 6:8) Behind the Label – stories of those fighting for human and labor rights Better World Shopper – helping people vote with...

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