12 Excuses For Not Going To Church (and why you shouldn’t use them) – Part 3

17 January, 2014

Post By : David Lindner

12 Excuses For Not Going To Church (and why you shouldn’t use them) – Part 3

As we wrap up this mini-series (Read Part 1, Read Part 2), I wanted to offer some of my insights into some of these excuses. I want you to know (again) that my aim is to help us see the importance of the role we play in our c

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12 Excuses For Not Going To Church (and why you shouldn’t use them) – Part 2

16 January, 2014

Post By : David Lindner

12 Excuses For Not Going To Church (and why you shouldn’t use them) – Part 2

What are the excuses we use for not going to church? This is a mini-series I started yesterday. If you haven’t ready that post, you ought to go check it out! (You can also click here to see the conclusion in part 3) To

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12 Excuses For Not Going To Church (and why you shouldn’t use them) – Part 1

15 January, 2014

Post By : David Lindner

12 Excuses For Not Going To Church (and why you shouldn’t use them) – Part 1

I had good intentions, I really did. But, once the responses started coming in, I knew I’d struck a chord. Let me explain, on Sunday evening I asked a question on Facebook:   Post by David Lindner. I was really jus

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Love Illuminated, Part 1: Checkers

14 January, 2014

Post By : David Lindner

Love Illuminated, Part 1: Checkers

As we start 2014, we’re taking a long, hard look at who Jesus is and how we should be living our lives in light of His grace. This week we kicked off the series, Love Illuminated by looking at the 1st Chapter of John an

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Love Illuminated – A Study in John

10 January, 2014

Post By : David Lindner

Love Illuminated – A Study in John

This coming Sunday we will be starting a new series called “Love Illuminated.” We will be going through the book of John and learning what it really means to live as the light of God’s love. This is an idea

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Walking Humbly in 2014

06 January, 2014

Post By : David Lindner

Walking Humbly in 2014

As we kick of 2014 at SixEight Church, we set the course for what we would love to see happen in this year. We talked about some goals that are measurable such as baptisms and attendance. But then we talked about a goal that&

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It’s A Wonderful Life?, Part 4: “I Want To Live Again!”

06 January, 2014

Post By : David Lindner

It’s A Wonderful Life?, Part 4: “I Want To Live Again!”

As we finished up our series on “It’s A Wonderful Life?” we talked about everyone’s favorite part of the movie. As George has finally had enough of this alternate reality where he’s not sure what

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What If?

19 December, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

What If?

I don’t pretend that inviting someone to come to church is an easy task. I know that it can feel like you’re crossing a line that can’t ever be uncrossed. It feels like you’ll be risking your friendshi

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It’s A Wonderful Life? Part 3: The Value of A Life

16 December, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

It’s A Wonderful Life? Part 3: The Value of A Life

In part 3 of our series, “It’s A Wonderful Life?” we dig into the idea of the value of a life. The two quotes we used from the movie were some of the most poignant lines that have ever been uttered from the

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It’s A Wonderful Life, Part 2: This Crummy Little Town

12 December, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

It’s A Wonderful Life, Part 2: This Crummy Little Town

In the second week of our series, “It’s a Wonderful Life?” we talk about the quote from George in the movie: “I’m shakin’ the dust of this crummy little town off my feet and I’m gonna

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Monday Morning Mission – Put the Christ Back In Christians

03 December, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Monday Morning Mission – Put the Christ Back In Christians

I came across this meme this morning as I was scrolling through my Memebook (aka Facebook) feed. At first glance, my response was, “Whoah now, take it easy. That’s a little harsh.” Maybe you read it the same

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It’s A Wonderful Life? Part 1: You Call This A Happy Family…

02 December, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

It’s A Wonderful Life? Part 1: You Call This A Happy Family…

This week we kicked off our Christmas series, “It’s A Wonderful Life?” Throughout the course of this series we will be using some famous quotes from the Christmas classic and relating them to our lives today

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Christmas – #my68thanks

30 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Christmas – #my68thanks

This is the last post in this series, and what better note to end on than Christmas! Like I said yesterday, without Christmas we wouldn’t have much to be thankful for. But, as we close out the month of November and brin

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 27 & 28 – #my68thanks

28 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 27 & 28 – #my68thanks

I missed posting yesterday because we were doing some family things, so I’m going to share both of them in one post today. The two things I’m hoping we’ll be thankful for today are “The Hope for the Wo

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 26 – The Hope of Heaven – #my68thanks

26 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 26 – The Hope of Heaven – #my68thanks

I have struggled with anxiety, for what seems like, all my life. When I was a kid, the smallest of things would freak me out. In fact, most of the time, this prevented me from learning things that most kids learn. Things that

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No More Excuses, Part 3: Do Something

25 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

No More Excuses, Part 3: Do Something

We we wrap up the “No More Excuses” series, we look at the beginning part of the journey of one of the most famous leaders in all the Bible, in fact in all of history – Moses. As we dig into the initial conv

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God ONLY uses IMPERFECT people – #my68thanks – Day 24

25 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

God ONLY uses IMPERFECT people – #my68thanks – Day 24

If you were at church yesterday, you know I wasn’t feeling too well. So, by the time I got home I didn’t quite feel up to writing yesterday’s post. So I’m writing it today. And I didn’t want to s

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Grace for Stupid Mistakes – 30 Days of Thanks – Day 22 – #my68thanks

22 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Grace for Stupid Mistakes – 30 Days of Thanks – Day 22 – #my68thanks

Today’s focus for 30 Days of thanks is Grace. It’s a word we use a lot, maybe too much. Not because grace is a bad thing, but because I think when we overuse a word it can become routine for us. And let me say, th

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 20 – Jesus – #my68thanks (That’s My King)

20 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 20 – Jesus – #my68thanks (That’s My King)

One of my hopes in doing this series is that we really start to become a thankful body. We have so much to be thankful for. Even if it feels like there is so much we don’t have, in reality we’re very blessed. One

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No More Excuses, Part 2: The Table

20 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

No More Excuses, Part 2: The Table

In the second week of our series, No More Excuses, we talk about the parable of the Great Banquet that Jesus told. It is recorded in Luke 14 if you want to go check it out. In this message we talk about how there is no negoti

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 19 – My Journey – #my68thanks

19 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 19 – My Journey – #my68thanks

I remember growing up in church and having a safe, happy home. I also remember seeing other kids with a family like mine while I went to a Christian private school for all but one year of my elementary education. We were heal

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 18 – Suffering –  #my68thanks

18 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 18 – Suffering – #my68thanks

Whoah! “Okay, I get how we’re supposed to be thankful for all these other things.” When we look at the list, it’s easy to see how we can be thankful for all these things: 1 – Family 2 – Foo

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 16 – Laughter #my68thanks

16 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 16 – Laughter #my68thanks

Laughing is a good thing. We don’t do nearly enough of it. We’re too serious for too much of the time. Myself included. The bible weighs in on the topic. The word laughter appears quite often in the Bible. Psalm 1

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 15 – Safety & Security #my68thanks

15 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 15 – Safety & Security #my68thanks

You can tell how entitled a society is by what it complains about. When you are complaining about how long it takes the police or ambulance to respond, the chances are pretty good we’re in a pretty entitled society. Don

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 14 – Shoes and Clothes #my68thanks

14 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 14 – Shoes and Clothes #my68thanks

I was going to try to find a female to write today’s post, but I didn’t want to start a cult. So, I thought I’d just take it on myself. The truth is, I am very thankful for an abundance of clothes and shoes.

