Meandering to Missional: Devoting Ourselves

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On Sunday, Pastor Ed Allen continued the sermon series on "Meandering to Missional" by looking at the early church as presented in Acts 2:42-47. They were not meandering.  They weren't commanded to do all these things.  They needed to excavate space in their lives for God to move.  ...

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Tags: acts 2, community, devoted, fellowship, meandering, missional

The Good Samaritan

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Last Sunday, Pastor Ed preached a second sermon in the series "Meandering to Missional," covering Luke 10:25-37, the story of the Good Samaritan. "Meandering" means to follow a winding, turning course, to move idly and aimlessly without fixed direction. When we live a meandering life, we don't ...

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Tags: different, good samaritan, meandering, missional, outreach

Meandering to Missional

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On Sunday September 18th, Pastor Ed began a new sermon series, "Meandering to Missional." "Meandering" means to follow a winding, circuitous path without meaning or purpose.  We are NOT meandering.  As a church we're moving purposefully. Our lives are too important and too short ...

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Tags: missional, purpose, meandering

Devoted: The Right Way

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Last Sunday, Pastor Ed wrapped up the sermon series called "Devoted: A Study in the Life of David," looking at the beginning of II Samuel, when David finally becomes king. The theme of this message came from Proverbs 3:5-6. There is a right way to live our lives and when we live our lives the ...

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Tags: challenges, david, devoted, faith, king, right way, waiting

Devoted: In the Midst of God's Delays

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Last Sunday, Bill Russell brought the message, continuing the series, "Devoted: A Study in the Life of David."  He covered I Samuel 28-31, and began with some questions: Do you believe God is powerful?  Sometimes it seems like God is taking his time.  When God did not provide the ...

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Tags: david, defiance, delay, devoted, devotion, saul

Devoted or Disconnected?

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Today Pastor Alex York brought the message, covering I Samuel 26 and 27, titled "Devoted or Disconnected?" There's a huge contrast in the way David acts in these two chapters. Chapter 26 - Devoted In chapter 25, David had listened to Abigail's counsel.  He'd seen that when he did not take ...

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Tags: david, devoted, disconnected, perspective, saul

Devoted: David and Abigail

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Last Sunday's service wasn't a typical sermon. We began with three baptisms, watching inside from a videolink outside.  And first we listened to their testimonies.  I liked what Anu said -- she's a project manager and said she learned that God's timeline isn't hers to manage.  The ...

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Tags: abigail, big picture, david, devoted

Devoted: Dramatically

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On Sunday, Bill Russell treated us all to something new in the series Devoted: A Study of the Life of David.  Bill dramatized the events of I Samuel 21-22, telling the story from the perspective of many of the eyewitnesses -- including Ahimelek and Abiathar the priests, king Achish of the ...

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Tags: david, devoted, ephod, sword, priests of nob

Devoted: Real Submission

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On Sunday we began the service with a report from the group that went to the Dominican Republic to work with our missionary Ina York.  I especially liked the report that what is valuable about our partnership with Ina is that it's a long-term collaboration. They do value prayer more ...

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Tags: david, desert, devoted, jonathan, submission

Devoted: A Study in the Life of David - Perspective

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On Sunday, Pastor Ed made an announcement that our building pad is ready a week ahead of schedule! Then he continued the sermon series on the life of David, taking up the story in I Samuel 20.  Two girls read the chapter, reading the parts of David and Jonathan, while Pastor Ed read the ...

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Tags: david, devoted, god's purposes, perspective, chief perspective officer

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