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When we started the “Mountains” series, we explored how beautiful the life God has for us is but as we travel the path, the fear of the cliffs around us can keep us seeing God’s glories in our life. As a community, we identified different “cliffs” we are dealing with and are going to tackle them one by one through study and practical life application.

The first one we will be addressing is our physical health. We know many have challenges due to being out of shape, struggling with illness, fighting addictions and more. For this reason, we will explore God’s ways and instructions that gives us the keys to moving forward into life and freedom!

If you have been struggling at all in the area of physical health or know someone that is, we invite you to join in and be part of a morning of worship, fellowship, encouragement and study.

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Pastor Tom returns from his vacation in Alaska and brings some thoughts with him from God’s Word and His creation!

We all face different kinds of challenges in our lives that invite us to worry, stress, and fear. However, in Christ, there is a promise that we can have peace in the midst of the struggles.

Why do we find it so hard to hold on to this kind of peace?
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What is baptism? Do you need to get baptism? What about infant baptism? Why and when should you consider baptism?

God has blessed us with many passionate, symbolic sacraments to share with us and others the power of His love and truth. One of these is the sacrament of water baptism.

In this podcast, we will explore the history and importance of baptism. We will be answering some of the most awkward questions and marveling at the beauty of a merciful and mindful God through this action.

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As we come into our last study in our series, we get a chance to respond….

What has the Spirit been putting on your heart lately? What areas does God want you to move in new ways in faith? Is it a time of celebration or struggle? Is a time of struggling with illness or a lingering sin? What are you to do?

Even if you have not been part of this study, you can easily walk into this one as an invitation to meet God where you are today for grace, freedom, and power.

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In our last study, we looked at the difference made when you choose heavenly wisdom over earthly wisdom. In this study, James continues this thought by exploring the benefits and promises of choosing to be a friend of God instead of the repercussions of when we choose to be a friend of the world.

These two studies have HUGE implications in the lives of those who are tired of a struggling life that does not offer what consumerism, individuality, self righteousness, and self reliance seem to promise.

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While we may quote the phrase “Sticks and stone may break my bones, words will never hurt me” as kids, we know that’s not true in real life. Words have power to build people up and the power to tear others down. They have the grace that can lead others to the Lord and the evil that can crush others when they are seeking love.

As we continue our study through the letter of James, he has strong teaching when it comes to our words, accountability, and the key to finding freedom when it comes to our speech.

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Why does it seem that so many people who claim to be Christians have lives that are stressed out, hypercritical, and look nothing different than most anyone else? They claim to follow Jesus but instead continue in a cycle of actions are not of God and end up in places of regret and bondage.

If you believe in God, believe in Jesus and/or just think God wants you to a good person and that’s it…… this study is for you.

In this study, we will explore the disconnect between faith and actions. We may not be able to fix the world by ourselves but we can make new steps in changing the worlds around us.

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