Liturgies Category

January 25, 2017 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Preparing for January 29, 2017

This week we will be opening up Lamentations 2 and hearing from a sermon titled, "The Pain" from Pastor Paul Vroom. We gather weekly on Sundays starting at 9:30 AM. Hope you can join us!...Keep Reading

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January 11, 2017 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for January 15, 2017

This week we will be opening up Genesis 1:24-31 and hearing from a sermon titled, "Devaluing the Imago Dei" from pastor Paul Vroom. We gather weekly on Sundays starting at 9:30am so we looking forward to seeing you soon!...Keep Reading

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January 4, 2017 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for January 8, 2016

This week we will be opening up 2 Chronicles 36:11-21 and hearing from a sermon titled, "Land of Lamentation" from pastor Paul Vroom. We gather weekly on Sundays starting at 9:30am so we looking forward to seeing you soon!...Keep Reading

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December 30, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for January 1, 2017

This week we will be opening up Psalm 77 and hearing from a sermon titled, "Has His Steadfast Love Ceased?" from pastor Paul Vroom. We gather weekly on Sundays starting at 9:30am so we looking forward to seeing you soon!...Keep Reading

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December 20, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for December 25, 2016

This week we will be opening up Matthew 1:12-18 & Luke 2:1-20 and hearing from a sermon titled, "Scandalous Grace in the Tree: You" from pastor Paul Vroom. We gather weekly on Sundays starting at 9:30am so we looking forward to seeing you soon!...Keep Reading

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December 13, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for December 18, 2016

This week we will be opening up Matthew 1:1-17 & 1 Chronicles 3 and hearing from a sermon titled, "Scandalous Grace in the Tree: Bathsheba" from pastor Paul Vroom. We gather weekly on Sundays starting at 9:30am so we looking forward to seeing you soon!...Keep Reading

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December 9, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for December 11, 2016

This week we will be opening up Matthew 1:1-17 & Ephesians 2:11-22 and hearing from a sermon titled, "Scandalous Grace in the Tree: Ruth" from pastor Paul Vroom. We gather weekly on Sundays starting at 9:30am so we looking forward to seeing you soon!...Keep Reading

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November 30, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for December 4, 2016

This week we will be opening up Matthew 1:1-17 & Joshua 2 and hearing from a sermon titled, "Scandalous Grace in the Tree: Rahab" from pastor Paul Vroom. We gather weekly on Sundays starting at 9:30am so we looking forward to seeing you soon!...Keep Reading

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November 23, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for November 27, 2016

We all have skeletons in our closets! In our ancestry there are people and moments we would be glad to forget. In the family line of Jesus Christ, a number of these “misfits” are actually highlighted and recorded for all the world to see. The genealogy of Jesus is a big reminder that God is glad to turn human scandal into beauty and joy… and he still does it today!...Keep Reading

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November 17, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for November 20, 2016

This week we will be opening up Romans 6:1-11 and hearing from a sermon titled, "What Does It Mean to be 'Born Again?'" from pastor Paul Vroom. We gather weekly on Sundays starting at 9:30am so we looking forward to seeing you soon!...Keep Reading

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November 9, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for November 13, 2016

This week we will be opening up Luke 16:1-13 and hearing from a sermon titled, "Jesus' Weirdest Story" from pastor Rev. Luke Miedema. We gather weekly on Sundays starting at 9:30am so we looking forward to seeing you soon!...Keep Reading

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November 4, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for November 6, 2016

This week we will be opening up Luke 15:11-32 and hearing from a sermon titled, "Jesus' Most Famous Story" from pastor Rev. Luke Miedema. We gather weekly on Sundays starting at 9:30am so we looking forward to seeing you soon!...Keep Reading

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October 28, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for October 30, 2016

This week we will be opening up Romans 5:12-21 and hearing from a sermon titled, "Christ's Triumph Over Adam's Trespass" from pastor Paul Vroom. We gather weekly on Sundays starting at 9:30am so we looking forward to seeing you soon!...Keep Reading

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October 19, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for October 23, 2016

This week we will be opening up Romans 5:6-11 and hearing from a sermon titled, "God Loves Us in Our Weakness" from pastor Paul Vroom. We gather weekly on Sundays starting at 9:30am so we looking forward to seeing you soon!...Keep Reading

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October 14, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for October 16, 2016

This week we will be opening up Romans 5:1-5 and hearing from a sermon titled, "Peace With God Means Hope in Hardship" from pastor Paul Vroom. We gather weekly on Sundays starting at 9:30am so we looking forward to seeing you soon!...Keep Reading

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October 4, 2016 by Paul Vroom 0 comments

Preparing for October 9, 2016

This week we will be opening up Romans 4:22-25 and hearing from a sermon titled, "The Purpose Behind the Empty Tomb" from pastor Paul Vroom. We gather weekly on Sundays starting at 9:30am so we looking forward to seeing you soon!...Keep Reading

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September 30, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for October 2, 2016

This week we will be opening up Romans 4:13-22 and hearing from a sermon titled, "Grow Strong in Faith Resting in God's Promise" from pastor Paul Vroom. We gather weekly on Sundays starting at 9:30am so we looking forward to seeing you soon!...Keep Reading

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September 22, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for September 25, 2016

This week we will be opening up Romans 4:1-12 and hearing from a sermon titled, "Bellief Creates Righteousness" from pastor Paul Vroom. We gather weekly on Sundays starting at 9:30am so we looking forward to seeing you soon!...Keep Reading

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September 9, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for September 11, 2016

This week we will be opening up Romans 3:21-26 and hearing from a sermon titled, "Saved By Grace" from pastor Paul Vroom. We gather weekly on Sundays starting at 9:30am so we looking forward to seeing you soon!...Keep Reading

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September 2, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for September 4, 2016

The gist is there have always been 2 competing kingdoms in the world - kingdom of man and kingdom of God. The first is characterized by anxiety, people pleasing, and fear the second by our deep need and God's rescuing grace. The first is guaranteed to fail, the second guaranteed to thrive - even if it doesn't always look like it right now. ...Keep Reading

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September 2, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for August 28, 2016

This week we will be opening up Romans 3:9-20 and hearing from a sermon titled, "How Bad Are We?" from pastor Paul Vroom. We gather weekly on Sundays starting at 9:30am so we looking forward to seeing you soon!...Keep Reading

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August 15, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for August 21, 2016

This week we will be opening up Romans 3:1-8 and hearing from a sermon titled, "The 'Unfairness' of God" from pastor Paul Vroom. We gather weekly on Sundays starting at 9:30am so we looking forward to seeing you soon!...Keep Reading

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August 8, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Peparing for August 14, 2016

