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ADVENT – WEEK 1 : PREPARE HIM ROOM – LUKE 1: 26-38

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When we want to capture attention, we do it big. Big budget. Big flash. In your face, $200 million movies. Put it on Facebook. Mass Market. Get dressed up. A limousine cavalcade through the streets. F-18 fighter jet air support for the special forces ground invasion. Un-missable. You would think when God wanted to capture […]

MIND FIELDS – WEEK 5 : “DOES CHRISTIANITY TAKE THE JOY OUT OF LIFE?” – JOHN : 2

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“Christianity is all about restraining and constraining life.”  “Religion is like a straight jacket that limits and hinders me from really enjoying myself.”   I’ve heard that sentiment, that following Jesus requires us to give up enjoying life now in order to have a life after we die.  It leads some to think, “I’ll turn to Jesus last moment […]

EMBRACE THE OPPORTUNITY : LUKE 14: 25 – 35

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Welcome to Mountainside.  We’re so glad you are able to join us this morning.  No matter where you are in your spiritual journey, or what season of life you are in, you are welcome.  It is our desire to see the gospel of Jesus transform all of us here in the Elk Valley. Who are […]

MIND FIELDS – PART 1 – THE FOUNDATION OF FAITH : 1 COR 15:1-8

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I couldn’t become a Christian because of _________.  There’s a few ______’s that you hear all the time; like the track record of Christians, or the holes and contradictions in the bible, or the perceived incompatibility of Science with Faith, or even just the seeming irrelevance of Christianity to living a good life.  These are […]