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Contagious Power

Over the last month, we’ve been reading from a book in the Bible called The Acts of the Apostles about how the followers of Jesus were inspired. If you’ll recall, there was a miracle that happened in the city of Jerusalem; and through that miracle, people were being brought together. At the beginning of this

14 Aug 2017
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Inspired

For the next several weeks, we’re going to talk about inspiration, and the process by which we become inspired people. But I just wanted to start off this morning with a quick survey: how many of you feel like you’re inspired people? Raise your hand if you think you’re inspired? Of course, most of us,

08 Aug 2017
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The Cosmic Journey

  For the last couple of weeks, we’ve been reading about the Pentecost miracle in the book of Acts.  It happened the Holy Spirit inspired the disciples of Jesus to speak all of the languages of those who were in Jerusalem, on the day of Pentecost.  And Pentecost, by the way, was initially a Jewish

01 Aug 2017
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Bad Magic

26 Jul 2017
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Welcome, Terror!

Last week, I shared a little bit about my hike up Mount Sinai in Egypt, where I realized that my trip to the Holy Land wasn’t just a vacation, but a pilgrimage.  And what makes the difference between a pilgrimage and a plain old trip is, of course, the plane where the progress happens.  On

19 Jul 2017
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In the Footsteps of Muhammad

  Two weeks ago, I was in Egypt.  And after only a couple of hours of sleep on our first night in the country, Kristen and I rose just after midnight to go on a little hike up Mount Sinai to catch the sunrise. It was the mountain, where, according to tradition, Moses received the

11 Jul 2017
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Known to Know

  Good morning everyone!  I have to say that, while we all had an absolutely amazing trip to Israel and Egypt, it really is great to be back with all of you.  There is, indeed, no place like home. Upon my return, it struck me how we so often forget just how great home is,

06 Jul 2017
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Infinite Significance

06 Jul 2017
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Identity Crisis

06 Jul 2017
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Flow

06 Jun 2017
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