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Grace Giving

Everyone knows what thanksgiving is about, but what is grace giving? People give for a variety of reasons, because they trust the organization they're giving too, because they want to meet a need, or to get a tax break. But why do Christians give? When we look at 2 Co 8:1-9 we discover there's just one reason for Christians to give. Among the Christians living in Jerus...

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Reciprocal giving

There was a Generosity Campaign in the first century. Among the Christians living in Jerusalem there was a famine that hit and as a result the Christians were in need. So Paul wrote to the churches and told them of the need and invites them to give. One of these was Corinth. Corinth was a wealthy church. And it turns out they were one of the first churches to say they woul...

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Bold prayer #1: Search me

All of us struggle to receive honest feedback about areas we need to change. But what if instead of waiting for those who know us well to give us honest feedback about ways we need to change, what if we went to them and asked them for it? Better yet what if we went to God directly and asked him? That's exactly what happens in Psalm 139:23-24. If we want to become the peop...

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Bold prayer #2: Break me.

On Sunday, Nov. 11, we're starting our generosity campaign called Step Forward Togetherto raise money to see God's vison for building at 580-586 N Michigan St become a reality. This made me think about the first gift we ever received for a building fund. Pathway officially started on Sunday, October 2, 2005. We sent postcards out and invited people to come and had a grea...

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Bold prayer #3: Use me

In the Bible when God called people, not everyone responded the same way. So let's look at three possible ways we can respond to God's call which will then lead us to our third bold prayer. For some, maybe you're like Jonah. Jonah said, "Here I am. I'm not going." Jonah 1:1-3 God called Jonah to go west to Nineveh and serve him, but Jonah ran east and then gets on a ship...

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interpreting the book of revelation

Five ways to interpret the book of Revelaton....

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Pathway's 10 year anniversary

As I reflect back over 10 years I am thankful! Give thanks to the LORD for his steadfast love and faithfulness. I'm Thankful to the LORD for those of you who served on the launch team of 40 people to help get Pathway started. I'm Thankful to the LORD for the way God changed the owner of the York theatre, Shirley Johnson's mind to allow us to meet here in the York Theatre...

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The Apostle's Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at th...

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Is it a sin to have a picture of Jesus?

Currently I'm preaching through a series called "Live the 10; God's design for true life." It has been a convicting series on the 10 commandments and we're only on week three. Anyhow, this past Sunday we looked at the second commandment which says "You shall not make for yourself and idol in the form of anything in the heaven above or the earth beneath or the waters below...

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why in our advanced and enlightened age is the slaughter worsening?

On Tuesday I read Dennis Byrne's op ed in the Chicago Tribune reflecting on our culture of violence in the aftermath of the horrific shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. (If you would like to read his editorial follow this link Getting a handle on our 'culture of violence' - chicagotribune.com) In it he raised this question, "Why in our advanced and enlightened age is the sl...

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