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For You

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For Schuylkill County

We actually change our world every day by what we bring to our space. That’s why we are for Schuylkill County. God is for Schuylkill County and has called us to affect our space, our towns, our streets, our relationships by what we bring into our relationships and communities. You may be thinking, who me?. Yes. We change our worlds everyday by what we bring into them. Bring joy, bring hope, bring Jesus. Don’t sit back, complain and wait for someone else to change your world. Let’s change it together.
  • September 05, 2021
  • Joshua Ott
  • Four
  • Acts 8:4-8 , Acts 1:8 , Romans 8:28 , Acts 6:3-4
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For Jesus

We often focus on the negative in life instead of focusing on the positive. It leads to a lot of disappointment. People look at church that way too sometimes. Why is it when people think about church, they think about what church is against. We want to be known for what we are for. Way more than just being about our vision as a church these messages have such powerful application to our personal lives. This week, if you get this one right you have all you need. We are for Jesus.
  • August 29, 2021
  • Joshua Ott
  • Four
  • John 3:1-21 , John 14:1-9 , Colossians 1:17
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The Other One

Every party has one, and this one represents the critics Jesus was addressing in these parables. The scary thing is the older brother was the other lost one in the passage. His sin was hidden, his pride was out of control, he didn’t love the father just the father’s stuff. There are however a few checks we can keep in front of us to help us keep tabs on our own hearts and whoever you are God still wants you to experience the party.
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The Ask and the Aftermath

Sometimes one line can change the trajectory of your day, week, or year. What is astonishing about this passage is the love the father displays for the lost son. He endures the shame , the heartbreak and the humiliation of granting this son’s request. It reminds me of Jesus and his love for us and what he endured on the cross. Jesus sees deeper than your struggle and you don’t have to talk Him into loving you.
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The Heart

Lots of different people gather to hear Jesus. Both the notorious sinners and the notoriously religious. The notorious sinners were drawn to Jesus, so why aren’t they drawn to us? This message is about getting unstuck in the weeds of religion and finding the heart of God. A story about sheep to show us that the lost sheep is the object of God’s affection. Let’s be like Jesus.
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#ImStillStanding

Jesus ends the sermon on the mount with a lot of contrast that builds to a very important question. What are you building your life on? If you want to still be standing through the inevitable storms in life you need to build your life on something that has overcome. Build your life on Jesus and you will still be standing no matter what happens next.
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#Thatsgood

We get to this amazing part of the Sermon on the Mount where Jesus is describing the approachability of God. For a people who thought God was distant and and unconcerned this was a very big deal. Little did they know God wasn’t just approachable He had come to them. What do you want? It is a question Jesus asked a blind man. It is a question that makes us uncomfortable. But it is important to know that has your best ahead of you. Just ask, seek, knock.
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#Judgemuch

Message Info: #Judgemuch, 7/4/2021- The next message in our #BLESSED series focuses on the clarification Jesus provides for us on judging others. The two main points and steps that we need to focus on are humility and accountability. Jesus tells us that we have a plank in our own eye, so we need to humble ourselves and deal with the sin in our lives. After this, we can then help our fellow believers in removing the speck from their eyes, and this is through loving accountability.
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You’re Closer Than You Think You Are

Letting go of what once was is always a hard lesson, to let go means we have to face “how do we move forward?” When you are “caught up” in circumstances it is easy to lose faith in the ONE that is always there for you. God is in the business of victorious endings.
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Examining Our Driving Force

What is the driving force in your life? Why do we do what we do? These are questions that help us examine our outlook on life. Matthew gives three activities that Christians perform.
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#Frenemies

This message talks about what is referred to as the hardest ethic from Christ - How to respond to those who hurt you and loving others even your enemies. This is so hard because wrongs hurt and deep inside us there is a call for justice, for life to be fair. Sometimes this translates into the desire to hurt the person back. The law of retribution is flawed and will sink you. Jesus shows us a better way that elevates you and elevates your relationships.
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#InsideOut

