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God is Looking for True Worshipers

In the gospel of John, chapter four, there is a famous story of Jesus’ encounter with a Samaritan woman at a well. They’re having this back-and-forth conversation about her life. She is a Samaritan so she’d always been taught that God should be worshiped in at particular place, and in a particular way. Jesus tells […] Continue reading…

3 Things That Keep Us From Encountering God

There are three things that keep us, as individuals as well as churches, from having encounters with God. There may be more, but these three reasons seem to be the most universal: When we settle for dead religion over God-Encounters. When we carefully read chapters two and three in Revelation we see Jesus speaking directly […] Continue reading…

Are You Experiencing God?

God never intended for us to have a boring, religious life. He never intended for us to have a life where religion was more important than experiencing Him. There is more than just sitting quietly in a pew available from Him for all of us. How can we experience Him? Let’s look at the early […] Continue reading…

Fellowship from the Very Beginning

Fellowship. It’s not just being friendly or visiting with people. It isn’t some seven-layer bean dip in the “Fellowship Hall.” I think sometimes we say we’re having fellowship where we’re just merely having fun. Fun is great; I love fun. Jesus is alright with fun. But, let’s call it what it is: it’s fun. It’s […] Continue reading…

The Church’s Victory Over Hell

Matthew 16:13–19 reads: When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?” So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say […] Continue reading…

The Importance of the Church to Jesus

Jesus is radically passionate about the church. In fact, there is nothing higher on His scale of love and affection than the church. Do you know why? Because He trusted us with His truth and He is passionate about His truth. His truth is His word. As the psalmist turns to the temple to worship […] Continue reading…

What is the Church?

There is nothing more wonderful; there is nothing more powerful; there is nothing more supernatural than the church walking in the call of what God has called her to: love, unity, purpose and passion. When the church firing on all cylinders, there isn’t anything like it. I love the church. I hope you all do […] Continue reading…

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