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Words from Pastor ANdrew

Where Do We Look?

Where Do We Look?

There are a lot of ways we tend to gauge things for ourselves.
For some of us it’s a number on a scale. For some of us it’s a number in a bank account. For some of us it is the car we drive, the clothes we wear, the computer we use, or the zip code of our house. Most of us use some sort of metric or a key performance indicator to help us assess where we are and how we are doing. The truth is, if our external indicators look good, we appear to have it all together, family looks good, health looks good, social media looks good, yard looks good, we think, we are good.

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To Linger

To Linger

I was thinking recently about how we far too often move quickly from one place to the next without much care or thought. We have an event or an appointment that we have to take care of and with traffic and other responsibilities, we end up rushing from here to there. We end up using apps on our phones to go places we know how to get to, because if there is a traffic jam or backup, we can take a different route to get there as quickly as possible.

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The Pursuit of More

The Pursuit of More

We are people who generally want more. Time. Money. Influence. Power. In Genesis, we see Adam and Eve created in the image of God. They are like God, made by God, and have the breath of God in them. They are given the power to create and responsibility to steward creation…

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Authority and Egypt

Authority and Egypt

It’s funny what we let control us. We think we know what is good for us, but if we aren’t careful, we will give authority over ourselves away. We buy phones believing they are made to serve us, yet if we aren’t careful, we serve them. We respond to their every need. We have given the phone authority over us. We likely give lots of things unearned authority over us…

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The Kingdom of God Is at Hand

The Kingdom of God Is at Hand

I’ve been thinking about the Kingdom of God. Sometimes we think life is here and now, then we die and live in the Kingdom of God. But is it closer than we think?

read more
Where Do We Look?

Where Do We Look?

There are a lot of ways we tend to gauge things for ourselves.
For some of us it’s a number on a scale. For some of us it’s a number in a bank account. For some of us it is the car we drive, the clothes we wear, the computer we use, or the zip code of our house. Most of us use some sort of metric or a key performance indicator to help us assess where we are and how we are doing. The truth is, if our external indicators look good, we appear to have it all together, family looks good, health looks good, social media looks good, yard looks good, we think, we are good.

read more
To Linger

To Linger

I was thinking recently about how we far too often move quickly from one place to the next without much care or thought. We have an event or an appointment that we have to take care of and with traffic and other responsibilities, we end up rushing from here to there. We end up using apps on our phones to go places we know how to get to, because if there is a traffic jam or backup, we can take a different route to get there as quickly as possible.

read more
The Pursuit of More

The Pursuit of More

We are people who generally want more. Time. Money. Influence. Power. In Genesis, we see Adam and Eve created in the image of God. They are like God, made by God, and have the breath of God in them. They are given the power to create and responsibility to steward creation…

read more
Authority and Egypt

Authority and Egypt

It’s funny what we let control us. We think we know what is good for us, but if we aren’t careful, we will give authority over ourselves away. We buy phones believing they are made to serve us, yet if we aren’t careful, we serve them. We respond to their every need. We have given the phone authority over us. We likely give lots of things unearned authority over us…

read more
The Kingdom of God Is at Hand

The Kingdom of God Is at Hand

I’ve been thinking about the Kingdom of God. Sometimes we think life is here and now, then we die and live in the Kingdom of God. But is it closer than we think?

read more