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    • January 1, 2017
    • Cleaning House
    • Dan Schoepf
    • Shortly after Jesus performed his first miracle, Jesus and His family went to Jerusalem for the Passover Festival. When he arrived, he found the Jews using the temple as if it were a “Farmers’ Market”. There were sheep and cattle and doves for sale to be used as sacrifice, and also money changers. He drove all the animals from the temple and overturned the money changers tables scattering their money. This angered the Jews who wanted to know on what authority He was a doing this.

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    • January 8, 2017
    • Jesus Teaches Nicodemus
    • Ty Thomas
    • Nicodemus was a highly respected man a member of the ruling council, a Pharisee. Because of his position on the council, he went to visit Jesus at night, so no one would see him. He acknowledged that Jesus came from God. When Jesus told him anyone wanting to enter heaven had to be “Born Again”, Nicodemus did not understand so Jesus explained and included probably the most quoted bible verse. John 3:16. “ For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

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    • January 15, 2017
    • The Living Water
    • Ty Thomas
    • On His way back to Galilee, Jesus stopped at a small town in Samaria and sat down by the well that Jacob built. Samaritans were considered to be the down and out, the untouchables of the region. It was not normal for Jewish men to speak to women outside of their home so the story of Jesus speaking with the Samaritan woman at the well is even more amazing. Jesus asked for a drink of water surprising her and she asked how a Jew can ask a Samaritan for a drink. Jesus offered her living water, where she would never thirst again. After revealing her history to her, He revealed to the woman that He was the Messiah

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    • January 22, 2017
    • Count The Cost
    • Ty Thomas
    • When we talk about cost, we usually are thinking of the monetary costs. We lose sight of the other costs when we’re asked to count the cost. The scripture passages in today’s message are hard to take because they require us to pay much more than money to be a follower of Jesus. We must love Jesus more than we love our families and we are told to pick up our cross and follow Him. Jesus paid the ultimate price for us that we can be look forward to spending eternity with Him.

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    • January 29, 2017
    • Jesus The Forgiver
    • Dan Schoepf
    • Simon, one of the elite Pharisees, invited Jesus to dine with them. While they were reclining around the table, a "sinner" woman entered the room and the silence was deafening. She headed over to Jesus and was standing over him and started crying. Her tears fell on Jesus' feet and used her hair to dry them. She kissed His feet and poured her expensive perfume over them. Simon was thinking to himself, if Jesus was really a prophet he would know what kind of women she was. Jesus reading his mind, chastised him told him a story about forgiveness.

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    • February 5, 2017
    • Winds and Waves
    • Ty THomas
    • If you think you’ve had a stressful couple of days, consider this. Jesus had just heard that His relative John the Baptist had been beheaded, He fed about 10,000 people, had been preaching for a few hours. He needed some time to be alone in prayer, so He told the disciples go across the Sea of Galilee to the other side and He would catch up with them later. The wind was howling and the sea was rough and the disciples were scared. While it was still dark, Jesus walked on the water out to the boat. When the disciples saw Him, they thought He was a ghost. Jesus identified Himself to them and invited Peter to join him. As soon as Jesus got in the boat, the sea calmed and immediately they were at the other side of the sea.

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    • February 12, 2017
    • Jesus Feeds the 5000 Bilingual Service
    • Josué Villatoro and Ty Thomas
    • Jesus needed to get away and rest so He crossed the sea of Galilee but when he got there, He found a large crowd of about 15,000 people people men, women and children, that had come to hear Him preach. He told his disciples to feed them and they wanted to know where the food was coming from. A boy had brought 5 loaves of bread and 2 small fishes, and after giving thanks, Jesus distributed to all who were there. When they were done, they collected the baskets of uneaten food, miraculously, there was more food leftover than when they started.

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    • February 19, 2017
    • Eyes to See
    • Ty Thomas
    • In this week’s study we find Jesus once again in conflict with the religious elite. This time, a man blind from birth is healed by Jesus. This nameless man did not know who it was who healed him, but he rejoiced. This caught the attention of the Pharisees who wanted to know who it was that healed him, but he couldn’t tell them. They didn’t connect the dots. The man was physically blind but the Pharisees were spiritually blind. The man eventually recognized Jesus as the Son of God, but the religious leaders didn’t. Do you have 20-20 spiritual vision?

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    • February 26, 2017
    • Global Outreach Weekend
    • Phil Bjorklund
    • Phil and Mimi Bjorklund, Missionaries with World Venture - Journey Corps, and their family survived the horrendous 1994 genocide in Rwanda, suffering personal trauma during that time when 800,000 people lost their lives. Since then, their focus has been on preparing young adults for a 1-2 year ministry equipping them to become intentional young believers with a global perspective.

