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Renewed Life…

When is a time you felt like you stood out?  Was it something uncomfortable, or was it something you were excited about?  We can stand out for all kinds of reasons!  We can stand out for the way we dress, the way we achieve in sports, academics, or the arts. We can stand out for the way we live our lives, and we can stand out for who we befriend.  Sunday we continue our sermon series, “Renew: A Journey in 1 Peter.”  This week we listen to the call of Peter and how we as Christians are called to stand out. We pray and think about what should make us different and in these differences, we can find a Renewed Life!  Join us on Sunday at 11 as we begin to dream about what it means to Renew!

Grace and Peace,
Travis

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Renew

Do you ever just want to start over?  Do you ever get so frustrated in life you want a chance to be new again?  The last year has been like a giant pause button on life. As we begin envisioning a post-pandemic world we have to ask what do we want our lives to be about?  Do we want the same lives we had pre-pandemic?  Do we want the same, stress, anxiety, hurried lives we lived in 2019?  What if we could do something new?  What if our life could be renewed?

Sunday we start a new sermon series, “Renew: A Journey in 1 Peter.”  Peter writes to those early Christians about the new hope and new life open to them because of their faith. He writes with passion about the changes in their lives and the hope Christ offers them. Jesus offers that same opportunity for hope and change in our world and we can see it now more than ever. It is spring and a time of renewal and refreshment!  Join us on Sunday at 11 as we begin to dream about what it means to Renew!

Grace and Peace,
Travis

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Happy Easter!

What an amazing Sunday of worship at Firehouse Gastro Park!  It was such a blessing to gather with everyone to worship in our community and then have fellowship afterward. Thanks to all who made that special Sunday happen!

This week we celebrate the resurrection of our Savior!  We will gather on Center Street in front of the main sanctuary to sing and celebrate. The entire city is invited as we celebrate the resurrection! Bring a friend and join us in-person and online via Facebook Live on Sunday at 11 am.

Grace and Peace,
Travis

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For Thine is the Kingdom…

This week we study, “For thine is the Kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen!”  This ending to the Lord’s Prayer is something we all know, but did you know it was not originally part of the scripture?  If you open your Bible to Matthew 6 and your Bible is anything but the KJV then you won’t see this passage as part of the prayer!  Why is this passage controversial?  Why is this passage something all churches do not agree with?

This week we close out our series on the Lord’s Prayer and we celebrate Palm Sunday. We remember the beginning of Holy Week and the call of the cross. I am excited that we will be gathering at Firehouse Gastro Park to worship in their outdoor concert space. Bring a friend and join us in-person and online via Facebook Live on Sunday at 11 am.

Grace and Peace,
Travis

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Lead us not into temptation…

This week we study, “Lead us not into temptation and deliver us from evil.”  That begs the question, what tempts you?  Does chocolate tempt you?  Do rich foods tempt you?  Those are the simple things, but temptation can go much deeper!  Does despair tempt you, does hate tempt you, does anger tempt you, does jealousy tempt you?  This prayer reminds us of how temptation can lead to evil and God calls us away from both!

Last week we discussed how forgiveness frees us from our past, and when we pray about temptation we are praying about our futures. We are praying about putting our faith in God’s hands. Join us this Sunday as we think about temptation, evil, and how God holds our future!  Join us in-person and online via Facebook Live or Youtube Live on Sunday at 11 am.

Grace and Peace,
Travis