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To fully appreciate what Jesus accomplished on the cross, everything He died for and rose again to reclaim, it's vital for us first to understand God's original intent for mankind. In Genesis 1:27, we find that "...God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them." Then, in Psalm 8:3-6, David declares: "When I view and consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained and established, what is man that You are mindful of him...(Click on the title above to read more.)
Imagine living in a perfect world completely free of sickness, disease, temptations, insecurity, confusion, relational conflicts, crime, and lack. What if everyone had perfect genes and functioned at 100% physically, mentally and spiritually? Sounds like heaven on earth, right?! That's exactly what God had in mind when He created the world... (Click on the date above to read more.)
Thank you for bringing your Bible over the last few weeks as we have been in our "The Word That Changed the World" series. I urge you to bring it again this weekend and be ready to take notes. We'll spend one more session discussing the Bible's effect on America's foundations and move forward into some practical applications for the present.
As we approach the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we remember those who lost their lives and extend deep sympathy to their families. We also celebrate with gratitude those who fearlessly served to save lives and restore a sense of normalcy in the aftermath. In the days, weeks and months following the devastation, many people turned back to God and the church for hope. But much time has passed. Where is the heart and faith of America today...(Click on the date above to read more.)
As I studied and prepared over the summer for our current message series, The Word That Changed the World, the topic we'll cover this weekend ignited in me stronger than ever - the role of the Bible in America's history. I've always enjoyed reading biographical accounts of our Founding Fathers and how their faith shaped our nation...(Click on the date above to read more.)