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 13 – Music & Art #my68thanks

13 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 13 – Music & Art #my68thanks

“Some day, when I’m awfully low, when the world is cold, I will feel aglow just thinking of you and the way you look tonight.” So much of our existence is defined by the music we listen to. Our mood can go f

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 12- Sunrises and Sunsets #my68thanks

12 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 12- Sunrises and Sunsets #my68thanks

As many of you likely know, I am not a morning person. Even that is an understatement. Truth be told, mornings and I have a co-existing relationship. They exist. I exist. I wake up during them the majority of time. My parents

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Monday Morning Mission – Believe – 4 steps to becoming a disciple.

12 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Monday Morning Mission – Believe – 4 steps to becoming a disciple.

The only reason to fear Jesus is because we’re bringing Him our own righteousness instead of living in His. We think we can do what’s right. We think we can do those things that need to be done in order to gain th

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No More Excuses, Part 1: Believe

11 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

No More Excuses, Part 1: Believe

This week we started at new series at church called “No More Excuses.” In this series we’re going to cover some of the excuses we often hear about why we can’t do or be who God made us. We use excuses

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 11 – Freedom – #my68thanks

11 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 11 – Freedom – #my68thanks

The fact that I can sit in my office and write a simple blog post about freedom is a huge indicator of the level of freedom we get to enjoy in our country. There are plenty of places in the world where freedom doesn’t e

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 10 – Abundance – #my68thanks

10 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 10 – Abundance – #my68thanks

Yesterday was Harry’s 3rd Birthday. We decided to let him pick out a Costco cake. For one, it’s fun to get to pick out a cake at the store. For two, we get a big huge chocolate cake. And it’s huge. I don&#82

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 8 – Your Senses – #my68thanks

08 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 8 – Your Senses – #my68thanks

These are 5 things that I think we routinely take for granted. We used every single one of them every day, but how often do we stop to give thanks for our senses. You’re using your senses to read this post. You used you

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 7 – Today – #my68thanks

07 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 7 – Today – #my68thanks

I know that not everyone is a fan of Christian music or Chris Rice, but several years ago he wrote a song called “Life Means So Much.” I sang it as a part of a series we did at a previous church. It’s a grea

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 6 – Coffee – #my68thanks

06 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 6 – Coffee – #my68thanks

We live in the Northwest. The home of Starbucks, Seattle’s Best, Coffee People, Stumptown and boutique coffee roasters like Coava. Kids don’t grow up drinking Mt. Dew and other carbonated beverages, they grow up d

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 5 – Friends – #my68thanks

05 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 5 – Friends – #my68thanks

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” – Proverbs 17:17 I don’t know this for certain, but I’m sure that if we were to survey people Family Feud style about what they’re most thankful

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Dollars And Sense – Week 4 – The Other 90%

04 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Dollars And Sense – Week 4 – The Other 90%

We all know that the Bible talks about giving 10%. At least, if you’ve been in church for very long at all, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the “tithe” and that God wants the 1st 10% of the income he se

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It’s A Wonderful Life

04 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

It’s A Wonderful Life

Thanks for stopping by! Starting on December 1st, we will be doing a series called “It’s A Wonderful Life?” Each week we will spend some time watching some scenes from the classic movie and talking about thi

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 4 – A Place To Live – #my68thanks

04 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 4 – A Place To Live – #my68thanks

We really are a blessed nation. That’s one of the things I really hope we realize as we go through this month. We have so much to be thankful for. And even those who seem to struggle have so much more than those who hav

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 2 – Food – #my68thanks

02 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 2 – Food – #my68thanks

We live in a blessed part of the world. We have grocery stores with in a mile or two from our homes. Many of us can walk to buy groceries, but rarely do because we know we’ll be buying more than we could carry home. And

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30 Days of Thanks – Day 1 – Family – #my68thanks

01 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – Day 1 – Family – #my68thanks

2 Cor 6:18 “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” Family is a big part of God’s plan for our lives. Besides God, it’s the highest ranking command we are giv

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30 Days of Thanks – #my68thanks

01 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days of Thanks – #my68thanks

Why 30 Days of Thanks? Today we are beginning a journey together that will take us through the month of November. My hope is that we will truly be a community of thankful people. We are told to give thanks or read of people g

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31 October, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Disciples Making Disciplemakers

We’ve thrown this word around a lot at our church. Disciple. If you’ve been in church for long, that idea (especially when paired up with -ship) has the connotation of sitting in a Sunday School Classroom, listeni

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Dollars and Sense – Week 3 – Obsessed With God

28 October, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Dollars and Sense – Week 3 – Obsessed With God

When churches talk about tithing, people usually glue their wallets shut. However as we talk about tithing this week at SixEight Church we talk about how it’s a heart issue more than it is a money issue. And the reason

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Monday Morning Mission – 10-28-2013 – Missional Halloween

28 October, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Monday Morning Mission – 10-28-2013 – Missional Halloween

This is Halloween week! Unfortunately, some think that Halloween is the devil’s holiday. That’s too bad. You’re missing out on a great opportunity to be missional. If you think Halloween is for the devil, yo

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Dollars & Sense – Week 2 – That He Gave

22 October, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Dollars & Sense – Week 2 – That He Gave

“For God so loved the world, That He gave…” It’s in God’s nature to be a giver. God is such a giver that he created the whole earth for man to enjoy. He created it all and gave it to us. God is a

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What is 8 to 15?

18 October, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

What is 8 to 15?

