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Open & Honest: Thoughts from a Men’s Small Group

Men meeting with other men for barbeque, football, and hunting? That’s typical. But men trusting each other with their struggles and building deep friendships based on transparency and the Bible? That’s special. It doesn’t happen all the time, but when it does, men are empowered to become better leaders, fathers, and husbands. This is exactly what’s happening in Joe and Nando’s Small Group. They’ve been through three Milestone Small Group programs together and are still building relationships to last. Today,…

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Effortless

We aren’t made to live life alone…but, if we took a poll, odds are, everyone would say they’ve felt overlooked, isolated, or misunderstood at some point in life. For some people, it may have been just a short, fleeting moment of feeling this way, but for many of us, we’ve had to fight through those feelings over and over again.  Growing up, Kayla was no stranger to those feelings of loneliness, but now, she’s experiencing a new way of life,…

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Life Stories Pastor Jeff Little

The Cost of Freedom

Freedom is a powerful thing, but it is never free–it always comes with a price. I want to take a moment today to honor the brave men and women who have served our country to protect our freedom. Joe and Melissa’s story is just one example of how much our veteran’s sacrifice and is a great reminder of an even deeper freedom that comes when you find spiritual family. When we partner with Jesus to build His Church and serve…

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The Final Hour

God makes the impossible possible.  You’ve probably heard or read that, but when you see it in action–when your friend is healed, that hopeless business deal works out, or when someone’s life changes because of a new relationship with God–you never forget it. Ben Ankarlo is here today, sharing how he’s seen the impossible become possible.  “I was in Lesotho, a small African country, on a mission trip several years ago. During the last hour of the trip, I experienced…

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Thirty Years Later

We never outgrow the need we have for peace, joy, and reminders of God’s faithfulness. We will never outgrow the need we have for faith. But where do we find all of that? The Bible. Faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. –Romans 10:17 Cathy and Whitt are two members of our family that have spent their lives consistently seeking God through the Bible. Today, Cathy shares how her time in the Word has influenced her…

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“It Hit Me. I Needed People.”

How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? -Psalm 13:1 (NIV) If you’re asking questions like these, or you’ve asked them in the past, you’re not alone. Thoughts like these enter our minds, but the truth is, God sees all that we are going through. He cares about our pains and listens to our questions. He is always present and is always at work in our lives, whether we see it…

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A Difficult Diagnosis–A Dependable God

Three simple words can change your life forever. You have cancer.  Those three words bring with them a suitcase filled with fear, anxiety, and pain. But for Jillian Craig, the day after her diagnosis, two encounters at Starbucks gave her a new perspective.  “My husband, Nick, and I felt as though it was time for us to really lean into our church and deepen our walk with God when April of 2018 rolled around. It was the perfect time for…

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