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Living in Obedience.


"Make vows to the Lord your God and fulfill them; let all the neighboring lands bring gifts to the One to be feared." Psalm 76:11 Today... You have decisions to make.Today... Your beliefs will shape your behaviors.Today... Every man will walk in the shadow of the first or of the second Adam (Adam or Jesus). You will walk in the darkness and death of Adam's failure or...

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Invited into God's Presence


How could we be granted an audience with God? What happened? In a word, someone opened the curtain. Someone tore down the veil. Something happened in the death of Christ that opened the door for you and me. And that something is described by the writer of Hebrews. So, brothers and sisters, we are completely free to enter the Most Holy Place without fear because of the b...

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Here's Your Sign

HERE'S YOUR SIGN The framer of our destiny is familiar with our denseness. God knows we sometimes miss the signs. Maybe that's why he has given us so many. The rainbow after the flood signifies God's covenant. Circumcision identifies God's chosen, and the stars portray the size of his family. Even today, we see signs in the New Testament church. Communion is a sign of h...

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What Forgiveness Looks Like


A follow up to Sunday's message on forgiveness... Scripture tells us to pray, "forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors".. What does that look like to fully forgive? How do we know when we have truly forgiven? What does forgiveness look like? The answer will vary depending on the person involved what they did to you. Here are a few helpful guidelines (shared from R...

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A Lack of Forgiveness

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Yesterday, I spoke on Forgiveness from Matthew 6:12. I mentioned that I would share this week some additional insights. Here goes day 1. What happens when we refuse to forgive? Here are ten consequences of an unforgiving spirit. 1. Our fellowship with the Father is blocked. 2. The Holy Spirit is grieved. 3. Your prayers will not be answered. 4. God leaves you alone to fa...

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Coronavirus Christianity

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Coronavirus Christianity | Dr. Richard Blackaby...

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PEACE... Advent Devotional Series

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Everywhere I look people are longing for peace! Chaos, strive, busy-ness, and division seem to be the norm. This Christmas, we will look together to the Prince of Peace to discover peace for our every day lives! Are you plagued by uncertainty doubt?Is your perpective clouded by darkness?Have failures left you feeling hopeless? Join us in December for Biblical answers to...

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Family Advent Devotional

Join our Hardy Street Faith Family on a wonderful journey of discovery and reflection as we consider the impact of the coming of Jesus Christ to this world! Stop by any of our connect stations on campus to pick up a copy or you can download the devotional guide HERE From the Foreward: Advent is a time to reflect upon the coming of the Christ-child into our wor...

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Seven Reasons to Celebrate Advent

Seven Reasons To Celebrate Advent Article byRyan Shelton​Worship Pastor, Evanston, Illinois In just a few short weeks, we will begin the advent season... the four weeks leading up to Christmas. Our church will provide resources for families to maximize their focus upon the coming of Christ. I'll be sharing more information soon regarding these resources! For now, I...

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My Prediction for November 9

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My Prediction for November 9We are really ready for this presidential election to be over. We're ready for an end to the rancor and tackiness. Voters on both sides feel frustrated, even embarrassed by it all. There is a visceral fear, an angst about the result. What if so and so wins? When we wake up to November 9, post-election, when the confetti is swept away and the ele...

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Our Best LIfe Yet to Come: The New Earth, Our Eternal Home

Our Best LIfe Yet to Come: The New Earth, Our Eternal Home Imagine you're part of a NASA team preparing for a five-year mission to Mars. After a period of extensive training, the launch date finally arrives. As the rocket lifts off, one of your fellow astronauts asks, "What do you know about Mars?" Envision shrugging your shoulders and saying, "Nothing. We never talked a...

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Holy Week Family Devotional Guide - Thursday


THURSDAY: Read Luke 23:13-34: 13 Then Pilate called together the leading priests and other religious leaders, along with the people, 14 and he announced his verdict. "You brought this man to me, accusing him of leading a revolt. I have examined him thoroughly on this point in your presence and find him innocent. 15 Herod came to the same conclusion and sent him back to u...

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Holy Week Family Devotional Guide - Monday

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Holy Week Monday -March 21 Holy Week is the week from Palm Sunday to Easter the week Christians celebrate each year to remind us of God's amazing Gift of Salvation through His Son, Jesus. Create daily conversations to celebrate Easter with your family.Faith Talk:Read John 13:1-17In ancient households the lowliest job was to wash the feet of guests as they entered a home...

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Holy Week Family Devotional Guide - Tuesday

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TUESDAY: Read John 17:20-23. Jesus actually prayed for those of us who would believe in Him in the future. He asked His Father to help us show unity by loving each other. Discuss how your family can show love to each other in a way that picture's God's love. (Couples should read Ephesians 5:31-33 to reinforce how marriage is intended to be a picture of the relationship ...

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Holy Week Family Devotional Guide - Wednesday

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Holy Week Family Devotional Guide - Wednesday...

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Changing Seasons

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Changing Seasons "You made the moon to mark the seasons, and the sun knows when to set." Psalm 104:19 NLT "Spring is the time of year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade." ― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations How well do you deal with change? There are some who are pioneers, leaders who live for change... Some people think that change is a dessert af...

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