If you’ve been coming to church for very long at SixEight, then you’ve heard a couple of other numbers thrown around that you may not understand either. As you probably do know, SixEight comes from Micah 6:8: &#82

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Good Sense Workshop – In case you missed it…

18 October, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Good Sense Workshop – In case you missed it…

Handling money is a struggle for everyone. And yes I meant to say everyone. The struggles are different, but there is always a struggle. For some, it’s how to not spend it, for others it’s how to spend it. For som

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Cliché Clichés

16 October, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Cliché Clichés

I was talking with a good friend recently about the cliché phrases Christians use when talking about their faith. Many of these that have developed over the years are sometimes widely accepted, but have zero Biblical backing

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Dollars & Sense – Week 1 – Good Sense

15 October, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Dollars & Sense – Week 1 – Good Sense

This week we started a new series entitled “Dollars & Sense.” The goal of this series is to get us all handling God’s money and a God-honoring way. To get us started, we had pastor Phil Yntema join us to

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Made New Worship

10 October, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Made New Worship

Yes, I am new here. The new guy in town. It’s usually pretty awkward being the new person. Actually, it’s one of those weird social anxieties that I have. I hate being the new person. I either feel like I have to be incre

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Dollar$ & $en$e – New Series Starting Sunday 10-13-2013!!!

08 October, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Dollar$ & $en$e – New Series Starting Sunday 10-13-2013!!!

I don’t know about you, but I’ve not always made the best decisions when it comes to money. The problem is I like to have things. So, I waste the money God has entrusted me with on things instead of using that mon

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What Do You Serve? – Message – Kenan Stolz

07 October, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

What Do You Serve? – Message – Kenan Stolz

This week we hear from our Student Life Pastor, Kenan Stolz. Kenan shared with us from the book of James and challenged us with the question: “What do you serve?” As we are reminded in James, faith without works i

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WARNING!!! DO NOT WATCH THIS VIDEO!!! – Monday Morning Mission – 10-07-2013

07 October, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

WARNING!!! DO NOT WATCH THIS VIDEO!!! – Monday Morning Mission – 10-07-2013

WARNING!!! DO NOT WATCH THIS VIDEO!!! IT MAY RUIN YOUR LIFE!!! Steven Furtick is the Pastor of Elevation Church in North Carolina. He wrote the book “Sun Stand Still” which our last sermon series was based on. (If

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The Basics of a Budget

03 October, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

The Basics of a Budget

In a little over a week we will be having a workshop at our church to help us as members of this church be good stewards of what God has entrusted us with. It’s called the Good $esne workshop. As we are leading up to th

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Good $ense Workshop – October 13th, 2013

30 September, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Good $ense Workshop – October 13th, 2013

Good $ense is committed to working with churches of all denominations and collaborating with like minded faith-based organizations to equip individuals to be responsible and God-honoring with their finances. Our resources and

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When Sin Overwhelms – 09-29-2013 – Sun Stand Still Message Series

30 September, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

When Sin Overwhelms – 09-29-2013 – Sun Stand Still Message Series

We’re pretty accustomed to the list of “To Don’ts.” We know we’re not supposed to murder, covet, steal or lie. We know well all the things we’re not supposed to do. But what if it’s n

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When something is lost – you look for it.

26 September, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

When something is lost – you look for it.

If you don’t know, my wife and I do Photography on the side. If you want to see what we do, you can just click here. As you can see, we take pictures of weddings. And I don’t know if you know this, but weddings ar

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Monday Morning Mission – 09-22-2013 – Found People Find People

24 September, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Monday Morning Mission – 09-22-2013 – Found People Find People

Do you remember a couple of weeks ago how we wrapped up that series called 8 to 15? (If you don’t remember, you can go back and listen to the talks here: http://68church.com/category/sermons/8-to-15-sermons/). Just bec

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Faithful In The Valley – Message – 09-22-2013 – Sun Stand Still

23 September, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Faithful In The Valley – Message – 09-22-2013 – Sun Stand Still

We all long for and desire mountaintop experiences. We want so deeply to be able to stand on the mountain with Abraham. We want to get our name written down among those in the Bible who have had great faith. But, so often, we

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Monday Morning Mission – 09-16-2013 – See it. Believe it. Do it.

16 September, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Monday Morning Mission – 09-16-2013 – See it. Believe it. Do it.

This morning you have the opportunity to begin a life-changing journey. No, I’m not trying to sell you a vacuum cleaner or convince you to buy stock in my start-up. And no, I’m not trying to sell you a star, real-

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Whiteboard Money – It’s A Heart Issue

12 September, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Whiteboard Money – It’s A Heart Issue

I shared this video in church a few months back. I wanted to share it again to remind us about how wealthy we really are in America. More than 80% of the people who walk the face of the earth live on less than $10 per day. $3

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Monday Morning Mission – Your Sun Stand Still Prayer

11 September, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Monday Morning Mission – Your Sun Stand Still Prayer

Your mission for this week is to come up with your Sun Stand Still Prayer and share it with us. It really is that simple. Come up with your Sun Stand Still prayer and then share it with us by clicking here. And if you’r

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Sun Stand Still – Message – 09-08-2013

10 September, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Sun Stand Still – Message – 09-08-2013

Joshua had gotten himself into a heap of trouble. Without seeking the Lord, they made an alliance with Gibeon. And that turned out bad for Israel. Have you ever gotten yourself into a situation, but you needed God’s hel

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Sun Stand Still

09 September, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Sun Stand Still

This past weekend we started a new series called Sun Stand Still. And actually, it was more than just a new series, it’s a whole new framework for us as a church. It’s a new way for us to start praying for ourselv

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Need a Miracle?

07 September, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Need a Miracle?

There are a great deal of pains in this life. There are burdens that seem impossible to bear. There are situations that seem like you’ll never get through. There are mountains that seem to high, valleys too low, dessert

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Remember Last Sunday?

06 September, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Remember Last Sunday?

Were you there on Sunday? If not, you missed an awesome celebration! It was so awesome to get to celebrate with a couple of guys as they made their public proclamation of faith in Jesus. However, I want to make sure we all kn

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From This Point On We Will Be Known As…

05 September, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

From This Point On We Will Be Known As…

I have to confess, this past Sunday when we Baptized Richard and Lee, there was a part of me that really wanted to give them new names. Your name was Richard, but from now you will be known as…I resisted the urge. Howev

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In Just A Few Days…

04 September, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

In Just A Few Days…

A lot is happening at this place in just a few days… In just a few days… …a bunch of volunteers will be working hard to welcome our community onto our church campus. …there will be people thinking abou

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Vision Sunday – Message – 09-01-2013

02 September, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Vision Sunday – Message – 09-01-2013

This Sunday was a little different. Instead of having a typical Sunday with worship and a sermon, we stopped for a moment to hear from each ministry and what they’ve got coming up in the fall. Then we spent some time pr

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Monday Morning Mission – Defend The Vision

02 September, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Monday Morning Mission – Defend The Vision

It is inevitable. In fact, you’d probably make way more money if you put your money on this than if you put your money in the Stock Market. Actually, you’d make more money if you put it on this than if you put it

