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A Lesson in Lowliness

Chris Kinsley
Haughtiness and pride create an attitude that anyone who has hurt us should feel equally as bad as they made us feel. Haughtiness sneers, “How dare they hurt me,” as if we are superior to others....
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Sunday Setlist 5/20/18

Audrie Appel
This Sunday, we will continue the Connect With God series and dig into how God guides us. At the end of our gathering, we will have the opportunity to affirm our elder candidates. Check out the songs...
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Sunday Recap 5/13/18

Audrie Appel
On Sunday, after we sang "Bless the Lord (Son of Man)", Pastor Daniel led us to remember Psalm 103 and Isaiah 53. ...
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Why We Don't Do Closed Groups, Part 2

Jay Gordon
In the last blog post, I explained that having open groups allow us to be outwardly focused and help group members grow spiritually as they serve, share the good news and disciple others. If you...
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A Life Turned Upside Down

Chris Kinsley
Three years ago, God made me a mom and changed my life forever. In 2015, I was 34 and single and trying to figure out what I was supposed to be doing with my life. I had no idea the plans He had.
Worship

Sunday Setlist 5/13/18

Matt Powell
This Sunday we will be continuing our Connect With God series. Pastor Matt is going to be talking about how we can be sure of our faith and we will have the privledge to pray with and for the moms of...
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Sunday Recap 5/6/18

Daniel Renstrom
Before we sang His Mercy Is More yesterday, we spent time thinking about how often the Bible talks about God’s delight in showing mercy. Think about Exodus 34 when Moses asks God to show him his...
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Outside the Comfort Zone

Cassie Moore
There are times when you land in a foreign country, heart aflame with the gospel and ready to go forth spreading the good news, and things don’t go quite as planned.
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The Urgency of Prayer

Cassie Moore
“Prayer is such an important part of my walk with Christ,” says Donna Kendrick, a member of our faith family. “Praying for my family, friends, church, and nation is a privilege that I do not...
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Oaks of Righteousness

Brook Hills Contributor
So here I was – God had me pinned to the mat. I could do nothing but obey and submit.
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Because He First Loved Us

Dawn Stephens
Special Needs Ministry is as varied and yet similar as the people who make up our church and community. A special need can be any physical, developmental, or mental challenge that affects anyone –...
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The Prodigal Son, Dr. Suess, and an Inflatable Pig

Brook Hills Contributor
My first experience with Rock the Block (RTB) can only be labeled as exceptionally unexpected. We were in the first year of our Small Group’s existence, and we organized our inaugural RTB week in...
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Fishing for Men

Brook Hills Contributor
I met Mohammed* and Abdullah*, teenage brothers from a Muslim family, when I knocked on the front door of their home and offered to pray for them. God had been at work in their hearts, and they had...
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When Missions Lets You Down

Brook Hills Contributor
I remember the first time I went to East Asia on a mission trip. As I walked the bustling streets, I could feel the weight of lostness. I remember the excitement I felt as I bridged a conversation...
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Why We Don't Do Closed Groups

Jay Gordon
Reason #1 ...
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The Story Behind It All

Cassie Moore
About 17 years ago, when Andy was in college and Jon was still in high school, the Erwin brothers followed a dream, and a production company was born. They started small, with ministry videos and...
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Parenting in Life and Faith

Cassie Moore
Parenthood. It’s a role God calls many to and one that positions a parent as the primary faith influencer in their child’s life. It’s a journey full of laughter and surprise, joy and sorrow,...
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Work From the Heart

Brook Hills Contributor
I grew up in a church-going family, and whenever the doors were opened, we were there. But at the age of 16, I dropped out and didn’t attend another worship service for 35 years.
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Just in Time

Brook Hills Contributor
I am constantly humbled and amazed at the places and people that God presents to us to carry out His work and plan.
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Freedom for the Incarcerated

Cassie Moore
The last thing Jeremy Miller wanted to do was leave everything familiar and move to Alabama. He had recently been married and started his own business in construction, and they lived right around the...
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A Long-Awaited Union

Brook Hills Contributor
My life was awesome in 1996. I had a job that many could only dream about. I was the Assistant Director of Conditioning for the Chicago White Sox. I grew up in Norman, Oklahoma, and things like this...
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Broken Plans

Brook Hills Contributor
I had a plan for how life was supposed to work. As a girl who had grown up on the mission field, graduated from Bible college, and married a man in pastoral ministry, my life was mapped out. I would...
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Consider the Birds

Cassie Moore
“The Lord was gracious to me,” says Candice Rice, a single mom and member at Brook Hills. “Even though I didn’t deserve it – I am so far from deserving – He provided. This was God’s...
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Hope in Heartbreak

Cassie Moore
Martin and Elle met when they were young kids at a church in Orange Park, Florida in 1979. Both children of Navy pilots, their families became close while they were growing up. Martin’s first...
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