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All Things New

February 11, 2018

Have you ever wondered what in the world it is and why do we, as a church, mess with ashes? It's messy and dirty.

Stephen Riley shares about the ashes, where they come from, why we focus on them for this day, and what it means to prepare our hearts to enter the season of Lent.

Click here to listen to Stephen's message.

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February 4, 2018

We want to live in relationship with others, we want to be seen and loved, but it's hard to let people see us for who we really are. We often hide behind fear instead of opening ourselves up to others. Yet God calls us to love - something that's really hard when we're fearful of what others think! God invites us to a new motivation for living, a living motivated by love instead of fear. Listen with us as Debbie Whiting shares from 1 Corinthians 9. 

Click here to listen to Debbie's message.

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January 28, 2018

Sometimes we have great knowledge and understanding, but we fail to show love. 1 Corinthians 8 explores the idea that sometimes being loving is more important than being right. When we get hung up on who is right, we often miss Christ's bigger message. 

Click here to listen to Pastor Linsey's message.

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January 21, 2018

In 1 Corinthians 6 in the words of Mabel Boggs Sweet, "If you don't take care of your body, where else are you going to live?"  God created us to live out our divine calling through our bodies.  God is redeeming all of us--spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically.  God truly is "making all things new" in Christ, in us, and the entire world.

Click here to listen to Joe's message.

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January 14, 2018

According to 1 Corinthians 4 we are called to live lives of power, but it is power rooted in love and a gentle spirit.  It’s the kind of power our world deems foolish. What does it mean to live an unoffendable life rooted in foolish power?

Click here to listen to Pastor Sarah's message.

"Therefore, we renounce any form of racial and ethnic indifference, exclusion, subjugation, or oppression as a grave sin again God and our fellow human beings.  We lament the legacy of every form of racism throughout the world, and we seek to confront that legacy through repentance, reconciliation, and biblical justic.  We seek to repent of every behavior in which we have been overtly complicit with the sin of racism, both past and present; and in confession and lament we seek forgiveness and reconciliation.

Further, we acknowledge that there is no reconciliation apart from human struggle to stand against and to overcome all personal, institutional and structural prejudice responsible for racial and ethnic humiliation and oppression  We call upon Nazarenes everywhere to identify and seek to remove acts and structures of prejudice, to facilitate occasions for seeking forgiveness and reconciliation, and to take action toward empowering those who have been marginalized."

- Church of the Nazarene Manual, paragraph 915, 2017-2021

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January 7, 2018

As we begin this New Year, we look at the Wise Men's visit to Jesus and how God is making All Things New - in our relationship to others and even our past.  Stephen Riley helps us see how we might begin to see the holy in strange places and find redemption.

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