What if you lived your life inside out? Everyone saw what was going on in your heart. In today’s talk we look at the inside out kingdom, a different way. Jesus is saying my way is different, this way to live is better and you need me. Those reminders are so great and when applied to life they show us a new path forward free of empty religion and full of grace.
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#Salty

The next message in our #BLESSED series focuses on the commands that Jesus gave us to be salt and light in our world. We may not realize this, but ANYONE can make an impact; we all have purpose. We need to live in our uniqueness and be an enhancement. We cannot keep our faith to ourselves, but we need to be a light exposing the darkness in the world. Most importantly, we are to do these things so that we can lead others to God and ultimately glorify Him through it all. You can make an IMPACT!
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#NotWhatYouThink

The first message in our #BLESSED series looks at the “Blessed” statements from Jesus. What we think will get us a good life usually doesn’t. Instead what Jesus teaches us is the stuff on the inside and our spiritual journey lead to the fullness He has for us. There is a deeper kind of happy for you. It’s a journey and God cares more about your inside. Don’t miss the best stuff He has for you.
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About Pressure

One of the things that exhausts us the quickest is the expectations and pressure we place on ourselves or others place on us. You can’t truly find rest unless you know how to deal with pressure and expectations. This messages takes a look at Jesus and 7 ways he modeled for us to deal with pressure and expectations.
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Worn Out

Some things wear you out faster than others. Dysfunction is one of those things. It always flares up at the worst possible moments and it exhausts us on the inside. Whether it is the dysfunction of detour from God’s design, disruption from God’s plan or disappointment the fix is to find a new rhythm and space for rest. Moses had four fortunate spiritual practices that helped him find the rest and confidence he needed to move forward: spiritual rhythm, boundaries. honest relationship with God, and God’s presence.
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When Life's a Puzzle

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Tired on the Inside

Rest is something God commanded us to do but we struggle to find new space to really rest and so many of us are tired on the inside. This talk looks at a Psalm King David wrote in the midst of despair. This is the reality and reminder we need as we all look to find rest.
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Triggered

Waiting for anything is hard. It’s especially hard when waiting for matters of the heart. This message looks at the last encounter between the disciples and Jesus recorded in the book of John. Don’t fall back into what is comfortable or busy when you get restless. Look back and see how far God has brought you. Let your past trigger grace and reframe your future. God loves you and new beginnings await.
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More Than

Thomas is a disciple who had a misunderstood moment stick, labeling him throughout history as “Doubting” Thomas. Thomas is a lot like us. We are more than a bad or unfortunate moment. We are free but not always doing great. The question is: Do you believe God is good? Let your questions be a catalyst to examine your faith and come out the other side stronger.
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It’s Not Over, It's Finished

There is a finality to the language “it's over”. A helplessness. It sucks the hope out of life. But Jesus didn’t say "it’s over", He said “it’s finished”, and the difference in those words equals a whole lot of hope. The hope nothing can steal from you.
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Don’t Wanna Miss It

It is easy to lose things in translation. We get caught up in the buzz of the right now, what we need right now, what life looks like right now and we miss what God is doing in our lives. That is why it so important to go to the source and the source is Jesus. He’s whats missing when we miss peace and hope and joy.
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Isn't It Ironic

The irony of grace is that we have it offered to us and we don’t take it, or we take it but don’t live in it. Instead we sit thinking more or better of the same broken stuff will fix our lives. Jesus offers us a new life, a full life. Time to stop holding on to things that hold us back and start trusting Him and stepping into the best life He has for us.
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Had To

God’s purpose in Jesus was for you. This message looks at the mechanism of Grace the cross. Where free for us wasn’t free at all. Jesus cuts the distance to pull the barriers down and make a way for us to be restored through His sacrifice for us. He is the way, the truth and the life.
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Wrecked

