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The Big Story ends up with the final two major plot points; Satan and sin exit, and God lives with his redeemed.

 

[Podcast] The Church

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After 5 weeks of rediscovering God’s Big Story, we finally reach the point of exploring where you and I fit in.  And, it turns out we play a HUGE role in His Story!  But, for some reason, we have forgotten how huge it is.  What happened?  What is our role in His Story, and why is it important to us today?

 

[Lifegroup Discussion] Moral Relativism

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This week, we ended the book of Joshua and began the book of Judges — a book that is depressing, hard to read, and at times downright disturbing. Did you have trouble with it this week?

Judges describes a very different culture and environment than Joshua, doesn’t it? Look back at one of the final statements in the book of Joshua…

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[Podcast] Holy Possible

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Sorry this installment is late! Here is Jason Turner bringing the OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN from last week’s message, “Holy Impossible.”

 

[Lifegroup Discussion] Week 10: Take A Breath

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We’re ten weeks in, and have just wrapped cup the Torah (the first five books of the Bible.) Let’s pause and take a moment to reflect and regroup.

I am so glad you have chosen to be part of a life group. We are building something together here… A community that is so much more than the sum of it’s parts. We are practicing part of the Great Commandment here, and being transformed into what Jesus wants us to become.

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“The Shack:” Uncovered


This is an excellent message on the very dangerous heresies found in The Shack. Everyone that believes in Jesus needs to understand this.

Don’t drug yourself up on a fictional god. Instead, fall in love with the One True God!

Thank you, Dr. Youssef!

[Podcast] Holy Impossible

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Why would God punish my sins?  Is my sin somehow threatening to God?  Doesn’t God want me to be with him?

[Podcast] Great Land, Great Leader

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There is a lot of talk about leadership today.  Did you know that as a believer, you are by definition a leader?  Jesus commissions you to lead people to himself.  This is a big responsibility!  So, let’s take a look at Israel’s greatest Old Testament leader and see if we can learn a few key tips and tricks from him.

Who is our competition?

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That’s the question I was asked by a church consultant at a recent meeting.

We were discussing future plans for our facilities, and what kind of size, features, visibility, and “curb appeal” we might want to have in a new building, when we build one.  He told us it was important to have these, since there was a “lot of competition up here in Ellijay.”  That’s when he asked that question.  “Who is your competition up here?”

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[Lifegroup Discussion] Wilderness Wrap-Up, Part 2

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Read Moses’ song from Deuteronomy 32:1-43 aloud as a prayer.

Do you remember the context of this sermon/song?  What was happening here?

The main context here is that Moses is giving his “farewell address” to the people before he kicks off. In his big goodbye, Moses has’ two predominant themes:

  • Remembering vs. forgetting (which we discussed last week)
  • Choosing to obey God vs. choosing to disobey (which we’ll talk about tonight.)

Moses returns to these two ideas over and over again in Deuteronomy.  In his mind, these are the two big ideas for a new generation to adopt before entering the Promised Land. But, Moses isn’t the only author who uses these themes.  We see these ideas repeatedly remind us of God’s faithfulness in the past, and encourage us to keep the covenant. Not only that, but Israel’s failures are usually tied to their forgetfulness and their disobedience to the covenant laws. If you learn anything from Moses’ Book of the Torah, it should be this: Obey God and you will live and prosper, but disobey God and you will suffer and die.”

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