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5.24.15 | Can’t Believe My Selfie | I’m More LinkedIn At Work Than In My Family

In week four of the series Pastor Matt discusses our tendency to find our identity only in what we DO and not who we ARE, and how God doesn’t use us to get work done, but rather uses work to refine us.

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5.17.15 | Can’t Believe My Selfie | I’d Rather Check My Facebook, Than Face My Checkbook


CAN’T BELIEVE MY SELFIE- I’D RATHER CHECK MY FACEBOOK THAN FACE MY CHECKBOOK- Finances are the #1 source of anxiety and stress in America today, but according to Jesus, we don’t have a financial problem, we have a heart problem.  Pastor Jesse looks at what the Bible says about having a healthy heart when it comes to our finances, and how to take the shame out of dealing with money.

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05.10.15-CAN’T BELIEVE MY SELFIE- I’LL NEVER BE A PINTEREST PARENT

Perfection is a myth. Despite what we see on Pinterest and in parenting magazines, there is no perfect way to parent. Our job as parents –  if we want to raise happy, healthy, and brave kids – is to help tear down the walls of shame that the world builds up around them. Michelle Peterson shares her journey as the “World’s Okayest Mom” and how Jesus takes messages of shame and turns them into messages of hope.

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05.03.15-CAN’T BELIEVE MY SELFIE

Wonder what perfection looks like? Just scroll through the pics on Instagram and you’ll see every kind of example of perfection: perfect food, perfect kids, perfect dates, etc.  And then we wonder why our lives never live up to that perfection.  In the kick off of this new series, Pastor Jesse looks at why we filter our lives and what it would look like to live our lives as our true selves, the way that we’ve been uniquely wired by God.

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04.26.15-WANTED-YOU DON’T HAVE TO LIVE LIFE ON THE RUN

Pastor Matt Woll explores three things the two brothers in the story of the prodigal son actually have IN COMMON, and shows us a missing character in the story in the series conclusion.

 

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04.19.15-WANTED- You Don’t Have To Live Life On The Run

When we read the Gospels we love to picture ourselves in the roles of the ones who are shown great love, mercy and compassion, but we never put ourselves in the hot seat when Jesus is talking about our tendency toward legalism.  Pastor Jesse shifts the focus from the Prodigal Son to the Elder Son and how his pursuit of being good shows how we are actually just acting as our own savior.

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04.12.15-WANTED- You Don’t Have To Live Life On The Run

When the Prodigal Son leaves the Father’s House, he has plans for a better life, but the lure of the Distant Country leaves him high and dry.  Pastor Jesse looks at the 3 reasons why the Prodigal leaves the Father’s House and why his desire for Power, Money and Sex has everything to do with the reasons we wander from God today.

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04.05.15-WANTED- You Don’t Have To Live Life On The Run

There’s a famous story in the Bible about a son who demands his inheritance, “studies abroad,” blows it all, and doesn’t think he’ll be welcome back home.  Pastor Jesse kicks off this new series by looking at the unexpected response of the Father to His Prodigal Son and what that means for us today.

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Join us THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 5th at 9:30am or 11am  for

WANTED: You Don’t Have To Live Life On The Run

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There’s a famous story in the Bible about a son who demands his inheritance, “studies abroad,” blows it all, and comes back home looking for grace. His dad’s response reveals God’s grace toward both the irreligious and the moralistic. This new series will challenge both the devout, and skeptics to see Jesus in a whole new way.

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03.29.15-THE COMPARISON TRAP

Constantly comparing ourselves to others is not only unfair, but it’s also harmful to self-esteem.  Michelle Peterson walks us through 3 ways that we can avoid the Comparison Trap and begin to see ourselves the way that God sees us.

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