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    Jesus Changed My Life

    Is there meaning to this life? Why does life have to hurt so much? There is no easy answer to these questions. Our pain and challenges in life are personal. They often consume our thinking and emotions and end up defining who we are. If we are going to find ultimate meaning in life, it can’t be something made up. And it can’t be something un-personal or inauthentic to the real world with real world struggles. What does God have to say about all this? Thankfully, God has provided an answer to all the pain and suffering in the world. It is real, and it is really personal. How personal…

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    Easter,  The Gospel

    “God Comed Alive”

    Easter is a day for celebration! Jesus is alive! This morning, I got the joy of seeing our 3 year old son run down the stairs to exclaim his excitement to find Jesus (in our Play Easter Rock Garden) who had rose from the grave today. “But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you…

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    COVID-19 is Freaking the World Out!

    This is the first time I’ve seen in my adult life that most of the world has shuttered in fear. Whether we are someone who makes fun of it or someone who is filling the house with toilet paper, this COVID-19 outbreak is disrupting everyone’s humdrum lives. I was thinking about this question, “What is at the core of this global fear?” I’m sure we all have lots of answers, but entertain this one that I was thinking about: The virus is killing people, and we can’t control it. This virus is destabilizing our world and showing us how short and fragile life is. Death is freaking people out! And…

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    God’s Plan & Man’s Rebellion Against Him

    From the very start of creation, God made man in his own image and gave him the privilege of having a personal relationship with him. Yet, through man’s own rebellion toward God (in Adam and Eve) and desire to live apart from him, this relationship has been cut off. But, there is great news for us! Although we deserve it, God hasn’t just wipe us out. Out of his own love he planned a story of redemption that would allow the his people to return to him. God’s Plan from Adam to Jesus Right in the story of humanity’s rebellion, we see that God is not caught off guard or…