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Rocket Fuel

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In giving us a mission to go to the ends of the earth with the gospel, Jesus hasn't left us alone: the Holy Spirit empowers us to complete the Father's mission....

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A Different Kind of Party

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It may come as a surprise, but Jesus made a point of going to parties. We may think of Jesus as an emaciated desert wanderer who spoke in chapter and verse, but in truth, he was the hot ticket item in the Galilee social scene. This meant he got party invitations, but when he showed up, it was a party with a difference....

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Mission Clarity

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To hit the target, we need to know the target. If we listen to Jesus, he's crystal clear on what that target is....

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His Story, Your Destiny

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When we believe the story of His Son we step into the destiny God created for us....

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First Words

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When Jesus finally speaks in Luke's gospel, his first words teach us about his identity....

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Ready or Not

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We can run, but we can't hide; we will all have an encounter with God, and he invites us to get ready....

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Worthy of it all

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Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem drew praise from his disciples and reminds us that He is worthy of all the praise we can give him...

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The Mission of Easter

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The resurrection of Jesus marks the launch of his mission to the world. ...

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Future Proof

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By building our lives on the promises of God we are positioned for the future - whatever it brings....

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Certain Confidence in a Trustworthy God

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We live in an age in which skepticism is applauded; the Lord invites us to trust him fully....

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Nothing is Impossible

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Jesus teaches us that 'all things are possible for him who believes'; the circumstances surrounding his birth illustrate this...

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Personal Destiny and Big Picture Purposes

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Zechariah and Elizabeth were both faithful and fruitless; God fulfilled their personal dreams for his big picture purposes....

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Walking With God

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How do we walk with God on a daily basis? Lessons from Adam, Enoch, and Jesus help us enjoy the Lord in the mundane details of life....

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The Others

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Faith and faithfulness in following Jesus produces more than victorious outcomes, it also sustains us victoriously through moments of darkness and challenging circumstances....

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Keeping Confidence in Tough Times

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By keeping our eyes on Jesus, we can endure the difficulties of life and thrive in faith....

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A Gift for the Ages

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God in Christ gave a gift that not only answered the need of those alive when he was born, but a gift that had been promised many centuries before, a gift we need today more than ever before....

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Four Amazing Women

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Matthew intentionally places women in the genealogy of Jesus to highlight the fact that everyone is invited to God's BIG BIG Party....

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Matthew's Christmas Maths

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Mathew's introduction to the Christmas story makes one big point: it all adds up to Christ....

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Immanuel: God With US

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God has always been with his people; in Christ, God is with us in a unique, personal way....

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Friendship with God

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What does it mean to be a friend of God? Thankfully, Jesus doesn't leave us in the dark; he explains in clear detail all that's involved in friendship with him....

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We'll win on Sunday. I guarantee it.

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It's one thing to guarantee a victory in football. It's another thing to guarantee a resurrection. ...

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A House For God's Greatness

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When the Queen of Sheba visited Solomon and saw his house, she thought, 'Solomon's great!' When people encounter us, we want them to think, 'God's great!'...

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Christmas with Paul, David, and Matthew

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The gratitude of Thanksgiving quickly turns to the anticipation of Christmas; as we approach the celebration of the Incarnation, deep appreciation for God’s incredible mercy fills our hearts. I have been reflecting on the introduction to the Christmas story in Matthew, with Acts, and 2nd Samuel informing this text....

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Christmas Maths

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Mathew's introduction to the Christmas story makes one big point: it all adds up to Christ....

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Not A Watchmaker

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In one of her biggest hit songs, Bette Midler sings that God is watching us from a distance. It's a beautiful song, except that it's not true. God's not watching from a distance; he is personally engaged in the details of our lives....

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Transcending Time

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As the nights grow from cool to cold we bask in the glory of our great God. I'm so excited about what the Lord is doing with and through CBU, and I am so encouraged by our partnership together. We just had an amazing time together at our November Gathering in Ridgecrest; when we get together, we generate a world-changing faith. For those of you missed our November Gatherin...

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Back To Basics

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Faithfully following Jesus means faithfully passing on to others what he has entrusted to us....

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Transfigured On Purpose

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By unveiling the glory of Jesus, the Father got the attention of the disciples so they would listen to him....

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The Glory of Jesus

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Jesus came to show us the remarkable glory of God....

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Following Jesus

Someone exploring the Christian faith recently asked me: 'What does it mean to follow Jesus - practically - on a day to day basis?' That's a great question - and here's my answer....

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Harvest Time

Jesus is continually inviting us to partner with Him in the Father's harvest, even when it doesn't seem like it is the opportune time....

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The Mission of Easter

It’s that time of year when we get to hit the pause button from everything else going on ...

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The Year of Jubilee

Jesus came to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor, a spiritual jubilee in which we are restored to the happy land of our relationship with God. This positions us for active participation in God's purposes, including gratitude-based generosity. Every time we give, every moment we share with those in need, every week we set aside a tithe and give it to God to fund his wors...

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Fallin' Short

I was disappointed in the outcome of the Super Bowl. But the good news is that Jesus never disappoints us....

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Navigating Transitional Times

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We live in turbulent times of significant transition. How do we navigate these moments?...

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A Power Paradigm

The Book of Acts describes an Apostolic Paradigm for Gospel Progress. We need the Power of the Holy Spirit - And More....

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