Joe Sangl on Personal Finance Sunday

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If you missed it on Sunday, here’s the message from Joe Sangl, founder and CEO of “I Was Broke. Now I’m Not.” Joe is one of the most sought-after communicators on personal finance in the United States. Joe is also a Purdue graduate and even attended First Assembly while he was a student! Joe brought an exceptional message and clear … Read More

4 Steps for Drawing Closer to God

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Here is #29 of 31 Questions in 31 Days! To learn more about this 31 Day series, just search “31 Questions” in the search bar above or click here!Q #29:  I have fallen away from God.  How do I, now that I am trying to get closer to God, and leave my past behind me, have a better relationship with God?  I … Read More

#filled–Praying in Tongues

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Speaking in tongues, glossolalia, praying in the spirit.  This New Testament practice remains one of the most controversial and misunderstood elements of Christian spirituality.  The Church often disagrees with itself about it, and an onlooking, unbelieving thinks it’s outrageous. Learn more here in the message below about the power of praying languages the speakers don’t themselves understand.  There’s some incredible … Read More

Tithes and Offerings

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Here is #16 of 31 Questions in 31 Days! To learn more about this 31 Day series, just search “31 Questions” in the search bar above or click here! Q: If you designate on your check a portion to go to missions, building fund, etc., is that considered part of your tithe? or is it an offering? The idea of a “tithe” is … Read More

Free*–Staying Free

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This last Sunday, we experienced a great conclusion to the Free* series. The six weeks we spent on focused on this topic in our services and in small groups, as well as children’s ministry and student ministries left a positive mark on our church! Check out the closing message here that explores how to remain free and some great worship … Read More

A Question about Speaking in Tongues

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Q:  What are the physical gifts of the Spirit (i.e. speaking in tongues) and where are the passages that talk about them? This question was handed in on a note card a couple of weeks ago.  In some ways, I would say that all the gifts of the Spirit are “physical” in that they all (whether the gift of serving … Read More

The Result of Fasting

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1 “Shout it aloud, do not hold back.    Raise your voice like a trumpet.Declare to my people their rebellion   and to the descendants of Jacob their sins.2 For day after day they seek me out;    they seem eager to know my ways,as if they were a nation that does what is right   and has not forsaken the commands of its God.They ask me for … Read More

The First Lesson from Fasting

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 1 As the deer pants for streams of water,   so my soul pants for you, my God.2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.   When can I go and meet with God?3 My tears have been my food   day and night,while people say to me all day long,   “Where is your God?”  –Psalm 42:1-3 Fasting is not about losing weight or about food or about … Read More

GET FIT: Spiritually

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Yesterday’s message was focused on spiritual fitness, and we took a look at the Old Testament story of Hosea and Gomer to reflect on the human tendency to wander from passion to passion. As a result, our lives can get completely out of whack, and that’s why we need this series called “GET FIT”.  From spirituality to relationships to money … Read More