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The "milk" and "meat" in Hebrews 5 -- unlocking the rest of the book of Hebrews

Posted by Dave Hoffman on

I was reading ahead a bit in Hebrews, and came across the passage in 5:11-14 where the writer talks about those who need still need "milk" and not ready for "solid food", obviously a metaphor for those who are undeveloped in their faith vs those who have matured.  But what exactly is he...

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Jesus is Better

Posted by Matthea Haecker on

We will be reading through several books in the month of October, but one I want us to pay extra attention to is the book of Hebrews. There are some complicated passages in the book, which Christian scholars have wrestled with throughout the centuries. However, almost all agree as to the overall...

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Vision Statement

Posted by Matthea Haecker on

We are going to be continuing to read through the New Testament this month, but I want to take this month’s article to re-emphasize our vision statement moving forward. We spent the month of August preaching through these four sermons on our vision and core values. But summers are crazy...

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Good Works and the Gospel

Posted by Matthea Haecker on

In the month of August, we will be reading through the entire books of 2 Corinthians and Galatians, as well as covering most of Ephesians. Given that we covered the background of the church in Corinth last month, we will turn our attention to Galatians this month. This book was written because...

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Messy Churches

Posted by Matthea Haecker on

A prominent theologian once said, "There is no such thing as a perfect church, and if there were, it would cease to be one the minute I joined it." Despite this truth, approach church with the expectation that it should be perfect.  We are often shocked when others sin against us or we see...

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The Biggest Problem in the World

Posted by Matthea Haecker on

If I were to ask you, “What is the biggest problem in our world today?”How would you respond?  You may answer with such things as poverty,hunger, cancer, violence, or divisive politics.  Similarly, if I were to ask you, “What is the biggest problem in your...

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Gospel Change in Acts

Posted by Matthea Haecker on

We are already 1/3 of the way into our challenge to read the New Testament this year.  I pray the four gospels have grown your love for Jesus and all that he has done for us.  In May we will begin reading through the book of Acts, one of my personal favorites.  I love reading the...

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True Worship

Posted by Matthea Haecker on

How do we worship the Lord in a way that gives Him the most glory and us the most joy?

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John is deeply concerned with having Christ followers grow into a rich faith that is lived out

Posted by Matthea Haecker on

During the month of April we will finish Luke and begin reading through John in our goal to read through the New Testament this year. While many of the key verses in John point to how one may have eternal life through Christ (John 3:16, 5:24, 14:6), John is also deeply concerned with having...

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A Savior in Luke

Posted by Matthea Haecker on

Are you reading the stories of the gospels in the right way?

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