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July 15 – Acts 18-19

The Word of God is powerful and changes people.  Isaiah 55:11 states, “it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to and will prosper everywhere I send it.”  In 2 Timothy we read that “all Scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.”  How do…

Acts 17-18 – July 8

Pastor Adam taught from Acts 17 and 18 as Paul (and others) left Antioch yet again to be The Church and spread the news of Christ.  He mentioned how history and archeology can actually strengthen your faith journey, and brought in numerous historical facts about the areas this missionary journey included, such as Corinth and…

Acts 16 – July 1

Pastor Adam taught on the 16th chapter of Acts, comparing the 3 incidents from this second missionary journey to “postcards” or “Instagram” postings.  Luke (who wrote the gospel of Luke) recorded the incidents that he, Paul, Silas and Timothy experienced as they travelled through ancient Macedoni. Adam encouraged us to see these missionary journeys not…

Acts – June 24

Pastor Adam taught that when faith and grace collide, it brings salvation. The law (rules about behavior) does not bring salvation or set us free. In fact, it demonstrates our need for a savior. Without Jesus and His free gift, we can never behave well enough or keep the law well enough to earn our…

Acts – June 17

We studied the book of Acts last fall and today we continued our look at the early church as Adam preached on Acts chapters 13 and 14.  As a very short recap, the book of Acts begins by Jesus teaching about purpose, place and power, just prior to being taken up into heaven.  Jesus is…

Freedom From Sin – June 10

Stephen Eckert taught about what it does – and doesn’t – mean to have freedom in Christ.  In the modernized version of the classic Amazing Grace called “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are gone)” Chris Tomlin wrote “my chains are gone, I’ve been set free,” but what does that really mean on a daily basis?  What…

Connected – June 3

This is the last devotion in the “Connected” series about prayer. Today’s topic is praying dangerous prayers.  Pastor Adam taught about two dangerous prayers from the Bible that can change your life. Also, a Ten Minutes With God post from this past week explored another type of dangerous prayer.  Are you ready to get vulnerable…

Prayer of Indifference

Most of us don’t think of indifference as being very positive. In fact, we tend to think of  indifference as an attitude of apathy or not caring—exactly the opposite of the passion and drive that are helpful in life, jobs and families.  Our hard driving Western culture does not think highly of “indifference” in the…

Prayer of Examen

A great way to pray is to look for God’s presence in your life. More than 500 years ago St. Ignatius of Loyola encouraged God saturated mindfulness by proposing what has been called the Daily Examen. The Examen is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God’s…

Connected – May 27

In this series we have discussed how we have direct access to God and that he instructs us how to pray, even giving us a beautiful model. This week Pastor Adam taught about how we can hear what God is saying to us.  He wants us involved in communication with Himself. Yet sometimes it can…