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Is your faith journey a solo activity?

Our journey to grow in a closer relationship with God and deepen our faith in Him was never intended to be a solo activity.  If we were to stop and analyze the early church, we’d discover that there was a deep and regular dependence on others. Paul could not have been more clear to the…

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Never Ever Say This To Your Wife

Friday, January 4th, 2019 Hi church! I’ve had the privilege to participate in a lot of weddings over th past 30 years, but this past weekend felt like the first wedding I have ever seen.  Everyone said it will be a little different when it’s your own kid. They were wrong. Dead wrong. It was…

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Cancer stinks!

I spent some time with Gary and Paul yesterday.  After hearing more of their amazing story of God’s grace and provision, it became clear that everyone needs to hear their story.  I hope you can attend this Sunday. They are an amazing couple who is being used for a lot good in a really bad…

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Few things surprise me anymore – but this did!

Are you willing to participate in a short term mission trip if God called you? Well, each of the signatures on this cloth have each told God that they’re “in” if He calls. In fact, several have already taken steps to learn more about upcoming trips next summer. Pretty awesome, huh? We think so too.…

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May I ask you a question?

September 7th, 2018 Hello my friend, May I ask you a sincere question?  Okay. Thanks. Now, please be honest.  I mean super duper honest. Have you ever described the New Testament as all-about “grace” and the Old Testament as all-about the “law”?  Have you ever wondered how the Old Testament could be so different than…

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Confession time

September 14th, 2018 Hello my friend, Confession time for me: I hate mean people.  Okay – maybe that’s too harsh. I may not hate them but at times I wish they would contract the flu, for a year.  Now before you start throwing rocks at me, I would guess that you have been there too.…

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Church Vision Morning

Hey there my friend, This Sunday is a HUGE day for Arizona Hills – first of its kind.   I am planning to speak frankly and candidly about who we are.  Where we are going. What we do well. And what we do not do well.  And what I want us to do well in…

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Coffee houses are like the church!

As I sit in this local coffee house, it’s obvious that most in here don’t even like coffee.  In fact, some hate it. Sure, they like sugar, and cream, and foam, but coffee? Not so much.  If you told me that coffee houses would become as huge in this country as they have, I would…

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