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Jesus May Not Calm Your Storm

What do you do when it starts raining and then it never stops? Somebody asked me that question yesterday. I was sitting across the table as this friend poured out the details of some really difficult things that are going on in his family right now. Really difficult things that I honestly can’t understand or…

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Removing the Chaos

What if I told you that God doesn’t want your life to be chaos? In the first week of our series studying through the book of Titus, we explored the idea that because God loves us, He has something better in mind for us than for our lives to be a stressful, chaotic mess.

Follow and Obey

God created each of us for a unique purpose and wired us up to do something great that only we can do. By following and obeying His leading we get to experience the freedom and fulfillment of living with purpose. But that can be scary, because God’s call always leads us out of our comfort zone….

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Jesus For All People

The thing I love most about being a part of the team at First Christian Church is the fact that we are a place for all people, regardless of background or baggage or brokenness, to find a place to belong, to rest, to heal, to grow, to find community, and to ultimately bump into Jesus…

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God of This City

I’m sitting in Starbucks looking out the window. This is a typical Friday for me. Today, I’m trying to write a sermon for an event I’ve been asked to speak at in West Virginia in a couple weeks but I’m having trouble focusing. I often find a place to work away from my office where…

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Following Jesus is not a Buffet

What do Indian food and Syrian refugees have in common? I’ll tell you. I (mostly) love Indian food. There’s this buffet in Canton that I go to once in a while, and it’s the perfect way to eat Indian food. I can take as much chicken curry as I want, and walk right by the…

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