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The Truth Shall Set You Free
Encountering Jesus
- Sermon Series

February 16/17

Speaker: Pastor Carla Olsen Draper

Scripture: John 8:31-47

Have you ever seen a picture of an elephant held in place by a small rope tied to its leg? It makes no sense. This enormous creature could break free with an easy tug, yet there it stands. I'm told that as a young animal the elephant is conditioned to "know" that this rope has the ability to restrain it. Later in life, it is a lie alone that holds the elephant captive. This weekend as we hear Jesus confront the lies his listeners believed, we'll consider how the Devil seeks to deceive us as well. In the midst of the real challenges in life, our prayer is that we will encounter Jesus and learn how to live as his true disciples, set free indeed.

The Living Nativity

Dec 1/2

There are so many amazing things about Christmas, but have you ever just felt just a little bit… awkward about it?  Even when we have the best of intentions, sometime the very things we do to celebrate Christmas can become uncomfortable distractions from what we know to be the marvelous story of Christ’s arrival. Maybe it was even a little bit awkward for Jesus, himself, to go from striding effortlessly across galaxies to being born in a simple stable.

This weekend we hope that you’ll join us as our own Extreme Kids and Pastor Jerry lead us into this season of anticipation and worship. It’s our prayer that we will both laugh about the awkward moments and be reminded of the miracle of incarnation; what it must have been like for Him, and what it means for us today!

 

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