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The #1 Reason No One Wants To Hear the Church Talk About Money

29 August, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

The #1 Reason No One Wants To Hear the Church Talk About Money

It’s my money. I worked hard for it and I’m going to choose to do what I want with it. I know you have a hard time believing that it’s God’s money in the first place. That it was God who gave you the a

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10 Reasons You Should Invest & Invite

28 August, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

10 Reasons You Should Invest & Invite

This past Sunday we finished up our 8 to 15 series. In that series, we talked about the three aspects of reaching people for Christ. The first is Love, the second is Pray & Expect and the third is Invest & Invite. If

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Monday Morning Mission – Invest & Invite – “This Week”

27 August, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Monday Morning Mission – Invest & Invite – “This Week”

On Sunday, we finished up the 8 to 15 series. In the series we highlighted the three aspects of reaching new people to become Kingdom Warriors. Those three aspects are: Love them as God loves them. Pray & Expect (Pray for

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8 to 15 – Do you Remember/Invest & Invite – Message, Aug. 25, 2013

26 August, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

8 to 15 – Do you Remember/Invest & Invite – Message, Aug. 25, 2013

What could possibly be the reason that we have lost our enthusiasm for sharing with other about the amazing grace we have been given? When you think about it, what we have is so awesome and so amazing that there really should

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Baptisms – Sunday, September 1st!

26 August, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Baptisms – Sunday, September 1st!

For our church, Baptism is huge! We want to see as many people come to Christ, and be baptized to be disciples. So, we make a big deal of it when it happens. And this week, it’s happening! We will be celebrating with se

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10 Ways You Can Pray For The Block Party

22 August, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

10 Ways You Can Pray For The Block Party

As you may know, we are having a Block Party on September 7th from 11am – 4pm. We have been praying for this day for quite some time and we want you to get in on the action too! Pray that a lot of people will come. Pray

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Block Party!! – Saturday, September 7th, 11am – 4pm

19 August, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Block Party!! – Saturday, September 7th, 11am – 4pm

Prepare yourselves, on Saturday, September 7th, from 11am – 4 pm, we are going to have a little fun. Okay, a lot of fun!!! We are going to have free food, bounce houses, games, art, entertainment and a kitchen sink. Oka

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Monday Morning Mission – Pray and Expect

19 August, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Monday Morning Mission – Pray and Expect

You mission for this week is simple. Write you names on the the 8 to 15 card you received on Sunday, pray for them and expect God to give you opportunities to love them. If you didn’t get a card we have some for you in

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8 to 15 – Pray and Expect

18 August, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

8 to 15 – Pray and Expect

Why do we need to pray for the people we are trying to reach? The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of Go

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Have You Already Forgotten?

13 August, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Have You Already Forgotten?

“It’s Tuesday evening.” And as I’ve been praying for us as a church throughout the day, I’ve been struck with this thought. “It’s Tuesday evening, have we already forgotten what God s

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8 to 15 – When we love as God loves, We will do as God does – Message – August 11, 2013

12 August, 2013

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8 to 15 – When we love as God loves, We will do as God does – Message – August 11, 2013

Throughout the Bible we hear a lot about light, especially in the New Testament. When Jesus comes, He is often described as the Light, the Light of the world. As His followers the light gets passed on to us and now we are the

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Monday Morning Mission – Love & Hope – For The Love of God!

12 August, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Monday Morning Mission – Love & Hope – For The Love of God!

I’ve got a confession. I used to be a very negative, cynical person. And at times, that comes back up in me and I find myself struggling yet again with being negative and cynical. I was aware of my negativity and was al

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Whipple Creek Church is Becoming SixEight Church

11 August, 2013

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Whipple Creek Church is Becoming SixEight Church

It’s happened to me several times in the few short months that I’ve been at Whipple. I’m having a conversation with someone about this cool church that I get to pastor. I tell them the name of the church a

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Church Picnic!!! – Sunday – August 11, 2013 (PIE CONTEST!!!)

08 August, 2013

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Church Picnic!!! – Sunday – August 11, 2013 (PIE CONTEST!!!)

Okay, so seriously, who doesn’t like food? I mean come on! Food…Good! Plus there are going to be games. And the best part of all, A PIE CONTEST!!! If you weren’t convinced, you most certainly are now. Becaus

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Wake Up! To Hope

05 August, 2013

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Wake Up! To Hope

This is the final sermon in our series, “Wake Up!” and in it we talk about the greatest of endings. “Hope is a good thing. Maybe the best thing.” And this morning we talk about just that, Hope. We have

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Pray For Your Pastor

01 August, 2013

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Pray For Your Pastor

I ain’t too proud to ask… As you may or may not know this is a pretty new role for me. What I do know is that Fall and Winter can be very busy times in the life of a church. Everything kicks back up in the fall, a

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I’m Excited!

31 July, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

I’m Excited!

I wish I could let you know just how excited I am about what’s going on at our church! If I could, I’d run around to all your houses with a megaphone and wake you up, old school Ty Pennington style. WAKE UP! I kno

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Wake Up! To Love

29 July, 2013

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Wake Up! To Love

For God so loved… Love has been altered in society. It now refers either to romantic love or is used as a common place term for anything. What we are finding is there is a lot of love missing. Or, as many of us have fou

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Monday Morning Mission – July 29 – Start With Love

29 July, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Monday Morning Mission – July 29 – Start With Love

Yesterday we talked about Love. We spent a fair amount of time talking about all the things that love is and what love isn’t. We talked about the things that love does and doesn’t do. You could say, there was a lo

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Wake Up! To Onions – Weekend Message – July, 21, 2013

23 July, 2013

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Wake Up! To Onions – Weekend Message – July, 21, 2013

As we continue on in our “Wake Up!” series, we get to a very important topic…ONIONS! Okay, it might not be all that important, but what they represent in us is very important. As we talk today about worship,

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Parent’s Night Out – July 19th – 2013

18 July, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Parent’s Night Out – July 19th – 2013

It can be hard to get out. When you have a kid or two (or three or four), it can be a pretty big challenge to find the time to get out of the house by yourself. We understand that, and we want you to know that we care! That&#

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17 July, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

I’m Dreaming of a Church…

I’ve been dreaming of what church could and should look like for quite some time now. Possibly my whole life. I can’t explain it, except that God has placed within me a burden and passion for this physical extensi

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Monday Morning Mission – Where’s it going?

15 July, 2013

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Monday Morning Mission – Where’s it going?