There are things in life we don’t want to talk about but probably should. Sin is one of those things. The conversation about sin in church, maybe in your past is usually one absent of grace. That’s a huge problem. The bottom line is sin (not just yours, all of ours) wrecks things, but God’s grace is way bigger. This message points to our need for grace and doesn’t just stop there, it celebrates grace and invites us deeper into it.
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Grace Is

Good News. It is hard to see when things get difficult. We get so distracted by all the bad news. Grace is like that. It is really good news that gets lost in the shuffle of religion and our efforts to prove ourselves. Grace is beautiful and crazy and it is God’s unmerited, unearned, and undeserved favor toward us. He loves us unconditionally.
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Finish Strong

The hard part is finishing strong. If you are struggling to get started, are stuck or failed somewhere along the way it should be encouraging to know that it’s not how you start it is how you finish that matters. Paul is teaching Timothy how to finish strong as he lives out an example for us all while he nears the end of his life. 7 ways to finish strong!
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What Gets You

It is hard to have confidence and courage during difficult times, especially when Jesus doesn’t feel close to you. Most of us don’t feel like we have really big mountain moving faith, but Jesus never said we had to have big faith, just little faith. Keep focused on Jesus. Your little faith and His big Grace will always equal rescue.
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It's Just a Season

Life is full of seasons. Some easy, some hard, all carry a burden. You can’t let a season of your life steal your hope. Even when things aren’t going well you can learn to bear up under the burden of a season and live well. This message is how to make it through the season you find yourself in.
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The Secret

I would rather be better than worse but often it feels like the choices in life are between a bad situation and settling for less than what we hoped for. The secret to finding hope in anything is learning to disconnect your satisfaction from your situation. It is learning the state of, the spiritual practice of contentment. This message readjusts our misconceptions about contentment, helps us source it from Christ.
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It’s A Mess

Sometimes the mess is the problem. The mess keeps us from experiencing hope and joy. The mess in our heart usually starts small but easily distracts us from what we need most. Jesus went to the temple and flipped the tables. He was passionate about the house of God where people would worship and find the hope they needed. Jesus cleared the mess so people could see God and find the new life He has for them. 1 Corinthians 6:19 and Romans 8:9 teach us that we are the temple. The place where God’s Spirit resides if we have given Him our hearts in faith. Time to clean up the mess and get back to the absolutely amazing experience it is to be close to Him. Let Jesus clean up your heart. Don’t wait to work on the mess.
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Jesus is...

You can find hope in anything because Jesus is better...Jesus is still King. Everything eventually runs out except for what is connect to Jesus. Let him flip your life and fill it up. Time to trust Jesus with every area of your life. Jesus is...
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The Comfort Trap

Don’t make comfort your goal for this new year. Comfort is nice but it can also be a trap. There is a much better goal for your new year. The better goal is to step into the best life God has for you even if it means following Jesus when you are uncomfortable.
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Finding Enough

Maybe you feel like you are out of options, out of time, or don’t have anything significant to offer. Great news! God is enough for you and he can use your “nothing” to do something amazing in your life.
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Room Enough to Wait For It

Waiting for a promise can be hard. What starts as excitement quickly turns to agitation, pessimism and even disappointment. The stakes go up the more we want what we are waiting for. It can become a physical experience as we try to keep ourselves faithful in the season God has us in right now. It can be an emotional experience as we try to remind our heart of the things God has promised us and it can become a spiritual exercise as we struggle to move past our doubts and live in faith. We can learn a lot from two characters in the Christmas story who don’t get a whole lot of screen time. Learning from Simeon we can find contentment and we wait with expectation that God is still going to do something amazing in our lives. The key to experiencing that kind of joy…complete joy is found in abiding with Jesus.
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Room Enough For You

You can’t understand a moment without understanding the bigger story…the context. Meaning gets lost without the context. Purpose gets lost without the context. But, when you really see the whole context of the Christmas story you can find a bigger context for your story. You find your meaning. You find your purpose. Don’t let the a story that may be a little too familiar to you loose its meaning. It will rewrite your story, no matter who you are, or where you find yourself in this world. There is room enough for you in God’s story.
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Room Enough For The Gift