This week we will be opening up Romans 2:17-29 and hearing from a sermon titled, "Hypocrisy vs True Obedience" from pastor Paul Vroom. We gather weekly on Sundays starting at 9:30am so we looking forward to seeing you soon!...Keep Reading

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August 1, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for August 7, 2016

This week we will be opening up Romans 2:12-18 and hearing from a sermon titled, "God's Kindness Should Lead to Repentance" from guest pastor Justin Beach. We gather weekly on Sundays starting at 9:30am so we looking forward to seeing you soon!...Keep Reading

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July 25, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for July 31, 2016

This week we will be opening up Romans 12:1-11 and hearing from a sermon titled, "God's Kindness Should Lead to Repentance". We gather weekly on Sundays starting at 9:30am so we looking forward to seeing you soon!...Keep Reading

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July 18, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for July 24, 2016

This week we will be opening up Romans 1:26-31 and hearing from a sermon titled, "How Far We Fell". We gather weekly on Sundays starting at 9:30am so we looking forward to seeing you soon!...Keep Reading

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July 15, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for July 17, 2016

This week we will be opening up Romans 1:18-25 and hearing from a sermon titled, "The Tragedy of Unbelief". We gather weekly on Sundays starting at 9:30am so we looking forward to seeing you soon!...Keep Reading

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July 8, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for July 10, 2016

This week we will be opening up Romans 1:8-17 and hearing from a sermon titled, "The Righteous Shall Live By Faith" ....Keep Reading

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July 1, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for July 3, 2016

This week we will be opening up Romans 1:1-7 and hearing from a sermon titled, "The Vision of Romans." We gather weekly on Sundays starting at 9:30am so we looking forward to seeing you soon!...Keep Reading

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June 24, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for June 26, 2016

This week we will be opening up Colossians 4:16-18 and hearing from a sermon titled, "Goodbye Colossians"....Keep Reading

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June 17, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for June 19, 2016

This week we will be opening up Colossians 4:7-15 and hearing from a sermon titled, "Greateful to Labor Together". We gather weekly on Sundays starting at 9:30am so we looking forward to seeing you soon!...Keep Reading

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June 3, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for June 5, 2016

This week we will be opening up Colossians 3:18-4:1 and hearing from a sermon titled, "Is Jesus-Centered Living Culturally Relevant?" ...Keep Reading

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May 25, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for May 29, 2016

This week we will be opening up Colossians 3:18-21 and hearing from a sermon titled, "Jesus-Centered Families." ...Keep Reading

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May 17, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for May 22, 2016

This week we will be opening up Colossians 3:15-17 and hearing from a sermon titled, "Consistently Christian." We gather weekly on Sundays starting at 9:30am. We looking forward to seeing you soon!...Keep Reading

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May 10, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for May 15, 2016

This week we will be opening up Colossians 3:12-14 and hearing from a sermon titled, "Putting on the New....Keep Reading

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May 5, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for May 8, 2016

This week we will be opening up Colossians 3:8-11 and hearing from a sermon titled, "New Man or Old Man?"...Keep Reading

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April 29, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for May 1, 2016

This week we will be opening up Colossians 3:5-8 and hearing from a sermon titled, "Live by Dying"....Keep Reading

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April 20, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for April 24, 2016

This week we will be opening up Colossians 3:1-4 and hearing from a sermon titled, "What Do We Live For?". ...Keep Reading

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April 16, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for April 17, 2016

This week we will be opening up Ruth 4:13-22 and hearing from a sermon titled, "The Story of Consummation". ...Keep Reading

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April 8, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for April 10, 2016

This week we will be opening up Ruth 4:1-12 and hearing from a sermon titled, "The Story of Redemption". We gather weekly on Sundays starting at 9:30am. We looking forward to seeing you soon!...Keep Reading

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April 1, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for April 3, 2016

This week we will be walking through John 15:1-11 in a sermon titled The Vine and Branches from Pastor Joe Paglia. We gather weekly on Sunday mornings at 9:30am for corporate gathered worship. See you Sunday!...Keep Reading

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March 25, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for March 27 | Easter Sunday

This week we will be opening up Acts 3:1-16 and hearing from a sermon titled, "The Power of Easter". We gather weekly on Sundays starting at 9:30am. We looking forward to seeing you soon!...Keep Reading

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March 23, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for March 25, 2016 | Good Friday

We will be wrapping up our Knit Together series with Forgive One Another taken from Ephesians 4:32-5:2. During this time we will be looking at what Christ has done for us on the Cross and what that then means for us to forgive one another. This night will help us anticipate our time together on Sunday morning in which we will be celebrating the empty-tomb and ulitmately the greatest story ever told!...Keep Reading

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March 16, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for March 20, 2016

This week we will be opening up Ruth 3:1-18 and hearing from a sermon titled, "The Story of Expectation". We gather weekly on Sundays starting at 9:30am. We looking forward to seeing you soon!...Keep Reading

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March 9, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for March 13, 2016

This week we will be opening up Ruth 2:5-23 and hearing from a sermon titled, "The Story of Blessing"....Keep Reading

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March 2, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for March 6, 2016

Throughout the entire book of Ruth, we see a red thread running throughout the book. The entire story reflects the story of Christ: helpless and hopeless people in need of redemption from the One who can save! This week we will be opening up Ruth 2:1-23 and hearing from a sermon titled, "Hope in God's Providential Care". ...Keep Reading

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February 27, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for February 28, 2016

Ruth is an enduring love story of how God takes care of his people through his grace and providence. Despite the bad decisions made by Naomi’s husband and their sons, God weaves all of these into his sovereign plan for their lives and for the lives of humanity. This week we will be opening up Ruth 1:1-22 and hearing from a sermon titled, "Hope in Suffering"....Keep Reading

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February 17, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for February 21, 2016

When Jesus becomes the core, it changes how you think about the world and in turn how you respond to false teachings. This week we will be opening up Colossians 2:20-23 and hearing from a sermon titled, "Why Man Made Rules Don't Work". ...Keep Reading

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February 11, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for February 14, 2016

When Jesus becomes the core, it changes how you think about the world and in turn how you respond to false teachings. ...Keep Reading

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February 3, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for February 7, 2016

When Jesus becomes the core, it changes how you think about the world and in turn how you respond to false teachings. ...Keep Reading

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January 29, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

January 31, 2016

When Jesus becomes the core, it changes how you think about the world and in turn how you respond to false teachings. ...Keep Reading

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January 19, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

January 24, 2016

When Jesus becomes the core, it changes how you think about the world and in turn how you respond to false teachings. ...Keep Reading

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January 12, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

