Thankful for What It Isn’t

During Thanksgiving dinners, families often express thankfulness for the blessings in their lives. But if we considered thanking God for what we don’t have? In this message from Luke 17, we are learn about obedience and thankfulness.

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The Mystery of Grace

Throughout our lives, all kinds of strange mysteries and quirky legends develop. The lost city of Atlantis, UFOs, and Stonehenge, are on a list of odd occurrences that seem to defy description and explanation. Faith in Jesus includes its own mysteries. In Paul’s second letter to the church in Corinth, the apostle discusses how in […]

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Represent

We can get a sense of what something is in its entirety based on a small part of it. Employees represent companies to their customers. Children represent their parents and family to the world outside their home. Ambassadors represent their home countries to another nation. Representatives of all levels are the face of who or […]

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You Have To Start Somewhere

We’ve all got things that we don’t like to do, but have to take care of. Whether we have troubles with starting or completing work, sometimes overthinking can be our worst enemy. In this message from Philipians 4, we learn from Paul’s exhortation to the Philippians how to start dealing with the difficulty in our […]

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What’s Your Idol?

In ancient biblical times, idol worship was common place. The Jews struggled with it for hundreds of years, and God was constantly correcting them for it. In the New Testament, the new church continued fighting against idolatry, but the Apostle Paul gave them hope. In this message from 1 Corinthians, Pastor Ben encourages us to […]

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We Are The Light

The book of John describes how Jesus who is the Light came down from heaven and brought His Light to the world.  In this message, Pastor Ben shares the impossible transition that Jesus made possible for us through His death and resurrection: we were once darkness, but now we are the light.

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From Darkness to Light

There are lots of strange customs, traditions, and rituals in the world today. In this message, Pastor Ben shares why the Christian custom of baptism is so important, how it has its roots in Scripture, and what it means for the person who once was lost but has been found. This message was originally given […]

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Back On The Bottle

Growing up can be hard, and that includes growing up in your faith.  The writer of Hebrews wanted to share deeper truths about Christ but his listeners could not understand because they had stop growing in faith.  As babies transition from drinking milk to eating solid food, so believers should move on from the elementary truths of […]

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Think Your Faith

In 1 Peter 1, the Apostle Peter makes nine declarative statements about believers in which he leaves no room for interpretation.  He essentially says, “If you believe in Jesus, these things are true for you.” They are powerful statements that are meant to encourage Jesus’ followers, and they do…unless you choose not to feel encouraged. […]

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A Tale of Two Lost Sons

One of Jesus’ best known parables is the story of the prodigal son. In Luke 15, we learn of a son who was extravagantly wasteful and the ineffable love of His Father. In this message from our first New Connections Day, Pastor Ben expands on the parable and shares a powerful story of the same […]

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