Gifts are an important part of a lot of our Christmas traditions. A gift can tell you a lot about the person receiving the gift but even more about the gift giver. Unfortunately a lot of the gifts we give have a short shelf life before they are stuck in a drawer somewhere forgot, or unused. Our faith can be like that. We can take this amazing gift God has given us in Jesus and treat it like it is fragile, outdated or cheap. This gift of Jesus is timeless, priceless and strong. Time to pull it out of the junk drawer and put it center stage in our lives.
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Room Enough to Get Past It

We all have things we have to get past in life. Maybe it is a heartbreak or wound form your past. Maybe you struggle to forgive someone or you have been holding onto anger. Sometimes we are faced with the reality that life isn’t turning out how we expected it to. Life is less than ideal. A lot of space in life is like that and we need to get past it to move from less than ideal to the blessings God has for us. This message will help you see how you can get past what you need to get past.
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Room Enough to Trust

It’s easy to have our anxiety triggered when our plans get interrupted and we are anticipating conflict. The bigger our plans the harder they fall. But what if you could move from anxiety to adoration? Mary did. She had room enough to trust God even without all the answers. You can move from anxiety to adoration too. This messages looks at a few things to understand about God that will help get you there.
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Searching For Gold

Our abundant life doesn't rest in what we muster up. It doesn't depend on what others can do for us. It depends upon the Lord.
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You’re Closer Than You Think You Are

Letting go of what once was is always a hard lesson, to let go means we have to face “how do we move forward?” When you are “caught up” in circumstances it is easy to lose faith in the ONE that is always there for you. God is in the business of victorious endings.
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On The Full Send

Lots of different things can lead to our hearts becoming hardened. It is something that can happen to all of us. You can tell when it starts to happen because you become less patient and more apathetic. Jesus knows what your heart needs and He is on the full send to get your heart back to where it belongs.
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So Heavy

Pain is so heavy it hurts, and the more it hurts the heavier it makes everything else. Pain and suffering steals clarity and drains our faith, and it's the biggest challenge many of us will face. It can also raise our biggest questions about God and life, but God is at work in all of our painful circumstances to draw good out of the bad.
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When It's Good It's All Good

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Stuck in Your Head

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The Art of the Wait

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I Smell Trouble

  • October 11, 2020
  • Joshua Ott
  • Peace Thief
  • Genesis 32:7-8 , Galatians 4:7 , John 10:27-30 , 1 Thessalonians 5:11 , Proverbs 18:21 , Philippians 4:5-7
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I Can't Help It

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First Step

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Gotta Go

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Stay Hungry

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Stuck in the Hustle

It doesn't matter what you look like, it doesn't matter what labels are thrown at you, it doesn't matter how other people judge you, Jesus just says come to me. Come to me if you're weary. Come to me if you're thirsty. I have what you've been looking for, just come to me. Just come and see. It's an invitation that will change your life. It's an invitation to be a part of something that is unstoppable.
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I Feel Like I'm Not Enough

Most of us feel inadequate at some time or another, like we aren't enough or we don't have enough for what we are facing. The problem is we treat our feeling like it's a definitive fact about us, and we compound it with the voices of others who tell us that we're not enough. But it isn't true. We are always enough for God.
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I'm So Anxious

Anxiety is an everybody issue. The ping of anxiety interrupts our days, our lives. Maybe it doesn’t really matter so much where our anxiety comes from; maybe what God has for us is just a better way to deal with it. What you’re worrying about 99% of the time- it doesn’t even matter.
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I Feel So Purposeless

Sometimes in life we feel like we are doing so much but it getting anywhere. We’re all searching for our purpose and have trouble answering the question “why?” It’s not found in what you have or don’t have. The answer to your purpose and meaning in life starts with your heart. It’s His purpose not your plans. He’s calling you to be more like Christ. Be faithful in the little things and serve Gods people. It will lead you into a life full of meaning and purposes.
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I'm So Lonely

