God’s Love is Overwhelmingly Good

Last week we talked about John, the disciple whom Jesus loved. He used that phrase referring to himself five times in his retelling of Jesus’ life on earth – The Gospel of John. In the first three occurrences we learn these truths about the love of God: God’s love is relational. God’s…

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The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved

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We may think that Jesus loved John a little more than the other disciples. After all, the Bible calls him, “John, the disciple that Jesus loved.” But if we read all four gospels we find that it is only in the book that John wrote where he is referred…

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In the weeks leading up to his death, Jesus visited his friends in Bethany. The events of that visit have profound implications for our lives. The story of Lazarus is symbolic of our lives. You can read it in John 11:1-12:18. We were dead and Jesus raised us up….

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Love is Spelled T-I-M-E

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Jesus said that people will know that you are His follower by the love you have for others. An important part of loving people is spending time with people. Time is needed to pause and assess the needs of the people around you. The culture within God’s family, which…

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What Defines Us

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A healthy church culture is defined by love – authentic love for God, authentic love for each other and authentic love for an unbelieving world. If Shoreline is a great church, it’s because we are great at loving. Love is the only measuring stick that matters. The win for Shoreline…

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Thank God That Life Is Unfair

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When something in life happens to us that goes against us, causes us a problem or seems unfair to us, we tend to complain.  One might even say it is the natural response – even a “logical” response in order to demand “fairness” in the universe, no matter how…

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The Word of God is powerful – so powerful that years ago, religious leaders opposed translating the Bible into the language of the people. They know the Bible would bring freedom to the masses. In response, the pioneers of the reformation cried out for only grace, only Christ, only faith,…

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How to Start the New Year Right

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Do you have regrets from bad decisions you made last year? Do you find yourself feeling worried or anxious about the year ahead?  One of our biggest issues is that we don’t have strength for today because we use it up on yesterday’s regrets or tomorrow’s worries. We will equip…

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The Original Design for Heath

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Happy New Year!  How many of you had just a tad too much holiday culinary consumption? The average American gains 10-15 lbs. between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.  Yikes!  That explains why new gym memberships go through the roof in January.  Listen, we all have challenges with diet, but…

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We Three Kings

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Many legends have grown up around the story of the wise men who visited Jesus. One is that there were three of them. The Bible doesn’t actually give us a number. The idea of three kings came from the mention of three gifts. Somewhere along the line, someone decided…

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