January 17, 2016

When Jesus becomes the core, it changes how you view suffering. In other words embracing the centrality of Christ changes how you view trouble, and it leads to hope, joy, and deep contentment. This week we will be opening up Colossians 2:6-10 and hearing from a sermon titled, "Rooted in Him"....Keep Reading

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January 6, 2016 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | January 10, 2016

This week we will be opening up Colossians 2:1-5 and hearing from a sermon titled, "To Be or Not To Be Mature". ...Keep Reading

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December 28, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | January 3, 2016

We are beginning a four week examination of Jesus-centered ministry (1:24-2:8) which is the natural application of Jesus being the core or the center of everything. For the next four weeks we are going to look at how Jesus transforms ministry, and today we will see how a Jesus-centered view of life changes your perspective on tough things, tough times, and tough people. When Jesus becomes the core, it changes how you view suffering. In other words embracing the centrality of Christ changes how you view trouble, and it leads to hope, joy, and deep contentment....Keep Reading

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December 23, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather for Christmas Eve

In this Advent series we will see why we can hope in him, how Jesus is the power of God to transform our bleak situations, how the glory of the Son of God calls our hearts to genuinely soul-satisfying worship, and what difference it makes in our lives that Jesus endured the trials on our behalf....Keep Reading

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December 23, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | December 27, 2015

We are beginning a four week examination of Jesus-centered ministry (1:24-2:8) which is the natural application of Jesus being the core or the center of everything. For the next four weeks we are going to look at how Jesus transforms ministry, and today we will see how a Jesus-centered view of life changes your perspective on tough things, tough times, and tough people. ...Keep Reading

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December 15, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | December 20, 2015

As we continue our Advent series, The Coming King, we will be reading from Matthew 2:12-23 in a sermon titled "The Trails of the King"....Keep Reading

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December 10, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | December 13, 2015

As we continue our Advent series, The Coming King, we will be reading from Matthew 2:1-12 in a sermon titled "The Worship of the King"....Keep Reading

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December 3, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | December 6, 20125

As we continue our Advent series, The Coming King, we will be reading from Matthew 1:18-25 in a sermon titled "The Promise of the King"....Keep Reading

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November 24, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | November 29, 2015

As we begin our new Advent series, The Coming King, we will be reading from Matthew 1:1-17 in a sermon titled "The King's Credentialsl"....Keep Reading

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November 18, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | November 22, 2015

This week we will be studying Colossians 1:21-23 in a sermon titled "Don't Let Go of the Gospel"....Keep Reading

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November 11, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | November 15, 2015

This week we will be studying Colossians 1:19-20 in a sermon titled "Revealing the Grand Plan of Reconciliation"....Keep Reading

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November 3, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | November 8, 2015

We live in a culture that doesn't acknowledge the centrality and sufficiency of Christ. The reality is that many who call themselves Christians do not fully comprehend how central Jesus is in all of creation, and how his centrality should affect every area of our lives. Because of this some believers don't have a solid grasp of the gospel and they're easily shaken when others challenge the exclusive truth claims of Scripture. Other Christians don't live Christ-centered lives, or don't give Him the position of preeminence. This week we will be studying Colossians 1:16-17 in a sermon titled "Jesus Hymn: Sovereign, Source, Savior"....Keep Reading

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October 29, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | November 1, 2015

We live in a culture that doesn't acknowledge the centrality and sufficiency of Christ. The reality is that many who call themselves Christians do not fully comprehend how central Jesus is in all of creation, and how his centrality should affect every area of our lives. Because of this some believers don't have a solid grasp of the gospel and they're easily shaken when others challenge the exclusive truth claims of Scripture. Other Christians don't live Christ-centered lives, or don't give Him the position of preeminence. This week we will be studying Colossians 1:15-16 in a sermon titled "Supreme Over Creation"....Keep Reading

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October 21, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | October 25, 2015

We live in a culture that doesn't acknowledge the centrality and sufficiency of Christ. The reality is that many who call themselves Christians do not fully comprehend how central Jesus is in all of creation, and how his centrality should affect every area of our lives. Because of this some believers don't have a solid grasp of the gospel and they're easily shaken when others challenge the exclusive truth claims of Scripture. Other Christians don't live Christ-centered lives, or don't give Him the position of preeminence. This week we will be studying Colossians 1:9-14 in a sermon titled "A Prayer for People You Love"....Keep Reading

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October 14, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | October 18, 2015

We live in a culture that doesn't acknowledge the centrality and sufficiency of Christ. The reality is that many who call themselves Christians do not fully comprehend how central Jesus is in all of creation, and how his centrality should affect every area of our lives. Because of this some believers don't have a solid grasp of the gospel and they're easily shaken when others challenge the exclusive truth claims of Scripture. Other Christians don't live Christ-centered lives, or don't give Him the position of preeminence. This week we will be studying Colossians 1:3-8 in a sermon titled "Thankful for Growth & Grace"....Keep Reading

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October 8, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | October 11, 2015

We live in a culture that doesn't acknowledge the centrality and sufficiency of Christ. The reality is that many who call themselves Christians do not fully comprehend how central Jesus is in all of creation, and how his centrality should affect every area of our lives. Because of this some believers don't have a solid grasp of the gospel and they're easily shaken when others challenge the exclusive truth claims of Scripture. Other Christians don't live Christ-centered lives, or don't give Him the position of preeminence. This week we will be studying Colossians 1:1-8 in a sermon titled "Welcome to Colossae, USA"....Keep Reading

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October 1, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | October 4, 2015

We live in a culture that doesn't acknowledge the centrality and sufficiency of Christ. The reality is that many who call themselves Christians do not fully comprehend how central Jesus is in all of creation, and how his centrality should affect every area of our lives. Because of this some believers don't have a solid grasp of the gospel and they're easily shaken when others challenge the exclusive truth claims of Scripture. Other Christians don't live Christ-centered lives, or don't give Him the position of preeminence. This week we will be studying Colossians 1:15-20 in a sermon titled "Living With Jesus at the Center"....Keep Reading

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September 26, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | September 27, 2015

On Saturday, April 2, 2011, while doing last minute things for men's conference that Missio Dei Church was hosting, a man said to Pastor Paul Vroom "Man of God, have you been prayed up?" That man has been praying for him and our church ever since. This Sunday that man, Gilbert Russell, will be preaching at Missio Dei Church. You will not want to miss his sermon from 1 John 4:7-19!...Keep Reading

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September 16, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | September 20, 2015

This week we will closing up our Exodus series with a sermon titled, "Exodus In Review". We will be addressing what does this book teach us and how are our lives changed in light of this book....Keep Reading

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September 9, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | September 16, 2015

