Matthew 22, verses 36-40 tells us, “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law? Jesus replied, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mine. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it. Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the prophets hand on […]

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Encounters – Sharing Their Pain

How often do we take the time to look, really look, at the pain and hurt in the lives of the people around us. When Jesus encountered people, he saw beneath the surface, saw what was really going on underneath it all and he was moved with compassion. Well, we don’t have the insight Jesus […]

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Encounters – Overcoming Us Versus Them

As Christians, there is the temptation to divide the people in our lives between church friends and everyone else. That often lead us to ‘building Christian ghettos, shooting the wounded, or with a don’t ask, don’t tell attitude toward those on the outside. Jesus wants to show us how to break down the walls that […]

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When it comes to building better relationships with the people around you, especially those who you know are far from God, it’s important to respect their freedom. Learning from Jesus’ encounter with the woman at the well, we will learn to cross divides to dignify people, engage in dialogue at their point of need, and […]

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Encounters – God is For You

Now it has been our tradition over the last few years that around the time of Mothers/Father’s day for us to do a study in the area of relationships.  And so, beginning today, we are launching into a new series we’re calling ENCOUNTERS.  We are going to taking a look at the ways I encounter […]

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