Your circumstances apply pressure in your life that reveal what is really going on. Loneliness creeps up when no one understands us or our circumstances, and anytime we are physically, emotionally, or spiritually isolated we can fall into a lonely place. But we are not alone. God is with you. He meets you in those lonely spaces. He goes before and comes after you. Just because you can’t see him, or hear does not mean he isn’t with you. Prioritize your relationship with God and He will heal your lonely heart. “The Lord is close to the hearted and saves those crushed in spirit.”
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Moving From Have to to Get to

I want my mentality to be "I Get To", not "I Have To". Happiness and joy is not found in ourselves. King David was living in a cave hiding to save his life. People flocked around him, made sacrifices for him. David had a “I Get To”, I get to offer these people what they could only get by grace. HE LOVED THEM! I get to serve Jesus, you get to serve Jesus.
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The Epic Finish

Have you tasted the bitter taste of fatigue? This fight is not with people! It is with principalities, and spiritual forces. It is with the thief that comes to steal, kill and destroy. It is not how you start the fight it is how you finish. Remember your identity is "You are a Victor". It is who you are. Faith is your weapon. It is how you stand! Nothing can take your faith away from you.
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For All The Things

Ever feel defeated, loss of confidence, short on wisdom, need help fixing a relationship? Well, GOD has you covered, just pray. Sounds to simple, let’s remember it’s simple acts, that can make the most difference. Just start the act of prayer as your first choice each day. Prayer, it connects your heart with GOD.
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The Right Gear, Part Two

The right gear for any adventure make the journey much safer, enjoyable and fun. Our life journey is no different, GOD has given us a list of “gear” needed to make our life journey much safer, enjoyable and fun as well.
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The Right Gear, Part One

In part 1 of How to be Victors, we talked about the first three items needed for our journey through life and how “the right gear” makes our life adventure easier or less stressful. Here are the last three items found in Ephesians 6:14.
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The Way Through the Storm

I'm not going to pretend to know if there's a purpose for this whole virus thing. I don't know what the purpose is. I think sometimes these things are just because the world is fallen and broken and it's not our forever home. But I know He has a purpose for you in the midst of the storm. Keep living by faith. Because if you keep walking in the purpose God has for you, it’ll get a little hairy, it’ll get a little weird. But you're going to be all right.
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Make Way for the Waymaker

Whatever it may be, there is a way through it and there is a Way Maker who will you see you through whatever trouble life throws at you. Just make more room for Him, and if you need a new beginning make this it. Give Him your life, and He will make a way where you didn’t think there was one.
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Quit Quitting

You just have to follow Him one step at a time, and God will take you somewhere bigger than you could have imagined and better than you could have prayed for. But when disappointment creeps in you’re going to feel empty, hurt, beat-up…you’re going to want to quit. When you learn that the small faithful steps will lead you to big places, that you can trust this big God that is bigger than you could have expected, that you mean something to Him…your default changes. Don’t quit.
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Quit Being Afraid

God’s got a plan, and He’s saying “Will you trust me?” “Will you acknowledge my presence?” “Will you allow me to protect you?” That’s not to say that there won’t be some difficult times, some hurtful times, some painful times…but God’s going to protect you because He has a plan.
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Quit Settling

Let God be the architect and builder of your life. He will sink the foundation deep, He will be unshakeable. When you step into the more that He has for you, if you place your hope in Him, if you start looking forward to the city that He has for you, that faith will drive you to more than you could have asked for.
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Quit Checking Out

If we want to stay checked in, and if we want to build that relational power and be that difference-maker, we need to acknowledge what our responsibility is for engagement with people.
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Quit the Games