This week we have the honor of having the Rev. Dr. Phil Ryken, president of Wheaton College in which he will be preaching from Exodus 40:1-38 in a sermon titled "God Among His People". ...Keep Reading

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September 3, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | September 5, 2015

This week we will be studying Exodus 35:30-39:43 in a sermon titled "If You Build It, He Will Come". ...Keep Reading

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August 25, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | August 30, 2015

This week we will be continuing in our next section of Exodus, "The God Who Is Near". In this section we will not only see how God continues to draw near to his people, but his requirements for his people to draw near to Him. This week we will be studying Exodus 35:1-29 in a sermon titled "Rest and Generiosity". ...Keep Reading

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August 19, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | August 23, 2015

While Pastor Paul Vroom and his family are out of town on vacation, we will have the privilege of having Pastor Luke Miedema from RUF: Northwestern University in the pulpit. During the two weeks he will be leading us through a mini-series called "I AM". This week we will be learning from John 15:1-11 with a sermon titled, "I Am the Vine"....Keep Reading

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August 3, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | August 9, 2015

This week we will be studying Exodus 34:29-35 in a sermon titled "The Face of Moses". ...Keep Reading

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July 27, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | August 2, 2015

This week we will be studying Exodus 34:1-28 in a sermon titled "New Tables and New Covenant"....Keep Reading

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July 20, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | July 26, 2015

This week we will be studying Exodus 33 in a sermon titled "The Presence of God is Everything". ...Keep Reading

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July 13, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | July 19, 2015

This week we will be studying Exodus 32 in a sermon titled "The Lure & Lunacy of Idols"....Keep Reading

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July 6, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | July 12, 2015

This week we will be studying Exodus 30-31 in a sermon titled "Spirit-Appointed Work & Rest"....Keep Reading

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June 29, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | July 5, 2015

This week we will be studying Exodus 28:1-29:46 in a sermon titled "The First Priests"....Keep Reading

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June 22, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | June 28, 2015

This week we will be studying Exodus 26-27 in a sermon titled "The Tabernacle: A Place for God to Dwell"....Keep Reading

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June 15, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | June 21, 2014

This week will honoring the fathers of our church with a sermon "Those Who Offer Hope" from Colossians 3:21. We pray that as we seek to honor the fathers (physical and spiritual) in our life that the Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ would ultimately get much glory. ...Keep Reading

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June 8, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | June 14, 2015

This week will have a guest speaker, Bryan Campbell, come a preach a stand alone sermon titled "That I Might Dwell Among Them" from Exodus 25. ...Keep Reading

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June 2, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | June 7, 2015

This week we will be studying Exodus 25:1-40 in a sermon titled "The Ark, The Table, and the Lampstand"....Keep Reading

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May 26, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | May 31, 2015

This week we will be studying Exodus 23:20-24:18 in a sermon titled "The Basics of Being God's People"....Keep Reading

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May 19, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | May 24, 2015

This week we will be studying Exodus 23:10-19 in a sermon titled "Our Required Celebrations"....Keep Reading

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May 13, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | May 17, 2015

This week we will be studying Exodus 22:16-23:9 in a sermon titled "Compassionate Justice"....Keep Reading

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May 6, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | May 10, 2015

This week we are taking a break from our journey through the book of Exodus to honor Mother's Day within our church. All throughout Scripture, you see the importance of women and the role of mothers. We pray that all would be blessed and nourished by the Gospel of Jesus Christ on this Lord's Day. ...Keep Reading

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April 30, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | May 3, 2015

This week we will be studying Exodus 21:33-22:15 in a sermon titled "Crime and Punishment."...Keep Reading

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April 22, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | April 26, 2015

This week we will be studying Exodus 21:12-36 in a sermon titled "Crime & Punishment". ...Keep Reading

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April 14, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | April 19, 2015

This week we will be studying Exodus 21:1-6 in a sermon titled "A Servant's Worldview". ...Keep Reading

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April 14, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | April 12, 2015

This we will have a guest speaker, Wes Neel, come a preach a stand alone sermon titled "Fear & Worry" from Psalm 112. ...Keep Reading

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April 1, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | April 5, 2015 [Easter Sunday]

This week we will be closing our series, In Light of the Gospel with a sermon from Romans 6:1-11 titled "Celebrating the Gospel". ...Keep Reading

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March 25, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | March 29, 2015 (Palm Sunday)

The “In Light of the Gospel” series is about bringing the message and our passion for the Good News back to life in our lives and the lives of others. Join us as we talk about applying, living in, sharing and celebrating the gospel! This week our first sermon comes from John 3:1-16 titled "Living the Gospel"....Keep Reading

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March 17, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | March 22, 2015

The “In Light of the Gospel” series is about bringing the message and our passion for the Good News back to life in our lives and the lives of others. Join us as we talk about applying, living in, sharing and celebrating the gospel! This week our first sermon comes from Matthew 5:13-16 titled "Living the Gospel". ...Keep Reading

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March 11, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | March 15, 2015

The “In Light of the Gospel” series is about bringing the message and our passion for the Good News back to life in our lives and the lives of others. Join us as we talk about applying, living in, sharing and celebrating the gospel! This week our first sermon comes from Romans 1:14-17 titled "Applying the Gospel"....Keep Reading

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March 5, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | March 8, 2015

This week we will be studying Exodus 20:22-26 in a sermon titled "The Alter Call". ...Keep Reading

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February 25, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | March 1, 2015

This week we will be studying Exodus 20:18-20 in a sermon titled "Responding to the Law"....Keep Reading

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February 17, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | February 22, 2015

This week we will be studying Exodus 20:17 in a sermon titled "Getting to the Heart of the Matter"....Keep Reading

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February 11, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | February 15, 2015

This week we will be studying Exodus 20:15 in a sermon titled "Promise Keepers". If you missed last sermon in this series, click here. ...Keep Reading

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February 4, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | February 8, 2015

This week we will be studying Exodus 20:15 in a sermon titled "Hands On, Hands Off!"....Keep Reading

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January 27, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | February 1, 20125

This week we will be studying Exodus 20:14 in a sermon titled "Safe Sex"....Keep Reading

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January 21, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | January 25, 2015

This week we will be studying Exodus 20:13 in a sermon titled "No Murder"....Keep Reading

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January 16, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | January 18, 2014

This Sunday, we are honored to be able to welcome to Rev. Daniel R Hyde to the Missio Dei Church’s pulpit. He comes to us from Oceanside United Reformed Church in Carlsbad, CA. He will be preaching from Revelation 5:1-4 in a sermon titled "Behold the Lamb". ...Keep Reading

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January 7, 2015 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | January 11, 2014

