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Full of the Spirit

March 7, 2017 | by: Joel Sutton | 0 Comments

“Be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.” (Ephesians 5:18-21)   &ld... Keep Reading

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God Works the Night Shift

February 1, 2017 | by: Jay Pound | 0 Comments

After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and... Keep Reading

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How to Deal with Our Scribbled Lives

January 3, 2017 | by: Joel Sutton | 0 Comments

Imagine a Christian sitting down with a blank page and pen. He begins to write out his perfectly scripted life, explaining how he would love others, how he would structure his prayer life, or how he would build a beautiful Christian family. But indwelling sin and Satan crouch at his elbow, disrupting every pen stroke and messing up every wor... Keep Reading

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The Best Christmas Gift

November 15, 2016 | by: Jason Pensa | 0 Comments

I'm guessing that, if they haven't already, Grandma or that favorite Uncle are already gearing up to ask you what your son or daughter wants for Christmas. You might even have a few great ideas of some presents that would really surprise and delight them. Maybe you can already picture the smile on your child's face as they light up with excitement on Christmas morning. But you and I both know that excitement will fade and that gift you put so much time into will become just another thing cluttering up your son or daughter's bedroom.... Keep Reading

Local Church Ministry Resource - Worship Pads

November 1, 2016 | by: Mike Graff | 0 Comments

More information about Coresound Pads, a local church worship resource that worship pastor Mike Graff has been a part of creating.... Keep Reading

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How to Pray for the Elections

October 28, 2016 | by: Joel Sutton | 0 Comments

I have been struggling recently in my prayer life. Not with praying per se, but with how to pray. Specifically, how to pray for the upcoming elections. So what did I do? I went to Scripture. And I found some answers. In Paul’s great teaching on prayer from 1 Timothy 2:1-3 one of his major points is that we ought to pray for rulers an... Keep Reading

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Kingdom Ambassadors

September 30, 2016 | by: Joel Sutton | 0 Comments

Jesus talks a lot about the kingdom. He announced the kingdom in his first public words. The first prayer request that He taught His disciples was, “Thy kingdom come”. The top priority of the believer is to seek “first the kingdom of God.” The word “kingdom” is mentioned 152 times in the New Testament, 116... Keep Reading

Changing My Thinking

September 21, 2016 | by: Jason Pensa | 0 Comments

It can be so easy to follow and copy the customs and ways of this world. Even as Christians we might want to fit in, be liked and even not stand out. We might want to go with the flow or be thought of as progressive and modern. We are creatures of conformity.... Keep Reading

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Risk Running the Race

August 31, 2016 | by: Joel Sutton | 0 Comments

I am worn out.   Not from too busy of a summer. Not from chasing the dog around the block. But from watching the Olympics. Hasn’t it been an exciting two weeks? What these amazing athletes can do takes my breath away. The Olympics always remind me of 1 Corinthians 9, where the Apostle Paul says,   “Do you not know t... Keep Reading

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Ordinary Missionaries

August 2, 2016 | by: Jay Pound | 0 Comments

Like its counterpart Luke, the book of Acts is a carefully organized volume. We moved geographically from Jerusalem in Acts 1 to Rome in Acts 28, just as the gospel has been “sent to the gentiles” (Acts 28:28). The result is that in the 28 chapters of the book we get to watch as Jesus' great commission to his followers reaches it... Keep Reading

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