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Christ-Likeness - Pastor Ed Buch

When the Apostle Paul wrote to the Galatians, his heart was yearning for the day when “Christ would be formed in them”. But what does it mean to have Christ formed in us, and what are the signs that this transformation is taking place in us? In this message, Pastor Ed Buch takes a look at how the Scriptures answer these questions. 

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In Rebellion Before the Lord - Pastor Steve Gallagher

In our world today, rebellion against authority is often touted as being noble. But what are God's thoughts about rebellion to His delegated authority? In this message, Steve Gallagher looks at some characteristics of rebels and offers a strong warning about what is behind the spirit of rebellion.

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Lessons Taught with a Basin and Towel - Jim Lewis

On the night before His crucifixion, Jesus chose to take the place of utter humility and washed the feet of His disciples. When everyone around Him was striving to be the greatest, Jesus knelt down and took the place of a servant. In this message, Jim Lewis takes a deeper look at what can learned from this scene, and what it means for our lives.

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Enduring in the Long Run - Nate Danser

Life on earth is full of difficulty, trouble, pain and toil. And yet, Scripture is clear: those who have faith in God will have strength to overcome. Nate Danser takes a look at Hebrews chapter 12 to show us how to maintain a vibrant confidence in God despite the pain of living in a fallen world.

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Fighting for a Life in the Spirit - Pastor Steve Gallagher

We live in a world system that is in rebellion to God’s authority and in a spiritual atmosphere that is controlled by demonic powers intent on leading us astray. Not only this, but our own fallen nature resists the things of God. How then can we overcome the odds against us? Steve Gallagher shows us how, by “Fighting for a Life in the Spirit.” 

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Unloading the Weight of Shame - Pastor Ed Buch

Do you feel stuck in your Christian life? Is something sapping your strength and joy? Have you fallen prey to addiction? Underneath it all, you may be experiencing the inner turmoil that the Bible calls "shame." In this sermon, Pastor Ed Buch takes a biblical look at shame—what it is, where it comes from, and how to find relief.

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Church People on Broadway - Pastor Steve Gallagher

When Jesus offered men eternal life, he also commanded that they live their lives on the narrow way. This reality has mostly been lost in today's seeker-sensitive movement—but there is no other path to heaven. 

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It’s Time to Look at the Unseen - Nate Danser

Paul, in his letter to the Corinthians, spoke of all that he had endured as “momentary light afflictions”. Even Jesus, “for the joy that was set before Him”, endured the cross. In this message Nate Danser exhorts us to hold fast to our faith, as these two did, looking with eyes set on eternity and gives practical steps to grow and cultivate that faith.

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Jesus Recruiting Soldiers - Pastor Steve Gallagher

When Jesus called His disciples, He knew it would require of them a devotion that went far deeper than words - even to the sacrifice of their own lives.  His aim was not to establish a following, but to recruit people that would be willing to fight for a kingdom that was yet to come.

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A Servant’s Heart - Pastor Ed Buch

Many times we see our need to be better Christians or to be more Christ-like in our lives. But what exactly does that mean? This message by Pastor Ed Buch helps us to examine a foundational aspect of true Christ-likeness.

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