Yesterday, we talked about the “M” word – muh muh muh money. If you’re like me, you don’t have a whole lot of it, so every dollar is precious. However, I think there is a misconception that needs

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Wake Up! To Who’s Really Number 1

14 July, 2013

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Wake Up! To Who’s Really Number 1

This is a topic that most people don’t want to talk about, and yet the Bible talks about money more than it talks about Hell. Because of that, we should really pay attention to what the bible says about money. Today we

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Monday Morning Mission – Serve One

09 July, 2013

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Monday Morning Mission – Serve One

Yes I know it’s Tuesday. And that’s the point. Monday Morning Mission isn’t about just Monday’s, it’s about the whole week. We want you to take what we talked about on Sunday and apply it to your

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Wake Up! To Serving Each Other In Love – Message – July 7, 2013

07 July, 2013

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Wake Up! To Serving Each Other In Love – Message – July 7, 2013

As we continue in our series of Wake Up!, we are covering a topic that is central to how God wants us, as His disciples, to live. That is the area of serving one another. Mark 10 says that Jesus came to serve, not to be serve

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Monday Morning Mission – Fighting for the Wounded calf.

01 July, 2013

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Monday Morning Mission – Fighting for the Wounded calf.

If you were at church yesterday, you saw the YouTube video about the wounded calf. If you weren’t at church yesterday, you should go check out the sermon and see what we’re talking about. (hint, hint…) What

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Wake Up! to the Power of the Body – Message – 06-30-2013

30 June, 2013

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Wake Up! to the Power of the Body – Message – 06-30-2013

This week, as we continue on in the “Wake Up!” series, we talk about the power that exists in this body we are a part of. We’re not talking about our individual, physical bodies. Instead, the body of Christ

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Monday Morning Mission – Eyes Wide Open

24 June, 2013

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Monday Morning Mission – Eyes Wide Open

Yesterday morning we defined consumer as: One whose efforts are expended for personal benefit exclusively. We also defined consumerism as the selfish and frivolous collecting of products. Then we defined what Consumer church

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Wake Up! From Consumerism to Service – Message – 06-23-2013

23 June, 2013

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Wake Up! From Consumerism to Service – Message – 06-23-2013

This is the third week in our series, “Wake Up!” We are setting the stage for how we should approach some of the most crucial aspects of our lives. So far we have covered waking up from pride to humility and how y

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8 to 15 Challenge – Invest and Invite

20 June, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

8 to 15 Challenge – Invest and Invite

A few weeks ago, I shared with you the idea of 8 to 15. It comes from the word “oikos” which is found several times in the New Testament.  And no, it’s not the Yogurt. Oikos was the word that was used for

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17 June, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Summer Worship Schedule Change

I forgot to make a very important announcement this past Sunday at church!!! So, you’ll want to watch it here! Or, if you don’t want to look at my face for that long, here’s the gist. We are going to try som

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Monday Morning Mission – Happen To Your Life

17 June, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Monday Morning Mission – Happen To Your Life

I know it’s not officially morning anymore, but the time isn’t the point. The point of Monday Morning Mission, is actively living out what we talk about on Sundays. What I desperately want for all of us, is that w

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Wake Up! From Apathy To Action – Message – 06-15-2013

16 June, 2013

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Wake Up! From Apathy To Action – Message – 06-15-2013

In the second week of our introduction to the series Wake Up, we talk about waking up from Apathy to Action. And since it’s Father’s day we also talked a lot about Basketball and Football. 🙂 From chapter 5 of E

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Youth Rummage Sale

13 June, 2013

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Youth Rummage Sale

Saturday! Saturday! Saturday! Come and get all the treasures you didn’t know you needed. How do you know that you’re going to find something you need? Because someone else is going to bring it. On the flip side, b

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The Whipple Creek Food Pantry

12 June, 2013

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The Whipple Creek Food Pantry

Today is the day! The Whipple Creek Food Pantry will be open today from 2-4pm. There are many who have been working hard the past several weeks to get everything ready to open today, and we thank them greatly! There are a few

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Monday Morning Mission – Kingdom of God not Kingdom of Me

10 June, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Monday Morning Mission – Kingdom of God not Kingdom of Me

Our Mission for the week is to live for the Kingdom of God instead of the Kingdom of Me. How do we do that? Well, for starters, in the context of our 8 to 15, we need to stop making everything about us and start looking for w

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Wake Up! from pride to humility – Message – 06-09-2013

09 June, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Wake Up! from pride to humility – Message – 06-09-2013

This is a talk that was given during a series called “Wake Up!” As we went through the series, one of the key points we talked about was walking humbly. To get a good idea of why that’s important to us at Si

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Parent’s Night Out – June 7, 2013

03 June, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Parent’s Night Out – June 7, 2013

It can be hard to get out. When you have a kid or two (or three or four), it can be a pretty big challenge to find the time to get out of the house by yourself. We understand that, and we want you to know that we care! That&#

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8 to 15 – Oikos – My Sphere of Influence – Message on 06-02-2013

03 June, 2013

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8 to 15 – Oikos – My Sphere of Influence – Message on 06-02-2013

We all have ideas that come into our head when we hear the word “evangelism.” But, what does real evangelism look like? Is it a Billy Graham Crusade or going door to door and striking up a conversation with whoeve

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Monday Morning Mission – Invest & Invite

03 June, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Monday Morning Mission – Invest & Invite

You mission for this week is simple: Invest & Invite. Invest in a relationship with someone in your 8 to 15, so at someone time this Summer you can invite them to church or a church event. What would be fantastic is if yo

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Do As I Say, Not As I Do

28 May, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Do As I Say, Not As I Do

Matthew 23:1-11 1 Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, 2 “The experts in the law and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat. 3 Therefore pay attention to what they tell you and do it. But do not do what they do,

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Chasing Supermom Vancouver

24 May, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Chasing Supermom Vancouver

Coming this Fall!!! Chasing Supermom Chasing supermom is all about providing moms with real-world ideas and encouragement. We want you to leave feeling uplifted, blessed and ready to take on another day. Come and enjoy a grea

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What’s Your Jonah Story?

23 May, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

What’s Your Jonah Story?

