Faith Perspectives Blog

Revelations and conversations about life and faith.
We believe that strong convictions, firm faith, and friendly conversations can co-exist. Browse the Faith Perspectives blog to find stories about how life and faith intersect in the real lives of our staff and church family.
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Church, Where’s Our Passion

The apostles, during the time that God used them to build the New Testament Church, were revolutionaries. They spoke out. They were driven to do God’s work, regardless of the cost. They took risks. They sometimes forfeited their lives.
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Contrast

We would not recognize the good things without contrast of the bad. If you are feeling the “good” today, you know it because you’ve felt the bad. If you are feeling the bad, know that God is sending the good your way.
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What Do You Choose

Choices. One past Sunday our worship team was practicing before church, and as I was listening to the songs, a definite theme emerged—God is good. Well, we know that, but do we believe it? The team was singing
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Notes Between Neighbors: Micro or Macro?

[…] Concentrate on doing your best for God, work you won’t be ashamed of, laying out the truth plain and simple. Stay clear of pious talk that is only talk. Words are not mere words,
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Running Lessons From Paul

Sometimes, as I run the “Christian race” I feel as if I can’t go on. I want to please God, to serve others, and to keep pace with the “saints” around me. But…my brain keeps me from pressing onward.
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Children’s Message: City on a Hill

When we love others we are reflecting Jesus’s light.
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Notes Between Neighbors: What do you believe?

Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against
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Deep Watering

August. Because I have grown up in the desert, there are some truths I have learned, and one of them is: if you want a garden to live through August, the roots must be prepared. And by “prepared,” I mean that they must be deep enough in the soil to reach the water when the atmosphere surrounding the garden is deadly.
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Tell Your Story

It is important that we allow the ways in which God speaks to us to also speak to those around us.
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RIP’d 4 Life Ministries

Today’s young men are in crisis. The fatherless crisis has taken its toll. The problem of delayed adolescence is real. Twenty-five is the new fifteen, young men are not coming of age in a timely manner and it has negatively impacted society and even the church.
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