You are enough already. If you would just realize that you don’t have to live up to all this other stuff. You don’t have to impress others so they say you’re somebody. You don’t have to fake it until you make it. If you would just realize that as you are, God sent His Son for you. And His Son died on a cross for you. How much more value do you think you can find? Why does what other people say about us matter more than that? The significance that we’ve been searching for in all the other places has been there all along.
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Quit the Anger

Anger distorts your vision, and the more you indulge it the more it distorts. Maybe you’ve had some things happen in your life that angered you. And it’s easy to take that anger, and place that anger on God and then run from it. But God will still pursue you with grace so you can see Him for who He is.
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Quit Wandering

Maybe instead of obsessing about your future, wandering and wondering what life’s going to look like…maybe it’s time to just take the next step towards faith. Little steps add up to a journey.
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Quit the Negative

When you indulge a negative spirit, it becomes harder and harder to see the good things in your life…until you can’t see them at all. It spills over to all areas of your life, and becomes a poison.
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Quit Being Owned

God will fill what you give him…so stop holding back. He’ll fill your relationships if you give them to Him. He’ll fill your workplace, He’ll fill your purpose, He’ll fill meaning into your life…if you offer them to HIm. Quit letting your circumstances own you, and quit holding back in your faith.
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Quit Doing Everything

There are always things that we need to balance in life. When you try to do everything for everybody, you end up making a mess of something, When you try to do everything for everybody, it’s the important stuff that starves every time. Thankfully, there’s an easy fix…quit doing everything!
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Unexpected Plans

God’s purpose can’t be interrupted, and His plans are bigger and deeper than you could ever plan for yourself. He sees past all of the junk we throw up. He sees past all the faking we do and all the facades we put up to what we actually need. He’s a good God that is preparing you for what’s ahead.
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The Unexpected Journey

Maybe there’ve been times when you were headed towards the wrong thing. Maybe there’ve been times when you’ve been distracted by the little things that offer you promise and hope in the moment but end up in disappointment. Maybe your journey has looked like mine. But what I love about God is that no matter where you are on your journey with Him, He loves you.
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Be the Light

Maybe your life isn’t great. Maybe you have some challenges that you face. Maybe things have been difficult for you. But maybe even in the midst of your difficult circumstances, God wants to use you to start a journey towards joy.
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Stronger

Maybe your stance has been weakened lately. Maybe your circumstances have you feeling a little shaky, a little uncertain. Maybe you don’t have the tools you wanted to have, or maybe you thought you’d have more tools. Maybe you thought you’d have a better station in life, a better status. But what if you could use your weak, shaky stance and your ridiculous tools, and you could depend on God for more than you could ever do on your own?
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Conqueror

You are not a loser, you are not defeated. Your confidence and posture will grow, because God says you are more than a conqueror through Him. And you can start to experience that by just taking little steps of faith following Him. You are a masterpiece. You are chosen. And you are more than a conqueror.
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Chosen

When you say “Are you sure it’s me God?” It’s ok. God is patient with you, and He’s waiting for you to embrace the label “chosen” and to embrace the purpose that He has for you. He wants you to live a life of purpose and meaning in service to others. Are you in?
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Masterpiece

Maybe you look at your life and think there’s good stuff for me? Love for me? Grace for me? You don’t understand. My life can have purpose?” I can do something amazing? Nah, I’m the worst. It might be harder to see, but it’s so important to understand that God does not see you the way you see yourself.
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All In

Your next steps don’t save you. Baptism doesn’t save you. Whatever next step that you’re called to take, it will lead you to beautiful places but that doesn’t save you. It doesn’t make God love you more and it doesn’t make you a better Christian…it just helps you follow Him on the journey He has laid out for you. What saves you is your faith, and believing that Jesus is who He said he is.
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Going Public

Maybe it’s time to stop letting your story be defined by other things. You’re so much greater than letting your story be defined by your accomplishments. God wants to redefine your past, and your hurts, and your pains. God wants to redefine your story with the greatest story ever. And if you just place your faith in Him and the good work He has done for you, He will redefine your life and give you a new story.
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Forever News

