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Totally Forgiven


Jesus takes my sins on himself. This is the best news in the whole world. We call it the Gospel which is an old English word for Good News. Jesus takes all my guilt and all my sin on himself. He says, "I'm going to give you all my goodness," also called righteousness. "I'm going to give you all my goodness so you can get into heaven and I'm going to take all of your guilt...

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Jesus Understands Your Hurt


Did you know that Jesus feels our grief? It's because he understands grief. He's been there. He's experienced it too. He came to earth and became one of us so he's experienced all of the loneliness that people experience, the betrayal that people experience, the rejection that people experience. Isaiah 53:3-4, 700 plus years before Jesus came to earth, Isaiah describes Je...

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How God Turns Our Hurt into Holiness


Jesus turns my hurts into holiness. I need to explain this. Jesus turns my hurts into holiness. What I'm saying is that God brings good out of bad. He brings good out of evil. He has a way of turning things around. The stuff that happens to you, it's not all good. There's a lot of bad stuff that happens to you, but God says, "I can turn it around. I can transform it. I ca...

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Are You a Good Friend?


The Bible teaches very clearly that the way to have good friends is this: The type of friend I am is the type of friend I will attract. In the book of Proverbs there are six marks of a real friend. If we build these into our life, then we'll attract these kind of people in our life. These are also six keys to a great marriage. 1. I MUST BE COMMITTED Proverbs 18:24 There ...

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4 Reasons We Are Better Together


A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. A bundle of sticks is hard to break. It's our choice. We can decide to go it alone, or we can decide to "bundle" with other believers. This is the way that God intended us to live. 1. WHEN I BUNDLE WITH OTHERS THERE WILL BE SOMEONE THERE TO PICK ME UP WHEN I FALL DOWN Eccl. 4:10 If one person falls, the other can reach out a...

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What Do I Do When I Feel Lonely


On Sunday, we talked about the importance of belonging. We talked about the fact that we were created for relationships. That we are better together. That God didn't create you to be alone. When we feel lonely, that's when we are tempted to draw back and further isolate ourselves, even though that's the opposite of the solution. In fact, the enemy wants you to be isolated...

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3 Ways to Reduce the Stress of Your Schedule


The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health released a study that said executive stress costs the country twenty billion dollars a year. They estimate the total cost of stress on the work force is now a hundred billion dollars a year. That's a lot of money. Is there an antidote to surviving your stressed out schedule? Today we're looking at "Surviving My Sched...

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A Few Good Friends


Loneliness is rampant in our society. It's the number one emotional problem. Everybody needs friends. It's part of God's plan for our lives. When God made the world, He put man in a perfect environment and said, "It is not good for man to be alone." Sometimes the people we call our friends aren't really friends at all. Some people in our life are more like a ministry pro...

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His Love Covers Us


God is love.And all love comes from God.And we love because God loves us. 1 John 4:7-8 "Love comes from God for God is love." God loves you so much that he sent Jesus on a mission of love with a message of love. The Bible doesn't say God has love; it says God is love. Love is his nature; God is love. God created the entire universe. He created this planet; he created ...

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4 Steps to Forgiving Others


Forgiveness is critical to experience true freedom in life. Even if we have been intentionally wronged, and we have the right to be upset and hold a grudge, forgiveness is the only way we can move forward with freedom and inner peace. There are four things we need do in order to experience the freedom of forgiveness. 1. I RECOGNIZE WE'RE ALL IMPERFECT When we hate someb...

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How Do I Prepare for Eternity?


We are going through 40 Days of Purpose as a church, and this week we talked about life being the dress rehearsal for eternity. That we need to use this life to prepare for all the rest of eternity. But how? Here are four ways to live a life that matters in light of eternity. 1. I Get to KNOW God. Establish your relationship with God. That's the first step. How? The sam...

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