This week we will be studying Exodus 20:12 in a sermon titled "A Well Ordered Home". If you missed last sermon in this series, click here. ...Keep Reading

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December 31, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | January 4, 2015

This week we will be studying Exodus 20:8-11 in a sermon titled "Hallowed Be Your Day"....Keep Reading

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December 19, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | December 28, 2014

This week we will be hearing from Elder Michael Archbold as he brings us a sermon from Luke 9:18-27 in a sermon titled "Followers of Christ". ...Keep Reading

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December 17, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | Christmas Eve

This week we will be entering into week four of our sermon series "The Waiting | Our Longing Hearts" in a sermon titled "Our True Joy" from Revelation 21:9-21. ...Keep Reading

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December 17, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | December 21, 2014

This week we will be entering into week four of our sermon series "The Waiting | Our Longing Hearts" in a sermon titled "Our Needed Hope" from Luke 2:22-32....Keep Reading

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December 11, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | December 14, 2014

This week we will be entering into week three of our sermon series "The Waiting | Our Longing Hearts" in a sermon titled "Our Desired Rest" from Hebrews 4:14-16. ...Keep Reading

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December 4, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | December 7, 2014

This week we will be entering into week two of our sermon series "The Waiting | Our Longing Hearts" in a sermon titled "Our Desired Freedom" from Ephesians 2:1-10. ...Keep Reading

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November 26, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather | November 30, 2014

This week we will be entering into week one of our sermon series "The Waiting | Our Longing Hearts" in a sermon titled "Our Longing Hearts" from Galatians 4:1-7. ...Keep Reading

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November 19, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (November 23, 2014)

This week we will be studying Exodus 20:7 in a sermon titled "Hallowed Be Your Name". ...Keep Reading

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November 11, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (November 16, 2014)

This week we will be studying Exodus 20:4-6 in a sermon titled "Prescribed Worship". ...Keep Reading

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November 3, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (November 9, 2014)

This week we will be entering into a new section of our journey through Exodus. The God who Commands will take us from Exodus 19:1-21:17 in which we will see what the Law of the Lord means for the people of Israel and its implications on our church today. ...Keep Reading

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October 27, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (November 2, 2014)

This week we will be studying Exodus 19:1-20:26 in a sermon titled "God Is Not Like You". ...Keep Reading

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October 23, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (October 26, 2014)

This week we will be stepping out of our current Exodus series, and hearing from Elder Nathan Phillips as he preaches a stand alone sermon titled, "Pause". Our Scripture this week comes from Romans 8:18-25 (with an emphasis on verse 25)....Keep Reading

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October 15, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (October 19, 2014)

This week we will be studying Exodus 18:1-27 in a sermon titled "Available & Teachable"....Keep Reading

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October 6, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (October 12, 2014)

This week we will be studying Exodus 17:1-16 in a sermon titled "The Rock We Struck | The Banner We Trust"....Keep Reading

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October 1, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (October 5, 2014)

This week we will be studying Luke 14:25-33 in a sermon titled "Christ | Discipleship & the Gospel"....Keep Reading

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September 24, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (September 28, 2014)

This week we will be studying Hebrews 10:19-25 in a sermon titled "Together | Drawing Near Together"....Keep Reading

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September 19, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (September 21, 2014)

This week we will be studying Acts 4:1-31 in a sermon titled "Witness | Truth With Boldness"...Keep Reading

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September 10, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (September 14, 2014)

This week we will be studying Acts 2:36-47 in a sermon titled "Family | Devoted Together."...Keep Reading

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September 3, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (September 7, 2014)

This week we will be studying Hebrews 13:7-17 in a sermon titled "Shepherds | Joyful Partnership."...Keep Reading

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August 21, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (August 24, 2014)

This week we will be continuing in our sermon series "Exodus: The God Who..." in which we will be walking through the book of Exodus. Our text for the morning will come from Exodus 15:22-16:36 in a sermon titled, "Learning to Trust God Everyday". ...Keep Reading

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August 11, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing To Gather (August 17, 2014)

This week we will be continuing in our sermon series "Exodus: The God Who..." in which we will be walking through the book of Exodus. Our text for the morning will come from Exodus 15:1-21 in a sermon titled, "The Song of Moses | A Song to the Lord". ...Keep Reading

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August 4, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (August 10, 2014)

This week we will be continuing in our sermon series "Exodus: The God Who..." in which we will be walking through the book of Exodus. Our text for the morning will come from Exodus 13:17-14:31 in a sermon titled, "Fear Not | Stand Firm". ...Keep Reading

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July 21, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (July 27, 2014)

This week we will be continuing in our sermon series "Exodus: The God Who..." in which we will be walking through the book of Exodus. Our text for the morning will come from Exodus 12:14-42 in a sermon titled, "A Death That Leads To Deliverance". ...Keep Reading

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July 7, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (July 13, 2014)

This week we will be continuing in our sermon series "Exodus: The God Who..." in which we will be walking through the book of Exodus. Our text for the morning will come from Exodus 11:1-10 in a sermon titled, "The Promised Judgment | Death of the First Born"....Keep Reading

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June 30, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (July 6, 2014)

This week we will be continuing in our sermon series "Exodus: The God Who..." in which we will be walking through the book of Exodus. Our text for the morning will come from Exodus 9:1-35 in a sermon titled, "The Ten Plagues | Part Two". ...Keep Reading

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June 23, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (June 29, 2014)

This week we will be continuing in our sermon series "Exodus: The God Who..." in which we will be walking through the book of Exodus. Our text for the morning will come from Exodus 7:15-8:32 in a sermon titled, "The Ten Plagues | Part One". ...Keep Reading

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June 9, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (June 15, 2014)

This week we will be continuing in our sermon series "Exodus: The God Who..." in which we will be walking through the book of Exodus. Our text for the morning will come from Exodus 7:1-13 in a sermon titled, "Deliverance Through Judgment". ...Keep Reading

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June 4, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (June 8, 2014)

This week we will be continuing in our sermon series "Exodus: The God Who..." in which we will be walking through the book of Exodus. Our text for the morning will come from Exodus 6:1-30 in a sermon titled, "You Shall See What I Do to Pharaoh". ...Keep Reading

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May 28, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (June 1, 2014)

This week we will be continuing in our sermon series "Exodus: The God Who..." in which we will be walking through the book of Exodus. Our text for the morning will come from Exodus 4:27-5:23 in a sermon titled, "Why Did You Ever Send Me?". ...Keep Reading

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May 19, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (May 25, 2014)

This week we will be continuing in our sermon series "Exodus: The God Who..." in which we will be walking through the book of Exodus. Our text for the morning will come from Exodus 4:1-26 in a sermon titled, "What Is In Your Hand?". ...Keep Reading

