The Cross

The cross is the best known least understood symbol in the world. We memorialize it with jewelry and tattoos, but our understanding of it is about as deep as a soup bowl. For the first followers of Jesus, the cross was an embarrassment that led to mockery and misunderstanding. Just...

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Rooted: Grow Deep. Live Tall.

I was mugged. Not just me. There were a few of us. My oldest brother and a couple of his friends were “letting” me play basketball with them at P.S. 67 (they number the public schools in New York City). I was maybe ten years old and winter was over,...

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Heavenward

Are you drifting through life? You know the feeling…you look back at the last year, or maybe five years, and you wonder, “Am I living life or is life living me?” Or maybe you’re the polar opposite of that: you’re driven. You are consumed with that goal you are chasing...

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The Gift

Can a Gift Change Your Life? I still remember Christmas morning 1983. It was early, of course, and my siblings and I rushed downstairs to the living room to see what “Santa” had left us in our stockings. I froze in the middle of the staircase because sitting in front...

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Happy: Are You?

We chase happiness the way a dog chases his tail, and end up just as frustrated. Jesus had some surprising things to say about what it means to be happy, and who should truly be happy. Join us on Sunday mornings in April and May as we explore what Jesus...

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Ready?

In the last few days before he was arrested and crucified, Jesus was focused on making his disciples ready. They needed to be ready for his death, resurrection and ascension. They needed to be ready for what would happen to them after he was gone. But most of all, they...

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Living on Purpose

What is the purpose of life? Is it something you create for yourself? Something that is given to you by a parent, or a mentor? Is it survival…success…pleasure? Whether consciously or sub-consciously, we are all living according to some understanding of purpose. We’re starting the year with a reminder that...

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Christmas 2015: Star Trip!

Starting Sunday, November 29th, Kids’ Church will journey to a land long ago and far away. When our Lord Jesus was born, a new star appeared in the sky. Wise men from the East knew it signaled the birth of a king and they traveled far to see Him. What might it...

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Blizzard!

Even though we’re not together today, we can still worship God in solidarity. Here are some things you can do (whether you’re home alone, or with family or roommates) to worship God during the blizzard, and stay in touch with our series about being the Body of Christ. 1. Read...

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Spiritual Gifts

It’s amazing to me that God would choose to do it this way, but He chose to reach this world with the good news about Jesus by shaping believers into the “body” of Christ. This way, whenever people encounter the Church, and of particular concern to me, our church, they...

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