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August 13th, 2016

The Others Week 2: Notes and Quotes

The real journey inward in chapter 2 is not about going inside the fish, it is about Jonah’s personal journey into the depths of his own heart.   God is taking Jonah on a journey inward to reveal that in Jonah’s hatred of the other, he has failed to realize that he himself is the […]

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August 7th, 2016

The Others: Week 1 Notes and Quotes

On a recent Freakonomics Podcast Olympia Snow 34 year Congresswoman & Senator from Maine, said “We are experiencing the worst polarization since the end of Reconstruction in 1879.   Analysis shows that in 1982 there were 58 senators that came between the most conservative democrats and the most liberal republicans. Today, for the fourth time in […]

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July 30th, 2016

The Others: Learning from the Book of Jonah

It seems this summer has seen a categorical escalation in anger and resentment towards people who are not like “us”.  Whether it is our country’s racial tensions, the discourse around the presidential election or ongoing global terrorism, the news is filled with people who are suspicious, fearful or antagonistic towards others because of their differences.  […]

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June 24th, 2016

Kingdom Come Series begins this Sunday

This Sunday begins our new series, Kingdom Come. Each week we are exploring a theme present in God’s reign in Heaven that we are called to live out here on earth (Beauty, Rest, Peace, Communion, Creativity and Celebration.)  During this six-week summer experience, we will participate in some new forms of large group worship beyond […]

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June 18th, 2016

Kingdom Come – Summer Experience

Our next series is titled Kingdom Come. During this 6-week summer experience, we will participate in some new forms of large group worship beyond our regular liturgy of music, teaching and giving. The activities will help us explore a theme present in God’s reign in Heaven that we are called to live out here on […]

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May 29th, 2016

Sermon Notes and Quotes, May 29th

Ernest Hemingway short story he writes about an estranged father and son living in Madrid, One day the Father takes out an ad in the paper that says, “Paco meet me at Hotel Montana Noon Tuesday, all is forgiven, papa.”  When dad gets to the square, he finds 800 young men named Paco waiting there. […]

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May 7th, 2016

Making Belief a Reality

Making Belief a Reality: Immersing in the book of Proverbs Our new teaching series, “Making Belief A Reality” will immerse us in the Book of Proverbs; a straightforward guide to a fulfilling life. The book is a call to holistic maturity and a reminder that we will never make significant progress in becoming who we want […]

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March 30th, 2016

Truths In Tension

Truths in Tension Jesus is described as first and last, a lion and the lamb, a servant and a king. The Kingdom He proclaimed was filled with apparent contradictions and paradoxes and sometimes the commands he gave even seemed to oppose each other. For the next 5 weeks, we will seek to understand how to […]

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March 24th, 2016

Rooted: Practicing Spiritual Disciplines

“I will be more patient!!!” No matter how hard we try forcing ourselves to be patient, joyful or kind it never quite works. The Bible calls these behaviors “Fruit of the Spirit” and for good reason because – as we all know – the best way to grow good fruit starts with healthy roots. Spiritual […]

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February 17th, 2016

When Dreams Die

I arrived in Los Angeles about four years ago. I was two years post-film school with two worthy scripts under my belt, and my wife and I moved here to chase “the Hollywood dream.” Four years later it’s still that ­– a dream. After a dozen reads, one meeting and a whole lot of dead leads, […]

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