It’s part of the program. It’s part of the plan. It doesn’t look perfect and it doesn’t look great every day, but He’s constantly making the beautiful out of the mess. If you’re following Jesus, the reality of this world doesn’t disappear, but the reality of the next one becomes so beautiful. God wants to make your story beautiful here, but he also wants to make it beautiful for eternity.
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The Rescue

We’re so quick to look at the destruction that we cause and blame God. And we miss that every step of the way He offers rescue. Every time. He’s never stopped. He keeps calling for you. And maybe He’s even moving in you right now reminding you that He’s coming to call you to life.
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Broken Things

The greatest story is a broken story. We’ve all experienced brokenness in our own story, and we’ve all dealt brokenness because of our own faults and failures. The good news is that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him.
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It's Personal

Welcome to the greatest story ever! It's a personal story, because Jesus sees you, and He understands you, and He cares about you. He wants to heal your heart. And even if that's messy, even if it gets a little muddy, He will keep coming back for you. Because God is a personal God and He loves you.
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The Church Trap

You ever have awkward moments in church? Any time you gather a bunch of people you can create awkwardness, because people are awkward. It gets weird because people are weird. And there are competing ideas around what church should look like and be about. How do you make sense of all that, and learn to trust a group of people that you don’t know very deeply yet? We're going to err on the side of love. We grow stronger together. We practice the greatest, because without love none of it works. We live out the hope and love we’ve experienced. We’re a church for your friends who don’t go to church.
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The Isolation Trap

Healthy community gathers around Jesus with other people that are trying to follow Him. It’s a place to connect on a deeper level with God and others. It’s a place where you are known. They know your weak parts, they know your strong parts, they know where you need encouragement, they know what junk you’re walking through life with, they know what hurts you, and they help you walk through it. Healthy community is an oasis in the chaos.
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The Pay Back Trap

You take the power that you had in your life and instead of placing it where it should be, you give all of your power to a past, to a wound, to someone who victimized you or who hurt you. It's time to take the power back to those who have offended you and it's time to give it to God.  Every kind of malice, every kind of bitterness and anger can take root in your heart when you are unwilling to let go, when you are seeking payback, and you won't forgive. When you cling on to those things, you make space for it to grow in your heart, then your heart becomes a breeding ground for bitterness.
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The Pride Trap

While pride will weaken everything, you can beat the trap with humility. Humility leads to strength. Humility reminds me that God is God and I am not. Humility reminds me that it’s not just about me and my strength and what I can accumulate, but that there’s a God who loves me and who wants to pour blessings into my life.
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The Money Trap

Money and the stuff money buys is no safe place for your identity. You’re way more important. Who you are matters so much more than what your bank account says about you. Your identity is based on what God says about you.
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The Comfort Trap

Discomfort can be better. And there are some uncomfortable steps we have to take and some uncomfortable roads we have to walk that lead to way better places. They lead our souls to life, and they lead us to the life that God has for us.
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Building Our Relationship with God

Just like any relationship, building a relationship with God takes work. We can build our relationship with God by spending time in His word, by talking to Him, by listening to Him, and by having faith.
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The I Don't Care Trap

The best way to beat the apathy trap is to look at your deeds. If the “I don’t care trap” starts to sneak up on you…you will spot it in your action. How much effort you’re putting in. How hard you’re working. How much you’re willing to be uncomfortable to get to a better spot. You have to make a choice to fight off apathy in your life to buy something better.
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The Comparison Trap

It’s such an easy trap to fall into, the comparison game. And we start looking at people and comparing their lives to our lives. And we think either (1) I don’t add up or (2) I’m better than them. But every time you play the comparison game, it starts a downward trajectory in your life.
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Light It Up

We're constantly trying to light up our lives in any way that we can. Light it up with something that's constant, and not something that flares up, dwindles down and leaves a trail of smoke and ashes.
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Mindset

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Living Enough

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Finding Enough

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Why Us?

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Why Them?

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The How

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The Why