On Sunday, I shared with our church My personal Jonah story. As I’ve been thinking about that, and hearing some of the feedback from members of our church, what I’ve come to realize is we all have a Jonah story. S

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My Jonah Story – Message – 05-19-2013

19 May, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

My Jonah Story – Message – 05-19-2013

This morning, as David was confirmed and commissioned to be the permanent Lead Pastor of Whipple Creek, he wanted to share with you all the reasons why it’s only because of God that he has the opportunity to serve the

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Pray Through Pentecost – Day 35

18 May, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 35

We are supposed to do good works No, we can’t earn our salvation, but we are supposed to do good works. And there is a point of doing good works. And it comes from Jesus’ himself: “Let your light so shine be

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Pray Through Pentecost – Day 34

17 May, 2013

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Pray Through Pentecost – Day 34

Beginning Is Easy How many times have you started a project, but quickly realized it was going to take you a lot longer than you were anticipating? All of a sudden, all this energy and excitement for the project vanishes and

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Pray Through Pentecost – Day 33

16 May, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 33

Around Every Corner… There is an opportunity to fall into temptation. You don’t have to go far to find it. In fact, you may be sitting at your temptation right now. While, I don’t want to get into a comparis

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Pray Through Pentecost – Day 32

15 May, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 32

God calls us to believe beyond… God doesn’t ask us to do what only He can do. But He does ask us to believe beyond what we are capable of doing and seeing. And sometimes, we need God to help us with our unbelief a

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Finding A Timothy – Mother’s Day Message 05-12-2013

14 May, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Finding A Timothy – Mother’s Day Message 05-12-2013

There are many great stories of great mothers in the pages of the Bible. But instead of focusing on any of them, we focus today on a mother and grandmother you may not know about at all. In the first chapter of 2 Timothy, we

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Pray Through Pentecost – Day 31

14 May, 2013

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Pray Through Pentecost – Day 31

It is not a question… …of whether or not we will have trials and troubles. It is a question of how we will respond to them. Trials and troubles and tribulation and a guaranteed part of living in a fallen world. Bu

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Pray Through Pentecost – Day 29

12 May, 2013

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Pray Through Pentecost – Day 29

Have you ever gone for a run… …only to be sorely disappointed with just how out of shape you are. You get about 30 seconds into your run, and you’re sucking wind like Dog who has just chased a car down the r

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Pray Through Pentecost – Day 28

11 May, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 28

It’s easy to lose hope… While there are probably countless benefits to living in the connected society that we find ourselves, it is also not without it’s downsides. One of the biggest being, we also have ac

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Pray Through Pentecost – Day 27

10 May, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 27

Yes, Jesus Loves Me For many of us, that was one of the first church songs we ever learned. I don’t know if it’s because we learned it at a young age, or that it’s never really communicated to us – but

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Pray Through Pentecost – Day 26

09 May, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 26

If you think wisdom is an Old Testament thing… …you couldn’t be more wrong. The word wisdom appears at least 50 times in the New Testament. Understanding – 18 times. Knowledge – 44 times. Righteo

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Whole Church, Whole Gospel, Whole World

08 May, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Whole Church, Whole Gospel, Whole World

As we’ve been talking about what it really means to be a follower of Christ, I thought this video would be great to share with you. It’s a great explanation of what it really means to be the church. There is anoth

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Pray Through Pentecost – Day 25

08 May, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 25

(In case you’re just joining us for this journey of Pray Through Pentecost, I wanted to remind you that what we’re doing every day here on the blog is going through some of the prayers the early church prayed and

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Pray Through Pentecost – Day 24

07 May, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 24

In Every Decision It’s easy to think that our need for discernment only refers to the spiritual decisions we make in our lives. But, what we don’t realize is that every decision affects our spiritual being. That&#

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All In The Mindset – Part 2

06 May, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

All In The Mindset – Part 2

This week we wrapped up our little mini-series called “All In The Mindset.” The goal of this series was to get us started going down the road of thinking on “Above Things” instead of on “Earthly

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Pray Through Pentecost – Day 23

06 May, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 23

We Have No Concept We don’t really understand what it was like back in the days of the early church – on many different levels. For one, it’s hard for us to even imagine what it was like 20 years ago before

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Monday Morning Mission – 05-06-2013

06 May, 2013

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Monday Morning Mission – 05-06-2013

Here we are, another Monday Morning. And I hope and pray that you are finding yourself a little more aware of your surroundings than you have been in the past. Of course, you know where you are, where you work, where you live

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Pray Through Pentecost – Day 22

05 May, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 22

The Source There are so many different churches and denominations and variations of the denominations that it’s pretty much impossible to keep track of them all. And the fact, however sad it may be, is that unity is not

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Pray Through Pentecost – Day 21

04 May, 2013

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Pray Through Pentecost – Day 21

All About We We live in a competitive society. We all want to win. Well, most of us. It’s not a bad thing to be driven. In fact, I would say that – when it comes to the real mission God has for our lives – w

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Pray Through Pentecost – Day 20

03 May, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 20

It’s not that there isn’t a harvest… It’s easy for us to think that the reason we don’t see a lot of people coming to Christ is because they just aren’t there to harvest. I know a lot of pe

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Pray Through Pentecost – Day 19

02 May, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 19

The Need for Leaders One thing that arises when the church starts to grow is the need for leaders. Leadership is a very necessary part of God’s design and structure for the church. As we see throughout scripture, God ha

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Pray Through Pentecost – Day 18

01 May, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 18

Do you need wisdom? Have you found yourself in a situation in life where you just need wisdom? Where you don’t know what to do, you don’t know which way to turn? Has your boss asked you to do something that might

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Pray Through Pentecost – Day 17

30 April, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 17

A different way to live Have you ever stopped to think about where the money the disciples used to buy things came from? I guess the reason we don’t really know where they got their money was because it wasn’t all

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Pray Through Pentecost – Day 16

29 April, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 16

I’ve got to be honest with you… I have a hard time with this one. I want to hide in my theological corner and cling to the descriptive not prescriptive philosophy of the book of Acts. “This was just what hap

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Monday Morning Mission – 4-29-2013

29 April, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Monday Morning Mission – 4-29-2013

If you were in church yesterday, you’ll recognize this verse. If you weren’t, well why weren’t you there? Just kidding? Kinda… We miss you when you’re not there. And we really do think it’s

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Pray Through Pentecost – Day 15

28 April, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 15

Have I Mentioned… …that you really should read the book of Acts. These things really happened, yo! If you’ve wondered about what a real move of God looks like, you should devour this book. They called on God

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All In The Mindset – Part 1 – Prayer, Study & Worship

28 April, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

All In The Mindset – Part 1 – Prayer, Study & Worship

As we begin this new series, we started with an illustration. When we were sinners, we lived in the world and our mind thought like the world thinks. But, as we have received Christ, we have been born into a new world with a

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Pray Through Pentecost – Day 14

27 April, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 14

This is and interesting one. Unfortunately, it has been abused a lot of times. And because of that abuse, there has been a reaction that has caused it to be avoided entirely. We’ll get into some of that in a bit, but fo

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Pray Through Pentecost – Day 13

26 April, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 13

If you haven’t read through the book of Acts you should, because there’s some crazy stuff that happened during the early days of the church. Especially the story that happened just before the passage we are going

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All In The Mindset – New Sermon Series

25 April, 2013

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All In The Mindset – New Sermon Series

This coming Sunday we will be beginning a new sermon series called “All In The Mindset.” We’ll be covering some of the things that we can do to “set our minds on things above, not earthly things. There

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Pray Through Pentecost – Day 12

25 April, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 12

We are all in this together. Not just life. We are all in this mission together. That’s why we talked about being a battleship instead of a cruise ship. Not that we view ourselves as being at war with the world, we are

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Pray Through Pentecost – Day 11

24 April, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 11

Have you ever been praying and then had something happen that seemed to be a result of your prayer? Have you ever been praying and then the door of your room shut unexpectedly? Or the lights flickered? It makes you think that

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Pray Through Pentecost – Day 10

23 April, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 10

Yesterday, we talked about praying for God to give us the right word of truth to speak. Today, we talk about praying for boldness in making that proclamation. They called on God for boldness in proclamation. And pray in the S

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Who Should Give Thanks To The Lord?

