Living Stones

Living Stones

1 Peter 2: 1-5 “Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord.  And coming to Him as …

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Growing in Resilience

Growing in Resilience

 Here are a few things that will help us grow in resilience. Support  We need friends. One of the best ways to meet life’s challenges, is to try NOT to face them alone. We do better in relationship, not isolating from them. When you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed, trusted friends can help you overcome self-defeating thoughts …

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Remembering Jesus’ Triumphal Entry

Remembering Jesus’ Triumphal Entry

When we think of Palm Sunday, Think of God’s redeeming purpose which SHOWS in contrast to Man’s political agenda.  Jesus knows the things that make for peace, and it is not a CHANGE of political leaders, it is freedom from sin in a CHANGED HEART.   And when we think of Palm Sunday, Think of …

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Be Careful How You Hear

Be Careful How You Hear

     This Sunday, September 11th, 2016,  is the 15th Anniversary of 9/11 – amazing…   Our nation, indeed the world has changed dramatically since this event, almost as if there is a thick black line drawn which says: “BEFORE 9/11” and “AFTER 9/11”.  We wrestle with fear greater than the cold war era, for …

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Our Deep Desire

Our Deep Desire

Real Life Fellowship began in a living room in September 2009. Our heart was to see if God would bless and lead a congregation whose heart was to explore what a truly Holy Spirit-led church would look like, where the pastor is just one of the five church leaders as outlined in Scripture. Our heart …

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Good, Good Friday

Good, Good Friday

So strange to be sitting here cozy, drinking tea, Thinking of that day when Jesus, my Lord Was mercilessly beaten and crucified on Calvary. My heart’s full of thankfulness. May You never be ignored.    All that You went through because of Your love; Your amazing love that compelled You to suffer. Your incredible love …

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Why We Need Every Member

Why We Need Every Member

Awhile ago, I got in a somewhat ‘lively’ discussion about what our vision is as a church. When I explained that we were seeking to be a truly Spirit-led church, they took it like I was condemning a lot of other good and well-meaning congregations who would say that they, too, are Spirit-led churches.  When …

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The Dream of Real Church

The Dream of Real Church

In December of 2008, I began to see a different kind of church – one where people could be honest about where they struggled and still be accepted as fellow believers – so that they could truly grow and become more like Christ. Only 9 months later, God began something new. My wife,Teri and I found …

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