Joy
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Joy

Written by Juan Dugan, D.Min. – Worship Leader Joy is a tricky thing. We often hear it described as happiness or a positive outlook, but for anyone who has ever felt joyous, we know it’s more than that. There is that mysterious something contained within joy that makes it so difficult to accept when it...

December 12, 2018December 12, 2018by
Peace
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Peace

By Jennifer Redmond, M.Ed. In the protestant tradition, the focus of Advent is most often on the arrival of Jesus—Emanuel, God with us. But one season, that focus dramatically shifted for me. Five years ago, I was 8 months pregnant at Christmas; in a few short weeks I would become a mother. Many days I...

The Advent Journal
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The Advent Journal

DECEMBER 1 HOPE FOR REDEMPTION “He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant forever. Holy and awesome is his name!” Psalm 111:9 The expectation of being delivered from the consequences of sin has been in the hearts of men and the earth itself since The Fall. Curses resulted as Adam and Eve...

Hope
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Hope

Written by Christi-Anna Boyer “What do you live for?” This is a question that often haunts me. At times, I live for man’s approval, earthly comfort, and even the security that comes from the delusion of control. The American culture tells us to live for money, success, and fame. But at the end of the...

November 28, 2018November 29, 2018by
Expressing Gratitude to the Lord
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Expressing Gratitude to the Lord

Written by Andrew Moroz, Teaching Pastor “Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in everything; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Gospel Community, What is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus? A significant part of God’s will is for all of us to rejoice, to pray,...

November 20, 2018November 21, 2018by