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MMP: Love is Love…or is it?

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Note: Each week we will have a guest writer who will share a few of their personal thoughts on Sunday’s sermon. Unlike Monday Morning Quarterbacking, from which this series gets its name, we aren’t looking to critique so much as share how we have been personally impacted. This week’s post comes from Ellen Lewis.

 

TITLE: Culture vs. God: Who’s Right About Sex?
PASSAGE: Roman 5:12, 7:25; Psalm 145:17; James 1:12-17; 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

 

This week we started what will be a three week look at sexual ethics. Pastor Mark focused this week on the biblical foundations of sexual ethics. This series is certainly a timely one. It is not that our culture is necessarily any more or less off base than previous cultures have been when it comes to this topic. But it would seem that given the technological advancements that we are bombarded with more misinformation and more access to content that pushes a …

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MMP: Running Toward Lions

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Note: Each week we will have a guest writer who will share a few of their personal thoughts on Sunday’s sermon. Unlike Monday Morning Quarterbacking, from which this series gets its name, we aren’t looking to critique so much as share how we have been personally impacted. This week’s post comes from Melissa McGinness.

 

TITLE: Wise Connections
PASSAGE: Proverbs 12:18, 25, 15, 26

I don’t know about you but I’m consistently amazed at God’s design in all things.  In 1 Corinthians 12:12 it says “Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ”.  We are one body and the parts of the body are designed to function for each other’s benefit as a living and breathing organism should.

In today’s message, the last in the series about the connection we need in our church, Mark illustrated through Proverbs God’s design for our connections in …

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MMP: Dry Ground’s Over Here

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Note: Each week we will have a guest writer who will share a few of their personal thoughts on Sunday’s sermon. Unlike Monday Morning Quarterbacking, from which this series gets its name, we aren’t looking to critique so much as share how we have been personally impacted. This week’s post comes from Mary Lebeau.

TITLE: Bold Cause
PASSAGE: Acts 4:18-31

 

“Only in the together do normal people become bold people. Because only in the together do we have the resources to be reminded of what we believe, but is sometimes hard to remember. Because when you’re in the middle of the storm, you need somebody on dry ground saying, ‘Hey, dry ground’s over here.’ Right?” – Pastor Mark Ott

 

I guess I just have to come out and say it – there was a time when I hated this time of year. No, I don’t mean the end of summer, back to school, here comes the …

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MMP: Devoted Together

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Note: Each week we will have a guest writer who will share a few of their personal thoughts on Sunday’s sermon. Unlike Monday Morning Quarterbacking, from which this series gets its name, we aren’t looking to critique so much as share how we have been personally impacted. This week’s post comes from Dave Hallahan.

MESSAGE: Essential Behaviors
PASSAGE: Acts 2:42-47

I’ll probably be thinking about this message for awhile. Specifically the part that, in my opinion, could have been the mic drop moment.

What if the greatest strategy for evangelism isn’t about production quality; isn’t about fantastic programs? What if the greatest evangelism strategy isn’t tied to a fancy building, or entertaining topics, or entertaining speakers? What if evangelism rests on us being devoted to one another as the body of Christ? What about our effectiveness as …

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MMP: A Place of Restoration

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Note: Each week we will have a guest writer who will share a few of their personal thoughts on Sunday’s sermon. Unlike Monday Morning Quarterbacking, from which this series gets its name, we aren’t looking to critique so much as share how we have been personally impacted. This week’s post comes from Meslissa McGinness.

TITLE:  Community for Jesus’ Sake
PASSAGE: Galatians 6:1-2, 10

Sunday’s message is the first in a series meant to bring our church back to the reality of its existence.    We are a community of believers designed by God to love and serve each other and the broken world around us.  It is our namesake!  We are HOPE!

Have you ever wondered why our surrounding communities are crumbling?  Have you ever taken a close look at how you or your church has contributed to the …

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