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Perseverance in the Race

The Bible talks a lot about perseverance. According to Webster, the definition of perseverance is: continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition. One of the more well-known passages in the Bible that speaks about perseverance is Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses,… Read More»

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God Freely Gives

After graduating college, I was facing a number of transitions. They were all the normal, expected changes you face in a season like that: saying goodbye to college friends, looking ahead to new responsibilities, a new job, new coworkers, moving, etc.  There was no great trial or hardship, but I felt worried and unsettled over… Read More»

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Race for Hope: What’s the Big Deal?

You’ve heard us talk about the upcoming Race for Hope fundraiser. But perhaps you’re wondering, “Why should I donate? What would my money be going towards?” Did you know that since opening, Vision of Hope has served 218 young women? We have seen 69 salvations and have had 62 graduates. Those numbers represent many lives who have been… Read More»

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Faith Kids @ Home: April 23, 2017

The following lesson was taught in our children’s Sunday School classes on Sunday, April 23. We would encourage you to use the ideas below to review Sunday’s lesson with your family. God Creates the Heavens and the Earth Passage:  Genesis 1:1–2:3 Principle:  Everything God made was good. Praise:  “Trust and Obey” Prompt:  Ask your child… Read More»

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What Shall We Say?

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? For the Christian, the truth of Romans 8:31 is astonishing. Interestingly enough, Paul poses these truths as questions, but they are rhetorical questions, to which we are to know the answers. The first question is “What then shall… Read More»

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Race for Hope: Get Involved!

One neat aspect of our annual Race for Hope fundraiser is how many sacrificial individuals work together to make this event run smoothly. Each year we ask for volunteers to help at registration tables, water stations, setting up and tearing down, etc. And each year we are so blessed to see many individuals from our… Read More»

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ABF Series: The Gospel of Mark Lesson 16

Review In our Adult Bible Fellowships we learned in our bible study over the Gospel of Mark that Mark wrote to Christians in Rome to encourage and strengthen their faith. And He focuses the narrative on two main questions. Who is Jesus? (1:1-8:30) What does Jesus expect from those who follow him? (8:31-16:8) The main point… Read More»

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Spring Meditations

What is it about spring that is so wonderful? Obviously, the warmer temperatures and longer days of sunlight are most welcome.  More than that though is the new life popping up.  The grass is getting its green hue back, the tress are starting to bud, and those ugly, dead-looking bulbs you planted in the fall… Read More»

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Working Together

“but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building… Read More»

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