HIStory - Great Thoughts About God

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

On the third Sunday of Advent, Pastor Ed Allen continued his series on "HIS Story." We read Luke 1:46-56, Mary's prayer after the angel announced that she'd give birth to the Messiah. Christian morality and ethics cannot be maintained without Christian theology.  You have to think rightly ...

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Tags: advent, history, mary, magnificat

HIStory - We Worship Christ

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

Last Sunday, the second Sunday of Advent, Pastor Ed Allen continued his series "HIS Story" from the passage Luke 1:26-38 about the angel's announcement to Mary of Jesus' birth. In a real sense, the Solution to our messed-up world is Jesus. If you're a Christian, what you do is worship ...

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Tags: advent, annunciation, history, worship

His Story

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Posted by Sondy Eklund on

On Sunday, before the congregation got busy wrapping gifts to send to McDowell County, West Virginia, Pastor Ed Allen preached the first in a series for Advent called "His Story." This week was a general introduction, covering a key belief:  Our faith comes because of revelation. We looked ...

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Tags: advent, his story, john the baptist, supernatural, zechariah

Prayer in Context

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John Maulella brought the message this past Sunday, continuing a series on Prayer.  He looked at John 15:1-17, giving us a context for prayer. He began by saying that we often ask "How do I pray more effectively?" meaning "How do I get what I want?"  We're practical, wanting a list of ...

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Tags: connection, context, john 15, prayer, vine

God-Honoring Space

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On Sunday, we learned that a Letter of Commitment has been signed for a bank loan for our new building. The whole service was carried out in the spirit of dedication -- we want this to be the Lord's project. We met two men who are working with us from Scott Long Construction. Then Tim Eagle ...

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Tags: blessing, building, god-honoring space

A Framework for Prayer

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November 8, 20115 Pastor Ed Allen began a new series entitled “A Framework for Prayer”. We are never finished in learning how to pray. There are three ways of learning to pray: affective, attention and plan. Pastor Ed is going to take us on a journey, looking into how to plan ...

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Tags: framework, paul, prayer

What's Your Story? Matthew: Sharing Your Story

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Today Pastor Ed preached the final sermon in the series "What's Your Story?" focusing on the story of Matthew and with a theme of "Sharing Your Story." As he has done during the other sermons in the series, Pastor Ed began by interviewing a member of the congregation, this time Evie ...

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Tags: levi, matthew, sharing, story

What's Your Story? Jeremiah and Surrender

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Today we were back to the sermon series "What's Your Story?" after a week off for a Stop Hunger Now meal packaging event.  Last week, we had over 400 people in the gymnasium, and we packed over 60,000 meals!  Stop Hunger Now has reported that the meals are being shipped to Zambia. Today ...

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Tags: jeremiah, story, surrender

What's Your Story? Jesus and the Paralytic

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Last Sunday, Pastor Ed continued his sermon series on "What's Your Story?"  This week he looked at Mark 2 and the paralyzed man whose friends brought him to Jesus. As in other weeks, he began by interviewing a member of the congregation, Reggie.  We have a wide variety of stories ...

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Tags: community, what's your story?, jesus and the paralytic

What's Your Story? Ready for Change?

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This past Sunday at Gateway, Pastor Ed brought another message in the series, "What's Your Story?" And, fittingly, we began as Lainey Pratzner was baptized and told something of her story that got her to this point.  We all rejoiced with her in her decision to publicly declare that she ...

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Tags: abraham, mess, plan b, savior, what's your story

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