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A Celebration of Giving

Posted by Todd Naevestad on

We're getting ready for worship on Sunday! View worship bulletins >> This Sunday is a major date in our church calendar. Commitment Sunday is a time for us to appreciate what God has given us and to commit to giving something back to Him. It's not supposed to be an obligation, but a...

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Commitment

Posted by Tim McConnell on

Eugene Peterson passed away yesterday. If you don’t know this man, I hope you will learn a little bit about him this week and maybe pick up one of his books. Peterson served as Pastor of a Presbyterian church in Bel Air, Maryland, for almost thirty years. He is most well-known for his...

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More Than Words

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Posted by Todd Naevestad on

We're getting ready for worship on Sunday! View worship bulletins >> Our words are often our greatest weapon. They can build people up or tear them down. We can speak life into others or burden them even more. Without even thinking, we can hurt those around us. This week, Pastor Katie...

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Hilarious Giving

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2 Corinthians 9:7 tells us “God loves a cheerful giver.” The Greek word for “cheerful” is hilaron, where we get our word “hilarious.” Are you ready for hilarious giving? What would need to happen in your life to become a hilarious giver, celebrating every...

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Rich in Love

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We're getting ready for worship on Sunday! View worship bulletins >> This week, Pastor Tim McConnell is preaching on Exodus 20:15, "You shall not steal." But more than that, in continuing with our Lord series, he'll be preaching on what life looks like with Jesus as Lord of our...

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Celebrating CityServe Weekend

Posted by Tim McConnell on

Years ago at one of our first gatherings for our fledgling movement called ECO, a pastor from Florida named Hope Lee got up in front of us and asked this question: “If your church disappeared, would your city notice?” I have to say that was a convicting moment for me. I had never...

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A Weekend to Serve and Worship

Posted by Todd Naevestad on

We're getting ready for worship on Sunday! View worship bulletins >> We've been preparing for this event for a while now and tomorrow is the kickoff to CityServe weekend. Tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m. is the Citywide Worship at Discovery Church. We want to begin this commitment to serve our...

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What Language Does Jesus Speak?

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Aren’t you glad Jesus speaks English? When I think of Jesus, I think of Him as an English-speaker. Which is amazing when I stop to think about how far my daily common language actually is from the Aramaic and Hebrew Jesus of Nazareth used during His ministry on Earth. But He does speak...

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Don't Follow Your Heart

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We're getting ready for worship on Sunday! View worship bulletins >> The prevailing wisdom of the world is to follow your heart. The heart will tell you what you desire and what you should seek out. Whether it is a job, a hobby or a person, our heart is supposed to tell us what's right...

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Studying the Fine Art of Living

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We're getting ready for worship on Sunday! View worship bulletins >> In last Sunday's sermon, "Lord of My Family," Pastor Tim McConnell quoted from a booklet written by Dr. John Stevens for First Pres titled "The Fine Art of Living." The piece is a series of meditations on the Ten...

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