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Check Yourself: Loving Your Siblings?

“Now about brotherly love we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other. And in fact, you do love all the brothers throughout Macedonia. Yet we urge you, brothers, to do so more and more.” (1 Thessalonians 4:9-10) Enough about sex; let’s talk about […]

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Check Yourself: Hearing the Call?

“For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. Therefore, he who rejects this instruction does not reject man but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit.” (1 Thessalonians 4:7-8) “Christians are so hung up on sex. They need to let it go, already. What I do behind closed […]

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Check Yourself: Hearing the Warning?

“It is God’s will . . . that you should avoid sexual immorality . . . and that in this matter no one should wrong his brother or take advantage of him. The Lord will punish men for all such sins, as we have already told you and warned you.” (1 Thessalonians 4:3,6) Is extra-marital […]

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Check Yourself: Controlling Your Body?

“It is God’s will that . . . each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God.” (1 Thessalonians 4:3-5) A friend of mine just competed in a half-marathon. That means she ran for […]

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Check Yourself: Avoiding “Porneia”?

“It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality . . .” (1 Thessalonians 4:3) Here’s a weird idea – choosing on purpose not to participate in any kind of sexual expression except with an opposite-gender spouse you are married to. I’m not being sarcastic. It is a weird […]

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Check Yourself: Pleasing God?

“Finally, brothers, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more. For you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 4:1-2) Can […]

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Not My Power: Not My Glory

“All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.” (2 Corinthians 4:15) What are you living for? If everyone’s life on this side of eternity gets spent, gets used up until they die, what will you spend […]

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Not My Power: Resurrection

“With that same spirit of faith we also believe and therefore speak, because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you in his presence.” (2 Corinthians 4:13-14) Where does your confidence to talk about what you believe come from? […]

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The Waking Dead

[ July 21, 2014 to July 26, 2014. ] You’ve heard about and seen The Walking Dead! Now it’s time to come check out The Waking Dead!
What’s that you say? Dead being given life but not zombies?!?!?! No, that’s not crazy talk. Come check it out!

DATE: July 21-26, 2014
LOCATION: Camp Sunrise
COST: $250 first teen ($220 for second)
OPEN TO: 13-19 yr olds
MORE INFO: Heather
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Not My Power: Same God

“It is written: ‘I believed; therefore I have spoken.’ ” (2 Corinthians 4:13) Is your God the same one that Paul served and worshipped? Most Christians will immediately say, “yes, of course.” But somehow, we don’t expect God to do in our lives what he did in Paul’s life. We’re not convinced Paul’s words about […]

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