Thou Art a Shield about Me

There is a spiritual battle that rages around us. If we could see into the spiritual dimension, we would realize that those who are with us are greater than those who are against us.  We are told to fix our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen.

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Some Thoughts on Practical Worship

I can remember that for a large portion of my Christian walk, I believed that worship was a slow song during the “praise and worship” section of our services. I can also remember growing to believe it was more than just a song, it was anything that we did concerning Christ.

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Wellness for God's Glory

True confession: sometimes when I leave my spin class, I feel like a hero. I like to imagine myself as Wonder Woman, strong and resilient. It is amazing what spin has taught me about the Christian life.

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Thomas Jefferson is Not Jesus

Jefferson was a student of multiple religions. He loved the moral teachings of Jesus but believed the four gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, & John) were filled with fabrications created by zealous followers to enhanced Jesus’ reputation.

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You're Not You When You're Hungry

When a soul is hungry, we can search for love and meaning in the wrong places or “feed” on the things of this world that were never meant to fill our souls. Our souls were designed to be filled with the Holy Spirit.

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Ask a Pastor Ep. 3

This episode Dr. Kurt Bjorklund, Senior Pastor, talks with Rick Iglesias, Director of Ministries, about connection to God, law vs. grace, and prayer.

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Reverence & Trembling in Psalm 2

Many contemporary worship communities have done a wonderful job at helping us grasp the immanence, or nearness, of God, but in doing so have lost the transcendence, the Holy otherness, of God.

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Ask a Pastor - Ep. 2

This episode Dr. Kurt Bjorklund (Senior Pastor) talks with Josiah Leuenberger (Director of Young Adult Ministries) about cutting, dating, and suicide.

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Ask a Pastor - Ep. 1

In our first episode, Dr. Kurt Bjorklund, Senior Pastor, talks with Dr. Terry Thomas of Geneva College about the OT vs. NT God, Sexual Identity, and Politics & the Bible.

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The Matrix is Upon Us! - Part IV: Identity

As soon as we’re born we’re given a name and told who we are. We understand our identity primarily through the context of our relationship with our parents but, only the gospel provides the assurance of our true identity and the confidence to live in that identity regardless of whether we’re online or in person.

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When Time Touches Eternity

By living for the future, we sacrifice the present. We are like a runner whose finish line is always half a lap away. It is in Christ, that our minds are trained to stop worrying about the future or regretting the past.

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The Matrix is Upon Us! - Part III: Trust

If we can’t trust technology, big tech companies, or even ourselves, who can we trust!? The only trustworthy person is Jesus. He proved His unconditional love for us by dying on the cross for our sin and rising from the grave to conquer death on our behalf.

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God's Faithfulness

Paul knew full well the issues in the Corinthian church at that present moment. He did not set into writing this letter without full knowledge of the status of this congregation.

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You're Gonna be Surprised

I can almost hear God saying to me, “Talk to me, look for Me today and see where you find Me. You’re gonna be surprised.” All our searching is a God-given gift to seek Him so that we can have a relationship with Him, through His Son, Jesus. Call on Him. Seek Him and you will find Him.

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The Matrix is Upon Us! - Part II: Sovereignty

Technology is rapidly integrating itself in our lives in such a way that gives us the illusion of supremacy over our life. Cars are designed around the driver’s experience, Google acts as our own personal counselor, available to answer our most pressing questions at any moment. Sites like Amazon and Netflix anticipate what we want before we know we want it, and news feeds are personalized to our preferences.

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Ready to Launch

“You’ve gotta have a sense of urgency!” How the gospel calls, equips, and motivates us to participate in God's redemptive work in the world.

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The Matrix is Upon Us! - Part I: Introduction

In case you haven’t heard, we’re in the midst of a fourth industrial revolution. Experts speculate that our lives are going to change dramatically in the next 5-10 years.

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