You hear it all the time. “I’m done with church. I don’t really need to go to church… my relationship with God is personal. I’ve had it with organized religion. The church is a man-made invention, not God’s idea.” At its best and at its worst Jesus loves the church. It’s His plan for the […]

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Jesus and Politics – Spanish Springs Campus

There are few topics that evoke as much emotion as politics do today. The intensity of those emotions is particularly evident in our country and the world right now. As Christians, we all face the intensity of those emotions and the challenge of how to integrate our faith into the political process in a way […]

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Toxic Words – Spanish Springs Campus

Words are some of the most powerful poisons that we encounter in life. We might teach our kids, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” However, experience tells us that words have a lasting impact on our lives. Most of us struggle with what we say, how we say […]

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Toxic Relationships – Spanish Springs Campus

We all have challenging, difficult and at times, toxic people in our lives. People who live negative lives and seem to do all that they can to spread their negativity. Sometimes we think we can change them or save them, so we keep reaching out to them, but what often ends up happening is we […]

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The enemy knew the Scriptures and used them to tempt Jesus to act irresponsibly and try to force God’s hand. He wanted Jesus to presume on God’s promises. We often presume on God’s promises far more than we think about. We know God has promised to forgive so we sin, just a little because we […]

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What’s at Stake?

We’ll talk about the long term impact of giving in to temptation. Giving in to temptation is never just about the here and now, and it’s never just about you. There’s always more going on and more lives involved. So, what’s at stake? Pastor Darin Elquist Reno Campus August 11, 2019

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Paul explains that this new life in Christ will shape the way we think and the way we interact with others in our world. He gives us some practical things to be mindful of in the areas of marriage, the home, and the workplace. God’s grace affects every relationship that we have. Pastor Darin Elquist Spanish […]

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Paul emphasizes that our forgiveness is based on Christ’s work on the cross, not our righteousness. He gives a warning for the church to ensure they guard against any sort of false teaching that would seek to convince them to trade in the fullness of the substance they had received in Jesus, for the hollowness […]

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It’s easy to be deceived by good sounding philosophies. There are all kinds of false teachings that gather many followers but lead us away from Christ. We need to grow our roots deeper into God’s truth and the truth that in Jesus all the fullness of God resides in him and he has brought us […]

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