Contemplating Creation – Stranger Things (Session Five)

There is a line in Stranger Things, uttered by Police Chief Hopper as he explains… “Mornings are for coffee and contemplation…” In the Stranger Things series here at The Church @ 434, we have been contemplating some ways to engage the culture in conversations about faith. Knowing what we believe and why, being able to share with confidence, and finding strength to turn the Upside Down world we live in upside down is more important than ever. Today we take a few minutes and contemplate one of the “big” questions that many have – creation. Believe it or not, your answer to this question will dictate what happens next in your life.

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Off the Chain – Series Page

Is Forgiveness Real In Your Life?The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. So how about your life? Is forgiveness something that is real or is it something you talk about but rarely do. In this series Jeff Dixon reminds us that through this one incredible word, you can find peace with God, self, and others.

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Graduation Exercises and Space Shuttles!

As I am typing this I am waiting for the space shuttle Atlantis to take off for the very last time. Growing up in Florida I am fascinated with the space program. I know in a world of tight budgets and bad economy there are many that think space exploration is waste of money. I believe spiritually exploration and discovery is the call of God to humanity. Asking questions, finding answers, and striving to test the limits and keep striving forward are all things that I see rolled into living the God-breathed life.

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The Wonderful World of Color – Astonished Week 3

Tales to Astonish!Mark 12:30 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.”Jesus instructs us, no actually He commands us to love God with our hearts, soul, mind, and strength. We have called this love to the 4th power. It only makes sense that if Jesus took the time to break it down and say it this clearly that we ought to spend a great deal of time and energy trying to do understand and be obedient to what He told us to do.Up to his point we have looked at our need to get Great and the Great Command (Mark 12:30) and discovered The Compassion Reaction as we have wrestled with what it means to love God with all of our hearts. Today we begin to think about what it means to love God with all of our soul.For additional resources look for and click on the Tales to Astonish link.

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