Remember
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Remember

It is not uncommon for my desk at home or at church to be littered with any number of yellow stickie notes containing names, words, or numbers as a reminder of things to do or folks to call. Nor is it uncommon for me to send emails to myself of the same, just so I...

Double Portion
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Double Portion

In my own experience, many things in life are made more enjoyable with a “double portion”. For example, two scoops of ice cream are definitely better than one, two days off are preferred to one, and why settle for the “Little Buddy” of Diet Coke when you can have the “Mega Buddy?” Now that you...

The Trustworthy Saying
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The Trustworthy Saying

Sometimes you just need a Gospel refresh, meaning sometimes you just need to bask in the Gospel message for yourself. There is no greater affirming and refreshing message to tell yourself, to remind yourself, that Jesus has died for your sins and made you a new creation. Life is hard, life is tiring and life...

God Calling
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God Calling

Have you ever worked through a hard thing and discovered you were the better for it? Maybe it was a disagreement with a co-worker or friend, a rigorous academic class at school, or even a season of time with your job. Sometimes the call of God can be like that. We sense His draw or...

One Eternity—Two Destinations
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One Eternity—Two Destinations

Many of you are likely planning or have planned a summer vacation already. An important part of that plan is the selection of a destination, and there are a countless number from which one might choose. In our message this week, we also will be talking about “destinations”, but our conversation will be limited to...

Obstacle or Opportunity
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Obstacle or Opportunity

As follow up from another typical pheasant season that found me missing way more birds than I shot, I found myself considering a new shotgun. My eyes were on a double barrel, over/under, as that was what the guys who were hitting the birds were shooting. However, my budget was definitely limited, and thus I...

Bacon & Eggs
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Bacon & Eggs

Last week was the essential Sunday of the Christian faith…JESUS IS RISEN! It’s still the most glorious message to hear, because we know that our God has conquered sin and death. His victory is now our victory. But that poses the question, what do we do with that victory? Does it just mean that life...

Great Joy
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Great Joy

“He has risen!” With those words, the darkness and despair of the Crucifixion are transformed into the great joy that is ours on this Resurrection Sunday. Hallelujah!! Pastor Flaa

Making a Scene
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Making a Scene

I am confident that at some point in our lives, we have either ‘made a scene’ or watched one unfold…you know, the 3-year-old in a grocery store getting dragged by mom crying at the top of his lungs because she would not buy that box of Captain Crunch. Or the gathering of a large group...

The Most Important Generation
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The Most Important Generation

This week’s message will focus on a phenomenon that is urgently important for the church and families to maneuver through with great care—the “generation gap.” Specifically this phrase describes the reality that differences exist between one generation and another regarding thoughts, attitudes, actions, and even tastes. Although in many of these areas, this gap is...