Thanksgiving Thread I

This time of year, with Thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner, we often begin to take stock of what we have and exercise gratitude for the people and resources we have in our lives. In the first installment of our new series, Pastor Ben walks us through Paul’s prayer for the Colossians 1.9 – 13 […]

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Suddenly, A Light

Over the course of our lives, we often have ‘a-ha’ or ‘eureka’ moments. We encounter an idea, it becomes clear to us, and we ultimately make a decision about how it will affect us moving forward. Will this change me? Will it change how I think, what I feel, and what I do? Teaching from […]

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Get In The Process

Christians often have an affinity for jargon. Special words that refer to actions, places, or even people that are particular to our lives as we follow Jesus. Discipleship is a word not often found outside of the Church. In this message, Pastor Ben defines discipleship as, “the process of being transformed from another worldview and […]

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Distractions II: Position

We can be distracted by so many things in life – the conditions of our hearts, minds, and bodies can often distract us from following the Rabbi wholeheartedly. In part 2 of Distractions, Pastor Ben teaches on how the positions that we hold & our responsibilities can sometimes lead us to take our eyes off […]

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Distractions I: Condition

There are a lot of wonderful things in life and the truth is that sometimes that means distractions abound! Relationships, dreams, schedules, hobbies, current events in the world can all be distracting. But often, our greatest distraction as we follow Jesus is our own condition. In this message, Pastor Ben contrasts the difference between the man […]

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Fire and Fear

Whether serious or playful, there are things we experience in life that are mutually exclusive. You either believe in God or you don’t. You’re a fan of one sports team or another. You drink Coke or Pepsi. Not all that we deal with is a question of one or the other. Some of what we […]

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Go Fish

Fishing is a pastime that’s not widespread these days, but in the time that Jesus was on the Earth, it was a viable profession and an analogy for the way the Lord wanted to reach people. Teaching from Luke 5, Pastor Ben teaches on how important it is to fight our insecurity, so we can […]

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Homecoming 2018

Homecoming is a tradition in many Southern churches. Past and present members of the faith community come together to worship, hear God’s Word, and fellowship around wonderful food. It’s a time to renew familiar relationships and make new acquaintances. This year Maranatha celebrated its 41st Homecoming celebration and guest speaker, Pastor Tom Brackett, shared the […]

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What Are You Thinking

In life, there’s good, bad, and ugly and we get to choose what we meditate on. What we think determines what we believe, and what we believe determines how we live & function in the world. Paul’s letter to the Philippians, he challenges us to think continually on whatever is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, […]

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