22 April, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Who Should Give Thanks To The Lord?

Pastor Rick Weber shared with us this past Sunday from Psalm 107. He shared with us a great message about those who are to give thanks to the Lord. In life there are many trials, and we are urged to consider it pure joy when

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Pray Through Pentecost – Day 9

22 April, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 9

I’ve heard it said that the word of God, which is represented by the sword in Eph. 6 is the only offensive weapon spoken of in the famous spiritual armor passage. I imagine you could use a shield to defend yourself as w

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Pray Through Pentecost – Day 8

21 April, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 8

If you’re starting to sense a theme in the prayers of the New Testament church, you’re sensing correctly. The more you read the New Testament, the more you’ll realize the whole motivation in Pauls’ lif

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Pray Through Pentecost – Day 7

20 April, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 7

Persistence. This verse comes right after Jesus had told the disciples a parable about the “persistent widow.” In this parable, the widow is persistent in asking the unrighteous judge to give her justice against h

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Pray Through Pentecost – Day 6

19 April, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 6

For some reason, so many facets of Christianity are afraid of the Holy Spirit. I don’t really understand it. I do in part, but not completely. There have been a lot of abuses of the Holy Spirit that has caused many to b

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Pray Through Pentecost – Day 5

18 April, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 5

Today as we continue on in our Pray Through Pentecost series, we continue on in a similar theme as yesterday. While we talked about God’s Kingdom yesterday, we focused on the difference between the Kingdom of God and th

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Pray Through Pentecost – Day 4

17 April, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 4

Today’s prayer focus is one that we should most certainly resonate with. This is a huge part of our lives as followers of Christ. And as you may have figured out by now, this is a big deal to me. As we join with the ear

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Pray Through Pentecost – Day 3

16 April, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 3

As we go through this time of prayer, I also wanted to draw our attention to the various things the New Testament church prayed for. One of the things they prayed for (and there will be several pulled from this) was from the

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Pray Through Pentecost – Day 2

15 April, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Pray Through Pentecost – Day 2

Today is the second day of our Pray Through Pentecost. If you want to know more about what we’re doing, you can view all the posts in this series by clicking here, or you can listen to yesterday’s talk. For today,

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Ironic – Rooted and Established in Love

14 April, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Ironic – Rooted and Established in Love

Today we wrapped up our series, Ironic with a talk about what it means to be the body.  No other King would have left his Kingdom in the hands of commoners. No other king would build a kingdom without walls. No other Kingdom

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Pray Through Pentecost

12 April, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Pray Through Pentecost

We are about to embark on a journey as a church. It’s not a new journey for churches to go on. In fact, this is a journey that started the first church. After Jesus had come back to life, he spent 40 days with the disci

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Ironic – Proof and Presence

09 April, 2013

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Ironic – Proof and Presence

This week in our Ironic series, we talk about proof for the resurrection, the ascension and the Holy Spirit. No other King ascended into Heaven or could even imagine a way they could fill their followers with their presence.

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Monday Morning Mission – Live it Out

08 April, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Monday Morning Mission – Live it Out

Yesterday we looked briefly at some evidence for the resurrection, the ascension and the sending of the Holy spirit. We then talked about what we should be motivated to do because of these final parts of Jesus story. One of t

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An Ironic Easter

03 April, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

An Ironic Easter

An Ironic Easter Jesus said to his disciples,” I do not give as the world gives.” In that one sentence we find the entire message of the Gospel of Jesus. Maybe not in the mere words that are there, but in the mean

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 30

01 April, 2013

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 30

Devotional Thought He is Risen! Over this 30 day period (which hasn’t done justice to all the miracles and signs we have in scripture) we have seen Jesus enter the world that he created, preform miracles, heal the sick,

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 29 – Post Resurrection Blues

31 March, 2013

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 29 – Post Resurrection Blues

Devotional Thought The best Bible Study of all time. Can you imagine being on the road with Jesus and listening to Him explain all the things about his death and resurrection – all the things that had been prophesied ab

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 28 (Why do you look for the living among the dead?)

30 March, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days With Jesus – Day 28 (Why do you look for the living among the dead?)

Devotional Thought Why do you look for the living among the dead? Jesus was dead. He was placed into a borrowed tomb where he laid dead, cold and lifeless. One interesting passage I want to point out, comes from Matthew 27: &

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 27

29 March, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days With Jesus – Day 27

[notification type=”notification_info”]Be sure to read everything today. Don’t skip any of this post. Read all the way through. Take your time. Be sure to read the “Now What” section at the botto

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 26

28 March, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days With Jesus – Day 26

Devotional Thought For Me. That’s how we should read these passages that portray Christ’s suffering. For me. In my place. For my sin. When Jesus was mocked and beaten, it was for me. When he was questioned all nig

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 25

27 March, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days With Jesus – Day 25

Devotional Thought The last cup that Jesus had to drink, he drank with his betrayer. This meal that he had been looking forward to, probably for years now, was a significant meal. This meal is the meal that set the standard f

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 24

26 March, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

30 Days With Jesus – Day 24

Devotional Thought When churches get so far away from what they’re supposed to be, don’t go in an try to fix anything – they just might kill you… 🙂 Just kidding. Sort of. I supposed this was the str

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Ironic – Week 2 – Dense Disciples

25 March, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Ironic – Week 2 – Dense Disciples

Dense Disciples This week, we try to catch as much of Jesus’ life in this one sermon as we possibly can. Jesus came to seek and save that which was lost. Jesus came for all mankind. It’s hard to sum up Jesus&#8217

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 23

25 March, 2013

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 23

Devotional Thought There aren’t official titles for Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday of Holy week. They’re typically just called Holy Monday, Holy Tuesday and Holy Wednesday. However, I like to think of them as the

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 22 (Palm Sunday)

24 March, 2013

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 22 (Palm Sunday)

