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On The Road Bible Study – Week 4

The Journey of Discipleship The Passage: Luke 10:25-37 25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” 27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and […]

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On the Road Bible Study – Week 3

The Passage: Luke 10:1-11 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two [a] others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. 2 He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out […]

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On the Road – Week 2 Bible Study

The Passage: Mark 10:32-34 32 They were on their way up to Jerusalem, with Jesus leading the way, and the disciples were astonished, while those who followed were afraid. Again, he took the Twelve aside and told them what was going to happen to him. 33 “We are going up to Jerusalem,” he said, “and […]

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On The Road – Week 1 Bible Study

Jesus’ mandate was to come to earth and make disciples. A disciple in Greek is a mathetes — where we get our work ‘mathematics’ from. It essentially means ‘to be a learner’. The journey of discipleship is what this series is about – will you go ON THE ROAD with Him? The Passage: Luke 5:1-11 […]

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Philippians Study #6

Joy in God Matthew Destry – Communications Pastor Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! There is something majestic about altitude. There is something wondrous, interesting and elating about being higher or above things that we usually see from the ground. Some of us may have a fear of […]

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Philippians Study #5

Matthew Destry – Communications Pastor Philippians 3:13-14 (NIV) “Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ […]

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Philippians Study #4

Philippians 2:12-16 A Do and A Don’t Matthew Destry – Communications Pastor Every truth has implications. When we understand something for the first time, the next thing that we think is: “what does this mean for my life?”. Sure, not every piece of information we receive is earth-shatteringly transformational, but when revelation comes to us, […]

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Philippians Study #3

The Call to Humility Matt Destry – Communications Pastor “Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow. So […]

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Philippians Study #2

The Blessing of Limitation       Matt Destry – Communications Pastor Philippians 1:12-30 As people made in the image of God, who follow after the resurrected Jesus, we are well acquainted with the idea of hope. The idea of possibility, the knowledge of a brighter day ahead of us, and the unbridled potential of human life […]

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Philippians Study #1

Joy In Community Matt Destry – Communications Pastor When John Donne penned the famous words, “No man is an island”, although he was speaking of humanity itself, he might have also been speaking of the church. The church is the one true community on earth that should live these words with not only mental assent […]

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Welcome Home – 40 Day Fast Devotion #40

The Fruit of the Fast Matt Destry – Communications Pastor Scripture Acts 13:2-3 While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas an Saul for the work to which I have called them.” So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and […]

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Welcome Home – 40 Day Fast Devotion #39

Who Gets the Glory? Matt Destry – Communications Pastor Scripture Acts 12:22-24 They shouted, “This is the voice of a god, not of a man.” Immediately, because Herod did not give praise to God, an angel of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died. But the word of God […]

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