Midweek Wake-Up, June 6th, 2018

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On Sunday we pondered in our church service the first song we find in the Bible (Exodus 15).

Midweek Wake-Up, May 26th, 2018

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It just seemed wrong! The four friends had worked so hard to get their friend to Jesus. They pushed through all the crowds, dug through the earthen roof and then taken the strain as they lowered their paralyzed friend to the floor on a mat.  Then the miracle healer who, thus far had healed every person brought to him, drops a bomb.

Midweek Wake-Up, May 17th, 2018

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Reading through the plagues in the book of Exodus is to read an increasing sense of judgment and an increasing sense of mercy and grace.

Midweek Wake-Up. May 3rd, 2018

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Studying the lives of the Israelites, we see so many comparisons to our own lives, don’t we?  The beginning of Exodus finds them living for years in slavery, beaten down by the oppression.

Midweek Wake-Up, April 25th 2018

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In Exodus 5 we get the long-awaited confrontation between God and Pharaoh. The Israelites have been in slavery for hundreds of years at this point. They need a rescuer. God has come to rescue them, and Moses is His messenger.

Midweek Wake-Up, April 18th, 2018

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If you were at NSC, this past Sunday, you heard Moses’ conversation with God in chapters 3 and 4.  In this dialogue, Moses asks two very pertinent questions for each of our lives.

Midweek Wake-Up, April 11th, 2018

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If you were at NSC, this past Sunday, you heard Moses’ conversation with God in chapters 3 and 4.  In this dialogue, Moses asks two very pertinent questions for each of our lives

Midweek Wake-Up, April 5th, 2018

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The sight on the shores of the Red Sea, must have been something to behold.  Scholars estimate the number of those coming through the sea, may have been over 2 million people

Midweek Wake-Up, March 28, 2018

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Looking back on Palm Sunday, the day that ushers in Holy Week, it’s rather intriguing to meditate upon the reality that the God of the universe rode into Jerusalem on a lowly donkey.

Midweek Wake-Up, March 22, 2018

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Seems each week, as we share through our community prayer time, we get a glimpse into our lives as individuals and as a body.  Often we hear of much joy, and many times we hear of many struggles and the painful reality of our lives and what we walk through, either personally or alongside others.

Midweek Wake-Up, March 15th, 2018

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As I sat and read through the book of Exodus last week, I became keenly aware of the tendency within me, to defend God, while missing the sheer wonder of His grace and mercy.

Midweek Wake-Up, March 3rd, 2018

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My friend described a number of "social" programs that were happening at the location. I acknowledged that those programs sounded very worthwhile. I explained, however,  that I was thinking of "gospel" ministry where the gospel is a proclaimed life-saving message. I was surprised by my friend's response. He quoted Francis of Assisi: "Preach the gospel at all times. Use words if necessary". I think my friend sensed my disappointment.

Midweek Wake-Up, February 28, 2018

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On Sunday we considered that the motivation for obedience to the rules that Paul gives in Colossians chapter 3 is two-fold.

Midweek Wake-Up, February 21, 2018

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“Who do you say I am?”  A question that we all have to wrestle with, as did Peter and the disciples the day that Jesus asked them this penetrating question, in Matthew 16.

Midweek Wake-Up, February 15, 2018

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If you were in church on Sunday, you heard the quote from Wendy Alsup, where she writes “If you know what God created in perfection, you will begin to recognize it when you see it in redemption”.  The more I reflect on this thought, and the dance you and I are called into as men and women, husbands and wives for the glory of God, the more significant it becomes.