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Saved By Grace

Imagine living in a country where good works is what breaks you of the vicious cycle of reincarnation. You are hoping each and every day that you’re doing good enough. Alicea and I just took a trip to Thailand where more than 90% of the country are Buddhist. Buddhism has the belief in reincarnation. In […]

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November 29, 2022

We covered the first half of Mark chapter six and concluded our time in small groups discussing what we learned in the teaching. Apologetic Spotlight  Titus Prevatt continued with the spotlight on the evidence for the resurrection.

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The Importance of Not Assuming the Outcome

Exciting News: Last weekend Evan Chalker, our Treasurer, gave a very encouraging update on the Phase II project. The major highlight was that the total amount of Phase II pledges is now just over $1 million. That is so exciting! In addition, over 10% of that amount has already been given. Evan also reported we […]

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This is Not Normal

Hebrews 13:3 “Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.” (NIV) According to Nik Ripken, a leading research expert on the persecuted church and a veteran missionary of over 30 years in the countries of North Africa and the […]

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November 16, 2022

Last night we had a great night as Titus and Ryan W brought us the Word. They talked about Jesus healing a woman with a blood disorder, as well as raising a young girl who had died back to life. This concluded Mark chapter five. We will pick up in Mark chapter six in two […]

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The Parable of the Fence Fire

The east winds were roaring down the Columbia Gorge yesterday with startling intensity. This phenomenon happens with some frequency in our area and I always find myself eager for it to settle down. Here in the late fall, it chills you to the bone and blows leaves and trash everywhere. But in the summer, it […]

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Dangerous Questions

This week I am up in Monroe, Washington, along with Matt Arnett (and also with a dear friend to many of us, Matt Daniells), attending a week-long intensive class called Perspectives. Normally the Perspectives class happens a couple hours at a time, over the course of 15 weeks, but for us lucky folks here at […]

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November 2, 2022

Last night we finished Mark chapter 4. Josh and Arthur talked about how we are called to be a light in a dark world, as well as not fearing the challenges we might face. We were reminded that if we serve a God who can make blind people see, bread fall from heaven, water come […]

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Evidence for Resurrection of Jesus – Week 1

Prepared and Presented by Matt Arnett, Youth Pastor Apologetic Spotlight Week 1 – Women First to the Tomb As Christians, Jesus is the center of our faith. We believe that He lived, died, and rose again. Out of those three things, the most difficult to understand would be his resurrection. The resurrection is vital. C.S. […]

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