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The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game—have you ever played it? What? Wait?! No, I don’t like the sound of that game. I prefer to do. Waiting is hard! But God does call us to wait in many seasons, and through many of the storms of life. Years ago during a particularly long and difficult waiting season, I opened …

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How Did You Get Here?

I woke up in a different bedroom beside a young female I wasn’t use to waking up with. As I looked at her all tangled up in the covers, I asked myself, “How did I get here?” But I realize I’ve brought you into the middle of the story, so let me go back to …

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Foggy Thoughts and Fickle Feet

“We make time for what we truly value. We build habits and routines around the things that really matter to us.” —C.J. Mahaney True statement. But we don’t always like to hear this when it comes to prioritizing time in God’s Word and prayer in our lives. The danger of just fitting the Word of …

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How to Have a Cross-Centered Life

In the midst of busy days and the demands of life, how do we continually focus upon the Gospel and live a cross-centered life? Our Pastor taught this week on the importance of living a cross-centered life in our current series on Galatians. He referenced a book by C.J. Mahaney, Living the Cross-Centered Life: Keeping …

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When Life’s Not Perfect

Several weeks ago I was sitting on my porch enjoying a quiet morning in God’s creation. It had been a long week. I was weary. I was exhausted. I was at the end of my strength. My porch is the place I love to sit and reflect. To enjoy creation and talk things over with …

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Marriage is a team sport

What Is Marriage?

What is Marriage? #1 EQUALITY: “Any picture of marriage that places one spouse above the other, as if one were more important than the other is not God’s picture of marriage. Husbands and wives must work with one another, not over one another. You are not there to control one another, but to serve one …

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Are You A Wanderer?

Hello friends! Thanks for joining us as we journey through Psalm 119 this Fall in the Women of Warren: A Moment in the Word blog series. Each section of Psalm 119 begins with a letter of the Hebrew alphabet. It’s an acrostic. This week we will be reading and writing out the first two letters, …

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4 Truths About Worship

Is your worship contemporary or traditional? Are the lights up or down? Do you use hymnals or read words off a screen? Are the instruments electric or acoustic? Do people raise their hands? Is there a choir? These are questions people often ask about a church’s worship in order to determine if it’s worship they …

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Questions about Heaven

What questions do you have about heaven? Read John 14:1-6. What is Heaven? • Heaven is a place. Acts 1:10 • Heaven is a prepared place. John 14:3 • Heaven is identified with the presence of God. Hebrews 9:24; Luke 23:43 • Heaven is promised and provided by God’s grace to all who belong to Him in Jesus Christ. 1 …

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Palm Sunday – What’s It About?

Observed on the Sunday prior to Easter, Palm Sunday celebrates the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem prior to His crucifixion and resurrection.  As He entered Jerusalem on a donkey, large crowds spread cloaks and palm branches to honor Him as royalty, because they believed He was the long-awaited Messiah. They cried out, “Hosanna to the Son …

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Biblical Community Matters

In its 30 year history, the Barna Group has distinguished itself as the leading research organization focused on the intersection of faith and culture. In 2000, Barna reported that almost six in 10 adults (58%) had attended church in the past month. In 2015, that number had decreased to 46%. A change of 12 percentage points. In that same …

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Habits of a Growing Christian

Do you know that you have more control over your spiritual growth than you might think? In his classic work The Spirit of the Disciplines: Understanding How God Changes Lives author Dallas Willard defines a spiritual discipline as “an activity undertaken to bring us into more effective cooperation with Christ and His Kingdom.” Willard goes …

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What is Worship?

When you hear the word worship, what comes to your mind? If I’m honest, the first thing I think of is music. In the Christian recording industry, the words worship and music have almost become synonymous. Even church terminology has changed over time to call the role of the Music Minister a Worship Leader or …

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Tell Your Story

At the beginning of this year our Pastor challenged us to “Go There” in 2016. As we come to the close of this year, I wonder how we’re doing with this challenge? Go there is simply a call to be intentional in our daily walk as we share the gospel in the places, situations, and relationships …

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What are Life Groups?

What are Life Groups and why do we choose to use the term Life Groups instead of “Sunday School Classes” here at Warren?  Life Groups Nurture Spiritual Maturity Intentionality in spiritual growth. A way of life that is centered on Jesus is marked by the ongoing pursuit of spiritual maturity. Scripture says that those who …

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The Lord’s Supper

What is The Lord’s Supper? The Lord’s Supper is a sacred and symbolic way of remembering the death of Jesus and renewing our commitment to Him. During the Lord’s Supper, believers… • Remember Christ’s death on their behalf • Examine their lives in light of God’s mercy and love • Engage in confession and recommitment …

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