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His Ways are Not Our Ways

His Ways are not Our Ways

Today Ryan Richardson wraps up his series on Rescue. “Our confidence is not in our love for Christ, which is fickle, frail and faltering, but in God’s love for us, which is faithful and persevering."  John R.W. Stott   Point #1 - I NEED TO BE RESCUED Point #2 – I AM PART OF THE RESCUE TEAM Point #3 – I AM NOT THE RESCUER Point #4 – THE WAY HE RESCUES IS NOT THE WAY I WOULD RESCUE Clearly, my Adam West as Batman upbringing is … Read More...

It's not about me

It’s Not About Me

Today Ryan continues his series on rescue, here's part 4... “You oughta stop playing God. You are not good at it, and the position is taken." Fat Man And Little Boy (1989 film) Point #1 - I NEED TO BE RESCUED Point #2 – I AM PART OF THE RESCUE TEAM Point #3 – I AM NOT THE RESCUER It is important to know that because we have been … Read More...

Be a Part of the Rescue

Be a Part of the Rescue Team

Ryan Richardson continues today with Part 3 of his series on Rescue. The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death. Proverbs 13:14 (NIV) Point #1 - I NEED TO BE RESCUED Point #2 – I AM PART OF THE RESCUE TEAM For the last several years, “The Walking Dead” on AMC has broken ratings records and … Read More...

Rescue Me

Rescue Me

Ryan Richardson continues today with Part 2 of his series on Rescue and our need for it -- that God would rescue me is everything. God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1 (NIV) There are four points to note about the “Rescue”. Today we will begin with the first one. Point #1 - I NEED TO BE RESCUED Rescue … Read More...

The Rescue Series

Rescue – A Beginning

Today Ryan Richardson is beginning a series on Rescue.  Rescue is such an integral theme to our faith. Ryan breaks it down into beautiful bite-size pieces that are worth taking time to savor and consider. Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, "This man … Read More...

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7 Tips For Identity Intervention

My three year old sat sullen on the stairs of our home, his head hanging low, shaking it back and forth. He was having a moment. “Ughhhhhhhh.” He moaned to himself. “I keep being Spencer!” he shouted, frustrated at the world. He grimaced his face, not knowing I was watching him. “Stop it, stop being Spencer,” he scolded himself. “Be … Read More...

Words we use to heal or to hurt

Words We Use to Heal or Hurt

Pam and Bill Farrel share their rich wisdom today about words we use to heal or hurt. Let them touch your heart in a lasting way today. Why Are We Arguing? “Do everything without grumbling or arguing,  so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation (Phil 2:14-15)   In the … Read More...