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November 19, 2017: Thanksgiving

Preached by Tary Hanson (00:25)

The Bible contains so many examples of thanksgiving. God reminds us to remain in a thankful attitude and thankful actions.  As the psalmist wrote in Psalm 100:4:

Enter his gates with thanksgiving;
go into his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him and praise his name.

As you enter the Thanksgiving holiday, be encouraged to stay thankful everyday. Listen as Tary shares insights from a story of thankfulness found in Luke 17 and teaches that:

  1. Gratitude produces worship
  2. Miracles produces gratitude
  3. Obedience produces miracles
  4. Knowing God’s love for us produces obedience

Scripture Reference: Luke 17:11-19; Psalm 100:4

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November 5, 2017: How’s Your Soul?

Preached by Rod Benner (00:31)

How’s your soul? Are you caught up with the circumstances of your life or are you caught up in the Spirit of God?

How can you make it through dark times of life and still be joyful? The condition of your soul has much to do with how you respond.

A healthy soul has less to do with how perfect people think you are and more with who you rely on. Jesus is the sure foundation for life. If you lean on Jesus, then you will still be joyful even when your emotions and physical body feel pain. Can you keep your eyes on Jesus Christ or are you swamped with the circumstances of life?

Scripture Reference: 1 Corinthians 11

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October 29, 2017: Pursue God

Preached by Cortney Kluver (00:58)

God wants pursuit. He is pursuing you and he wants you to pursue him. Did you know God pursues you? How well or often do you pursue God?

We sometimes approach God like a bid on an item. Some online bids require a reserve. You put in a lot of money, but if the reserve isn’t met the seller won’t sell the item. We can be like the seller in that we reserve a part of ourselves instead of giving it all to God. You will never fully know who Jesus is unless you are willing to follow him with all of you. God says “Pursue me with all of your heart.”

Don’t “try God out” and then plan an exit.  Rather, embrace him with everything.

Scripture Reference: Jeremiah 29

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