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  • First Day – Sermon from 8/28/2016


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    The first day of school, the first day of college, the first day on a new job, the first day of retirement… life is full of first days and with them comes uncertainty and anxiety. Through all our “first days”, God is there and by looking at the “first days” during Jesus life we see that God is there with a plan and with power. Read and listen to get ready for your “first day.

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  • The Games – The Thrill of Victory & The Agony of Defeat | Sermon from 8/21/2016


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    During the Olympic Games, we have seen the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. In our life, and in our own race of faith, we also experience moments of defeat. Whether it is in our jobs, families or finances – failure is there and we can either allow these moments to define us or we can use them as fuel for a victory. Because of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we can experience the thrill of victory if we will not give in to the agony of defeat. Celebrate this victory and press on in the race of faith.

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  • The Games – Perseverance | Sermon from August 14, 2016


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    What is it that has allowed Michael Phelps to swim in his fifth Olympics and win his 23rd gold medal and Yusra Mardini to swim in her first Olympics coming in 45th overall? Perseverance. Every athlete has to endure illness, injury, depression, disappointments and setbacks. Every athlete has to learn to persevere through the difficult days in order to compete in the games. Perseverance is needed in every race, including our race of faith. Learn what can help us endure and even breakthrough the problems and pain of life so that we can achieve our goal and win the prize of Christ.

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  • The Games – Teamwork | Sermon from 8/7/2016


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    Let The Games Begin! The Olympic Games are going on right now. After years of training we see athletes competing at the top of their game. No athlete arrives in Rio alone. They are all part of a team. They are part of a national Olympic team with other athletes in other sports, but each athlete also has their own team of family, friends, trainers, coaches and others who have helped them along the way. In the race of faith we all need a team. We need to ask ourselves two important questions: Who is on your team? & Whose team are you on?

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  • The Games – Training | Sermon from 7/31/2016


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    The Olympic Games start next Friday and all the athletes heading to Rio have spent years training for this moment. They have visualized winning the gold, they have set goals that have helped them move from one level to the next and they have worked hard to get to the very top of their game. Training is also part of our race of faith. Like Olympic athletes, we need to fix our eyes on the prize, set goals and work hard so that our faith will grow strong. Discover the three training goals that can help us run with faith the race that is set before us.

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  • The Games – The Race | Sermon from 7/24/2016


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    The 2016 Summer Olympics begins in 2 weeks! 10,500 athletes from 206 nations will gather in Rio de Janeiro to compete in 306 events across 28 sports. It is an event that inspires people around the globe as we watch individuals and teams “go for the gold.” From the very beginning of the Christian Church, our faith has been compared to these games so during this year’s Olympics we will explore what it will take for us to run the race of faith. Are you in The Race? If not, join us as we begin on our road to The Games.

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  • Cave Stories – Elijah | Sermon from 7/17/2016


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    The Prophet Elijah ran to a specific cave in order to find rest, strength and direction for his life. If you need rest, strength or direction for your life, run to the cave at Faith Church this Sunday and learn from Elijah how to move forward in life and faith.

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  • Cave Stories – David | Sermon from 7/10/2016


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    For the next two weeks, Faith Church will be turned into a cave to celebrate our Cave Quest Bible School. Since the children will be learning about God in a cave I thought it would be interesting to go back in history to see what lessons God taught people in caves. In a time of despair, David but his trust in God and in a cave was able to rejoice. From David’s cave story we learn how to trust God at all times and in all places. Take refuge and rejoice in a cave.

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  • America the Beautiful – Sermon from 7/3/2016


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    Election Day is in 4 months, which means that the next 120 days will be filled with divisive discussions and political partisanship. From campaign trails to social media to the dining room table, we will be divided and things could get ugly. It will be easy to get discouraged thinking about our nation and our future. As followers of Jesus, we are not called to conform to the world but work to transform it, so join us this Sunday as we learn how to set a different tone during this election season. Celebrate our freedom in Christ as we learn 5 simple lessons that can help keep things beautiful.

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  • Pause – King of the Hill | Sermon from 6/26/2016


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    In our drive to grab hold of it all, it becomes very tempting to take short cuts. Compromising on our values at work to get the promotion, cheating on exams in school to get the grades, conforming to today’s culture to keep the friends, the temptation to take short cuts is everywhere and usually leads us to becoming the people we never wanted to be. This week we learn how pausing in the midst of this temptation to consider two important questions can help us stand strong.

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