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Prayer Life

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For the past few months, I’ve been slowly (and I mean, slooooowly) making my way through Timothy Keller’s book on prayer, fittingly called—Prayer. In the best way possible, this book has really “messed up” my prayer life. God has used this book to reveal things I ...

Snow Days

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As we all know by now, this has been quite the winter in Portland. Growing up in northern Indiana, I experienced more snow than I care to remember and while I know I should feel like a “pro” when it comes to navigating the snow, Indiana does not get ice like Oregon and Indiana does not ...

Hope

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Last Sunday marked the beginning of the Advent season, and this first week of Advent is often centered around the theme of Hope. When we think about the word, “hope,” we often times use it in the context of not knowing what will happen; it usually involves a significant amount of ...

CORE

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This past Sunday, not only did we wrap up our “I AM” series, but a group of about twenty-five of us finished our fourth and final week of CORE 2. This was my and my wife, Ruth's, first CORE experience. If you’ve never taken CORE 1 or 2, it is “an intensive discipleship ...

Cornerstone

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This week in both our Sunday gathering and our Women’s Conference, we are introducing a new song called Cornerstone by Hillsong Worship. This song is based off the well-known hymn, The Solid Rock (My Hope Is Built). The verses are very similar to the hymn, but there is a new chorus added ...

The Great I AM

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Before Abraham was, I am. I am the bread of life. I am the light of the world. I am the door. I am the good shepherd. I am the resurrection and the life. I am the true vine. I am the way, the truth and the life. This week, Wayne is beginning a series on these eight “I AM” statements ...

Being Love in a World of Hate

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Simply watching the news or scrolling down your Facebook feed can be pretty discouraging these days. With further connectedness through technology and social media, it seems that we are increasingly being exposed more and more to the hate and brokenness of our world. We all react in various ways ...

So That

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This Sunday, we have the privilege of hearing John Chang teach on John 17. As I have been reading over this famous passage of Jesus’ prayer for his disciples (known by many as “Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer), I have been especially struck by these few verses: “As you, ...

A Community Sunday of Praise

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We are coming up on A Community Sunday of Praise this Sunday, May 29. Our Worship Pastor and his wife, David and Ruth Smith, created this video to share what they are praising God for. Take a peek by clicking ...

Jesus: Our True Global Partner

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What a privilege it has been these past two weeks to witness what God is doing around the world through our community’s Global Partnership Emphasis. We have been blessed to hear from two wonderful guest speakers and to hear directly from the Brunes and Andersons—two of our Global ...