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Landmarks on the Journey to Miracle Land

How big are you willing to dream? I believe that we can live in the midst of God’s miracles. However, there are certain landmarks that we’ll need to pass on the journey to miracle land… Continue reading

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The Team with a Dream

So, as we come to chapter 3, we discover that the building has begun. Here in this chapter is faithfully recorded by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit the names of those that worked on the wall. They are recorded because God wants them to be remembered. They are Jerusalem?s dream team. They came together and pulled off what others thought would be impossible. God makes sure that they are remembered for their accomplishment in fulfilling His purpose.

Today I want to highlight to you in Nehemiah 3:1-32 seven approaches to re-building the wall of Jerusalem that ensured it?s success. In doing so I believe that you?ll discover as I did the key to being successful in the plans the Lord sets out for your life and the life of this church. How do you want to be remembered? Continue reading

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A moment of Grace

On April 26, 2008, the Western Oregon women’s softball team played against Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. During the course of the game, Western Oregon senior Sara Tucholsky hit the first homerun of her college career. She dropped her … Continue reading

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A Chosen People

The church is not a religious institution, it is not a service provider, and it is not a retail outlet: it is a community of faith. The word for church in the Bible is “ecclesia” from which we get the word “ecclesiastical.” It comes from to other Greek words “eke” for out, and “kleisis” for a calling. When the Bible calls us the ecclesia, it is calling us “The called-out community”. That is why verse 9 says “he has called us out of darkness into his wonderful light. The “Ecclesia” is not an organization or an institution; it literally means a gathering of the people – a gathering of God’s people! Church is not a place – it is a people. Continue reading

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The need for Community

At a recent small groups conference at Saddleback Church Randy Frazee spoke on the ?call to community.? He reported the average American family manages 35 separate relationships on a day-to-day basis?children, extended family, neighbors, government, school, friends, work, Starbucks employees, … Continue reading

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