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A Picture of the Gospel

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“Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her” (Ephesians 5:25 ESV) If there were a survey conducted among Americans that asked the question, “What is the purpose of your marriage?” 90% of people are going to answer by saying “marriage is about loving each other and making each other happy.” While this is […]

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Balance – Living Engaged

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An American businessman was on holiday in Mexico. As he relaxed on the beach, he noticed a fisherman coming in on his boat.  The American complimented the fisherman on his catch and asked him how long it took him to catch that many fish. “Not long.” was the reply. “Then why didn’t you stay out longer?” asked the tourist. “Because this […]

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Building Community

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Social media is the most evident proof we have that we all want community, whether we realize we want it or not. However, the fact that we have social media can be damaging to us as we strive to live in biblical community. If you were to look at my Facebook page you would see that I have around 1,000 […]

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Boat In Waves

Swim or Drift

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Have you ever been in a stream or some sort of running water? The currents and direction of the water are constantly pushing against your boat, forcing you to move. You have 2 choices: Either put effort into swimming against the current or drift down stream, you’re never just sitting still. The only time you burn energy is when you […]

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Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her...Ephesians 5:25