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LIVING A LIFE OF GRACE : FORGIVENESS OF OTHERS – 1 PET 4:10

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Jesus wants to turn you into a gracious person, like him. Jesus’ grace is potent – it’s powerful and strong. And with that potent grace he nurtures and develops the human race. Jesus pours some of that grace into you so that you too can be made a powerfully gracious person, who nurtures other people […]

THE FUTURE TENSE OF GRACE : GLORIFICATION

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Who cares about heaven? Aren’t we pursuing our dreams right now? Heaven is just an after-life to the real life here. Harps, clouds, angel wings, worship songs for 10 000 years. Sounds ethereal, detached, maybe even painful. Life now is real, gritty and tangible. A big reason why our vision of heaven is so un-compelling […]

THE PRESENT TENSE OF GRACE: FREEDOM FROM THE POWER OF SIN

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The bible says God’s grace frees Christians from the power of sin. So why does sin still have great power in the lives of many Christians? Because they haven’t received enough grace. Guaranteed. Or to put it another way, they haven’t understood what grace really is, and how they can receive more of it. That’s […]

THE PAST TENSE OF GRACE : JUSTIFICATION

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I love talking about grace. Not just because I know I need it, but because the grace I have found is extravagantly greater and better and more generous than any of us could dare hope for. It really is amazing..day, by his grace, we celebrate Mel and Sherry Reimer joining our leadership team to help […]

Grace

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If the Church was Apple Inc., grace would be our iphone. Jesus came, lived and died so that Grace could be our flagship product. When people think of the church, the first thing that should come to mind is Grace. So why is that so often not the case? How have we got it so […]

THE POWER OF STORY

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We like movies. We like novels. We like Storytellers. Why? Because we like stories. Stories make life interesting. We want to hear funny, inspiring, and moving stories. And if we are honest, we want to be in those stories ourselves. We want our story to be one that other people will want to listen to. […]

RACISM & THE GOSPEL

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Good morning welcome to Mountainside. I believe that God’s heart beats for all of humanity. I believe that his salvation will visit every tribe and tongue; it will fall on every ethnicity and nationality. I believe that salvation is offered to all, and that to whomever would receive Christ he gives the right to be […]

IT’S NOT FAIR

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Mountainside is a place of vision and life. We believe that the deepest most meaningful life is found in the salvation Jesus offers. Our vision is to see each one of us experience a thriving relationship with God as we continually grow in grace and the knowledge of Him. I pray this morning helps you […]

TAKE A WALK ON THE WISE SIDE : PARENTING

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In this series on wisdom we have been taking wisdom like a jewel, turning it and looking at it from different viewpoints and letting it shine on a bunch of practical areas of our lives. Today we will look at parenting: that incredibly challenging and important call to be used by God as a tool […]