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Archive for March, 2019

March 28, 2019

Middle School: This week we started a new three-week series titled “More Than the Red Letters.” The goal is to help the students to discover connections and ties between the Old Testament, and the New Testament. This week, we focused particularly on how the Old Testament points to Jesus. The group read through Isaiah 9:2-7, […]

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Grace, Middle Ground and EBC Sound

I must say, I love our diverse congregation. Between three services every weekend, we have a highly visible mixture of young families, singles, and those who’ve been around the block more than a time or two (that’s my slang for you older folks, who, despite your age, have so much life to live and give […]

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March 21, 2019

Middle School: This week was the last of a three week series in the book of Romans. Last night, the conversation focused on the importance of loving genuinely, giving generously, and serving enthusiastically. All of these things can and should naturally flow from us when we’re following Jesus and centering our lives on him. All […]

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Short Term Trip, Long Term Gain

I have a theoretical question for you: What if I told you that a short-term mission team from the church was going to go serve in Kenya (or anywhere else in the world), but this team didn’t have a VBS planned, they had no intention of building a house, or giving medical services to the […]

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March 14, 2019

Middle School: This week, the MS crew spent their teaching time in Romans 5 as Ryan Donovan talked about friendship with God in Jesus Christ. The group started off by using a fun illustration about superhero’s and villains, and the differences between them. Ryan related God to the superhero, or “the good guy,” and us […]

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Comprehensive Sex Education

The three Rs may have to make room for an S in Washington; as in S is for Sex. A bill moving steadily through our state legislature would add comprehensive sex education as a mandatory part of public education, beginning in kindergarten. There are multiple reasons to oppose this piece of legislation, officially called SB 5395. Beginning instruction in […]

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March 7, 2019

Middle School: This week, the group began a 3-week lesson that’s focused on exploring the book of Romans. As you know, Romans is awesome and packed with theological truths that are complex and, at times, hard to fully grasp. But, by taking some small bites over the next couple of weeks, I’m hopeful that the students […]

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Managing My Loves

I fell in love with Dory last night. Yes, Kristin knows about it. In fact, she set me up, although she didn’t know it at the time. You see, I recently read a fascinating book about the Grand Canyon called The Emerald Mile by Kevin Fedarko, describing river trips down that unparalleled stretch of water. While most guide services take […]

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