Advent Conspiracy - The Contentment Conspiracy

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One of the definitions of conspiracy is ‘an agreement to perform a subversive act’. Well, before you can perform a subversive act, you have to have a subversive idea. Here’s one: What if this Christmas, we chose contentment?

What if, instead of spending and consuming more, we decided to explore the possibility of contentment… enjoying what we have, just for this day, this week, this Christmas.

We just might discover that our quest for contentment leads us to look towards a little village, and a little baby lying in a manger.

 

Advent Conspiracy - Everybody Worships

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A helpful way to understand the idea of ‘worship’ is that our object of worship in life is whatever we turn to for comfort when we are anxious or unhappy.

Our culture tells us that sex, money and control should be our sources of comfort, but we all know deep down that those things ultimately fail us. Even good things, like family, friendships and careers are subject to decay, time and death.

When we choose God as the ultimate source of our comfort, we are met with grace and peace, first revealed to us in a little baby, lying in a manger.

 

ONE Matters: Week 4

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When one person does one small action, small results begin to ripple outward. When many do one small action to love others, those ripples become waves that contain the potential to change everything.

Our hope is that wherever you find yourself today on the journey of life - whatever your struggles and joys might be - that together we would see how we all have it within us to take one small step towards the life of peace, freedom and grace that we were created to live. And... created to share with others.

 

ONE Matters: Week 3

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When one person does one small action, small results begin to ripple outward. When many do one small action to love others, those ripples become waves that contain the potential to change everything.

Our hope is that wherever you find yourself today on the journey of life - whatever your struggles and joys might be - that together we would see how we all have it within us to take one small step towards the life of peace, freedom and grace that we were created to live. And... created to share with others.

 

ONE Matters: Week 2

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When one person does one small action, small results begin to ripple outward. When many do one small action to love others, those ripples become waves that contain the potential to change everything.

Our hope is that wherever you find yourself today on the journey of life - whatever your struggles and joys might be - that together we would see how we all have it within us to take one small step towards the life of peace, freedom and grace that we were created to live. And... created to share with others.

ONE Matters

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When one person does one small action, small results begin to ripple outward. When many do one small action to love others, those ripples become waves that contain the potential to change everything.

Our hope is that wherever you find yourself today on the journey of life - whatever your struggles and joys might be - that together we would see how we all have it within us to take one small step towards the life of peace, freedom and grace that we were created to live. And... created to share with others.

 

Relentless: Week 3

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Jonah. It’s one of those stories that might not make a lot of sense up here in our heads when you first read it, but it’s a story with the potential to hit us here - in the heart - where life truly takes place.

It’s a story about ego and fear, failure and grace. It’s a story about running from who we really are called to be. And it’s a story about a relentless love that pursues us all, and never gives up.

Relentless: Week 2

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Jonah. It’s one of those stories that might not make a lot of sense up here in our heads when you first read it, but it’s a story with the potential to hit us here - in the heart - where life truly takes place.

It’s a story about ego and fear, failure and grace. It’s a story about running from who we really are called to be. And it’s a story about a relentless love that pursues us all, and never gives up.

 

RELENTLESS: Running

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Jonah. It’s one of those stories that might not make a lot of sense up here in our heads when you first read it, but it’s a story with the potential to hit us here - in the heart - where life truly takes place.

It’s a story about ego and fear, failure and grace. It’s a story about running from who we really are called to be. And it’s a story about a relentless love that pursues us all, and never gives up.

 

Maxed Out: Silence and Solitude

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In the urban, digital, always on, always connected world we find ourselves in, it can be a challenge to find the time to sit in silence, alone, free from distractions and the noise of life.

But there is great value in taking time for intentional periods of silence and solitude. Doing so can not only help us deal with stress, but enable us to connect with ourselves and with God in a deeper way.

 

Maxed Out: Mindfulness, Memory and Meaning

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Practicing being mindful of the present moment can help us avoid becoming overwhelmed by stress. However, the stories we tell ourselves about our past can negatively impact our ability to relax and enjoy life in the moment.

The good news is that God’s grace has the power to transform our story, re-introducing our past to the present moment in a new and beautiful way.

 

Maxed Out: Stress

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The end of summer. The end of vacations. The end of long, sunny, lazy days. Welcome to Stresstember!

As classes restart and kids head back to school and sports and music lessons... as offices and businesses ramp up new initiatives and new projects... stress can sometimes get out of control.

During this series, we are going to be talking about stress. And how becoming spiritually grounded and equipped can help us in a powerful way to face tomorrow with confidence, joy and personal peace.

Verses from today’s message

"You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.- Isaiah 26:3

"I am leaving you with a gift - peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don't be troubled or afraid." - Jesus in John 14:27

"Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:6-7

"The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me~ - Psalm 28:7

 

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TMP At The Movies: The Martian

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Everyone loves a good story. We love going to the movies so that we can experience incredible stories of love, heroism, drama, and more. During this summer series we’ll be looking at a few of today’s popular films and discovering how they reveal a window into our longing for connection with our Creator.


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TMP At The Movies: Beauty and the Beast

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Everyone loves a good story. We love going to the movies so that we can experience incredible stories of love, heroism, drama, and more. During this summer series we’ll be looking at a few of today’s popular films and discovering how they reveal a window into our longing for connection with our Creator.


Please note: Due to copyright licensing, some clips or portions of messages in this series may not be available

 

TMP At The Movies: School of Rock

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Everyone loves a good story. We love going to the movies so that we can experience incredible stories of love, heroism, drama, and more. During this summer series we’ll be looking at a few of today’s popular films and discovering how they reveal a window into our longing for connection with our Creator.

 

Please note: Due to copyright licensing, some clips or portions of messages in this series may not be available

 

TMP At The Movies: McFarland

Everyone loves a good story. We love going to the movies so that we can experience incredible stories of love, heroism, drama, and more. During this summer series we’ll be looking at a few of today’s popular films and discovering how they reveal a window into our longing for connection with our Creator.

 

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TMP At The Movies: Hacksaw Ridge

Everyone loves a good story. We love going to the movies so that we can experience incredible stories of love, heroism, drama, and more. During this summer series we’ll be looking at a few of today’s popular films and discovering how they reveal a window into our longing for connection with our Creator.

 

Please note: Due to copyright licensing, some clips or portions of messages in this series may not be available