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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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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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03.15.15-CLARITY-GETTING CLEAR ON WHAT IT MEANS TO FOLLOW JESUS

When it comes to the Word of God, there’s all kinds of confusion around what it is, what it’s for and how to use it.  Pastor Jesse concludes our Clarity series by looking at how the Bible defines the Word of God, it’s purpose and how to properly apply it to our lives.

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03.08.15-CLARITY-Why Jesus Doesn’t Want You to Try to Get People Into Heaven

When it comes to sharing the good news, are you selling a Jesus product to soothe some mis-guided guilt? Or are you sharing Jesus through consistent relationships and acts of service without agenda? Pastor Matt describes the difference in part 4 of the CLARITY series.

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03.01.15-CLARITY-GETTING CLEAR ON WHAT IT MEANS TO FOLLOW JESUS

There is something inside every person that desires to go spiritually deeper.  The only problem is, not everyone is sure how to do it, or what the purpose of spiritual depth really is.  Pastor Jesse looks at the Jesus model of spiritual depth and the width that it should always produce.

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02.22.15-CLARITY-GETTING CLEAR ON WHAT IT MEANS TO FOLLOW JESUS

We are 100% certain that Jesus does not want you to go to church.  In fact, according to Jesus, it is impossible to go to church.  Pastor Jesse unpacks how Jesus came to turn the Old Testament model of worship inside out and what it means to be the Church Jesus intended us to be.

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02.15.15-CLARITY-GETTING CLEAR ON WHAT IT MEANS TO FOLLOW JESUS

Christians have their own music, movies, books, clothes, stores, radio stations, conferences and celebrities, but is this sub-culture really what Jesus intended for the His Church?  Pastor Jesse looks at the way that Jesus defines a sub-culture and how He’s calling us to join His counter-culture.

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