Traction Week 5: What if you could have anything you wanted?

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Imagine you could have anything you wanted. What would you ask for? A poll asked that question recently: “If you could have anything in the world right now, what would it be?” One person replied, “The world. I want the world.” Others answered with wanting school loans paid off, a more fulfilling job, immortality, and…

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Traction – Week 4: God’s Choice, God’s Way

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I met a military veteran a while ago who served in wartime not fighting in combat, but as a checkers champion sent to play against the troops! The Army would set up a dozen gameboards at a time, with a dozen soldiers waiting to play against him. But he had such a clear command of…

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Traction – Part 3: Handing Over the Keys

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We began with King Josiah initiating a temple restoration project. In the process of cleaning up, they rediscover God’s Word, and Josiah has it read aloud to him. As he hears God’s Word, it breaks his heart to realize how badly they have broken God’s commands. So Josiah leads the way in personally rededicating himself,…

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Traction – Part 1: Start Your Engine!

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Welcome to our new series titled Traction: Getting Going With God. Someone in the congregation here who used to race cars as a hobby: the real deal, on a track, with a helmet, going crazy fast. He explained that the last thing drivers want in a race is to lose traction, to slip. At the…

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Viral Bible Verses – Part 4

Philippians 4:13 Welcome to week 4 and our final talk in our series Viral. Just like videos go viral, we’ve been digging into Bible verses that have gone viral—one a week, talking about what made that verse go viral, then discovering the context in which that verse was given, so that we can experience the…

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Viral Bible Verses – Part 2

Matthew 6:13 Last year more than 27 billion chapters of the Bible were read on the YouVersion Bible app. Since the Bible is comprised of less than 1,200 chapters in total, 27 billion chapters read is great to hear! People listened to more than 4 billion Bible chapters read to them from the YouVersion Bible…

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Viral Bible Verses – Part 1

Joshua 1:9 You know what it’s like when something goes viral—usually a video that’s funny or amazing. It goes viral when person after person shares it, tweets it, posts it, and brings it up in conversation. And before you know it, it’s widely known. It enters the cultural milieu.  And it isn’t just videos that…

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