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    • March 5, 2017
    • Jesus is Life
    • Dan Schoepf
    • Life through Jesus never ends and so this story is about the need to believe that Jesus is the Son of God. It also demonstrates Jesus love and compassion. Lazarus was Jesus’ friend and Mary and Martha’s brother so when he became sick, the sisters sent for Jesus. He told his disciples that Lazarus will not die but “it is for God’s Glory so that God’s Son will be glorified”. When he arrived, he was deeply moved by the mourning of the sisters and others, He openly cried. By this time, Lazarus had been dead for 4 days. After praying to God, He called to Lazarus to come out. Lazarus came out wrapped in his burial linen.

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    • March 12, 2017
    • Much Deeper
    • Ty Thomas
    • “For good times and bad times, We'll be on your side forever more, That's what friends are for…..”. These words from a Dionne Warwick song describe the friends of the paralytic man who took him to see Jesus, even though it meant making a hole in someone’s roof and then lowering him through it lo to get him there. They were looking for Jesus to heal their friend. Instead of healing him, He told them because of their faith, their sins are forgiven. Not what they wanted to hear. They didn’t realize what Jesus had done was better than healing. Later, after chastising the Pharisees that were there, Jesus told the cripple man to pick up his bed and walk. He did.

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    • March 19, 2017
    • Out on a Limb
    • Ty Thomas
    • Zacchaeus was a wealthy chief tax collector, hated by almost everyone. He was a small man, so when he heard that Jesus was coming to town he climbed up a tree to get a better view. Why did Zacchaeus want to see Jesus so badly? Perhaps he has reached a point in his life where he realized that, in spite of all his riches, his life was empty. Jesus saw him in there and told him to come down as He was going to stay with Zacchaeus. During their time together, Zacchaeus announced his about face. At this point Jesus said that Salvation had come to the house of Zacchaeus, and that He “…had come to seek and save the lost”.

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    • March 26, 2017
    • Jesus Washes His Disciples' Feet
    • JT Zahradnik
    • Let’s face it, feet are not the most attractive part of the body. In bible times, because they had little in the line of footwear, feet were twisted and bent, dirty and often smelly, yet Jesus washed His disciples’ feet as an act of servitude. This job is usually reserved for slaves, but Jesus chose this time to demonstrate what it meant to really serve others. None of the disciples questioned His leadership, but they could not understand why he was doing this. Washing their feet, even Judas’ who was about to betray Him. All of this took place just a few hours before Jesus was crucified

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    • April 2, 2017
    • Jesus Teaches on Obedience
    • Ty Thomas
    • If fruit trees are to produce a good crop, they need regular care, including pruning, cutting away all of the dead branches and anything that may be wasting the trees resources. And so it is with Christians. As part of God’s family, we are required to bear fruit, in this case bringing the unsaved into the saving grace of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Without God’s help, this is an impossible task that is why He spends so much time telling us to remain in Him and He will remain in us. He gives us this command: Love each other. We must obey.

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    • April 9, 2017
    • Jesus Prays for Himself, His Disciples and future Believers
    • Ty Thomas
    • Shortly before Jesus was betrayed by Judas, He and His disciples were meeting in the upper room when He began to pray. This time He prayed Himself. He prayed that God would Glorify Him so that He can Glorify the Father. He prayed also for the disciples unity, knowing that His time on earth is short, Jesus prayed that God would protect them knowing that they would encounter trials and danger. He prayed also for those who will believe through the disciples’ message.

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    • April 16, 2017
    • Easter - Jesus Rises
    • Dan Schoepf
    • Mary Magdalene discovered that the stone was rolled away and Jesus was not there. Because Jesus had purged her of the demons that possessed her, she worshipped and served Him and now, someone had stolen Jesus’ body. She ran to tell Peter and John who ran to the tomb to see for themselves. There lay the burial cloths, but no Jesus. While Mary was crying and looking for Jesus, He found Mary. Jesus told her to go and tell His brothers. “I have seen the Lord!” she told them. Why were they all surprised, after all, He is risen just like He said He would.

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    • April 23, 2017
    • The Road to Emmaus
    • Dan Schoepf
    • Jesus is risen! He is risen indeed! This simple statement and response lets people know that we Christians serve a living God. That Jesus rose from the tomb just as He said He would and that. There are those who doubt this happened; back then there were doubters too. There are over 13 recorded instances in the bible where Jesus appeared to many. In one case he even appeared to a crowd of 500 people. What would it be like for us, if we had been on that road to Emmaus and had the chance to walk and talk with the One who paid it all that we may live. Listen as Pastor Dan unpacks “The Road to Emmaus”

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    • April 30, 2017
    • The Great Commission
    • Bruce Martin
    • We have been given an instruction, not a hint or a suggestion, an instruction. To “Go” and make disciples, baptize them and teach them. Not teach them to gain knowledge, but to obey everything He has commanded us. He wants us to be missionaries, but we don’t need to go to the ends of the earth to be a missionary, there are opportunities right here in our own city. For those that are not able to “Go”, Jesus provides the opportunity to “Send”, that is to support in prayer and financially those willing and able to “Go”.