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.


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

 

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.

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

TMP At The Movies: The Queen of Katwe

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

 

 

Stoics, Seinfeld and Serenity

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Throughout history, there have been great thinkers that have offered humankind the sort of wisdom that can enable us to overcome the challenges of life. Chief among them were the ancient Stoic philosophers, whose worldview dominated the ancient world. It was into that world that Paul of Tarsus, one of the most influential people in the early spread of the Christian faith, stepped into.

While the Stoics believed that reason was the driving force behind the universe, the early Christians believed that it was love that would lead the world into an entirely new story, and a new way of living.

Join us as we explore the fascinating wisdom of the Stoics, and discover how the person of Jesus Christ changed how we look at our world, and our lives.

 

Baptism - That Getting Dunked Thing

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For those of us who didn’t grow up in a Christian religious background, what crosses our minds when we think of baptism probably comes from TV and movies. Maybe the classic scene in the Godfather while mob hits are taking place all around the city. Or the funny one from O Brother Where Art Thou.

But if you get your opinions from what you see on TV, well, you’ll likely conclude that baptism is just weird.

Our perspective on baptism and what it signifies can vary greatly, depending on our experiences and whether they were positive or not.

In this episode of TMP, we are going to be exploring all of that, and we hope that afterwards you’ll have a whole new perspective, and appreciation, for this thing called baptism.

 

Audio Message:

All Is Grace: Brennan Manning

Every now and then at TMP we like to explore the life story of a particular person who has had a great deal of impact on others, or on the life of our church. One such person is a man named Brennan Manning. Brennan’s life message was simple - that the key to life is found not in our own efforts, our own opinions and our own evaluation of ourselves but in the unrelenting and always-present love and grace of God. As we let go and rest in that simple truth, a world of personal peace and steadfast hope, otherwise unattainable, becomes available to us.

 

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Losing The Letdown

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What we learn as we make our way through life is that there are times when we win, and there are times when we lose. And, that the shift from winning to losing can often happen in an instant.

 Today we’re going to be looking at some words that in and of themselves are good and inspiring, but take on a deeper significance when read in the context in which they were written.

 As we explore this topic today, our prayer is that God would help us all see our circumstances in a new way, one that leaves us with a hope and peace that transcends those circumstances.

 

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Loser In The Rear View

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As we travel through life, there are times when we win and there are times when we lose. And the shift from winning to losing can often happen in an instant.

 But the good news is that when we open our lives up to God as revealed through the love of Jesus Christ, even when we lose we win.

 Today we are going to look at a well known little passage from the Bible, written from the perspective of one of the world's biggest “losers.”

 

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Loser: Losing Is Everything

Synopsis:

As we travel through life, there are times when we win and there are times when we lose. And the shift from winning to losing can often happen in an instant.

 But the good news is that when we open our lives up to God as revealed through the love of Jesus Christ, even when we lose we win.

 Today we are going to look at a well known little passage from the Bible, written from the perspective of one of the world's biggest “losers.”

 Watch the opener video for today’s message here:

http://www.iamsecond.com/seconds/lee-lucas/

 

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Running on Empty

Synopsis:

With the nice weather upon us it seems as though you can't drive more than a few blocks before you encounter people out running, training for a race or trying to get into better shape.

 The Bible uses many comparisons and metaphors in an attempt for us, the readers, to understand how "spiritual" matters and "real life, everyday" matters aren't really that different. Running is one of those metaphors. Running has many similarities to our journey with God - sometimes it’s easy and seemingly effortless. Other times it can be difficult and frustrating leaving us wanting to give up and quit.

 The question we're going to look at today is, how do we keep running when we don’t feel like we can keep going?

 

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