Devotional Thought We’ve thought about it possibly hundreds of times. Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a Donkey. We get excited about the palm branches, the people laying their coats down on street for the donkey to walk

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 21

23 March, 2013

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 21

Devotional Thought “This will not lead to death but to God’s glory, so that the Son of God may be glorified in it.” That’s about all I need to say today. But I’ll offer just a little more. We get

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 20

22 March, 2013

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 20

Devotional Thought As we will learn later this week (on Sunday in Church), there are many different applications that we can pull from this passage. Every scripture has one interpretation, many applications. There is a lot to

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 19

21 March, 2013

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 19

Devotional Thought It’s easy to get wrapped up in the thought that Jesus came for the helpless and poor and those who can’t help themselves. Of course, He did come for them. And absolutely, we must be passionate a

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 18

20 March, 2013

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 18

Devotional When we grow up, it’s hard to believe in Santa Claus. Of course, there are all the logistical problems. Even if he just made one present to every good kid on the planet, that’s still about a billion pre

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 17

19 March, 2013

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 17

Devotional Thought I’ve heard so many sermons on this passage, and I’m guessing you have too. Which means that it’s a good passage. It also means that it’s easy to preach, which is why there are a lot

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Ironic – Part 1 – Jesus’ Birth

18 March, 2013

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Ironic – Part 1 – Jesus’ Birth

Irony: The use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning: – an outcome of events contrary to what was, or might have been, expected. Being hipster and ironic is all the rage right now. All

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 16

18 March, 2013

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 16

This would have been an amazing experience to be a part of. Let me first say that this isn’t a creative meeting between Jesus, Moses and Elijah. It’s not as though Jesus needed some pointers on his ascension that

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 15

17 March, 2013

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 15

It’s easy to get drawn to the miracles. I love the miracles, and yes they were – well – miraculous. But the miracles are there for a reason. They’re not just there to show us how powerful Jesus was. Th

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 14

16 March, 2013

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 14

I have done things to test my kids from time to time. I haven’t done it a lot, but I have done it a time or two. I’ll see something that they’re supposed to do without being asked, and just watch to see if t

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 13

15 March, 2013

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 13

Today’s passage is a little bit longer, but it’s well worth the read. I’m sure you’ve heard about it, as it’s one of the most famous passages of scripture. The Sermon on the Mount. This passage i

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 12

14 March, 2013

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 12

Why are you a coward? Don’t get mad at me, that’s what Jesus asked his disciples. 🙂 Do you still not have faith? The disciples had been with Jesus for quite some time now, and had seen him perform many miracles

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 11

13 March, 2013

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 11

Would you step on someone’s behalf? Would you go to this length for someone else? Would you be willing to fight through a crowd, climb up on someone’s rooftop and cut a hole in the roof for the hope that they coul

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 10

12 March, 2013

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 10

It’s a slow day at work. You’ve spent the morning making phone calls, trying to drum up some new business, but nothing’s happening. Try as you may, call after call comes up with nothing. The other guys in yo

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Ironic

12 March, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Ironic

I’m excited to let you know that we are going to be starting a new series this week called “Ironic.” I am excited about it because it’s all about Jesus! We’re going to start with his birth on Mar

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Prayer – March 10th, 2013

11 March, 2013

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Prayer – March 10th, 2013

Sermon Recap: In this week’s sermon we talked about the importance of prayer. Specifically the role prayer plays in reaching the 8 to 15 people God has place in our lives. If you didn’t listen to last weeks sermon

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 9

11 March, 2013

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 9

If Jesus came today, do you think we’d reject him too? Of course, Jesus can’t come again in the same way that he already has. His second coming will be much different from his first. But, just for illustrative pur

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 8

10 March, 2013

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 8

Now many from that town believed in him because of the report of the woman who testified… This woman was one of the first evangelists. The amazing thing is that we’re not entirely sure that the woman actually &#82

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 7

09 March, 2013

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 7

A parent knows their child. Even though Jesus was fully God, he was still Mary’s son. He had to be so that he could be fully man. Since there is so much of Jesus’ life that we don’t have recorded, we will ne

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 6

08 March, 2013

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 6

What comes out when life squeezes you? When things get tough how do you respond? Have you ever been amazed at the way people respond to difficult circumstances? There have been some people in my life who never seem to respond

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 5

07 March, 2013

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 5

Grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. We’re familiar with grace, we all know it and love it. We know that without grace we would be nothing. We would find ourselves having to account for all our imperfections and w

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 4

06 March, 2013

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 4

I’ve often been intimidated while leading worship. When someone, whom I know to be a great musician or great worship leader is in the congregation, it’s hard for me to not to try to live up to their expectations.

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 3

05 March, 2013

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 3

I get the feeling that wisdom is a big deal to God. Aside from the fact that there is an entire book set aside to the idea of wisdom, we also learn that Jesus grew in wisdom. It must have been a very important facet of Jesus&

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One Mission

04 March, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

One Mission

Today we are finishing up the series, One. In it, we’ve covered the three Ones that we want to be about as a church. The one thing – Jesus, Being One Body and our One mission. As we talk today, we cover the topic

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 2

04 March, 2013

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 2

How long did it take the wise men to find Jesus? It could have been as long as two years, probably not longer. Maybe as short as a few months. We don’t really know for sure. But we know it was a long trip. They were wil

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 1

03 March, 2013

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30 Days With Jesus – Day 1

30 Days With Jesus: Day 1 Today we begin our reading and prayer series, 30 days with Jesus. The goal of this series is to get us all interacting with the word throughout the week, as well as to get us all on the same page &#8

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One Body: What Do We Do?

28 February, 2013

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One Body: What Do We Do?

What do we do? If there is division there is no communion. Taking the elements of communion, the cup and the bread, are not what makes it communion. The unity that Jesus prayed for us, brought together under the sacrificial l

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One Body: Examine Yourself

26 February, 2013

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One Body: Examine Yourself

1 Corinthians 11:27-28 “For this reason, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. A person should examine himself first, and in this wa

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One Body

24 February, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

One Body

How we take communion is just as important as taking communion. We can never do anything to make ourselves worthy of Christ’s death for us on the Cross. Communion celebrates what Christ did for us. The word unworthy does no

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One Passion (AKA – The One Thing)

20 February, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

One Passion (AKA – The One Thing)

Sermon Recap: In today’s sermon we talked about the many things that can distract us from the one thing. It’s so easy to get distracted with all the things going on around us, to get caught up living in the periph

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Whipple’s New Look

20 February, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Whipple’s New Look

Thanks for stopping by to check us out! We are in the process of updating our website and you have just caught us in the middle of that process. We encourage you to check us out at facebook.com/whipplecreekchurch to get more

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