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Who’s Really in Charge Here? A Tale of Surrendering (Again)

How Obedience Leads to Freedom I'm not going to lie, obedience has always felt like a word that comes with harsh rules, even harsher punishments and just a generally negative sounding term. Recently, God has been opening my eyes and heart to discover how the words obedience and surrender are a process that results in a whole…
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Questioning Your Marriage

Valentine's Day. A classic time of love and relationships. For some it brings joy. For others it's painful. So what are some practical tips for growing your marriage to something that is meaningful AND has a message? Let's explore some practical ideas and good tools for growing a flourishing relationship. (more…)
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Focus on Life: Human Trafficking

February 2018: Human Trafficking What is Human Trafficking? The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) defines Trafficking in Persons as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or…
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Vitality: February 2018 Prayer Points

Join us as we continue to pray and seek God's call for FirstCov in this season of ministry. Our hope is that our faithfulness today will serve those who are part of FirstCov tomorrow. Check out this post and stay up to date on information and know how to pray as we continue on the…
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4 Keys to Helping Kids Persevere in the Faith

It's a question I've often struggled with. How does prayer and our own action overlap in pointing our kids toward Jesus? Some lean toward prayer more; others toward action. But both are essential. So, while we continue to pray for God's work in kids, there are discipling actions to be taken too. And these are…
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Hope: Pursuing God in the Midst of the Darkness

I was recently captivated by a Christmas movie on the Hallmark channel, where an elderly widower was describing his current state of grief. He said, “Hope begins when you stand in the dark looking out at the light.” This mans words of hope sprinkled over my own heart, splashing down my cheeks. I wiped the…
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Focus on Life: Sanctity of Human Life

January 2018: Sanctity of Human Life Background Information In the United States, more than 60 million unborn children have been aborted since the Roe vs. Wade decision in 1973, and over 2,500 abortions occur every day. Women have cited "social reasons", not mother's health or rape/incest, as their motivation in approximately 93% of all abortions.…
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Vitality: January 2018 Prayer Points

Join us as we continue to pray and seek God's call for FirstCov in this season of ministry. Our hope is that our faithfulness today will serve those who are part of FirstCov tomorrow. Check out this post and stay up to date on information and know how to pray as we continue on the…
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God’s Will for Your New Year: Three Impossible Commands?

A challenging call! In our sermon this week, we explored how what He has done leads to the three themes of 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 and how Philippians 4:4-8 offers practical insight into living it. The challenge of the "always," "continually", and "all" is very real. But it also reminds us of what God is calling…
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