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May 14, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (May 18, 2014)

This week we will be continuing in our sermon series "Exodus: The God Who..." in which we will be walking through the book of Exodus. Our text for the morning will come from Exodus 3:1-22 in a sermon titled, "I Am Who I Am?". ...Keep Reading

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May 7, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (May 11, 2014)

This week we will be continuing in our sermon series "Exodus: The God Who..." in which we will be walking through the book of Exodus. Our text for the morning will come from Exodus 2:11-25 in a sermon titled, "Who Made You Judge Over Us?". ...Keep Reading

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April 29, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (May 4, 2014)

This week we will be continuing in our sermon series "Exodus: The God Who..." in which we will be walking through the book of Exodus. Our text for the morning will come from Exodus 1:15-2:10 in a sermon titled, "I Drew Him Out of the Nile". ...Keep Reading

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April 22, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (April 27, 2014)

This week we will be starting our new sermon series "Exodus: The God Who..." in which we will be walking through the book of Exodus. Our text for the morning will come from Exodus 1:1-14 in a sermon titled, "God Heard Their Groaning". ...Keep Reading

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April 18, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (Good Friday 2014)

It is hard to imagine just a handful of years ago, when businesses shut down early as churches opened their doors on the Friday before Easter for an afternoon memorial of Christ’s crucifixion....Keep Reading

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April 15, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (April 20, 2014)

This week we will be in week four of a new sermon series title "The Ways of the Heart: God's and Ours" in which we will be walking through the book of Jonah. Our text for the morning will come from Matthew 12:38-42 in a sermon titled, "The Most Helpful Day of the Week". ...Keep Reading

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April 5, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (April 6, 2014)

This week we will be in week five of a new sermon series title "The Ways of the Heart: God's and Ours" in which we will be walking through the book of Jonah. Our text for the morning will come from Jonah 3: 1-10 in a sermon titled, "The God of Second Chances". ...Keep Reading

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March 26, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (March 30, 2014)

This week we will be in week four of a new sermon series title "The Ways of the Heart: God's and Ours" in which we will be walking through the book of Jonah. Our text for the morning will come from Jonah 1:17-2:10 in a sermon titled, "A Prayer From the Belly". ...Keep Reading

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March 19, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (March 23, 2014)

This week we will be in week three of a new sermon series title "The Ways of the Heart: God's and Ours" in which we will be walking through the book of Jonah. Our text for the morning will come from Jonah 1:4-17 in a sermon titled, "Storm Follows & Fish Swallows". ...Keep Reading

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March 12, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (March 16, 2014)

This week we will be in week two of a new sermon series title "The Ways of the Heart: God's and Ours" in which we will be walking through the book of Jonah. ...Keep Reading

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March 5, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (March 9, 2014)

This week we will be starting a new sermon series title "The Ways of the Heart: God's and Ours" in which we will be walking through the book of Jonah. ...Keep Reading

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February 26, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (March 2, 2014)

We have just completed our Slogans series and will spend this week in a stand alone sermon titled, "Affirming Our Commitments". Our Scripture text for this week comes from 2 Corinthians 1:24....Keep Reading

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February 20, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (February 23, 2014)

The Slogans of the Reformation remind us not just how we might have peace with God but that peace with God is not the full and final end of all things. They remind us that the story of the Bible isn’t simply how we who are in dire straits can make it to safety through this life and how nice God is to play such an important role in making that happen....Keep Reading

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February 12, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (February 16, 2014)

The Slogans of the Reformation remind us not just how we might have peace with God but that peace with God is not the full and final end of all things. They remind us that the story of the Bible isn’t simply how we who are in dire straits can make it to safety through this life and how nice God is to play such an important role in making that happen....Keep Reading

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February 7, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (February 9, 2014)

As Missio Dei gathers on Sunday morning we will be starting a new sermon series titled "Slogans: The Five Solas of the Reformation". The Slogans of the Reformation remind us not just how we might have peace with God but that peace with God is not the full and final end of all things. They remind us that the story of the Bible isn’t simply how we who are in dire straits can make it to safety through this life and how nice God is to play such an important role in making that happen. Instead, the Slogans remind us that He is the end, and we are the means. They vividly remind us that the story is about Him and His glory more than us and our comfort....Keep Reading

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January 29, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (February 2, 2014)

The Slogans of the Reformation remind us not just how we might have peace with God but that peace with God is not the full and final end of all things. They remind us that the story of the Bible isn’t simply how we who are in dire straits can make it to safety through this life and how nice God is to play such an important role in making that happen. Instead, the Slogans remind us that He is the end, and we are the means. They vividly remind us that the story is about Him and His glory more than us and our comfort....Keep Reading

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January 22, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (January 26, 2014)

The Slogans of the Reformation remind us not just how we might have peace with God but that peace with God is not the full and final end of all things. They remind us that the story of the Bible isn’t simply how we who are in dire straits can make it to safety through this life and how nice God is to play such an important role in making that happen. Instead, the Slogans remind us that He is the end, and we are the means. They vividly remind us that the story is about Him and His glory more than us and our comfort....Keep Reading

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January 18, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (January 19, 2014)

As Missio Dei gathers on Sunday morning we will be spending time in Acts 27:1-36 in a sermon titled "Encouragement in Life's Storms". The theme for this morning is, "God accomplishes His Great Commission by protecting, providing for, and empowering His servants who obediently proclaim the gospel to all people."...Keep Reading

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January 7, 2014 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (January 12, 2014)

As Missio Dei gathers on Sunday morning we will be spending time in Acts 27:1-36 in a sermon titled "Encouragement in Life's Storms". The theme for this morning is, "Those who have received God’s encouragement in life’s storms should encourage others to look to God."...Keep Reading

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December 31, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (January 5, 2014)

As Missio Dei gathers on Sunday morning we will be spending time in Acts 27:1-44 in a sermon titled "Weathering Life's Storms". The theme for this morning is, "If we will trust in God’s sovereign care for us in life’s storms, He will use us to bear witness to many."...Keep Reading

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December 23, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (December 29, 2013)

As Missio Dei gathers on Sunday morning we will be spending time in Acts 26:19-29 in a sermon titled "Who's Crazy". The theme for this morning is, "The crazy person lives for this present world, whereas the sane person obeys Jesus Christ and lives in light of eternity."...Keep Reading

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December 13, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (December 15, 2013)

Angles come down from heaven to make the greatest annoucement in history. ...Keep Reading

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December 13, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (December 22, 2013)

Jesus was sent into this world to do the will of His Father. That plan included Jesus Christ going to die on the cross so that we might be made righteous before the Father. ...Keep Reading

