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NU: The Story of Dating, Sex & Marriage

She was faithful to God in waiting for her husband. He was not. This is their story. On June 5th & 12th (10:30am service), we’ll host a two-part series called NU: The Story of Dating, Sex and Marriage. My wife, Alicia and I will unpack our own experiences and explore the scriptural wisdom on waiting, dating and anticipating their…

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Radical Obedience

At the close of the Old Testament age there was increasing appeals for repentance and submission to God’s standards. I wonder, is there the same call for radical obedience today? I was reading through some of the OT prophets recently—which is never easy reading. There’s a lot of confusing imagery and that persistent appeal to return…

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Bulk Items

Here in the city of Round Rock, once a year they offer a bulk items pick up day… A chance to get rid of large unwanted items. I’m excited for this because over the year, I find that stuff accumulates. And I’m thankful to live in a community that is aware of that and is…

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Love and Respect

Coming up towards our wedding day, Alicia & I were as in love as two people could be. We were confident in our ability to have a great life together… We had done all the premarital counseling with a very close pastor friend, so it was a thorough walk-through of the potential pitfalls of marriage….

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MY GOD WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?

And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” More chilling words, I can’t imagine. The crying out of our Lord Jesus in lament for his suffering. Still, these words leave much to be considered; the…

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Isolation

“It would have been better if they shot me…” One of the worst mass killers in the world complained this week about being kept in isolation. Norway’s notorious killer Anders Breivik was in court to complain about the inhuman conditions he’s been kept in since he was convicted of murdering 77 people. I’m not here…

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With Child

“Hey Joseph… You’re fiance, Mary… She’s pregnant.” The time when Alicia and I were engaged was one of the best seasons of my life. Never before was I anticipating something so much as I was the gathering together of all our friends and family to celebrate our wedding day—let alone the excitement of taking her…

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Bike Through Traffic

 Daniel Lemke is biking across America with a message of hope. He’s raising awareness and funds to fight human trafficking. And he needs your help to complete his journey. Follow him on your social networks and if you’re able, help meet new friends along his route out west.   Check out Bike Through Traffic here and follow him…

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Haiti Insider Mission

We’re thankful for friends Doug & Nancy Stevens who are continuing their ministry in Haiti in January. Doug and Nancy will be returning to Haiti in January, 2016, with teachers (and sisters-in-law) Kristy Klays and Tracy Kays from Phoenix, to complete another teacher training seminar and continue the Pastoral instruction. How can you get involved? …