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Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

Last weekend we launched a sermon series on Nehemiah called For the City. (What a blast it was!) We are spending the next few weeks asking, “What would it look like for the people of Chapel Hill to REALLY be for the city? To not just live here; but to champion the place in which God has...

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Tags: nehemiah, echo, children's ministry director, seahawks, for the city

What does it mean to be "for the city"?

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

I’ve got to tell you, there are few things more encouraging (or slightly suffocating) than receiving a bear hug from a joyful big guy who has been baptized! We just celebrated Baptism Weekend and I had the privilege of introducing eight new folks into God’s family through baptism...

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Tags: nehemiah, gig harbor, for the city, port orchard, for people, welcome home weekend, kickoff weekend

Take the plunge

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

In the ancient city of Ephesus, one of my favorite places in the world, you will find the Basilica of St. John. Here the “beloved apostle” John, the author of his eponymous gospel, is buried.  One of the highlights of that historical site is the baptistery. As you can see from...

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Tags: baptism, baptism weekend, mark toone

Yearning for the one who heals

Posted by Pastor Larry Hackman on

You would think, on the face of it, that a sermon series on healing might be met with a collective shrug. We live in an age where mortality rates are plummeting lower and lower and life expectancy climbs higher and higher as medicine advances. And those medical advances can be astounding...

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Tags: healing, miracles, who, yearning, the healer, larry hackman

The power of persistent prayer

Posted by Julie Hawkins on

In our journey through the Gospel of Mark, we’ve become familiar with a certain adverb: immediately. The word is used about 40 times in the shortest gospel. There is a sense of urgency and action as we watch Jesus and his disciples move throughout the region. Immediately they went here...

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Tags: prayer, healing, miracles, persistent prayer, the healer, julie hawkins

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