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Walking in the Spirit

Galatians 5:16-25 (NIV) 16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict … Continue reading

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Created for Greatness

Ephesians 2:10 (NIV) 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. It can be very easy to go through life thinking that we’re average; we’re ordinary.  We can easily … Continue reading

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Having a “I Can” Attitude

When was the last time that you declared to yourself or someone else around you out loud that “I can”?  It is not something we commonly do even though we really should be doing that each and every single day.  … Continue reading

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Twenty Things We Should Say More Often (Part 11)

Today we are going to talk about #11 on our list of things we should say more often. Aw!  You got me a corn dog too!  You shouldn’t have! We are back to corn dogs again.  A corn dog is … Continue reading

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Membership: It Doesn’t Have It’s Privileges (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this blog we discussed the idea of membership society has and how church membership is a very different type of membership.  You can read Part 1 of the blog here. Each church member has a function … Continue reading

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Counting Our Blessings (Part 1)

As we approach this Thanksgiving, I think it is a good time to look back on the previous year and think about the things we are thankful for in our lives. Back in Old Testament times, the people who followed … Continue reading

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The Little Gifts

Last Friday, when I was standing outside the office I work in, I noticed a very beautiful sight that caught my attention.  It was a cool morning in Ames and almost no wind at all.  The trees had reached a … Continue reading

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Stewardship: It’s Not Just About Money

Stewardship is one of those old, churchy words that does not seem to get thrown around much outside of church.  You don’t hear it talked about out in our everyday lives.  It is however, a word that is full of … Continue reading

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A Better Kind of Love (Part 4)

If you have not read Part 1 of this blog yet, I would highly recommend going back and reading that blog before you read this blog.  This blog will make very little sense if you have not read Part 1 … Continue reading

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A Better Kind of Love (Part 2)

If you missed Part 1 of this blog, I would highly recommend going back and reading that blog before reading this blog.  This blog will make very little sense if you have not read Part 1 first.  You can read … Continue reading

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