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December 13, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (December 24, 2013)

God saved his people from sin and death and saved us to be salt and light in His Kigndom spreading His Good News to the ends of the earth. ...Keep Reading

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December 2, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (December 8, 2013)

Sunday's coming! Are you ready? Prepare your heart to gather with the Missio Dei Church family every week through this preview of what our gathered time will look like on Sunday morning. ...Keep Reading

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November 27, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (December 1, 2013)

Sunday's coming! Are you ready? Prepare your heart to gather with the Missio Dei Church family every week through this preview of what our gathered time will look like on Sunday morning. ...Keep Reading

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November 19, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (November 24, 2013)

As Missio Dei gathers on Sunday morning, we will be spending time in Acts 25:13-26:32 in a sermon titled "Two views of the Resurrection". The theme for this morning is, "While the world views the resurrection as inconsequential, the Christian views it as the most important fact in history."...Keep Reading

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November 11, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (November 17, 2013)

As Missio Dei gathers on Sunday morning we will be spending time in Acts 245: 1-12 in a sermon titled "God's Protective Hand". The theme for this morning is, "God will protect His servants from the forces of evil and use us according to His sovereign purpose."...Keep Reading

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November 6, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (November 10, 2013)

As Missio Dei gathers on Sunday morning we will be spending time in Acts 24:24-27 in a sermon titled "God Delays". The theme for this morning is, "God uses His delays to teach us to trust Him more fully and to submit more thoroughly to His lordship over our lives."...Keep Reading

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October 31, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (November 3, 2013)

As Missio Dei gathers on Sunday morning we will be spending time in Acts 24:24-27 in a sermon titled "No Time For God". The theme for this morning is, "To find time for God, we must seize present opportunities, deal with known sin, and establish proper priorities."...Keep Reading

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October 23, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (October 27, 2013)

As Missio Dei gathers on Sunday morning we will be spending time in Acts 24: 1-23 in a sermon titled "A Life For Integrity". The theme for this morning is, "We can live with integrity by speaking the truth, by living in line with Scripture, and by keeping a blameless conscience before God and men."...Keep Reading

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October 15, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (October 20, 2013)

As Missio Dei gathers on Sunday morning we will be spending time in Acts 23: 12-35 in a sermon titled "God's Providential Protection". The theme for this morning is, "When we face trials and opposition in our service for the Lord, we should trust Him to protect us by His providence and to work out His sovereign plan for our lives."...Keep Reading

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October 9, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (October 13, 2013)

As Missio Dei gathers on Sunday morning we will be spending time in Acts 23: 1-11 in a sermon titled "The Lord who Encourages". The theme for this morning is, "The Lord encourages His servants with His presence in their difficult circumstances, His praise for their past service, and His promise of their future service."...Keep Reading

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October 2, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (October 6, 2013)

As Missio Dei gathers on Sunday morning we will be spending time in Acts 22:23-23:11 in a sermon titled "The Ups & Downs of Witnessing". The theme for this morning is, "If we will speak out for Christ, even if we blow it, He will graciously encourage us and give us further opportunities to speak out for Him."...Keep Reading

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September 25, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (September 29,2013)

As Missio Dei gathers on Sunday morning we will be spending time in Acts 22: 1-22 in a sermon titled "God's Mighty Power to Save". The theme for this morning is, "Paul’s testimony teaches us how God works mightily to save sinners."...Keep Reading

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September 18, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (September 22, 2013)

As Missio Dei gathers on Sunday morning we will be spending time in Acts 21: 15-40 in a sermon titled "When A Godly Man Errs". If you missed last week's sermon, click here to listen. The theme for this morning is, "When a godly man errs, God will work it together for good according to His loving purpose."...Keep Reading

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September 17, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Study Guides to Go

With the release of the complete study guide to the book of Acts, I have been asked by a few people if we will be printing those booklets again. This time around we will not be printing as trends within Missional Communities show that most people have some sort of smart phone or tablet that they use for studying or taking notes anyway. To save on paper, costs of printing, and costs of assembling, here is a "how-to" on how to put these studyguides onto your mobile device or tablet. ...Keep Reading

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September 11, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (September 15, 2013)

As Missio Dei gathers on Sunday morning we will be spending time in Acts 21: 1-14 in a sermon titled "Discerning the Will of God". If you missed last week's sermon, click here to listen. The theme for this morning is, "We should walk so closely with God that we discern His guidance as we live in obedience to His Word, in dependence on His Holy Spirit."...Keep Reading

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September 5, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (September 8, 2013)

As Missio Dei gathers on Sunday morning we will be spending time in Acts 20: 33-38 in a sermon titled "Why Givers Are Blessed". Our theme for the morning is, "Givers are blessed because they are freed from greed, they are being conformed to Jesus, they have enduring relationships with others, and they will reap eternal rewards."...Keep Reading

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August 26, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (September 1, 2013)

As Missio Dei gathers on Sunday morning we will be spending time in Acts 20: 28-37 in a sermon titled "Guarding the Flock"...Keep Reading

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August 22, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (August 25, 2013)

As Missio Dei gathers on Sunday morning we will be spending time in Acts 20: 22-27 in a sermon titled "Finishing the Course"....Keep Reading

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August 14, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (August 18, 2013)

As Missio Dei gathers on Sunday morning we will be spending time in Acts 20: 1-16 in a sermon titled "How One Man Changed the World". Throughout this text we can see the following theme: "Paul changed the world through his commitment to establish and strengthen local churches."...Keep Reading

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August 9, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (August 11, 2013)

As Missio Dei gathers on Sunday morning we will be spending time in Acts 19: 21-41 in a sermon titled "Why People Oppose the Gospel". Throughout this text we can see the following theme: "People oppose the gospel because Satan has blinded them and the gospel confronts their sin; but God rules over all."...Keep Reading

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August 2, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (August 4, 2013)

As Missio Dei gathers on Sunday morning we will be spending time in Acts 20: 17-21 in a sermon titled "Godly Leadership". Throughout this text we can see the following theme: "A godly leader is marked by a servant attitude, transparent integrity, godly character, and faithful biblical teaching."...Keep Reading

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July 22, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (July 28, 2013)

As Missio Dei gathers on Sunday morning we will be spending time in Acts 19: 11-20 in a sermon titled "God Using Us Verses Us Using God". Throughout this text we can see the following theme: "We should allow God to use us according to His will for His glory, but we should not try to use Him for our own purposes."...Keep Reading

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July 15, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (July 21, 2013)

As Missio Dei gathers on Sunday morning we will be spending time in Acts 19: 1-10 in a sermon titled "Evangelizing, Empowering, and Equipping". Throughout this text we can see the following theme: "To establish and extend the church, there must be evangelizing, empowering, and equipping."...Keep Reading

