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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

What God says about mental illness

Posted by Gunnar Tesdahl on

What is mental health? Where does mental illness even come from? What are Christians supposed to do about it?  If you’re a Christian living in the United States, you can’t help but ask these questions. Around 47 million Americans suffer from some kind of...

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Tags: healing, healer, mental health, mental illness

Is God really good? Because this is awful.

Posted by Pastor Megan Hackman on

Twenty people came into a video booth after the worship services this past weekend and shared their stories of being in need of healing. They shared why they reached out to Jesus and how they were healed, just like the woman in Mark 5:24-34. I didn’t realize how much I needed these stories...

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