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How to Die Like a King

Honor and majesty surround him; strength and beauty fill his sanctuary (Psa 96:6 NLT)

It’s easy to picture this during a morning quiet time: a beautiful sanctuary… God on his throne… majesty all around.  What’s harder is to picture this at a sanctuary called Golgotha, where Jesus gives up his life on the cross.

Are these two separate events?  Or can we find honor and majesty… strength and beauty in Jesus’ death?

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Posted by on April 12, 2014 in Reflection

 

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“Risk vs. Reward” – audio sermon and study guide

Wordserve Logo_COLORWordServe Church Study Guide for April 13, 2014

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Posted by on April 10, 2014 in Group Discussion

 

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Why did Jesus have to suffer?

Veronica’s veil, by Claude Mellan (c. 1649).

In last week’s sermon, we asked, “Why did Jesus have to die?”  But I have another question before we get that far:

Why did Jesus have to suffer before he died?  Is God that cruel and callous that he would physically and mentally torture his own Son?  That makes God a little hard to follow, eh?

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Posted by on April 8, 2014 in Reflection

 

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3 Questions That Might Take Your Faithwalk to the Next Level!

Has anyone else ever felt a plateau in their faith?  I’ve seen a common pattern in faith that starts with excitement, grows in knowledge, results in service (so far, so good)… but then reaches a plateau of duties and responsibilities.

Or is it just me?

I have to ask… are you happy there on that plateau?  Or do you think there should be more?

Why not try addressing these three questions and see if that gets things rolling again? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 7, 2014 in Reflection

 

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“The Gift of Validation” – audio sermon and study guide

Wordserve Logo_COLORWordServe Church Study Guide for April 6, 2014

  • Sermon Title: “The Gift of Validation” (Dr. Nolan Donald)
  • Audio Link (check HERE on Sunday afternoon for the latest sermon)
  • Sermon Scripture: John 19: 31-37
  • Additional Study Text: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25

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Posted by on April 3, 2014 in Group Discussion

 

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A Return to the Study Guide – “Never Stops”

I’m excited to announce a return to a study guide format that will accompany WordServe Church‘s Sunday sermons (at least for the next 8 weeks)! Here’s what you can expect to be published on Thursdays:

  • Sermon Scripture
  • Link to audio sermon (actual sermon posted on Sundays)
  • Questions that will reflect both the sermon and related Scripture
  • Questions that will give you application… so you can connect your faith to daily life!

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Posted by on March 29, 2014 in Group Discussion

 

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Why Am I So Discouraged?

Psalm 42 conveys a feeling I’ll bet we’ve all experienced:

Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? (Psa 42:5 NLT)

Today, the Psalmist offers an antidote to being discouraged and saddened.  I wonder if their advice works for you?

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Posted by on March 27, 2014 in Reflection

 

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