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July 1, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (July 7, 2013)

As Missio Dei gathers on Sunday morning we will be spending time in Acts 18: 18-28 in a sermon titled "God's Workers in Process". Throughout this text we can see the following theme: "To accomplish His work of proclaiming the gospel and strengthening the church, God uses workers who are all in process."...Keep Reading

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June 14, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (June 23, 2013)

As Missio Dei gathers on Sunday morning we will be spending time in Acts 18: 1-17 in a sermon titled "Our Faithful Lord". Throughout this text we can see the following theme: "Because God is faithful to us, especially in times of difficulty, we should respond with faithful service to Him."...Keep Reading

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June 10, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing To Gather (June 16, 2013)

As Missio Dei gathers on Sunday morning we will be spending time in Acts 17: 16-34 in a sermon titled "Reaching Intellecutals For Christ". Throughout this text we can see the following theme: "To reach intellectuals for Christ, we must begin on common ground, show them God’s supremacy and their own sin, and call them to repentance and faith in the risen Lord Jesus."...Keep Reading

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June 4, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (June 9, 2013)

As Missio Dei gathers on Sunday morning we will be spending time in Acts 17: 1-15 in a sermon titled "Upsetting the World for Christ". ...Keep Reading

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May 28, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (June 2, 2013)

As Missio Dei gathers on Sunday morning we will be spending time in Acts 16: 25-34 in a sermon titled "The Urgent Question". If you missed last week's sermon, click here to listen. Throughout this text we can see the following theme: "The most urgent question in the world is: How can I be saved? The biblical answer is: Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you shall be saved."...Keep Reading

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May 21, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing To Gather (May 26, 2013)

"When you are wronged, entrust your soul to a faithful Creator in doing what is right."...Keep Reading

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May 17, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (May 19, 2013)

As Missio Dei gathers on Sunday morning we will be spending time in Acts 16: 11-41 in a sermon titled "God's Great Work"...Keep Reading

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May 7, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (May 12, 2013)

Missio Dei Church will be stepping out of the book of Acts for one more week. This week, we will be honoring the mothers of our church with a Mother's Day sermon....Keep Reading

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May 1, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (May 5, 2013)

This Sunday we will be stepping out of our Acts series to talk about a timely subject within the life of the church, stewardship. ...Keep Reading

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April 23, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (April 28, 2013)

"Since the Holy Spirit is sovereign over His work, we must seek to follow Him as we labor for the Lord." ...Keep Reading

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April 17, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (April 21, 2013)

"Christians must be diligent to maintain unity and to continue serving the Lord in spite of personality clashes." ...Keep Reading

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April 3, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (April 7, 2013)

After a few weeks in our "Resolute" series, we are headed back into the books of Acts. As Missio Dei gathers on Sunday morning we will be spending time in Acts 15: 1-11 in a sermon titled "When Unity is Wrong". Throughout this text we can see the following theme: "Unity is wrong when it compromises the doctrine of salvation by God’s grace alone through faith in Christ alone." To catch yourself up on the story, you may want to listen to our last Acts sermon, "Makes of a Faithful Servant"....Keep Reading

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March 27, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Celebrate the Resurrection

Easter Sunday (9:30 AM), we’ll celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. In the words of Graeme Goldsworthy, “The resurrection was the Father’s ‘Amen’ to the finished work of Christ.” In order to prepare your heart for this weekend, I encourage you to consider what is now true of you in Jesus â€" if indeed you do trust Him â€" in light of the events we celebrate this weekend. If not, he invites you to be reconciled to Him according to his rich mercy, lavish grace and great love....Keep Reading

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March 27, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing for Good Friday 2013

This Friday we will be stepping having our first Good Friday service. We are excited to come together and hear from Luke 23: 26-56 in a sermon titled "The Cross and Paradise". Here we will be examing the last hours of Jesus on earth and the ministry that took place for those two men hanging next to him on the cross....Keep Reading

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March 20, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing To Gather (March 24, 2013)

This Sunday we will be stepping out of Luke for a little bit and headed to John 14: 1-11 in a sermon called "Thursday: I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life"....Keep Reading

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March 13, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (March 17,2013)

During the season of Lent, we will be taking a break from our Acts series, and spending time in the Gospel of Luke in a series called "Resolute"....Keep Reading

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March 6, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (March 10, 2013)

During the season of Lent, we will be taking a break from our Acts series, and spending time in the Gospel of Luke in a series called "Resolute"....Keep Reading

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February 27, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (March 3, 2013)

During the season of Lent, we will be taking a break from our Acts series, and spending time in the Gospel of Luke in a series called "Resolute"....Keep Reading

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February 20, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (February 24, 2013)

During the season of Lent, we will be taking a break from our Acts series, and spending time in the Gospel of Luke in a series called "Resolute"....Keep Reading

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February 13, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (February 17, 2013)

During the season of Lent, we will be taking a break from our Acts series, and spending time in the Gospel of Luke in a series called "Resolute"....Keep Reading

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February 6, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (February 10, 2013)

As Missio Dei gathers on Sunday morning we will be spending time in Acts 13:42 - 14:7 "Marks of a Faithful Servant". Throughout this text we can see the following theme: "We should learn from and imitate Paul and Barnabas as faithful servants of Christ, no matter what the cost."...Keep Reading

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January 29, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (February 3, 2013)

As Missio Dei gathers on Sunday morning we will be spending time in Acts 13:42 - 14:7. Throughout this text we can see the following theme: "Since God is glorified in the salvation of His elect, He wants us boldly to proclaim the gospel, even though it divides people."...Keep Reading

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January 24, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (January 27, 2013)

As Missio Dei gathers on Sunday morning we will be spending time in Acts 13: 13-41. Throughout this text we can see the following theme: "God’s promise to send a Savior and His fulfillment of that promise in sending Jesus demands a response." ...Keep Reading

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January 8, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (January 13, 2013)

As Mssio Dei gathers on Sunday morning we will be spending time in Acts 13: 1-3. Throughout this text we can see the following theme: "The main business of the church is to obey the Holy Spirit in promoting God’s glory among the nations by sending out workers called by God to preach the gospel."...Keep Reading

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January 2, 2013 by Todd Paben 0 comments

Preparing to Gather (January 6, 2013)

Missio Dei Church has been adding some new elements during our time of gathered corporate worship. We are continually praying and hoping that people will understand the connections between all different parts of the service on a Sunday morning. Everything on Sunday morning has a place and purpose. Here you will find our liturgies from previous weeks. ...Keep Reading

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